Health

Nov 29


Dr. Christina Bowen, Medical Director of The Outer Banks Hospital Center for Healthy Living, Honored on National Rural Health Day

The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group along with Vidant Health are proud to announce that Dr. Christina Bowen, medical director of The Outer Banks Hospital Center for Healthy Living,…


Great American Smokeout – Reminder to Quit Smoking

Each year the Great American Smokeout is held on the third Thursday of November, which is November 19 this year.  This date can be your quit date OR it can…


Giving the Flu the One, Two, Three Punch

Outer Banks Hospital Are you experiencing “caution fatigue”? It’s what happens when we hear the same warnings over and over again. For months we’ve been advised to wear a mask,…

OPINION
Reasons for optimism this flu season: vaccine, testing, masks

By Dr. Dan Dwyer Fall is known for cooler weather, the holiday spirit and the beginning of respiratory virus season. And this year, we must be more mindful than ever.…


What Should You Do With Your Unused Meds?

Unused or expired medications may be used by someone other than the person for whom the medications were prescribed. This can be dangerous or even fatal. Suggestions about what you…


September 2020 designated as ‘Suicide Prevention Awareness Month’ in Dare County

Dare County As part of its continued effort to promote awareness and understanding and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide, the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services…


COVID-19 – Additional Risks for Those Dealing With Addiction   

COVID-19 has increased the health risks already faced by people who smoke or vape, are currently dealing with substance use disorders, or are in recovery from addiction. The Director of…


Vidant alerts public of patient data hack 

Affected individuals to receive more information (Vidant Health) Vidant Health is committed to protecting the security and privacy of our patients. Vidant was notified of a global data security incident…


ADDICTIONS
Do you have an Addicted Loved One?

Much attention is given to a person addicted to alcohol and/or other drugs. Often the others in their lives are not given the same attention. They may feel that they…


Effort to keep Dare County Parks and Recreation tobacco free

Dare County Department of Health & Human Services Our Health Education & Outreach unit partnered with Teresa Beardsley, Region 9 Tobacco Prevention and Control Manager with Albemarle Regional Health Services,…


In time of pandemic stress, Dare’s Recovery Learning Circle even more crucial

Whether recovering from substance use, mental illness or past trauma, support is an essential part of healing. That support can be even more crucial during times of stress and uncertainty…


Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation thanks Outer Banks Hospital for recent grant funds

The Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation (HICF) expressed their gratitude to the Outer Banks Hospital in a recent announcement, citing the hospital’s continued generosity through the Vidant Community Health Benefit Program.…


Remaining vigilant about your health during COVID-19

Outer Banks Hospital While COVID-19 has kept many of us from our typical activities, it has also deterred some people from seeking medical care. Obviously, anything that qualified as an…


Currituck EMS to add ultrasound capability to ambulances

Currituck County Government | By Randall Edwards Currituck County Fire-EMS (CCFEMS) is excited to announce it is upgrading its patient assessment capability by adding ultrasound imaging technology to its ambulances. …


Methamphetamine is NOT a Recreational Drug

Methamphetamine is present locally, as indicated not only by several recent arrests but also by personal discussions. People often use drugs for reasons other than relief of a medical situation.…