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Planning for first Lunch & Learn

BWC’s Food Access subcommittee is planning a lunch and learn that will explore various strategies to improve the health of those that are food insecure such as increasing the amount of nutrient-dense food available at the food pantry and offering food demonstrations for individuals to try healthy foods and recipes. If you’d like to get…

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Spring Into Health deemed a Success

Spring Into Health 5K/1M was held on March 24, 2018 and drew 225 runners and walkers. The course started at Dosher Memorial Hospital and went through beautiful downtown Southport. Many thanks to the 40 volunteers from different community groups including Generations Church and Dosher Hospital Staff & Volunteers for making the event a success. Congrats to…

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Screening Event Identifies 50% as pre-diabetic

Results are in from two, free diabetes screening and education events provided by the YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina, The Brunswick Center at Leland, and the Brunswick County Health Department. Of those who were tested, 50% of individuals had elevated blood levels, indicating they were pre-diabetic. “This is alarming as the national average of adultswith…

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Church Congregation gets ready to walk to Bethlehem!

Brunswick Wellness Coalition (BWC) hasstarted its first community program, a four-week walking challenge for congregantsof Ocean View United Methodist Church on Oak Island. The Bethlehem WalkingChallenge gives church members the opportunity to walk a collective 6,160miles. “It’s the distance from Oak Island toBethlehem, commemorating the journey Joseph and Mary made more than 2,000 yearsago,” Dr.…

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