ECU hosts rural health symposium

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) More than 100 people attended a rural health symposium at East Carolina University Thursday.

Presenters of the two day event showed videos and gave speeches about what rural North Carolina faces when it comes to health.

One of the concerns is transportation to and from the doctors office.

Another big issue for eastern Carolina is diabetes.

During the event different speakers from all over the state were able to share their input on the issues they see in different communities.

This is the second year that this event has taken place and it was put on by the Brody School of Medicine at ECU.