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How Does Atherosclerosis Put You At Risk For a Heart Attack?

Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries silently and slowly blocks arteries, decreases blood flow and can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Knowing what it is and how to prevent it decreases your chances of developing heart disease. What is Atherosclerosis? Bad cholesterol and cells form a plaque in the walls of your arteries. […]

Are You A Candidate For Allergy Shots?

Spring’s arrival next week brings misery for the millions of allergy sufferers. With the blooming trees and flowers comes pollen, which means congestion, sneezing and watering, itchy eyes for many. If over-the-counter medicines aren’t helping your symptoms, it might be time to pursue allergy shots for longer-lasting relief. Also called allergen immunotherapy, allergy shots help […]

Healthy Snacking Makes for a Healthy Heart

February is recognized as both National Heart Health Month and National Snack Food Month. It’s a great time to talk about healthy snacking that is an important part of a heart-healthy lifestyle. Snacking isn’t bad for you. Everyone gets the munchies. What matters is the amount of food you consume when snacking and the types […]

Seniors Should Pay Close Attention to Maintaining Healthy Eating Habits

According to the National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging, one in four older Americans has poor nutrition. Malnutrition weakens muscles and bones, leaves you susceptible to disease and can put you at risk for becoming overweight or underweight. As you age, your appetite, food habits and nutritional needs can change in many […]

Do You Suffer From SAD or the Holiday Blues?

Anxiety, sadness, loneliness, lack of motivation. Are you  suffering from the holiday blues or seasonal affective disorder? Knowing the difference between the two can get you on the road to recovery sooner.   ‘Tis the (winter) season   If you have feelings of anxiety and sadness over specific holiday topics like gift budgets, too many commitments and […]

7 Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Season

The holiday season is in full swing, the time of year you’re most likely to engage in stressful activities. But there are steps can you take to keep stress at bay now through the New Year. Here’s a sample of the biggest holiday stress sources, according to the Consumer Reports National Research Center. Which ones do […]

Is it a cold or is it the flu?

Both a cold and the flu can leave you feeling miserable. Since both are respiratory illnesses they share some overlapping symptoms. But because different viruses cause them, there are signs that are specific to one ailment and not the other. As the flu and typical cold seasons approach, it’s important to know the differences.   Common […]

Type 2 diabetes: Recognize the symptoms and know who’s at risk

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. It’s estimated that 86 million Americans are at risk for developing diabetes. It is a disease that can be treated, managed, and prevented with proper care and awareness.  Type 2 diabetes is more often diagnosed, compared to type 1 diabetes. Common symptoms include:   Frequent urination   Increased thirst and hunger  […]

Carolina Specialty Care, PA, is pleased to welcome Kristen L. Pawlowski, MSN, FNP-BC – Pain Management

Kristen L. Pawlowski, MSN, FNP-BC Kristen is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with more than 18 years of nursing experience. Her background includes Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care and Internal Medicine. In addition to her clinical experience Kristen has an academic background that includes two Bachelor’s degrees {BA in Psychology from Boston University & […]