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Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back: Relay for Life 2016



Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement.

 At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already…

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Coastal Internal Medicine & Cardiology welcomes Rebecca M. Brooks, MD

CCHC Coastal Internal Medicine and Cardiology is pleased to welcome Rebecca M. Brooks, MD. Dr. Brooks received her undergraduate degree at Appalachian State University and worked as a chemist for Baxter Pharmaceuticals before going to medical school at East Carolina University. She completed her residency in Greenville, NC in 1999. After practicing in the mountains…

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COPD is third leading cause of death in U.S.

What is COPD? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. The disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two most common conditions that contribute to COPD, says the Mayo Clinic….

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

As the #2 Cancer Killer, Colorectal Cancer Deserves More Attention According to the CDC, among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Each year, approximately 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000…

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