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Could Your Stomachache Be Signaling an Ulcer?

December 22, 2015 | Gastroenterology/Endoscopy

You’ve just finished a great meal, but the burning pain in your stomach is keeping you from enjoying the evening. In fact, you’ve had a stomachache off and on for weeks. If you regularly experience abdominal pain, or other digestive symptoms like heartburn, nausea, or feelings of heaviness, you may have an ulcer.

Ulcers are a type of sore that develop in either the lining of the stomach or at the opening of the small intestine. The culprit is usually either a bacteria, called Helicobacter pylori, or regular use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin, Motrin, Advil, or Aleve.

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More Vegetables Please: Five Tips for Your Picky Eater

December 18, 2015 | Primary Care

2015-12-18In many homes, dinner with children has become a tug-of-war over the healthy food parents are promoting versus the fried foods and sweets kids prefer. If you have fussy eaters, there are ways to stop the mealtime madness. Try these tips to help turn stressful meals into pleasant and nutritious family time.

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Tips to Keep Diabetes in Check During the Holidays

December 15, 2015 | Endocrinology

iStock_000017193953_SmallThe holidays are a time for special celebrations, shopping, cooking, and festive foods. It’s easy to give into tempting sweets or eat on the run. In addition, the hustle and bustle can leave little time for exercise. While many can take this all in stride and simply plan to shed a few pounds in the new year, people with diabetes can have a particularly hard time managing during the holidays.

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Coping With Asthma: Four Tips to Reduce Flare-Ups

December 4, 2015 | Pulmonary/Critical Care

LeBauer--011Asthma sufferers can feel miserable from the chest tightness, shortness of breath, and wheezing brought on by an asthma attack. In fact, frequent asthma flare-ups can cause patients to reduce activities, miss school or work, and increase trips to the doctor or emergency department. Learning how to effectively manage asthma can reduce these occurrences and improve quality of life. If asthma is interfering with your usual activities, try these four tips to better manage the disease.

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How’s Your Health? Check These Key Numbers

November 24, 2015 | Primary Care

LeBauer-085Are you wanting to take the first steps to looking and feeling healthier, but not sure where to start? A good plan starts with understanding important health indicators, such as blood sugar, cholesterol, and other measures. Once you have an overview of your current health, it’s easier to set goals for exercise and diet.

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Managing Migraine Pain

November 20, 2015 | Neurology

iStock_000071662255_DoubleA pounding head, waves of nausea, and intolerance for bright lights are some of the symptoms that can be brought on by a migraine headache. While the symptoms and intensity of pain vary from person to person, any migraine sufferer will tell you that the experience can be miserable.

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Hot to the Touch: When is a Child’s Fever Too High?

November 18, 2015 | Primary Care

iStock_000012573825_LargeYou notice your child’s face is flushed and forehead feels hot. You reach for the thermometer and the reading confirms your suspicion of a high fever. As a parent, your first instinct is to worry; however, most of the time a fever is not an indication of anything serious. Learning these quick tips to help you assess the situation will put your mind at ease.

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Living An Active Life with COPD

November 11, 2015 | Pulmonary/Critical Care

LeBauer-017Imagine feeling breathless and tired after walking up one flight of stairs or getting dressed for the day. For patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), simple daily activities can lead to shortness of breath, wheezing, or exhaustion. These symptoms are why many COPD patients think they should avoid exercise and activity. However, avoiding exercise may be making things. worse.

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Is it a Cold or the Flu? Knowing the Difference Can Help Recovery

October 30, 2015 | Primary Care, Vaccines

You woke up with a sore throat and runny nose and just want to go back to bed. Is it just a cold or could you have the flu? Both viruses are more prevalent in the late fall and winter and both have the potential to make you feel miserable. Knowing the difference between a cold and the flu can help you more effectively treat symptoms and get back on track quickly.

Learn more below or join Dr. Kate Tabori with LeBauer Primary Care at MedCenter High Point to hear her advice about how to fight back against the colds and the flu. 

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