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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…

Research Shows Marathon Runs Won’t Harm Your Arteries

Age, not mileage, predicted hardening of vessels in study sample (HealthDay News) — New research may allay concerns that long-distance running could harm the heart. Marathoners are not at increased risk for narrowing or hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), a German study says. Researchers tested the arteries of 97 runners who had competed in an…

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.…