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October 14, 2020

Don’t Delay Cancer Screenings During COVID-19

Here are three cancer screenings you shouldn’t postpone during the pandemic.

Cancer, Coronavirus

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October 9, 2020

Your Dog is Good for Your Health

More than 65 percent of U.S. households own at least one dog and nearly half own more than one. And that’s good news for Americans’ health. Owning a dog decreases blood pressure and helps to prevent cardiovascular disease. Anita Skariah, DO, a physician with Orange Family Medical Group in Hillsborough, appeared on WRAL’s “Staying Healthy”…

Family Medicine, Health, Pets

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October 2, 2020

Is It Safe to Trick-or-Treat?

Here’s what the experts say about Halloween activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus

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September 30, 2020

What People with Diabetes Need to Know About Their Feet

Keep your blood sugar under control to avoid serious complications.

Diabetes, Podiatry

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September 24, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin D

Vitamin D isn’t naturally found in many foods, but your body makes its own when you get a little sun.

Bone Health, Primary Care

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