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Get your COVID vaccine. Be proactive. Protect yourself and your family

January 14, 2021

As I start to write this article, the number of Americans that have died from COVID-19 now tops 370,000, a number that I cannot wrap my brain around and truly causes me intense pain. We are losing 3,000 people a day. We are hearing across the country that hospital capacity is at its limit. We […]


COVID-19 Vaccine available to Guilford County adults 75 years and older

January 7, 2021

The Guilford County Division of Public Health (GCDPH) announced that COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to Phase 1B adults who are 75 years or older regardless of health status or living situation. Those in this group can make a vaccination appointment by calling (336) 641-7944 and selecting Option 2 beginning Friday, January 8 at 8 […]


My wishes for a healthier new year

December 31, 2020

The holidays are a time of hope and renewal. We all have our list of goodies and wishes we would like to have received this year. My main, wish if it would have been possible, would have been for COVID-19 to have gone away. That unfortunately did not happen. More than 325,000 people just in […]


Gratitude in the Rough Place

December 24, 2020

Have you ever heard the words “Be grateful” when you feel life could not be worse? Does it make you want to roll your eyes when people start to talk about gratitude journals and lists? Feeling grateful in the rough place is a lot like forgiveness (another concept that gets an eye-roll from many). It’s […]


N.C. Black female scientist responsible for COVID-19 vaccine

December 16, 2020

“Let us salute Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett for her role in developing this vaccine,” posted Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, president of the N.C. NAACP, to his Facebook page Monday. In case anyone seeing Dr. Spearman’s post wasn’t clear on who he was referring to, it was the notable revelation that a Black female immunologist at […]


The hidden harm fostered by COVID-19

December 11, 2020

COVID-19 presents its own new set of rules. As we struggle to find a sense of normalcy in these difficult times, we realize that COVID-19 has unfortunately changed the landscape that we felt we knew so well. COVID-19 has changed the nomenclature. We speak excessively about the numbers of people that have been hospitalized, infected, […]


The Violence at Home

December 2, 2020

During this pandemic, COVID-19 has made many changes in the foundations of our society. Not being able to work, live, and socialize in the ways that were once normal in order to be as physically distant as possible has sequestered us to the safety of our homes. Safety, for some, is a relative word, and […]


What can be done in the war against COVID-19?

November 27, 2020

We are in a war and COVID-19 is winning and winning big. Across this country the war against COVID-19 is in high gear. Top infectious disease specialists, like as Dr. Anthony Fauci, have stated we need a national uniform plan as the state by state plans have been unsuccessful. At this point, there are no […]


COVID-19 map cases across the state put counties on alert

November 20, 2020

While COVID-19 cases are surging across the United States, North Carolina has instituted a new COVID-19 County Alert System to pinpoint counties with the highest levels of viral spread and offers specific recommendations to bring numbers down. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and […]


The public needs to be ready to take the COVID-19 vaccine when available

November 12, 2020

Every time I ask a patient to take a flu vaccine and they tell me no, a little piece of my heart dies. They tell me no because they say they do not get flu shots. Ultimately it has to do with trust. Trust that the healthcare system is not trying to play on them […]


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