Local Girl Scout Gets Top Distinction for Science Education

Cary, NC – Every year, only ten members of the Girl Scouts of America nationwide get the National Young Women of Distinction and one of them is a Cary scout who created a project to teach more children about science and medicine. Read more

New Church Program Fights Mental Health Stigma

Cary, NC – Studies have shown that mental illness is all too common in both the United States and North Carolina and yet conditions can be easily stigmatized, isolating their patients. But a new church based program is looking to give people a support network and connect them with the larger community. Read more

Cary EMS Using Computers to Ease Worried Patients

Cary, NC – Riding in an ambulance, as a patient or especially for the child of a patient, can be stressful. But a new initiative by the Cary EMS is putting tablet computers into ambulances to make the ride more comforting. Read more

Chili Contest Raises Skin Cancer Awareness

Story originally appeared on FoodCary.

Cary, NC – Few food competitions get more heated than chili cook-offs. An upcoming Cary chili contest pits area chefs against one another, all to benefit local firefighters in the struggle against skin cancers. Read more

Cary Resident Organizing Healthcare Trip to Philippines

Cary, NC – In some parts of the world, access to what we may consider basic healthcare is limited for large swaths of the population. But one Cary resident is working to help, organizing her second trip to the Philippines to provide care to thousands and is looking for donations from community members. Read more

Local Dentists Office Raises Thousands for Children’s Charities

Cary, NC – The people of Cary are known to step up when they are needed. Look no further than the results of Cary Family Dental’s Smiles for Life campaign earlier this year, which they have now announced raised thousands of dollars for charities both local and abroad. Read more

Wake County Reaching Out to Public in Measles Case

Cary, NC – With the news that a patient who had contracted measles was in Cary, the Wake County Human Services Division of Public Health is trying to contact people who may have been exposed to the disease. Read more

Five Fun Ways to Exercise in the Summer

Editor’s Note: Dr. Kevin Prue, PT, DPT,  from Prue Physical Therapy & Sports Performance in Cary contributed to this article.

Cary, NC – It’s finally officially summertime! That means kids are home from school, vacations have been planned and productivity at work is probably going to decrease (not intentionally of course) as we try to enjoy the nice weather. The start of summer also means a new schedule to get used to for a few months, and this change in schedule can really hamper our regular fitness routine. Here are five fun ways to get a workout in during the summertime. Read more

Money Matters: Medicare and Medigap

Cary, NC – Most adults become eligible for Medicare on the first day of the month they turn age 65. Whether you need to sign up and how to go about doing so depends on the type of coverage you select and whether you collect Social Security benefits prior to becoming eligible for Medicare.

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All Dementia Is Not Alzheimer’s

Editor’s Note: Haley Lynn Gray from Extension of You contributed to this article.

Cary, NC – Not all dementia is Alzheimer’s. Likewise, dementia is not a natural result of aging. It is important to be able to recognize the signs of each and to get an accurate diagnosis for an elderly loved one. Read more