Obesity is a growing concern in the US and is an important risk factor for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
It is October and flu season is quickly approaching! Seasonal flu viruses are present year-round but they are most common in the fall and winter months.
GHS recently deployed a seven-member GHS team of clinicians to Onslow Memorial Hospital in response to the emergent needs presented by Hurricane Florence.
Hurricane Florence is headed toward North Carolina and there are things you can do to be ready. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane.
Pancreatitis is a rare, but serious cause of upper abdominal pain and vomiting. You should seek medical treatment immediately for any sudden and severe abdominal pain, especially if you are unable to eat.
The Granville Health System (GHS) Board of Trustees announced it has selected John F. Snow as its Chief Executive Officer. Snow will begin his new position on August 13, replacing former CEO L. Lee Isley who resigned in March to accept the position of President and CEO of Nash UNC Health Care in Rocky Mount, NC.
OXFORD, NC (July 6, 2018) - Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced the opening of Granville Gastroenterology Associates on the campus of Granville Medical Center. Dr. Abraham will lead the practice and is currently accepting new patients.
Throat infections are more common in children and young adults but can happen at any age.
The benefits to a child of having an involved father are significant and can be life-changing.
Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced Vance Granville Community College (VGCC) has named Ashley Martin, BSN, RN, a clinical instructor in its labor and delivery rotation.
There are two shingles vaccinations available now and there are some major differences to note in deciding which to get.
There is a lot of talk around the negative effects of high cholesterol, but what exactly is cholesterol and why does it matter?
Medication errors are a major concern for prescribing doctors. According to the CDC, 82% of Americans take at least one medication, and nearly one third of Americans take five or more medications.
Family swimming pool time is one popular outdoor summer activity to help beat the heat, but it’s important to take the necessary safety precautions if swimming and using the pool.
GHS' dedicated pediatrician Dr. Kelly Hayes is sharing his tips for new moms in this first of a monthly column series targeted toward families with children.
It is critical to visit an eye specialist (optometrist or ophthalmologist) to receive a regular screening eye exam to preserve vision and eye function over time.
Unless the teacher raises a concern about vision due to a child not being able to see the board, parents rarely voice concerns about vision at children’s check-ups. Nevertheless, pediatric vision screening is very important.
Sun rays have many different types of light, including UV, which is the type that causes the most DNA damage. In North Carolina, UV rays are strongest in the late spring and early summer. So now is the time to think about protecting your skin.
Triangle Physician's latest cover story describes Granville Surgical Associates ability to provide expanded surgical services with Dr. Shane Hodge and Dr. Naveen Kumar.
According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.
Last week we discussed osteoporosis or bone thinning, which combined with a fall can lead to a debilitating broken bone. This week we’ll discuss how to prevent falls for adults who live at home.
As we age, bone thinning becomes more prevalent and increases the risk of broken bones.
Constipation is the most common gastrointestinal complaint in the United States, as it affects people of all ages.
Leg swelling, which is called lower extremity edema in the medical field, is a very common complaint in primary care. There are many different causes and severity levels of leg swelling ranging from a minor pain to needing to be evaluated immediately by a medical provider.
A cervical cancer screening, also referred to as a pap smear, has been a fundamental piece of a woman’s annual exam for many years.
Not only is baby aspirin one of the most cost-effective way to save lives, it is also one of the oldest medicines.
Common warts, or warts most frequently found on hands, and plantar warts, which take root on the bottom of the foot, are complaints we hear frequently at Granville Primary Care Butner-Creedmoor.
Anxiety is not an uncommon emotion, and it may not be considered a health problem either.
Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced Naveen Kumar, MD of Granville Surgical Associates will open The Breast Care Program.
The flu season is upon us and it has hit the country very hard. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) predicts that if this season follows prior similar season trends, approximately 34 million Americans will get the flu this year.
The Granville Health System (GHS) Board of Trustees (BOT) announced they have accepted the resignation of L. Lee Isley, Ph.D, FACHE as Chief Executive Officer of Granville Health System.
As a primary care physician at Granville Primary Care, Butner-Creedmoor, it does not come as much of a surprise that so many locals, like many Americans all over, are suffering from health challenges that come from too much sodium intake.
During the recent extended period of below-freezing temperatures, several water lines breaks occurred on the campus of Granville Medical Center.
Granville Health System (GHS) recently confirmed a telephone number assigned to Granville Medical Center is being used as part of a telephone spoofing scam targeting individuals in the community.
Timija Anniestasia LeMay was born at 11:57 p.m. on January 1 to become Granville Health System's first baby of the year for 2018.
Granville Health System (GHS) recently welcomed Dr. Jonathan Hedrick into his rotation as a family medicine resident as part of GHS’s ongoing partnership with the Duke University School of Medicine’s Family Medicine Residency Program.
Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced after-hours Welcome Centers (kiosks) will be installed at Granville Medical Center and Brantwood Nursing & Rehab Center.
Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced Amy Nayo, MD will be joining Granville Primary Care, Butner-Creedmoor (GPC-BC) later this month.
Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced pediatrician Kelly Hayes, MD will be joining Granville Primary Care, Oxford (GPC-O) later this month.
Granville Health System (GHS) recently announced the hospital has been awarded an “A” rating in quality and patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system.
One opportunity that our community has continued to bring to us is how we manage the escalating cost of health care. Specifically, how we address changes in the health care insurance industry that have effectively created “roadblocks” in delivering care.
The health system is ready to treat anyone who contracts the seasonal flu, and is working to limit its spread through education, increased awareness and infection control procedures already in place.
The Family Medicine Residency program will bring family medicine residents to Granville Health System for education and training within a rural community hospital rotation.
Granville Health System received a generous grant from the Duke Endowment to expand GHS's program that ensures patients are prepared for the transition from hospital to home.
GHS announced that through a state-wide evaluation process, Elizabeth Baltaro, MD has received the Community Teaching Award from the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.
Granville Health System recently acquired a new Siemens Perspective 64 Slice computerized tomography (CT) scanner for patient use at Granville Medical Center.
For the seventh consecutive year, Granville Health System (GHS) has been named to the Community Value Index® Five-Star hospitals list.
Granville Health System, its Board of Trustees and Medical Staff announced the acquisition of new equipment ensuring that the hospital offers the latest technology for the community. The purchase of a new Siemens Perspective 64 Slice computerized tomography (CT) scanner represents the commitment of GHS to investing in the health of the community.
Granville Health System (GHS) announced that it has partnered with UNC School of Medicine to open an Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat, or ENT) practice on the health system’s main campus, near Granville Medical Center.