Irons leads regional discussion on early childhood development

Thirty percent of Pitt and Martin county children are born into families living in poverty, a disadvantage shown to immediately increase their risk for long-term educational and health challenges. The good news is that proper care and attention given to children during infancy and toddlerhood has been proven to help transcend the circumstances they’re born …

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New student tells why he chose health informatics and information management

The American Health Information Management Association celebrated health information professionals during the 24th annual Health Information Professionals Week, March 17‒23, 2013. Freddie L. Ingle, a newly accepted student in the masters of health informatics and information management Fall 2013 inaugural class, describes what drove him to pursue the degree.  Why did you choose to pursue …

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Dental students encourage athletes to wear mouth guards

On March 20, second-year dental students from the ECU School of Dental Medicine will participate in a health fair for boys who attend South Central High School in Winterville. One of the most important topics that the dental students will discuss is the use of mouth guards to protect the teeth, lips, tongue, face and jaw. …

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Patient care at your fingertips with ePSS

Now, patient care is literally at the fingertips of ECU’s Health Sciences community members. Laupus Library now provides faculty and students with access to the Electronic Preventative Services Selector (ePSS) patient care platform. The tool, which is offered as both a web-based platform and a downloadable app, is designed to help primary care physicians and …

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Marijuana—good or bad?

Marijuana is in the news again.  Recent articles can be found debating the health risks of marijuana, and conversely, articles touting the benefits of using marijuana to treat symptoms of various ailments. The fact that it seems to be a perpetual story in the news illustrates its complex history. Americans in general and students in …

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