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Life expectancy of Americans has gone down

December 29, 2017

As we end this year, recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC-P) National Center for Health Statistics have entered the news that addresses of the life expectancy of Americans. The general life expectancy has declined for a second year after reaching a high of 78.8 years in 2014. It is now […]

Guardianship Reform on Tap in the North Carolina Legislature

December 22, 2017

Adults with disabilities are leading longer lives thanks to advances in medicine and technology and where once people with disabilities died young, now a good number will likely outlive their parents. But many of those parents have been the guardians for their children, providing guidance, security and steering their every move. Advocates for guardianship alternatives […]

Deadlines near on Medicare/ACA Enrollments

December 1, 2017

Anyone in need of Medicare, or who would like to sign up for 2018 coverage per Obamacare, needs to hurry because the deadline to enroll for both health insurance programs is fast approaching. The enrollment deadline for Medicare is Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. According to, the official U.S. government site for Medicare, Medicare, “…is […]

New blood pressure recommendations

November 17, 2017

Hot off the press, the new recommendations on blood pressure have been released. As a hypertension specialist and after attending several conferences on this topic, I have a good idea of what those recommendations will be. I have been using them in my practice. The bottom line is that the new recommendations have found we […]

Exercise and diet can help with menopause

October 20, 2017

One of the major complaints I get as women start to age is concern about menopause. Though I assure them that it is a normal part of life, most are not happy. Women often look at the changes that occur in their bodies as they age as problems, however these changes are normal at this […]

Are there medications one can get “deprescribed”?

October 6, 2017

Each and every day that I practice medicine I see patients who do not take their medication. For sure there are many different reasons for this to happen. So many times we hear patients cite financial reasons for not taking the medications. A medication that was affordable when started has now been put on the […]

Cone Foundation celebrates 20 years

September 29, 2017

In October, Cone Health Foundation will host three events aimed at calling attention to the barriers our neighbors struggle with to improve their health. Since 1997, Cone Health Foundation has awarded more than $86 million to various organizations sharing its mission of improving the health of the community. The foundation will mark 20 years of […]

Is addiction to nicotine a problem or part of a problem?

September 22, 2017

Did you know that in the United States there are more than 480,000 yearly tobacco related deaths? When we think of this we automatically think that addiction to nicotine is the root of the problem. Is that really the problem or is the addiction to nicotine just part of the problem? There are more than […]

Show Your Heart Some Love!

September 15, 2017

Even though we talk about it all year long, Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States and the second leading cause of death in North Carolina. Did you know that each year, more than 600,000 people in the U.S. die as a result of heart disease? In North Carolina, more […]

Influenza vaccinations and the elderly

September 8, 2017

Labor Day has come and gone. We are now unofficially done with summer and our thoughts drift off into autumn. When we think of autumn I am particularly concerned about the change in the fall weather and the arrival of the cold and flu season. We dodged a bullet last winter and had a very […]


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