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William A. White, MD Receives Patient-Centered Medical Home Level 3 Recognition

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Piedmont HealthCare – William A. White, MD 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…

Diet May Help Fight Epilepsy When Meds Fail

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For children with epilepsy who don’t find relief from their seizures with medication, a tightly controlled nutrition plan might help, a pair of new studies suggests. Called the ketogenic diet, the therapy provides a carefully balanced high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that causes the body to burn fat instead of…