Health Benefits of Walking

Alex Durland, DPT, CSCS, gives tips and advice about the benefits of walking in response to the surgeon general’s push for a national walking campaign.

Alex is a clinical instructor with ECU Physical Therapy. ECU’s licensed physical therapists treat a variety of injuries and diagnoses in all ages and physical activity levels. The focus of the clinic is spine and orthopedic related injuries, although the therapists are qualified to treat numerous pathologies. The physical therapy clinic is located at the Family Medicine Center, 101 Heart Drive, Greenville.

No referral is necessary and appointments can be made by calling 252-744-0172.


Weight loss surgery offers hope to diabetics

The Bariatric Surgery center at East Carolina University is internationally renowned for clinical care of patients seeking surgical weight loss and for significant contributions to research focused on obesity and diabetes. The observation that gastric bypass surgery is a treatment and possible cure for Type 2 diabetes was first made in the 1980s at East …


Screenings available during Breast Cancer Awareness month

Dr. Ann Schreier of the College of Nursing is part of a multi-disciplinary team at East Carolina University who has earned grants from the Susan G. Komen Triangle to the Coast affiliate to provide clinical breast exams and mammograms to the women most in need in eastern North Carolina. If you or someone you know is uninsured or underinsured, call 252-744-5267 to make an appointment. Grant funding is also available to assist with treatment for uninsured or underinsured patients.

Protect yourself from West Nile virus

With several cases across the country and a recent death linked to West Nile virus in North Carolina, state and local officials are encouraging residents to take precaution and become aware of mosquito-borne illnesses. “West Nile virus is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito,” said Dr. Alicia Lagasca, a clinical assistant professor of …


New dental clinic open to patients with urgent needs

An East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine clinic is now treating local patients experiencing oral emergencies. The Emergency Care Clinic, located in Ross Hall at 1851 MacGregor Downs Road, is open five days each week, Monday through Friday. Patients are encouraged to call for an appointment (252-737-7832). Service to the local community is crucial …