Health

Aug 13


August 15: Community Blood Drive

Outer Banks Hospital  and  Outer Banks Family YMCA Saturday, August 15, from 10 am to 3 pm at Outer Banks Family YMCA located at 3000 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head. In…


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…


Dare County Hospice Seeking Volunteer Chaplain

The Volunteer Chaplain Will Coordinate Spiritual Care Of Terminally Ill Patients. Dare Hospice is seeking a volunteer chaplain to coordinate spiritual care of terminally ill patients. The expected amount of…

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.…


Davies warns of potential ‘rampant spread’ of COVID

27 recent Dare cases stemmed from one large party (Dare County) In recent days, the language and tone of Dare County Health and Human Services Director Sheila Davies have gotten…


OP-ED
Masks will help keep us safe from COVID-19

By Ronnie Sloan Many of us here on the Outer Banks know and love someone who has a chronic disease like hypertension or diabetes. These, and other chronic conditions, are…


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…


Woodard cites rising COVID cases in face mask rule

Two new cases reported today in Dare County Dare County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bob Woodard says there are three primary reasons why officials decided to require the wearing of…


Dare County to require face coverings in public spaces

Reversing a previous decision made only days ago, Dare County announced on the evening of Friday, June 19 that it would require the wearing of face coverings to combat the…