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December 17, 2018

Celebrating Evelyn: How one child’s short life made a difference

Although she lived just 57 days, Evelyn Kennedy Cochran left a lasting impression on everyone she met.  
December 17, 2018

Want to lose weight in 2019? These 12 tips will help

A new year begins with many people vowing to lose weight. But those plans often dissolve. Here are tips to help you lose weight in 2019 and develop a healthier lifestyle.
December 13, 2018

Therapist: 3 moves you can make to be more patient in 2019

Grace Sanders was returning to her car in a parking lot recently and could hardly believe what she saw. Another driver had blocked her in and left. She was stuck. And she was furious. How long was she going to be stuck here? Sanders, 55, is a...
December 4, 2018

What's the best sound you can hear at the hospital?

  Several times a day, a soothing lullaby floats through Novant Health medical centers. The sweet music - titled "Brahm's Lullaby" - signifies and celebrates the beginning of a new life.
December 14, 2018

How to help someone (or yourself) grieving through the holidays

When you’re mourning a loved one, the holidays can hurt. But there are ways to make the season a little brighter -- or at least get through it. Give yourself permission to grieve and to experience joy, suggests Deborah Shumate, a bereavement...

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‘I had no idea what to do’

About 15 years ago, Peter Lloyd hurt his back while working on the grounds crew at Western Carolina University. He visited the doctor and chiropractor, got an MRI and was prescribed Percocet, a powerful painkiller that can also be highly...

A scary diagnosis—and bright future

Sammy Rowland is an engaging 10-year-old who swings a mean bat in Little League.  He started having headaches. They got worse. It was time to the see doctor. His mother called her husband: You need to get over here, they found something. A brain tumor....

'You will be blessed for it'

In recognition of Black History Month, here are the stories of black men who work in nursing at Novant Health. They describe their commitment to nursing and their patients as well as the challenges they face from racial and gender stereotypes.