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Walking trail complete at Southeastern Health Park

LUMBERTON — With the help of more than 100 volunteers, a walking trail at the site of Southeastern Health Park is complete.“It’s a neat little nature trail and we hope that anybody and everybody in our community will come out and use it,” said David Sumner, vice president of Human Services and Planning for Southeastern Health.Volunteers helped lay gravel along about 500 yards of the .8-mile trail, which winds around the Southeastern Health Park ca...

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On public health, prescriptions and pets

September 2014 marks the 11th annual National Preparedness Month as sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. A simple goal of this designation is to educate the public in how to prepare for emergencies, including natural disasters — hurricanes, ice storms, flooding and tornadoes around here — and biological and chemical threats, radiation emergencies, terrorist attacks and mass casualties.Public health really became a major player in this when anthrax and s...

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Health briefs

PEMBROKE — Registration is now open for health and dance workshops sponsored by Workshops On Wheels. Lyrical Dance workshops, for girls ages 7 to 10 years old, will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30p.m.. Hip-Hop Dance workshops, for boys and girls 11 to 16 years old, will be held from from 6:35 p.m. to 7:3 5p.m.All workshops cost $10 and include a health information packet, water and a healthy snack. Workshops begin Oct. 13 at Holiday Inn Express in Pembroke. Register and pay at...

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A healthy way for adults to get their kicks

I remember fondly my days at Brewster Elementary School. Well, OK, I vaguely remember some of it.As I recall, gym class and recess were my favorite subjects. We played dodgeball, Red Rover and my personal favorite, kickball.

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Endocrinologist joins staff of Southeastern Medical Specialists

LUMBERTON — Dr. Daniel Okorodudu, an endocrinologist, has joined Southeastern Medical Specialists and the medical staff of Southeastern Health.Okorodudu, a native of Houston, earned a medical degree in 2008 and completed an internal medicine residency in 2011, both from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He completed a fellowship in endocrinology, metabolism and nutrition as well as a master’s degree in Health Science and Clinical Research, both at Duke Un...

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Crime report

TheftsFrankie Mishue reported Friday that $60.09 in cash and three lottery tickets valued at a total of $15 were stolen from Last Stop Convenience Store on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Lumberton during a break-in, according to a police report.John Cantey reported Friday that four mobile home trailer frames, valued at $1,000, were stolen from Turner Park mobile home park on Pearl Street, according to a police report.Danyel Burke, of Tar Heel...

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Event raises $5,000 for Special Olympics

Contributed photo Brad A. Perritt, superintendent of Lumberton Correctional Institution, and Arnold West, owner of Village Station, held their 2nd Annual Special Olympics benefit luncheon on Aug. 29. Lumberton Correctional Institution raised more than $5,000 during the event. West will donate first and second place prizes for Lumberton Correctional’s 2nd Annual Special Olympic Golf tournament, which will be held at 9 a.m. on Sept. 25 at Pinecrest Country Club in Lumberton.

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Health briefs

LUMBERTON — he March of Dimes will hold its annual March for Babies walk on Sept. 27 at Luther Britt Park.Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.The walk is one of many across the state aiming to raise more than $1 million to promote the health of babies. March for Babies in Lumberton is supported by Kmart, One Main Financial, Lowes Foods, Unilever, Walmart, Dial Insurance, Wee Farm Learning Center and Fair Bluff Ford.To register vis...

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You are what you eat, think and do

Southeastern Health adopted the slogan “Better Health — Starting with You” and has implemented a program, named “UCare,” related to recent changes in the delivery of health care.Both the slogan and the program include a reference to the individual. This is no accident, but is meant to change an individual’s way of thinking so that he or she will begin to take more ownership for personal health, shifting the focus to preventing sickness rather tha...

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Freeman joins SeHealth

LUMBERTON — Joshua L. Freeman, a nurse practitioner, has joined Southeastern Spine and Pain, an affiliate of Southeastern Health.A Lumberton native, Freeman earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2011 and a master’s degree in Nursing as an adult/gerontology nurse practitioner from the University of North Carolina in May. He most recently practiced at Duke Raleigh Hospital in the neuroscience and medical intensi...

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Gibson introduces Versa HD to public

LUMBERTON — Radiation Oncology Manager Shari Kinlaw demonstrated the Gibson Cancer Center’s recently acquired Elekta Versa HD Radiotherapy System radiation treatment system to physicians and representatives from Southeastern Health during a preview event at Gibson Cancer Center held last week.Visitors toured the newly renovated facility and learned about the revolutionary radiation treatment system designed to improve cancer patient care. This new equipment enables clin...

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E-prisons

With the governors’ signature affixed, legislation to allow county jails to sell e-cigarettes has been adopted. E-cigarette companies are celebrating because they are the only winners in this matter. The original bill would have just let inmates buy them if they were trying to overcome their nicotine addiction, but this would have been a nightmare to enforce. The fact that the jails will make a profit off of the sale of the devices only clouds the situation.First, they have n...

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Lumberton Children’s Clinic welcomes new additions

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton Children’s Clinic, a division of Children’s Health of Carolina P.A., welcomed two new physicians in August.Dr. Meaghan Lafferty and Dr. Sheila Aldrich are the newest additions to the provider staff at Lumberton Children’s Clinic. According to the clinic, each brings a unique set of experiences and a high level of skill that the children of Robeson and surrounding counties will benefit from.Before pursuing her medical degr...

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