Piedmont HealthCare Welcomes Allergy Specialist, Dr. Lichtenberger

Piedmont HealthCare Welcomes Frank J. Lichtenberger M.D., Ph.D. Formerly Allergy Partners of Statesville, his practice is now PHC Allergy & Immunology. Dr. Lichtenberger is board-certified in internal medicine and allergy and immunology. He provides services related to allergies, asthma and immune deficiencies including allergy testing, allergy shots, immunotherapy, clinical trials, pulmonary function tests and smoking cessation…

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Astronauts May Get Space Fever

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Weightlessness apparently causes astronauts’ body temperatures to run a little hot while in space, a new study reports. The researchers used forehead sensors to monitor the core body temperature of astronauts on the International Space Station. Measurements were taken before, during and after their venture. When at rest…

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Dolphins Beat Humans, Chimps at …

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the brightest mammal of them all? Using mirror images, researchers found that bottlenose dolphins show signs of self-awareness earlier in life than humans and chimpanzees. Recognizing oneself in a mirror is an indicator of self-awareness. This capacity has been identified only in…

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Hormone Therapy May Ease Depression Linked to Menopause

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A year of hormone therapy cut the risk of depression symptoms in women going through menopause and early postmenopause, new research shows. “Thirty-two percent of women randomized to treatment with a placebo experienced clinically significant depressive symptoms. But for women randomized to hormone therapy, the risk was cut…

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