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Protecting yourself from tick-borne illnesses

June 7, 2017 June 21, 2021
Hiking, camping and playing outside can be fun, but a tick bite could mean serious consequences. Here's one doctor's advice on how to prevent tick-borne illnesses.

A peek inside one doctor’s COVID-19 journal

June 18, 2021
In November 1664 the bubonic plague arrived in London. Known as the Black Death for the discoloration of the swollen affected lymph nodes (buboes), when the pandemic subsided 18 months later, fully a quarter of London’s population lay dead. Several years...

Why am I so tired all the time?

June 18, 2021
Constantly worn out? Does fatigue hit you sooner these days? It may be time to talk to your doctor.

Brain damage or back to normal? Seconds count in stroke care.

June 18, 2021
Every minute a stroke is left untreated can mean the difference between permanent disability and a full recovery.

New Alzheimer's drug: 9 things you need to know

June 18, 2021
The FDA recently approved the first new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease since 2003. Novant Health behavioral neurologist Dr. Mark Pippenger, a dementia specialist, is fielding lots of calls about it. He says there are reasons for excitement but cautions there are more hurdles to cross and questions to answer before the drug can be administered.

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