Pirate nurses help fit fourth-graders with bicycle helmets

About 20 East Carolina University nursing students helped fit elementary students with new bicycle helmets to encourage safe rides on Feb. 26. The undergraduate students, led by College of Nursing clinical instructor Rachelle Denney, worked with 125 fourth-graders at Ridgewood Elementary School in Winterville. The students are in a pediatric clinical rotation this semester. The event was sponsored by the Eastern Carolina Injury …

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February is American Heart Month!

The news has been filled with reports of new guidelines to prevent and treat heart disease, hypertension and obesity.  My patients have pointed out that none of these new guidelines discuss diet. Reports about the new heart guidelines focus on a controversial new risk assessment tool and also the potential for many more people taking …

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Brushing and regular check-ups: habits for life

It’s February, and the American Dental Association is sponsoring the annual National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about oral health. Teaching children good oral hygiene habits early in life can lead to a healthy smile for decades to come. Parents can visit the ADA website for free online resources from coloring and activity sheets …

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