Sampson County

Quick thinking, communication and intervention lead to improved outcome for stroke patient

Quick thinking, communication and intervention lead to improved outcome for stroke patient

On a late January morning this year, Patrick Pope was in his Clinton home, juggling a grandchild on each knee. His wife, Sylvia, was in the kitchen keeping an eye on the chicken she’d just placed in the oven. She heard a loud sound from the living room and rushed in to find her husband had collapsed, still tightly gripping the hand of one grandchild.

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Betty Hollingsworth:  Making Stockings and More with Care

Betty Hollingsworth: Making Stockings and More with Care

A Sampson County woman with more than a passing acquaintance with caregiving sews felt Christmas stockings, asks her fellow biker church members to fill them with personal care items and delivers them to patients at SECU Family House.

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Family House Diaries:  Being a Good Patient, Becoming a Better Nurse

Family House Diaries: Being a Good Patient, Becoming a Better Nurse

Treatment for a benign tumor at the base of her skull helps a Sampson County native and Veteran’s Administration hospital nurse get everything else right in her head and be on alert for the unexpected blessings of life.

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UNC Lineberger launches 44 county study of breast cancer in black women

A new study seeking to improve scientists’ understanding of breast cancer, including why the disease’s fatality rate is higher in African-American women, is getting underway in 44 counties in North Carolina.

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