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Craven County Covid-19 testing site
Second day of Craven tests-by-appointment underway in New Bern

From By Charlie Hall, Mar. 23, 2020 Craven County began the second round of its drive-up coronavirus (COVID-19) testing Monday morning at the Craven County Health Department for symptomatic people. Nurses from the health department, CarolinaEast Regional Medical Center and Coastal Carolina Health Care are involved in administering the two tests to drive-up-patients. Clients…

Craven County Plans 3 Testing Sites

From by Bill Hand, Mar. 19, 2020 Over the next few days, Craven County will open three COVID-19 test centers – but don’t assume you can just pull up like you might at a McDonald’s drive-through and expect to be served. Dr. Ken Wilkins, medical director of CCHC (Craven County Health Care) said that…

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates  the number of colorectal cancer cases in the United States for 2020 are 104,610 new cases of colon cancer and 43,340 new cases…

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Medicare Fraud

Medicare fraud is a BIG deal, and cases are on the rise.  The AARP estimates that fraud costs Medicare around $60 billion per year. Often, scammers will focus on getting people to agree to unnecessary at -home medical equipment. Callers may identify themselves as a government employee, insurance agent or “health care guide” and offer…