Posts filed under: Health Matters

As part of the HeartSafe Community CVFRS will be offering multiple blood pressure clinics every month...
Let’s set aside for the moment the politicized hot-button talk about healthcare costs in the United States and look at the problem of controlling health care costs as perhaps your...
Vermont health officials say we may be in for a rough flu season and are advising people to get their flu shots to protect both themselves as well as...
Charlotte Vol Fire & Rescue is hosting a series of blood pressure clinics at Town Hall and the Library this month as part of their HeartSafe Community education program. Clinic...
Many people are aware that balance exercises can help reduce the risk of falling, but what might be more surprising is that these exercises can also help increase your core...
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...