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    Pink foods to help fight Breast Cancer

    It is that time of year again when everything turns pink as a reminder to women and men to focus on breast health and...

    6 Tips to protect yourself from the Flu Season

    It is that time of year again when the pharmaceutical and medical community are advertising that everyone receives the flu shot. After all it...

    Is mold the cause of your health symptoms

    Just this week I have seen more patients experiencing upper respiratory symptoms than over the past several months. While many patients can not explain...

    Category 4 Health Crisis

    As you may be aware, NC and the eastern coastal lines prepared for a category 4 hurricane (hurricane Florence). One of the risks of...

    Is fat fasting right for you

    You may have heard a lot about fasting diets recently. I recommend fasting as a strategy to all of my patients who are seeking...

    The most important first step to reversing Type 2 and Type 3 Diabetes

    More than 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, over 95% of which are Type 2 diabetes. Every year, an additional 1.5 million...

    Backpack advice: How to protect your child

    Can you feel the excitement in the air? If you are a parent of a school aged child, then the answer to that question...

    How does your gut health affect your heart health

    Unfortunately, many people take the fist sized muscle in their chest for granted. They assume that the heart muscle will always be working 24/7...

    Coffee… healthy or not

    It never seems to fail; research and science always seem to contradict itself. We have all heard that eggs are good for you, however...

    How to age in place with safety in mind

    At Stanly Wellness Center here in Locust we treat a lot of retirees. As we grow older, our bodies change. Our reflexes slow down,...

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    MINT HILL, NC - Girl Scout Cookies first appeared on the scene in 1917, when the Mistletoe Troop from Muskogee, OK, sold homemade cookies...

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    CHARLOTTE - A rose is a rose, but all not roses are created equal.Roses are beautiful, from the different shapes of the petals to...

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    CHARLOTTE - When COVID-19 rates began to surge in December, Novant Health saw a problem emerge: bedside nurses were overextended.“We started experiencing a pandemic...

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    MINT HILL, NC - One of the year's most romantic holidays is right around the corner. Valentine’s Day is typically a day that is...

    February – Heart Awareness Month

    CHARLOTTE - As part of the observance of Heart Awareness Month, Charlotte-based AAIDA (Advocacy & Awareness for Immune Disorders Awareness) will host an educational webinar “Supporting...