Lake Norman Family Medicine Clinic Earns Highest PCMH Recognition Level

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Piedmont HealthCare – Lake Norman Family Medicine 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 teamwork and…

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Your Menstrual Symptoms Might Be Endometriosis

March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month. Learn the symptoms and treatment options for this often un-diagnosed but common condition. It’s estimated that one in 10 women are diagnosed with endometriosis in their reproductive years. Some women may overlook symptoms associated with this condition, believing them to be associated with a regular menopause cycle. Very painful…

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PMG Research and Piedmont HealthCare, PA, Announce Clinical Research Partnership

PMG Research, Inc. and Piedmont HealthCare announced today finalization of an Integrated Services Agreement that formalizes a clinical research partnership effective April 1, 2017. This partnership will increase clinical research availability in Statesville, NC and the surrounding communities. PMG Research will assume the existing research infrastructure within Piedmont HealthCare as part of its continued growth…

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Mild Winter Brings Early Allergy Season

Spring seems to have sprung early across the region, and the early arrival is also triggering a sooner start to allergy season. An usually warm February provided plants early blooming opportunities, causing the pollen season to arrive about 10 to 20 days ahead of schedule. Unfortunately an early start to the allergy season doesn’t mean…

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Is Your Home Poison-Proof?

Children under age six account for half of all poison exposures. Poisoning is preventable and treatable. When baby-proofing your home, make sure you are poison-proofing it as well. How to poison-proof your home Know what is poisonous. Chemicals and cleaning products are on the list. But don’t forget: Medications (including prescription, over-the-counter and vitamins) Cosmetics…

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Colon Cancer: Myths vs. Facts

Being informed is important. Being misinformed can be dangerous. Let’s break down some myths people may have about colon cancer and prevention. Myth: If you don’t have a family history of colon cancer or stomach problems, you don’t need to be tested. Fact: While a family history increases your chances of developing colon cancer, it…

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