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Fight The Flu

Fight The Flu

The CDC has some great online resources for information on the influenza (the flu) virus. Below are some links to our favorite fact sheets.​ The Flu: A Guide For Parents - https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/updated/a-flu-guide-for-parents.pdf Flu & You: A...

New Year, New You!

New Year, New You!

The holiday season has drawn to a close, and you’ve set your New Year’s resolutions. In today’s society, it seems that we’re getting busier and busier by the minute. Could are winding down and potential resolutions are being pondered. Are you ready to put time and...

NOT TO LATE TO GET YOUR FLU SHOT!

NOT TO LATE TO GET YOUR FLU SHOT!

Most of us think of flu season, being between December and February. But did you know that flu activity can last as late as May? According to the CDC Flu view report, flu activity continues to increase in North Carolina. (See chart below) There are localized pockets...

GET YOUR LEGS SUMMER READY!

GET YOUR LEGS SUMMER READY!

VARICOSE VEIN DISEASE & TREATMENT OPTIONS Varicose veins are the result of chronic venous disease and affect millions of people every year. The spectrum of venous disorders range from spider veins and reticular veins to large varicose veins and ulcerations. The result...

Don’t let the Flu get you down

Don’t let the Flu get you down

The Flu virus is here, so take the appropriate steps to prevent Flu from keeping you down. Following these simple steps can help keep you and your family healthy this flu season: Get vaccinated. According to the CDC, influenza vaccination is safe and effective and is...

Acne Treatment:  What is the best course of action?

Acne Treatment: What is the best course of action?

Acne: What is it? An inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands, characterized by comedones and pimples, especially on the face, back, and chest, and, in severe cases, by cysts and nodules resulting in scarring. Who gets acne? If you have a bad case of acne, you may...

What is a Sports Physical?

What is a Sports Physical?

Playing sports is a great way to have fun and stay fit. Anyone who has played sports knows that you have to pay some extra attention to your health. If you play team sports, you may have to get a sports physical. Usually this is a visit to the doctor to make sure...

What are the different types of Asthma?

What are the different types of Asthma?

About one in every 10 children has asthma….A distinction is made between childhood asthma and adult-onset asthma, when symptoms don’t appear until at least age 20. Other types of asthma are described below. Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lungs. It makes...

Minimizing Youth Sports Injuries

Minimizing Youth Sports Injuries

Sports may be fun for kids and parents, but accidents happen. Around one in three children in the US who participate in sports will miss a game this year due to a sports-related injury. Here are some interesting statistics: More than 46.5 million children participate...