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Reaching out to Latinos in rural counties

Latino residents, health care providers, and representatives from government and nonprofit agencies met to discuss health needs in February at Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge in Burke County. By Les Gura The need for providers to reach Spanish-speaking residents is spreading well beyond urban areas such as Forsyth and Guilford counties. In Burke County, Francisco […]

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Intro to Community Resiliency, April 7

    Introduction to the Community Resiliency Model Thursday, April 7, 8:30-9:45 am Chapel Basement Conference Room* Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center The Community Resiliency Model (CRM) teaches practical skills that people can use to feel better emotionally, be healthier physically, and be more resilient. It takes complex scientific information about our bodies, puts this information […]

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Randolph FaithHealth Ramps Up

    Randolph FaithHealth has been busy of late. They just published their first newsletter and have recently trained 30 volunteers from 13 churches. Says Randolph Director of Spiritual Care Barry Morris: Our hope with FaithHealthNC is to be a resource to churches that desire education about health and social issues faced by congregants. In turn, congregations […]

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Outside Chaplains help those in great need

Taking chaplaincy outside the hospital walls By Les Gura Rev. Graylin Carlton worked with homeless people for years as evening supervisor at the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission. Since becoming a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) resident with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, he’s finding a new and just-as-rewarding way to connect with the homeless. Carlton, is pictured (on […]

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Key health numbers at El Buen Pastor fair

    By Les Gura A health fair in January at El Buen Pastor Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem attracted a diverse crowd of Latino residents for free screenings. Fredy Ramirez left little doubt why he attended the “Know Your Numbers” fair at El Buen Pastor Presbyterian Church with his wife and four young daughters. He […]

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Got Plans: Compassionate care for end of life

    By Keith Stirewalt Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, Novant Health, Rowan Hospice & Palliative Care, and Wake Forest Baptist Health have come together to promote a common cause in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. The Community Partnership for Compassionate Care (formerly known as the Community Partnership for End of Life Care) is […]

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Humane acts and healing

      By Gary Gunderson  We humans are a broken and fragile lot. The only way we have spread from Africa into every hill and meadow on this spinning world is because we learned to help and heal each other. Other species are tougher and more savage. It’s often hard to remember amid world […]

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