Latest Guilford County Department of Public Health Stories

2008-08-21 12:01:28

By LEX ALEXANDER Cast a vote, get a flu shot: Voters at several Guilford County polling places may be able to enjoy that kind of one-stop shopping on Election Day. Under a proposal to the county Board of Elections, the Guilford County Department of Public Health would offer flu vaccination clinics Nov. 4 at eight of the county's 165 polling places. The elections board cannot officially approve the effort, but it does not object to the concept, board Chairman Jim Turner said. The...

2008-08-14 00:00:44

The Guilford County Department of Public Health is holding back- to-school immunization clinics for children and college students. The first clinic was Tuesday. Additional clinics will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 12, 19 and 26 at two locations: 1100 E. Wendover Ave. in Greensboro and 501 E. Green Drive in High Point. Call 641-5563 in Greensboro or 845-7699 in High Point to schedule an appointment. The health department requires a birth certificate, social security card and current...

2008-06-16 09:01:16

By High Point Enterprise, N.C. Jun. 16--GUILFORD COUNTY -- Caring for expectant mothers at the Guilford County Department of Public Health became easier this month with the addition of ultrasound technology. The Women's Hospital of Greensboro donated a $5,000 Diasonics Gateway Series machine to the agency. Women enrolled in the department's maternity services program in Greensboro will be eligible for scannings. "Moses Cone Health System is a great friend to and supporter of public...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.