Free Community Vaccination Event This Saturday July 17th in High Point, NC

Old North State Medical Society Hosting Community Vaccination Clinic at Mt. Zion Baptist Church WHAT: Pastor Frank Thomas and Mt. Zion Baptist Church in High Point will be hosting a community vaccination clinic to provide free COVID vaccines to the community. WHY: The statewide Bring Back Summer initiative is focused on providing free COVID [...]

By |2021-07-13T16:18:12-04:00July 13th, 2021|COVID-19, Events, News|

World Hepatitis Day, AFM Awareness, ADA, National Minority Health Awareness and more!

Every month has different health observances that vary across institutions. Here are a few July 2021 Health Observances along with some fun facts....   Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AMF) - According to CDC.gov; "Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is an uncommon but serious neurologic condition. It affects the nervous system, specifically the area of the spinal [...]

By |2021-07-06T16:36:16-04:00July 6th, 2021|News|

Pfizer Vaccine Now Authorized for 12+

Exciting news! Younger teens – those between 12 and 15 – can now get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.    The recommendation comes following a thorough review of safety and effectiveness data from clinical trials in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the [...]

By |2021-05-13T12:54:25-04:00May 13th, 2021|COVID-19, News|

2017 Hypertension Guidelines Update

https://youtu.be/9Csvywy7qXM In November 2017, the rules changed about what classifies as high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Experts looking at all the newest data defined hypertension as a reading of 130/80. This new guideline lowers the previous standard of 140/90. Read more about how this change affects Americans now [...]

By |2018-02-18T23:03:42-05:00January 29th, 2018|News|

Black History Month 2017

"Hundreds of thousands descended on Washington, DC's, Lincoln Memorial Aug. 28, 1963. It was from the steps of the memorial that King delivered his famous I Have a Dream speech. King's many speeches and nonviolent actions were instrumental in shaping the nation's outlook on equality.” —from Open Vault from WGBH Listen [...]

By |2017-11-27T15:00:06-05:00February 1st, 2017|News|
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