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Cancer

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

Throughout her breast cancer treatments, Felicia Barber counted on her doctors, nurses and clinicians at Novant Health, her faith, her family and a grant from the American Cancer Society, which provided her safe transport when she could not drive to her weekly appointments.

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January 18, 2024

A cancer patient was about to lose her leg. But her dedicated surgeon engineered a plan.

January 18, 2024

A cancer patient was about to lose her leg. But her dedicated surgeon engineered a plan.

January 18, 2024

When should my teen start seeing a gynecologist?

January 18, 2024

When should my teen start seeing a gynecologist?

December 28, 2023

Diabetes is on the rise. Are you at risk?

December 28, 2023

Diabetes is on the rise. Are you at risk?

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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