This post was originally published on this siteVaginal dryness and incontinence are two common problems women experience. While the root causes differ, a new non-surgical procedure, ThermiVa®, safely and effectively treats both conditions in a simple in-office procedure. What causes vaginal dryness? Reduced estrogen production is the main cause of vaginal dryness. Estrogen is a female…Details
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Piedmont HealthCare – Harlan M. Hicks, M.D. of Statesville, 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…Details
This post was originally published on this siteIf you suffer from heavy menstrual periods, you are not alone. Approximately one in five women experience a heavy flow during their menstrual cycle to the point it is disruptive to everyday life. NovaSure endometrial ablation is a safe in-office procedure that can reduce or eliminate heavy menstrual…Details
Did you know that every two seconds, someone in the US needs blood? Blood cannot be manufactured and come only come from donors. Each day hospitals across the country rely on blood supplies thanks to approximately 6.8 million people who donate blood each year. While that number may seem high, only 10% of the estimated…Details
This post was originally published on this siteNew Year’s resolutions often focus on changing eating habits to help lose weight. For 2017, why not make lifestyle changes for better overall gastro health? The foods you eat effect the amount of acid your stomach produces. Did you experience acid reflux flare-ups over the holidays? Spicy foods,…Details
This post was originally published on this siteTo get rid of earwax buildup, soften the earwax using over-the-counter products such as mineral oil, hydrogen peroxide, baby oil or glycerin. Earwax removal kits are also available that can get rid of excessive earwax. Never put a hard object (cotton swab) into the ear to remove the…Details
This post was originally published on this siteFolic acid is a B-vitamin that the body uses to make new cells. It’s recommended that women who are pregnant or might become pregnant consume 400 micrograms(mcg) of folic acid daily to help prevent two types of serious birth defects: spina bifida and anencephaly. Because these birth defects…Details
For the safety of patients and staff, PHC Urgent Care in Statesville and PHC Express Care in Mooresville are closed today, Saturday, January 7. Both facilities will open on Sunday, January 8, at 11 am.
Our foremost concern is for the safety of our patients and staff. If you have not received communication from us regarding your appointment for Monday, January 9, please call the office before venturing out as an additional precaution.
This post was originally published on this siteAs you’re outlining your health-related goals for 2017, Mooresville Dermatology Center wants you to include getting a full-body skin exam on the list. Early detection is key in preventing skin cancer, which is estimated to affect one in five Americans. Our staff is specially trained to perform thorough…Details