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Health Tip: Preparing for an Emergency

Don’t be caught off-guard (HealthDay News) — Whether it’s a natural disaster, fire or man-made activity, you and your family should be prepared for an emergency. The Red Cross says you should: Understand the types of emergencies that are possible in your area. Develop and rehearse an evacuation plan for your family.   Have at…

Joshi Internal Medicine Works Toward Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

Joshi Internal Medicine is currently working toward Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition. According to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) practice inspires quality in care, cultivates more engaging patient relationships, and captures savings through expanded access and delivery options that align patient preferences with payer and provider capabilities. Joshi Internal…

In Memory of Dr. Edward S. Campbell

It is with deep sadness that Piedmont HealthCare today announces the passing of Edward S. Campbell, MD. Dr. Campbell served as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy from 1978 to 1988. He was a founding father of Lake Norman Family Medicine and has been with Piedmont HealthCare since 1998. Dr. Campbell served on the board…

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Health Tip: Coping With Irritable Bowel Disease Flares

Suggestions for adjusting your diet (HealthDay News) — Watching what you eat won’t completely prevent irritable bowel flares, but it can help significantly. The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America suggests: Opting for smaller, more frequent meals. Limiting fried, greasy foods. Restricting dairy products. Cutting back on high-fiber foods, such as nuts, popcorn, seeds and corn.…