‘Give the Gift of Life’: Blood supplies are critically LOW across the state. Hospitals are NOT having to cancel surgeries, yet…but Red Cross officials are hoping that YOU will roll up your sleeves and donate. One pint of blood can save up to three lives. Find a local donation site: www.redcross.org/find-your-local-chapter
Surfing the web for what ails you: A new Pew Research survey finding that over 50% of American adults say they have used the Internet to ‘help’ determine what type of medical condition they or someone else may have. The results suggest that the Internet is the starting point for many of us with medical questions or concerns. BTW: Most people in the survey did see a doctor…with only one-third of the people handling the problem on their own. http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=672511
What happened to the Wolfpack? NC State losing to Maryland in the final seconds of last night’s game…51 – 50. Tough loss for the Wolfpack after that big win over Duke on Saturday.
Panther Pride: High Point University men’s basketball team outlasted Liberty in a double-overtime thriller last night with a 77-72 win at the Millis Center. High Point improves to 8-8 overall and 3-1 in the Big South…
Wake Forest Baptist Health needs you: Volunteers are needed at Brenner’s Children’s Hospital, the cancer center, the gift shop and with transportation. Contact Susan at 713-3516 www.wakehealth.edu/volunteer
Mystery along the South Carolina coast: Thousands of dead fish have washed up on the beach at the south end of Pawleys Island as of Tuesday afternoon. The SC Department of Natural Resources have identified the fish as ‘menhaden’ – small, oily fish that are used for fish oil and it’s oil is also an ingredient in lipstick and they are also used for livestock feed. http://www.wltx.com/news/article/216791/2/Thousands-of-Dead-Fish-Wash-Up-On-Pawleys-Island-
Lance Armstrong interview with Oprah Winfrey tonight and Friday night. In the interview, the former cycling champion does admit to reportedly using ‘performance enhancing drugs’ during his career. Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last year after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a report accusing him of doping. http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=672511
Biggest political battle over gun control in decades: President Obama announced plans for sweeping new gun laws. Obama said his sweeping plans would prevent more mass shootings and keep America’s children safe. But critics say it amounts to executive overreach and an assault on the Second Amendment. www.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2013/January/Exec-Orders-Set-Stage-for-Gun-Control-Showdown/