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Many older emergency department patients malnourished
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
More than half of emergency department patients age 65 and older who were seen at UNC Hospitals during an eight-week period were either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition. In addition, more than half of the malnourished patients had not previously been diagnosed, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Ask Dr. Swiner: Protein for muscle, snoring and summer asthma
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Here are some recent questions from my Facebook page, Dr. Swiner’s Medical Notes: Q: What is the appropriate daily protein intake to gain lean muscle? A: From what I’ve seen, someone who is looking to lose fat and gain muscle needs his protein intake to be between 0.45 and 0.68 gram per pound. Q: What causes snoring and how can it be
Don't let your eyesight interfere with your job
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Like many professionals, you've worked hard at building your career. Work comes with enough challenges on its own, so don't let your eyesight let you down; instead, keep it focused. If you're 40 years old or older and beginning to feel that your ability to see close objects clearly is decreasing, you might be experiencing a vision condition called
Gluten-free doesn't automatically mean a healthy choice
Saturday, August 2, 2014
RALEIGH – Gluten-free products are taking up more and more shelf space in stores these days, reflective of consumer demand. And with the steady growth of the industry, several stores in North Carolina are completely devoted to gluten-free foods. But Mary Waldner, founder of Mary's Gone Crackers, warns consumers to check the labels on food packaging,
Ask Dr. Swiner: Why am I so stressed?
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Is it just me, or does everyone seem stressed nowadays? I often have to check with myself and ask, “Am I stressed?” And if the answer is yes, then I ask “Why?” My father brought an article to my attention last year and asked me to read it. He often does this to enlighten me or to somehow get his point across without actually having

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Private school vouchers unconstitutional

RALEIGH – A new school voucher program was ruled unconstitutional Thursday by a judge who

Hip-Hop Corner: Revisiting police brutality

Remember when our elders used to chastise us for using the N-word. They used to say

St. Augs adds 7 to staff

Danielle Williams will soon need to rent a truck to hold all her awards. The former Johnson C.