CDC Recommends Not Administering Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine for 2016-17

In June, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a statement that the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), commonly known as the nasal spray flu vaccine, should not be administered during the 2016-17 flu season due to concerns about how well it works in preventing those vaccinated from getting the flu.  The CDC’s Advisory Committee…

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How ORBERA® Works

  This animation explains how the ORBERA® Gastric Balloon works and it placed and removed. ORBERA® is a soft, yet durable, weight loss balloon designed to fit comfortably in your stomach. A team of physicians designed it to be a temporary tool and simple non-surgical weight loss solution. Its volume and shape are meant to…

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Sinus Surgery

Traditional sinus surgery removes diseased or obstructive sinus tissue resulting in improved natural sinus drainage. Post-operative care is as important as the sinus surgery. Balloon sinuplasty or sinus ostial dilation surgery is a newer method to address sinus disease. It involves expanding the natural drainage openings of the sinus passages. It is an approved, safe…

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Piedmont HealthCare Welcomes Nicole Wellbaum, MD!

Piedmont HealthCare is pleased to welcome Nicole Wellbaum, MD. Dr. Wellbaum joins Lake Norman OB/GYN in Mooresville, North Carolina. A graduate of Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, she earned her medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. PHC – Lake Norman OB/GYN 131 Medical Park Road Suite 102 Mooresville, NC 28117 704-663-1282 Phone…

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