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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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Health briefs

Programs offers freefitness for seniorsLUMBERTON — Learn about the SilverSneakers fitness program for older adults on Tuesday at 8 a.m. in the retail space beside JCPenney at Biggs Park Mall. Daniel Perdue of Southeastern Lifestyle Center for Fitness and Rehabilitation will share information about who can enroll and how to enroll for this program, sponsored by Healthways, which offers fitness center memberships at no out-of-pocket cost. The event is sponsored by Bi...

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Of pets, mosquitoes and Ebola

On the animal front:— The local veterinary practices will be providing rabies shots at all of the fire departments again this year. These will run Aug. 25 to Aug. 29. If you got a one-year vaccination last year at the fire departments, this would be a great opportunity to get the three-year shot, thus keeping your animal current. State law requires dogs, cats and ferrets to be currently vaccinated if 4 months or older. A listing of the specific fire department dates was publi...

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Stay safe while perfoming your workout

A few weeks ago, a Facebook friend and my favorite umpire in the Church Softball League was mugged while doing her exercise routine.She was walking with headphones and did not hear the assailants come up until it was too late. I am happy to report that she is on the mend and the individuals who attacked her were identified.I will be the first to admit that I have never been very safety-conscious about life in general. Much to my mother’s chagrin, I Walmart shop alo...

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County kids go green

LUMBERTON — Robeson County kids are exhibiting an odd symptom this summer — green thumbs.Through a local summer camp, kids ages 5 to 12 have been learning about the importance of eating fresh fruits and vegetables, and, with the help of the Food for Thought Community Garden, how to plant, grow and pick them.The Lumberton Recreation Department’s summer camp and Southeastern Health’s Project HEALTH have been collaborating for several years to bring ...

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Local surgeon published in medical journal

LUMBERTON — Dr. Anastasios Papadonikolakis, orthopedic durgeon at Southeastern Health’s Orthopedic clinic, published an article titled “Metal-Backed Glenoid Components Have a Higher Rate of Failure and Fail by Different Modes in Comparison with All-Polyethylene Component” in the June 18 issue of “The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.”“The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery” is considered the official journal of the American Orthopedic...

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Southeastern nurses receive honors

What makes a hospital’s patient care excellent? It’s not just the state-of-the-art technology, or the advanced medical procedures. It is the quality of its nursing staff.Southeastern Health and its regional hub, Southeastern Regional Medical Center, have outstanding nurses. SeHealth’s nurses have earned that distinction by helping the organization become a Magnet facility — the highest honor for nursing excellence.“Magnet is the gold seal of...

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Marching matron

LUMBERTON — When Robeson County native Millicent Collins was approached in October by the local chapter of the March of Dimes to take over the position of 2014 March for Babies Chair for the Lumber River area, she says her first thought was that she needed to “learn everything.”Though Collins officially accepted the job in May, the announcement was only formerly made on Tuesday, which she says gave her plenty of time to study up on an organization she says is more...

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