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Pregnancy & Childbirth

My grandmother died in childbirth. My mother nearly did. Would I be next?

The statistics are staggering. After decades of medical advances, Black women in the U.S. are still three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than white women, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A shocking 80% ...

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February 27, 2024

This form of carpal tunnel surgery gets you back in action faster

February 27, 2024

This form of carpal tunnel surgery gets you back in action faster

February 21, 2024

Parenting a young athlete? Here’s what 2 sports psychologists want you to know.

February 21, 2024

Parenting a young athlete? Here’s what 2 sports psychologists want you to know.

February 9, 2024

Breast cancer tried to knock her down, but her faith, family and care team kept her standing.

February 9, 2024

Breast cancer tried to knock her down, but her faith, family and care team kept her standing.

Daily Living

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Cancer

Ovarian cancer symptoms: Here’s what women should watch for

Ovarian cancer has been called the silent killer because women usually have no idea they have it. Novant Health gynecologic oncologist Dr. Kellie Schneider characterizes it more as being “very quiet.” “The problem is the symptoms that are associated ...

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Children's Health

Why my 10-year-old daughter won’t be getting a phone anytime soon

I’m pretty unpopular at my house right now. According to my 10-year-old daughter, I’m “the worst.” You see, she wants a smartphone. But as a public health professional, I worry that a smartphone may affect her growth and development. I worry about ...

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Stroke

Fast-acting stroke care leaves Wilmington artist thankful for ‘miracle’

A series of lucky breaks led to David Christy surviving a stroke without any adverse effects. One of those lucky breaks was having the Novant Health Neurosciences Institute – New Hanover nearby.

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Sports Medicine

How this golfer fixed her torn rotator cuff and got back in the swing of things lickety-split

Minimally invasive surgery got Pat Plonchak back to doing the things she loves in just a few months.

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Stories That Inspire

Born at 14 ounces, Josie defied the odds and amazed her doctors

Specially trained nurses and doctors, along with Josie’s fight to live, got her through one obstacle after another.

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Our Commitment

How one woman is fighting to close the racial gap in healthcare

How does Novant Health demonstrate a commitment to health equity? One woman has answers.

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