Red Cross Blood Drive – 1 Pint Can Save Three Lives

Photo courtesy of Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.

Cary, NC – Come out and help the Red Cross this month by donating a pint of blood.  The Red Cross has been providing blood for patients since 1940. Read more

What We Feed Our Patients: The Hospital Food Revolution at Rex

Story by Matt Young. Photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – As a child, Jim McGrody watched Julia Child on a black-and-white television in his bedroom. He made pancakes for his brothers when he was in second grade. He knew that when he grew up, he wanted to be a chef. But now, Jim is leading a food revolution – from the kitchen of Rex Hospital.

His mission: abolish the notion that hospital food is bad. Read more

Health: Cuckoo For Coconut!

 

Story by 12-year-old “Veggies Go Crunch” blogger Kaynan Goldberg. Photo by Chandrika Nair.

Cary, NC – Coconut.  Just say it.  It’s a fun word.  It’s also an interesting one.  Read more

Mental Health: PTSD and Law Enforcement

Story from staff reports. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Randy Byrd, President of the Cary PBA, wrote to us to help spread the word about an upcoming seminar on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Suicide Prevention for Law Enforcement workers. Read more

First Reports of Rabies in Cary in 2011

Story by Leslie Huffman. Photo by Javier Sanchez.

Cary, NC – Town of Cary Animal Control officials have confirmed this year’s first reported rabies case in Cary. A homeowner living in the Triangle Forest subdivision near Marilyn Circle reported an injured raccoon on her property. Read more

Sludge Ado About Nothing

Cary, NC – Stephen Brown, Town of Cary Public Works and Utility Director, wants to set the record straight about sludge. Anytime we get the opportunity to publish a headline containing the word “Sludge,” we’re in. Read more

Get Ready for the Pollen

Story and photo by Hal Goodtree

Cary, NC – The buds are fat on the pine trees and the sweet gums. My younger daughter already has watery eyes.

Tree-pollen season generally lasts from March through May in the Piedmont. While you can suffer in silence, here are a few tips for coping with the pollen. Read more