An ounce of prevention

Back-to-school vaccines help kids get ready for a great year By Lia Tremblay | Cape Fear Valley Health System Health | August 2022 Issue Late summer is a busy time […]

Heart to Heart

Cardiac care providers and patients agree: Listen to your body By Bobby Parker | Health | July 2022 Issue Michelle Boyd’s mother knew what to do, even if her daughter […]


To your health By Bobby Parker, June 2022 Tameka Griffin had struggled with her weight since childhood. “I was raised to eat what I wanted,” she says. She was always […]

For Parkinson’s sufferers, therapy’s close to home

By Bobby Parker | Photography by Rachael Santillan | April, 2022 Tony Cimaglia says his wife, Ann, first noticed his symptoms. Struggles with walking. Leaning forward when standing. Tony consulted […]

Colorectal Patient’s Advice: Get the colonoscopy

By Kim Hasty March 2022 Growing up in Panama in a family of 14 children, Maria Iwanski could always find a game of soccer to join in. Later, in high […]

It’s Time to Get in the Game with Your Medical “Quarterback”

Health, December 2021 BY KIM HASTY | PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROXANA ROSS Even that time-tested apple a day shouldn’t keep your doctor away. And now that vaccinations are readily available, neither […]

Healthy and Delicious Chicken Soup

Thanks to local realtor Rebecca Fowler Lillich for the inspiration for this healthy chicken soup recipe that we tweaked just a bit. You can add or subtract ingredients to suit […]

Health: ‘Like a Family’

Cancer Center Prevails Through Trying Times BY KIM HASTY | PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY WOOTEN In the more than three decades of its existence, Cape Fear Valley Health’s Cancer Treatment and […]

Health: Your doctor is (always) in with Cape Fear Valley Health’s myChart app

By Kim Hasty Tracy Muhammad, MD, can attest to the lifesaving connection that technology has made possible for doctors and their patients. Last year, due to the COVID pandemic, Cape […]

Health: Cape Fear Valley Hoke Hospital

A culture of caring with an ‘awesome team’ By Kim Hasty Photography by Cindy Burnham Additional photos contributed by Cape Fear Valley Health They had been planning to celebrate with […]