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Samaritan’s Corner: The Dismantled Destiny

Cary, NC – Welcome to Samaritan’s Corner! Let’s Talk!

On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, for most people, it was just another ordinary day. But for my friend, Tara Baker Dunsmore, it was the last day of what she would call “normal.” On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, Tara was told that she had breast cancer. Read more

Mental Health Practice Opens Cary Location

Cary, NC – Wake Counseling and Mediation is expanding its practice with an additional office in Cary, including a new pilot program for groups therapy. Read more

Local Documentary Looks At Misconceptions in Mental Healthcare

Cary, NC – When mental healthcare gets discussed, it is often about funding for health services or the way people with mental illness are perceived by society. But a new documentary by local filmmakers looks at what happens with patients themselves, screening their documentary at the Cary Theater and taking questions from the audience. Read more

Local Girl Scout Earns Award for Creating Blood Drive, Raising Awareness

Cary, NC – A friend, even a close one, could be dealing with a disease in their private lives you do not notice. One Cary Girl Scout worked on a project framed around these invisible diseases, earning her the Girl Scouts’ top award in the process. Read more

Cary Medical Student Working on Healthcare for Underserved Communities

Cary, NC – Every year, a handful of students across North Carolina are selected for the North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellowship to provide much needed medical care to low-income and underserved communities. And one of those students is a Cary resident, who will be getting healthcare to those who would otherwise not get it. Read more

Cary Scientist Added to National Parkinson’s Council

Cary, NC – With a diagnosis such as Parkinson’s, it can be important for patients to hear from one another on the best ways to manage the disease. And one Cary resident with Parkinson’s is now spreading that information across the country as he joins a national advisory council. Read more

Cary Schools Win Health Award, Including Top Distinction

Cary, NC – Five elementary schools from around Cary won awards for their work keeping students active and eating healthy while developing habits to help them as they get older. Read more

Local Service Dogs Help With Autism, PTSD

Cary, NC – When most people think of a service dog, they think of a guide dog for someone with limited vision or someone who has difficulty with their mobility. But a service dog company in Apex is offering something different, with dogs trained to assist people on the autism spectrum. Read more

Cary Dentist Providing Free Services This Saturday

Cary, NC – Health insurance has been in headlines for months now but little gets discussed about dental insurance. This weekend, one Cary dentist is working to provide free dental services to people who may not be able to get them otherwise. Read more

Music Therapy Earns Cary Student Top Award

Cary, NC – As advanced as medicine has gotten, there is a human and emotional quality to health that we can never forget about. And one Cary student created a project to use music to help people in hospitals, earning her the Girl Scouts’ top award. Read more