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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 public places, indoor or outdoor, when physical-distancing of 6 feet or more is not possible.  Here are some tips for wearing your face mask properly: Keep it snug: Your mask should be snug against the sides of your phase, completely covering your nose and mouth. Multiple Layers: It is beneficial to use a cloth face mask that has multiple layers of fabric. Also, many cloth face masks have a filter pocket where you...

Protecting Yourself Against Coronavirus

We are all hoping that our efforts to “flatten the curve” will prove effective in the coming weeks and months. But as states and counties begin to reopen businesses, it’s important to take personal preventative measures to protect yourself against getting sick. Here are some basic tips to keep you safe: Frequently wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least twenty seconds.Have a bottle of hand sanitizer nearby. Did you know you can make your own if you can’t find any at the store? Mix rubbing or isopropyl alcohol with Aloe Vera and a few drops of essential oils. Stick to a 2:1 ratio of alcohol to Aloe Vera. Try to find 99% alcohol volume.Wear a mask or face covering if you are...

Allergies vs. Coronavirus

It’s May and flowers are blooming, bees are pollinating, and you may notice that familiar layer of pollen on your back porch. In other words, allergy season is upon us! Seasonal allergies can lead to several uncomfortable symptoms such as sneezing, stuffy nose, itchy/watery eyes, headaches, coughing, etc. Allergies can also exacerbate pre-existing asthma which may cause difficulty breathing.   Unfortunately, this year, we are facing unprecedented circumstances. Allergy season is also occurring during a global pandemic. It’s a frightening time to feel sick! If you start experiencing cold-like symptoms, it’s understandable that your first thought might be: Do I have coronavirus?! Don’t panic. Talk to your healthcare provider. Here are some key differences between seasonal allergies and the coronavirus: http://thehealthnexus.org It’s important to keep in mind that the...

Preventative Care During Coronavirus

Our desire is that patients will continue to follow best practices for safety during the pandemic, while still seeking preventative care. Effective May 4th, we are resuming regular well-checks for patients.  The benefits of regular check-ups include: Reduce your risk of getting sickDetect potentially life-threatening health conditions or diseases earlyIncrease chances for treatment and cureLimits the risk of complications by closely monitoring existing conditionsIncrease lifespan and improve healthReduce healthcare costs over time by avoiding costly medical servicesForm a good partnership with the doctor so treatment can be more efficientGet updated on new medical information or technologies that are available ...

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