Health Tip: Coping With Cold Sores

Suggestions to ease discomfort (HealthDay News) — Cold sores are small blisters, triggered a herpes virus, that mostly form on the mouth. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how to cope with them: Apply an over-the-counter antiviral cold-sore medication that contains docosanol or benzyl alcohol. Apply an ice pack to ease pain, or an over-the-counter…

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PHC Receives Best Business Award from Statesville Relay for Life

Piedmont HealthCare received the Statesville Relay for Life award for “Best Business” for fundraising success at the event held earlier in May. In addition to sponsoring musical entertainment, the Catalina’s, Piedmont HealthCare hosted a tent at the event to sell raffle tickets and refreshments. PHC’s Mammography Center also set up a tent for their game “Bra…

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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.…

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Ovarian Cancer Drug Given Fast-Track Approval

Rubraca’s use is specific to women with a mutation of the BRCA gene, FDA said (HealthDay News) — The anti-cancer drug Rubraca (rucaparib) has been granted accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced ovarian cancer. The approval is limited to cases where the cancer is caused by specific gene mutations…

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Health Tip: Checking Your Child’s Moles

Characteristics you should watch for (HealthDay News) — If your child’s mole changes frequently or otherwise looks suspicious, it’s time to see a doctor. The American Academy of Dermatology says these warning signs shouldn’t be ignored: A mole that grows or changes quickly, or looks different from any other mole. A mole that is dome-shaped,…

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