Health Tip: Managing Meals With Gastroparesis

Condition more frequent among diabetics (HealthDay News) — Gastroparesis occurs when food in the stomach empties more slowly than it’s supposed to. It’s more common in people with diabetes. If you have the condition, the American Diabetes Association recommends: Eat small amounts of food throughout the day, rather than larger meals. Eat your meals slowly.…

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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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