IUD May Lower Cervical Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — IUD contraceptive devices may reduce a woman’s risk of cervical cancer by about a third, a new review concludes. Researchers think IUDs might promote an immune response that kills off human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes virtually all cases of cervical cancer. “The data say the presence…

Mooresville Pediatric & Adolescent Care PCMH Level 3

Mooresville Pediatric & Adolescent Care Earns Highest PCMH Recognition Level

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Piedmont HealthCare – Mooresville Pediatric & Adolescent Care earned NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition Level 3 for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information…

Bright Futures PCMH Level 3

Bright Futures Pediatrics Receives Patient-Centered Medical Home Level 3 Recognition

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Piedmont HealthCare – Bright Futures Pediatrics of Statesville, NC, earned NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition Level 3 for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and…

Divers May Be Plunging Into Trouble

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A well-executed dive may look graceful and effortless, but competitive diving can take a toll on the body, a doctor warns. “Even when a dive is perfectly executed, injuries can occur, whether traumatic or from overuse,” said Dr. Nathaniel Jones, a sports medicine physician at Loyola University Health…