July is National Strep B Awareness Month

Spread the Facts, not the Disease. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), group B strep is the leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in newborns in the USA Worldwide, group B strep is one of the most important infectious causes of newborn illness and death per the World Health Organization…

Piedmont HealthCare Full Circle Family Medicine Earns NCQA Recognition

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that PHC Full Circle Family Medicine of Mooresville, NC has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition 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…

Who Is at Risk for Colon Cancer

People over age 50 have the highest risk of colorectal cancer. You may also be at higher risk if you are African American, smoke or have a family history of colorectal cancer. Everyone can take these healthy steps to help prevent colorectal cancer: Get screened starting at age 50. Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand…