How stress affects your skin

Stress levels tend to rise during the holidays, and every year we’re given warnings about the negative effects stress has on the body. Stress has been linked to diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure as well as conditions like indigestion and neck pain.   Even your skin isn’t immune to the effects of constant stress.…

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How stress affects your skin

Stress levels tend to rise during the holidays, and every year we’re given warnings about the negative effects stress has on the body. Stress has been linked to diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure as well as conditions like indigestion and neck pain.   Even your skin isn’t immune to the effects of constant stress.…

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Hicks Internal Medicine Works Toward Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

Hicks Internal Medicine has implemented several quality improvement projects throughout 2016. The practice worked to improve in the following areas: Decrease in numbers of patients in need of a pneumonia vaccination – improved scores by 55%.  Focus on ensuring that all diabetic patients have an A1C < 8.  The practice is below the national benchmark at…

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National Alzheimer’s and Family Caregiver’s Month

Piedmont Healthcare supports two important initiatives during the month of November: National Alzheimer’s Awareness and Family Caregiver’s Month. Both are connected, as many family caregivers across the country are caring for someone suffering from Alzheimer’s.   It is estimated that more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. In 2015 more than 15 million caregivers…

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Acid Reflux Isn’t Your Basic Heartburn

Also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), acid reflux occurs when stomach acid flows backward into the esophagus. The stomach entrance has a valve called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) that closes once food passes through it. If the LES doesn’t close completely, acid from the stomach moves into the esophagus, causing heartburn, regurgitation and…

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