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Exercising at Home

There are so many amazing options for virtual fitness training, it can actually be overwhelming to determine which one will work best for you and your lifestyle! Furthermore, many top virtual fitness programs vary dramatically in format and cost. In this article, we will give an overview of a few of the leading virtual workout […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Did you know that? 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year 1 in 25 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year Each year during the first week of October, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) seeks […]

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Healthy Chicken Pot Pie

INGREDIENTS: 1-pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cubed 1 ½ cups diced carrots 1 cup green peas ½ cup sliced celery 3 tablespoons butter  ⅓ cup chopped onion ⅓ cup all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon celery seed 1.5 cups chicken broth ⅔ cup low-fat milk ¼ cup chopped […]

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The Importance of an In-Person Physical

During the COVID-19 pandemic, patients are understandably hesitant to go into their doctor’s office. Although telemedicine is a reliable option, seeing your doctor in person is invaluable. We are still encouraging patients to schedule their annual physicals!   We would much rather see you when you are well and catch illnesses when they are just beginning […]

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Face Mask 101

In North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper has issued a state-wide mask mandate in response to rising coronavirus case numbers over the summer. It is important to abide by these regulations in order to protect those who are most vulnerable in our community. The current guidelines for North Carolina are to wear a face-covering when in […]

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Colorful Quinoa Salad

Ingredients 4 Cups of Cooked Quinoa 3 Cups of Shredded Red Cabbage 1 Cup of Shredded Carrots ½ Cup of Chopped Red Pepper ½ Cup of Edamame or Peas ½ Cup of Asian Vinaigrette  1 Avocado 3 TBSP of Tuxedo Sesame Seeds Directions Cook Quinoa per the directions on the package. Set aside and allow […]

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Pandemic PTSD?

PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) is a set of reactions that can occur after someone endures a traumatic event. In the first days and weeks after a traumatic event, people often experience strong feelings of fear, sadness, guilt, anger, and grief. As they begin to process what happened to them, these feelings typically subside. Most people […]

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Vitamin C Smoothie

Ingredients: 2 Clementines 1 Frozen Banana 1 Cup of Frozen Pineapple 2 Cups of Coconut Water 1 Cup of Ice Directions: Blend until smooth

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Diabetes and Me

Type 2 Diabetes is a condition that disrupts how your body metabolizes sugar. It causes your body to resist insulin’s signal to draw sugar out of the bloodstream and into the tissues that function off of it. Your pancreas futilely attempts to compensate by producing more and more insulin but eventually, it begins to atrophy […]

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Do You Suffer from Depression or Anxiety?

Millions of Americans are affected by mental illness, depression, and anxiety being among the most commonly diagnosed mental health conditions. If you are feeling depressed or anxious, you are not alone. Recent studies revealed that nearly 16 million American adults suffer from major depression and 42 million suffer from anxiety disorders. Depression Depression is often […]

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