Posts filed under: Health Matters

With over 600,000 performed each year, total knee replacement (TKR) surgery is one of the most common and fastest growing surgeries in the United States. According to the American Academy...
Interestingly, skiing/snowboarding are ranked 10th among the top 20 causes of head injury seen in U.S. emergency rooms. Cycling is number one, followed by football, baseball and basketball. Soccer is...
The link between sulphur dioxides and nitrogen oxides on the one hand and asthma, bronchitis and pulmonary inflammation on the other are well established in the literature. However, most people...
Vince Crockenberg | Contributor Cycling is one of the healthiest best forms of outdoor exercise available to us. It’s good for the environment, saves money and gets you fit by...
Carina Cartelli, M.D. | Contributor In the last issue of The Charlotte News, I reviewed some of the causes of our opioid epidemic and promised to discuss some possible remedies...
  Carina Cartelli, M.D. | Contributor “What caused the opioid epidemic?” This is a question I frequently get asked as a physician who works on the front lines of the...
Richard “Bunky” Bernstein | Contributor The 12-mile hike over the Tongariro volcano on New Zealand’s North Island has been called one of the 10 best day hikes in the world....
Timothy Gould | Contributor Imagine your average golfer. Is he or she lazily leaning on a golf club on the tee box? Are they slumped in a golf cart as...
Jim Hyde | Contributor Lost in all of the attention being paid to the demonization of climate science by the Trump administration is the fact that all the sciences are...
Jeff Albertson | Contributor With the change of seasons and the excited pursuit of new activities that accompanies it, our sports rehabilitation clinic will see a rush of seasonal injuries...
Jim Hyde | Contributor Americans got a reprieve last week when the president decided to pull the American Health Care Act (AHCA) from consideration in the House. It was a...
Katie Spencer, D.P.T. | Contributor At some point in our lives, a majority of us are likely to experience neck and back pain, including chronic muscle strains, persistent spinal malalignment,...
Story submitted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sickle cell disease is one of the most common genetic diseases in the United States. It is estimated that more than...
Laurel Lakey | Contributor According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of four American adults age 65 and older experiences a fall each year. Many...
Jim Hyde | Contributor The most charitable interpretation of November’s election result is that a minority of voters wanted change at any cost. And thanks to the arcane functioning of...
Joe Lasek, MD | Contributor Pull quote: It turns out that the most powerful technique for improving sleep quality is often to reduce sleep quantity. In the November 30 issue...
Joe Lasek, M.D. | Contributor This is the second of a series of articles on the basics of sleep, including remedying sleep problems when they arise. The first article appeared...
Jim Hyde | Contributor When I was asked if I would do a piece for the Charlotte News on the health effects of eating GE foods it seemed like a...
Richard Bernstein, M.D. | Contributor Three years ago, when the commander and I sailed our sloop Luna down the Intracoastal Waterway, we enjoyed meeting other boat people along the way....
Joe Lasek | Contributor O sleep! O gentle sleep! Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, that thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down and steep my senses...