Category: Disease Prevention

Know Your Numbers
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Know Your Numbers

BWC would like you to attend a free diabetes screening and education event on one of the following times: Monday, February 4 from 9 – 1pm at the Leland Senior Center aka the Brunswick Center at Leland.  Thursday, February 21 from 10 – 1pm at the Southport Senior Center Monday, March 4 from 10 – 1pm at...

BWC launches ‘Give Healthy’ campaign
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BWC launches ‘Give Healthy’ campaign

The Brunswick Wellness Coalition (BWC) launched the Give Healthy campaign on November 1, 2018, to increase access to healthy, nutritious food for those that are food insecure. Food insecurity is defined as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Children and adults suffering from food insecurity report poor physical...

Screening Event Identifies 50% as pre-diabetic
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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 adults...