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Does Your Child Really Have a Food Allergy?

Food sensitivity and intolerance may be mistaken for allergic reaction, even by doctors By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter Many people misunderstand what food allergies are, and even doctors can be confused about how to best diagnose them,…
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'Simple 7' Steps Can Help Improve Blood Pressure in African-Americans

Adherence to the American Heart Association guidelines may help prevent stroke, study finds. By Robert Preidt WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just a few healthy lifestyle habits can reduce black Americans' risk of high blood pressure,…

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…

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…
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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…
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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…
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Busting the Excuses That Are Stalling Your New Year’s Resolution to Get Fit

It’s time to bust the myths that keep people from exercising.  “Exercising more” often tops the list of New Year’s resolutions, only to find itself atop the list of broken resolutions soon after. What’s your excuse? Here are six…
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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…

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…
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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.…
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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…

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…