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Believe it or not, the year is almost over

Believe it or not, the year is almost over

Thanksgiving is here, and hopefully you have a lot to be thankful for but however you have fared in 2018, it will be over before you know it. It’s not too early to be thinking about and planning for that occurrence. And this being Piedmont Health’s last newsletter of...

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I Feel Like a New Person

I Feel Like a New Person

Candis Harrison needed help. “I was obese, my blood pressure was off the charts, my sugar was off the charts, I was diabetic…I was in bad shape, health wise,” the 38-year-old assembly plant worker recalls. That was back in 2016. Today, it’s a different story. “Now, I...

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New Program Rewards Piedmont Health for our Efficiency

New Program Rewards Piedmont Health for our Efficiency

Over the past few years, you have heard me (and others) complain about what the North Carolina Legislature has not done to help patients and health-care providers. I want to give you an update on what the legislature has done. No, the Republican-controlled Legislature...

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Community is welcome to attend KidsFest 2018

Community is welcome to attend KidsFest 2018

CHAPEL HILL (May 11, 2018) – Chapel Hill area residents are invited to bring their entire families to enjoy a day of fun and activities at KidFest 2018 on Saturday, June 2, 2018. The event is at the Chapel Hill Community Health Center at 1828 Martin Luther...

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KidFest 2018  opens to the Community

KidFest 2018 opens to the Community

Chapel Hill (May 11, 2018) – Burlington-area residents are invited to bring their entire families to enjoy a day of fun and activities at KidFest 2018 on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The event is at the Burlington Community Heath Center at 1214 Vaughn Road and...

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A mutually beneficial relationship

A mutually beneficial relationship

At Piedmont Health, we are always growing and improving, and I’m happy to report on one of those efforts. One of the initiatives we are working on in 2018 is continuing to strengthen our ties to the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Piedmont Health...

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Piedmont Heath Services leading the way on health outreach

Piedmont Heath Services leading the way on health outreach

How can outreach workers and health–care providers collaborate effectively? That’s a subject about which Piedmont Health seems to know a thing or two. Representatives of Piedmont Health’s Farmworker Health Program, along with the N.C.Farmworker Health Program (NCFHP),...

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Something to Chew On: Bad teeth affect more than your mouth

Something to Chew On: Bad teeth affect more than your mouth

Is there a connection between your head and your heart, or more specifically between your mouth and your heart? This is not a particularly new question. In fact, in the 1920s the possibility that poor oral health might result in poor overall health led to many...

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Glasshalfull Fundraiser for Piedmont Health Services

Glasshalfull Fundraiser for Piedmont Health Services

Every 5th Wednesday, Glasshalfull in Carrboro donates 10 percent of their sales to Piedmont Health’s Carrboro Community Health Center. Drop in for a glass of wine or dinner for a great cause!  (full list of 2019 dates is below). Glasshalfull is a contemporary American...

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Brian’s Column: Update on the Funding Cliff

Brian’s Column: Update on the Funding Cliff

It is with great concern that I update you on the Community Health Centers funding cliff. As most of you know, the federal funding source for health centers expired at the end of 2017. Congress needed to renew the program by Sept. 30, 2017 to keep Community Health...

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End of an Era

End of an Era

On April 28, 2018, an era will come to an end at Piedmont Health Services. On that date, Dr. Carol Klein will retire after 35 years here. Carol has been at Piedmont Health long enough that she has treated not only the parents of some of her current patients, but their...

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Treating the Whole Patient

Treating the Whole Patient

John supports his family by driving a truck, but at one point he was close to losing his truck drivers' license due to his health; he has diabetes. John is a patient at the Moncure Community Health Center, so he does not ignore his diabetes. But eating right and...

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Giving

Giving

It’s only October, but already we have accomplished a lot in 2017. Some of the things that have happened in 2017 (so far) that we’re proud of include: Gloria Brown, Community Relations Specialist and health center advocate, was awarded Health Center Advocate of 2017...

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There are other year-end rituals besides trick or treating

There are other year-end rituals besides trick or treating

The last few months of the year bring annual rituals and routines, such as going trick or treating or gathering for Thanksgiving dinner. But these days the Outreach and Enrollment Team at Piedmont Health has two other year-end routines on their mind – assisting...

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PACE month kicks off Friday

PACE month kicks off Friday

September will be the first National PACE Month, according to the National PACE Association, which hopes it will become an annual observance. In Burlington, Piedmont Health SeniorCare will recognize N.C. PACE Awareness Month, proclaimed by Gov. Roy Cooper, as well as...

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Activities for National Health Center Week August 13-19, 2017

Activities for National Health Center Week August 13-19, 2017

Each year, in the second week of August, we celebrate and recognize the contributions of America’s community, migrant, homeless and public housing health centers. Health centers serve over 25 million Americans at more than 9,000 delivery sites in all 50 states, the...

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