Could algae be used to cure disease? The answer could be right here in Wilmington

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  WILMINGTON – There is a quarter of a billion dollars on the table, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington has one of the best seats. UNCW and the Marine Biology in North Carolina Center (MARBIONC) were recently named as part of the $250 million National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMB) […]

3-D mammograms at NHRMC offer better detection, fewer return visits


WILMINGTON — Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, with 231,840 news cases diagnosed in 2015 (according to the American Cancer Society). The best defense is detection, and the New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) has recently upgraded its mammography equipment to provide better diagnosis for its patients. “It’s a wonderful thing we’re […]

Dosher Memorial Hospital takes aim at ‘community wellness’

Population Health Improvement Partners Senior Director Donna Albertone (center) announced a $450,000 grant from The Duke Endowment for Dosher Memorial Hospital on Tuesday. Joining Albertone (from left) are Dr. Scott Starks, Dosher Hospital Board trustee, and Tom Siemers hospital president and CEO.

SOUTHPORT — Dosher Memorial Hospital is expanding efforts to improve the health of the residents in its area with the launching of the Brunswick County Community Wellness Coalition. The coalition has been made possible thanks to a $450,000 grant from The Duke Endowment, of Charlotte. More details about what the program will become are due […]

Innovative hip replacement surgery helps Wilmington ‘institution’ get back to his life

“I was bone on bone. There was no cartilage left at all.”


WILMINGTON – “I was bone on bone,” said Dr. Henry Hawthorne, “There was no cartilage left at all.” At 76, Hawthorne was quite active, enjoying fishing and golfing, but the deteriorated cartilage in his hips were making everything from sitting in his car to playing golf painful. Hawthorne, who was a pediatrician in Wilmington for […]

Have you been screened for this ‘silent killer?’


WILMINGTON — It is called a “silent killer,” because it does not present many warning signs and can cause fatal, uncontrolled bleeding. Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), is the swelling of the aorta – the largest artery in the body – beneath the heart. This causes damage to the blood vessel’s walls. The force of blood, […]