Who Will and Who Won't Get the Flu?

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Doctors can’t yet predict if someone exposed to the flu will become sick. But such predictions may be getting closer to reality, new research hints. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine say they’ve identified a “biomarker” that indicates a person’s susceptibility to flu viruses. “We’ve been after…

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Religion May Be Potent Medicine

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Want to live longer? Get thee to a house of worship, perhaps. Ohio State University researchers analyzed about 1,100 obituaries from across the United States. They found that people with religious connections lived nearly four years longer than those with no religious ties. That four-year increase was calculated…

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Dr. Vivek Trivedi receives Barrett’s Endotherapy STAR Certification

Dr. Vivek Trivedi of Piedmont HealthCare Comprehensive Digestive Care Center in Statesville completes and receives Barrett’s Endotherapy STAR Certification through the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Enrollment in this certification requires accredited training in gastroenterology or surgery, a minimum of 250 hours of upper endoscopies performed, and proficiency in endoscopic dilation, hemostasis, injection techniques and…

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