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April 17, 2018

CHICAGO — For the first time, a treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in people newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer. It is the biggest win so far for immunotherapy, which has had much of its success until now in less common cancers.

In the…


New study offers diabetes advice for kids

April 12, 2018

There may be a critical window for overweight kids to get to a healthy level.

Those who shed their extra pounds by age 13 had the same risk of developing diabetes in adulthood as others who had never weighed too much, a large study of Danish men found.

Diabetes can develop when the body cannot…


New CEO takes helm at hospital

April 09, 2018

Changes are in store for Nash UNC Health Care as the new CEO takes the helm of the organization today and several executive staff members are slated to leave this month.

The hospital’s board of commissioners announced in January they had selected Lee Isley after a six-month search to replace…


Mobile pharmacy offers free medicine

April 07, 2018

TARBORO — NC MedAssist held its first Mobile Free Pharmacy Event on Friday in Tarboro as hundreds of residents signed up to receive up to 10 over-the-counter medications each.

Cars lined up along West Baker Street as people, young and old, came to the E.L. Roberson…