Series: Health on the Coast

Health on the Coast brings you stories from healthcare providers and their patients across coastal North Carolina.

Effects of Coronavirus on HIV+ Individuals in Eastern NC

Family nurse practitioner, nonprofit leader and HIV care provider Leshonda Wallace discusses the shifts she’s seen in patients at her facility. On one hand, she’s seeing a surge of patients seeking healthcare for their HIV+ status for the first time. At the same time, Wallace discusses how the shift to virtual appointments has highlighted just…

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How Surfing Can Improve the Well-being of People with Disabilities

Brock Johnson is the president of Coastal Adaptive Sports and assistant director for Adaptive Surf project. Johnson discusses his journey with sports and surfing as a quadriplegic. He describes how surfing and other adaptive sports can improve the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities.

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How Surfing Can Improve the Well-being of People with Disabilities

Protesters Weigh Health Risks of COVID and Civic Responsibility

Angela Colon of Wilmington Advocacy and Protest Organization (WAPO) discusses the how protesters have addressed health risks related to COVID-19.

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Health Disparities Among Pregnant Mothers

“A lot of times pregnant women are not listened to. And pregnant black women are not listened to at all.” Coastal Carolina University professor, Dr. Fredanna McGough, explains the growing concerns regarding maternal health issues, and how these issues are exacerbated by COVID-19.

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Nursing homes and COVID-19

A certified nursing assistant (CNA) at a nursing home in a Jacksonville, North Carolina shares the changes that have been made since COVID-19 to protect staff and residents. Visitors aren’t allowed, nurses have started making homemade newspapers for residents, and increased security measures have been put in place. This is the new normal for residents…

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