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Seeing a Specialist? How to Make the Most of Your Visit

By Matthew D. Young, MD, MBA Medical appointments can typically be overwhelming, particularly if you’re visiting a specialist. These physician’s visits can current a whirlwind of latest data, typically difficult by the anxiousness and different comprehensible feelings that associate with concern in your well being and well-being. And typically, regardless of how a lot time

Clearing up some myths round e-cigarettes

No doubt you’ll have seen a number of the tales within the media not too long ago following the publication of PHE’s newest replace of the evidence on e-cigarettes .  E-cigarettes do appear to be a bit like Marmite, courting controversy among the many public and media alike. Not surprisingly, there are many inaccuracies and

Helping local areas to prevent falls in older people

We have previously written about the focus that Public Health England is putting on making the economic case for prevention and this is manifesting itself practically through the development of a series of Return on Investment (RoI) Tools for locals authorities to make sure that every pound of their budget has the maximum impact. ROI tools

Mission Hospital McDowell – 5 Ways the New Hospital Benefits You

Set to open this spring, Mission Hospital McDowell will feature expanded emergency room services, larger inpatient rooms and state-of-the-art equipment. So what does that mean for you and your family, the patients of the new hospital? Here are five ways the new Mission Hospital McDowell will benefit you: Expanded emergency department with 15 bays, including

4 African American Healthcare Pioneers in Western North Carolina

Each February, we observe Black History Month or National African American History Month and we use this time to recognize the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout our nation’s history. As we think about nationally recognized African American pioneers such as civil rights activists Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, inventor

Relationship Goals – Keeping a Strong Bond with Your Pediatrician

Dr. Ashley McClary, a pediatrician at McDowell Pediatrics in Marion, offers expert advice on getting the most out of your relationship with your child’s medical provider, as seen in WNC Parent. Let’s face it, going to the doctor’s office can be a whirlwind. You try to remember everything you wanted to ask and everything that was said

Expert Q&A – Braces and Artificial Limbs

Wilder LaFond, Director of CarePartners Orthotics & Prosthetics, answers some common orthotics questions. Q: What is CarePartners Orthotics & Prosthetics and how can they help? A: We’re a team of highly trained clinicians and other experts who make and fit braces and artificial limbs. Our patients regain independence and quality of life after losing a