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May 17, 2024

UNCW Researcher Wins One Of NC Innovation's First Grants

By Audrey Elsberry, posted May 17, 2024

A vaccine research project out of the University of North Carolina Wilmington was approved for grant funding in NCInnovation’s inaugural grant cycle, officials announced this week.   UNCW associate professor of chemistry Ying Wang received one of eight grants in NCI’s pilot grant cycle. Wang is developing a vaccine platform that could produce a universal ...

May 7, 2024

On Tuesday, Michael Jordan came to Wilmington to cut the ribbon on the first of two medical clinics he’s helped fund in his hometown. Novant Health announced in early 2021 that the Wilmington native and six-time NBA champion had donated $10 million to help open two Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinics in New Hanover County. Jordan has previously par ...

May 3, 2024

Lab Works On ‘cool’ Vaccine Solution

By Beth A. Klahre, posted May 3, 2024

Backed by years of biologics formulation development for mRNA vaccines, monoclonal antibodies and peptide drugs, Ying Wang, associate professor of chemistry, started The Wang Lab at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in July 2015.  Since then, The Wang Lab has developed new formulation technologies in collaboration with four large pharmaceutical firms and ...

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Are You Protected from Employee Theft?

Posted May 1, 2024
Employee theft is the reason for more than 30% of small business bankruptcies, according to the Better Business Bureau. 
 
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May 3, 2024

Surgeon Performs Newer Type Of Bariatric Surgery

By Staff Reports, posted May 3, 2024

Wilmington Health’s Jayme Stokes recently successfully performed the first SADI-S procedure in the region, according to the practice. Stokes, a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon, performed a Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy (SADI-S). “SADI-S represents a significant advancement in bariatric surgery, offering pati ...

May 3, 2024

Novant Health Adds new AFib Treatment

By Staff Reports, posted May 3, 2024

Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute has incorporated a recent FDA-approved treatment for AFib, or atrial fibrillation, as an option for local patients. Pulsed Field Ablation (PFA), a technology created by Medtronic, involves using pulsed electrical fields sent through a catheter to treat misfiring cardiac tissue in the heart, according to a news release from th ...

Apr 5, 2024

Opioid Settlement Fights Epidemic

By Beth A. Klahre, posted Apr 5, 2024

Local leaders in Wilmington and New Hanover County have been working together to allocate money from two nationwide opioid settlement agreements brought by state and local governments against drug distributors and manufacturers.  In the past four years, state Attorney General Josh Stein has announced $56 billion in national settlements with opioid companies to go t ...

Apr 5, 2024

Surgery Center Recognized By Orthopedic Organization

By Staff Reports, posted Apr 5, 2024

Brunswick Surgery Center recently received four certificates of excellence from accreditation organization DNV Healthcare, according to a news release.  The certificates were for four subspecialties that DNV surveys: • advanced foot and ankle surgery • advanced hip and knee replacement • advanced shoulder surgery • advanced spine surgery ...

Apr 5, 2024

EMS Program At CFCC Receives Accreditation

By Staff Reports, posted Apr 5, 2024

Cape Fear Community College recently announced its emergency medical services (EMS) program has achieved accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. “The CAAHEP accreditation process is rigorous and involves an in-depth curriculum review, faculty qualifications, facilities and student outcomes,” according to a news ...

Mar 1, 2024

Wilmington Health Expands ACO Activity

By Vicky Janowski, posted Mar 1, 2024

Wilmington Health has expanded its footprint in the area of accountable care organizations, or ACOs.  After switching to a different ACO model offered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), it’s now on track to be the second-largest group of its type by joining up with other provider groups on the project. Physician-owned Wilmington Hea ...

Feb 28, 2024

OsteoStrong Opens On College Road In Wilmington

By Emma Dill, posted Feb 28, 2024

OsteoStrong, a franchise that aims to strengthen its clients’ bones, has opened its doors on College Road in Wilmington.  The company’s newest location opened earlier this year in an approximately 2,400-square-foot space at 814 College Road, Suite D. The Houston-headquartered franchise, which launched in 2012, guides clients through a series of movement ...

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