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November 5, 2018

How a pro motocross racer returned from a broken back

Pro motocross racer Jimmy Decotis broke his back in a crash during a race last spring. After a grueling rehabilitation, he returned to riding less than three months later.  
November 5, 2018

Veterans’ skills translate into patient care

These three Novant Health team members are among the hundreds who call on the skills and values they honed in the military to care for patients every day. Novant Health's core values – compassion, diversity and inclusion, personal excellence, courage and teamwork – are values veterans also embody through their service.  
October 30, 2018

Breast cancer surgery changes mean less pain, faster recovery

Surgeries that conserve more of the breast tissue. Reconstruction that results in less post-operative pain. And more surgery that is done on an outpatient basis, so women can leave that day and heal at home. Those are just a few of the advances in...
October 31, 2018

Young mother’s story: A heart attack almost killed me

If you feel pain in your chest, don't wait. Head straight for the ER.
November 5, 2018

Mobile mammography units are conversation-starters and life-savers

In 2016, Nicole Kloss was attending an outdoor work event in Charlotte where a mobile mammography unit in the parking lot was screening patients. She got into a casual conversation with her co-workers about mammograms and then made a choice that she said changed her life.

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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.