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Friday, January 21, 2022

Dying during COVID-19 should come with respect

October 28, 2021

COVID-19 has taught us about life and death in so many ways. It has helped us find a sense of humanity and made us look at how people to die. During this pandemic we have lost worldwide more than seven million people. So many of these people died alone; no one should die alone. In […]


Lifestyle Medicine targets the roots of one’s health problems

October 23, 2021

I recently had the distinct privileged of attending a conference where Dr. Bonnie Coyle was a featured speaker. She spoke on the topic of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Coyle is the health director of Cabarrus County. They call it the Health Alliance there and her specialty is Lifestyle Medicine. First, I was not aware that a […]


Regular use of low dose aspirin may be harmful

October 15, 2021

Just like anything else in life, sometimes a fresh look at an old subject is necessary. When we look at things we have always done with the advantage of new and improved data, changes may occur. For forever and a day, thousands of people have been taking a baby aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular […]


Mental Health Awareness is vital, and growing

October 8, 2021

As we enter the last few months of this unforgettable 2021 year, we should pause to look at some of the events that have occurred over the year. People all over the world have commiserated and discussed the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the health care disciplines that has received much needed attention […]


The connection between the mind, heart and body is real

October 1, 2021

It is not a secret that the stresses of life can and do affect the quality of your health. This is particularly so with the quality of your cardiovascular health. Strong scientific evidence has proven that the mind, the heart and the body greatly impact one another. Previous studies in this field have studied how […]


Understand the symptoms of caregiver burn out

September 24, 2021

There are many different groups of people, who give in the service of others in this world. One of the most giving are the individuals, who unselfishly give to their family and friends in the service of keeping them alive. I bow my head to the caregivers of this world. They come in all sexes, […]


Routine maintenance exams are necessary, especially during COVID

September 18, 2021

Today I saw several patients that I had not seen in a year. When asked why they had not come in for a check-up sooner, their answer was they were afraid to because of COVID-19. This saddens me and other healthcare providers as we believe we can provide safe care for you even in the […]


Back to school recommendations during COVID

September 10, 2021

Well, they tell me summer is now over and we are on our way to enjoying cooler weather and preparing for the winter months. I certainly welcome the anticipated more comfortable weather that is to come but my heart sinks as I also consider what I fear will return. With still so many people still […]


Be prepared for hurricane season

September 3, 2021

What a year it has been. COVID-19 has worn us down to a frazzle as we battle the fourth wave of this virus. Now Hurricane Ida has made us aware that hurricane season is upon us. The strength of Ida’s winds and the force of the rains she rendered upon the gulf coast states of […]


The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 gains FDA approval

August 28, 2021

It is now official. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 has gained FDA approval. This vaccine will now be known commercially as Comirnaty; a strange name if you ask me. Now vaccine hesitant people who said they were not going to get vaccinated because the medication was not FDA approved, have lost their primary reason for […]


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