Health

Jun 5


2nd COVID-19 case in Hyde County, 24th in Dare

(Hyde County) Luana Gibbs, Health Director for Hyde County announced Hyde County’s second laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19 on June 3. The individual is in isolation at home and close…


One new COVID-19 case reported in Dare

Davies offers detailed breakdown of cases to date Dare County announced one new case of COVID-19 as Department of Health and Human Services Director Sheila Davies provided the most detailed…


MAY 31: World No Tobacco Day: Protect Our Youth

World No Tobacco Day (May 31) has been celebrated since 1988. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), this year’s focus is on “preventing youth tobacco product use and…

Hyde County lists COVID-19 testing locations

Hyde County The Hyde County Health Department would like to ensure that all Hyde County residents who are in need of testing for COVID-19 have access to that testing. To…


Dare sets second drive-thru testing event on June 2

500 COVID-19 tests to be administered at Soundside site (DCDHHS) Dare County has partnered with Mako Medical Laboratories out of Raleigh, NC to host a second drive-thru COVID-19 testing event…


‘Just because you CAN doesn’t mean you SHOULD’

In a new video released on May 26, Dare County Director of Health and Human Services Sheila Davies cautions people to observe social distancing guidelines and to wear face masks…


OPINION
Data, science should be key drivers in re-opening economy

By Michael Waldrum, MD The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in eastern North Carolina continues to rise. Although we have successfully flattened the curve and built capacity in our…


Tricia Lawrenson discharged from hospital

Here’s something we haven’t had a lot of lately. Pure, unadulterated good news. More than three weeks after her third double lung transplant, Tricia Lawrenson left Duke University Hospital on…


New Outer Banks Urology Practice opens with Amanda Pettibone-Pond, MD

The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group is pleased to announce the opening of Outer Banks Urology in the hospital’s Medical Office Building. The practice will temporarily share space with…


Avoiding Overdose Deaths

The current climate of change and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic can be especially dangerous for those who abuse alcohol or other drugs.  A new study reported by the…