A Toddler’s Screen Time Tied to Speech Delay

Findings support American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines on technology use by very young children (HealthDay News) — Letting a baby or toddler use a smartphone or tablet may lead to delays in talking, a new study suggests. “Handheld devices are everywhere these days,” said principal investigator Dr. Catherine Birken, a staff pediatrician and scientist at…

Preparing for a Skin Exam

Your skin is the largest organ of the body acting as a barrier, insulator and a sensor to the outside world. Skin provides a waterproof shield and protects against extreme environmental exposure including temperature, sun and chemicals. It also provides a layer of protection by releasing antibacterial substances to help prevent infection. Board Certified Dermatologists,…

Relieve Vaginal Pain Without Surgery or Hormone Replacement Therapy

ThermiVa is a non-surgical procedure that works to eliminate vaginal pain. No surgery, no downtime, no medication, no additional pain. ThermiVa is a simple solution to troublesome vaginal pain. Women often experience vaginal pain such as vaginal dryness and discomfort during intercourse or urination. These problems tend to rise when estrogen production significantly decreases. Estrogen…

PHC – Internal Medicine & Weight Management Earns Highest PCMH Recognition Level

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Piedmont HealthCare – Internal Medicine & Weight Management of Mooresville, 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…

PHC – Melissa Champe-Seagle, M.D. Clinic Earns Highest PCMH Recognition Level

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Piedmont HealthCare – Melissa Champe-Seagle, M.D. of Mocksville, 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 information…