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  • 3 Steps to Prepare for Joint Replacement Surgery 10/29/2021

    If you’re scheduled to have joint replacement surgery, now is a great time to make preparations that will help your recovery. Here are three steps we recommend you take to prepare for joint replacement surgery.

  • Prehypertension: High Blood Pressure’s Warning Sign 10/22/2021

    High blood pressure can put you at greater risk of heart attack, stroke and other life-threatening complications. So, what can you do to stop prehypertension from becoming full-on hypertension? Let’s find out!

  • Pregnancy Timeline: Here’s What to Do and When 10/15/2021

    You’re pregnant! Congrats! You might be feeling excitement, anxiety, joy, trepidation or all of the above. That’s normal. Use this timeline to help you stay on top of important health-related tasks and milestones.

  • Does Your Child Have Allergies, RSV or COVID-19? 10/8/2021

    As children get back together, it’s very easy for them to start transmitting all kinds of infections and viruses to each other that they hadn’t been sharing over the summer. We have four ways to help you tell the difference between allergies, RSV and other infections such as a cold, the flu or COVID-19:

  • When Food Rebels: What You Need to Know About Food Poisoning 7/19/2021

    Food poisoning, or more accurately foodborne illness, affects 48 million people in the United States and causes 128,000 people to be hospitalized annually. So what causes food poisoning, and how can you prevent it?

  • 7 Reasons Your Joints May Ache 7/12/2021

    If your joints hurt, you probably want to know why and what can be done to alleviate your pain. Here are the seven most common causes of joint pain and how they are treated.

  • 6 Things to Know About Varicose Veins 7/6/2021

    About 20 percent of adults have varicose veins, and most everyone has a spider vein or two. While you may not like the way they look, these bluish, lumpy intrusions are usually harmless. However, for some people, they can be painful and dangerous. Here’s what to know about leg veins.

  • COVID-19 Affects Men Differently – Here’s Why 6/29/2021

    June is Men’s Health Month, and as we wrap up the month, we couldn’t help but wonder about the ways that COVD-19 has affected men specifically. So we spoke to Dr. Thaddeus West, primary care physician at UNC Internal Medicine at Goldsboro, to gain a better understanding.

  • 5 Things You Need to Know About Your Teens and Vaping 6/28/2021

    Smoking cigarettes has long been symbolic of teenage rebellion. But today, kids are more likely to be caught in a fog of vapor than a cloud of smoke. In fact, more than 1 in 4 high school students use e-cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • Men’s Health Timeline 6/1/2021

    Too many men, especially younger men, don’t have a family physician and don’t get regular checkups. Between ages 18 and 30, healthy men should see a doctor every two to three years. Men 30 and older should go annually.

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