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 …


Navigating the system through patients’ eyes

AMA Wire Spotlight on Innovation post by Paige Driver, a second-year medical student at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. At 6 a.m. on a Friday, most medical students are donning their white coats and heading to the hospital or a medical office practice to learn how to navigate the health care …


ECU Physicians recognized for exceptional use of digital records

The clinical practice of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University has been recognized for significantly improving patient care through the use of their electronic medical record system. ECU Physicians was recently awarded nearly $2.2 million by the federal government for demonstrating “meaningful use” of their EMR system during 2014. This designation means …


Laupus to Host Exhibit on Exploration of Mind-Altering Drugs

Coming this fall Laupus Library will host the brand new traveling exhibition, Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures and Medical Prescriptions. The six-banner traveling exhibition explores the factors that have shaped the changing definitions of some of our most potent drugs, from medical miracle to social menace. Mind-altering drugs have been used throughout the history of America. …