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What’s FaithHealth?

  FaithHealth is a network of presence and caring that improves the health of the most vulnerable by helping them get to the right door at the right time, ready to be treated. FaithHealth is a dynamic partnership between faith communities, health systems and other health care providers focused on improving health. The partnerships are built […]

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American Adults: Fewer than one-third at healthy weight

  More American adults are obese than overweight A new milestone, reports the LA Times: There are now more obese adults than overweight adults in America. The new tally, reported in JAMA by the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, found obese 67.6 million adults and 65.2 million merely overweight. And most adults—more than two-thirds—are […]

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Lexington: Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Training

Saturday, June 27th 9 am to 12 pm Lexington YMCA, 119 W. 3rd Ave., Lexington People who care for those with Alzheimer’s disease face a high level of stress, and frequently cope with exhaustion. To support these loving providers, Lexington Medical Center will hold a three-hour, interactive Alzheimer’s Caregiver Supporter Training program for caregivers and […]

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Staying Charged During Change

    By Beth Kennett Change is constant. It is one thing we can count on. We may not know how it will happen, but we can be assured that it will happen. Our society seems to think change is something that is happening to us. We speak of change as if it is out of […]

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FaithHealth in Randolph County

        An article in the June 9 issue of Triad Business Journal describes an emerging partnership between Randolph Hospital and the faith community. The article points to the results of looking at three-month’s worth of visits to the hospital’s emergency department. The three-month study identified 510 superutilizers, who accounted for 2,005 emergency department […]

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David Crenshaw: Mental Health Helps Prevent Poverty

      A pastoral counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, and licensed clinical addictions specialist, Dr. David Crenshaw has also directed the Robeson Family Counseling Center since l998. Part of the CareNet network, the center is in Lumberton, in Robeson County, North Carolina. It offers counseling serves to people regardless of their ability to […]

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Collaboration brings mental health care to homeless

  Sonjia Kurosky, executive director of Samaritan Ministries in Winston-Salem (on left), offers a concrete image about the impact of the Homeless Opportunities and Treatment (HOT) Project since the free mental health program began six years ago. “I knew one gentleman for years and I had never seen his teeth because I had never seen […]

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Making connections in Lexington

The way Deb Watson and Marcus Teague finish each other’s sentences and tease each other, you might think they’re siblings. Teague, legally blind and needing dialysis three times a week, connected with Watson and her husband, Don, through FaithHealthNC in Lexington, a program that is part of Wake Forest Baptist Health. FaithHealthNC connects people in […]

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Seeing the whole 

    By Gary Gunderson The lack of a space between the words Faith and Health in our name is a bold confrontation with ever-more-technological medicine. Every hospital in America is rushing to embrace new “population management” schemes built on software and analytics to guide patients toward the optimal blend of services to assure their […]

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Dean Carter, FaithHealth Fellow

Spreading the hand of help to patients in need throughout North Carolina By Les Gura Rev. Dean Carter has offered pastoral care at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton for some 20 years. He knows from experience that the health of patients involves far more than medical care, and is typically entwined with family, economic, […]

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