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Health officials confirm chikungunya in Cabarrus
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Cabarrus County health officials have confirmed the county's first case of chikungunya, saying the patient was infected while traveling in a Caribbean country. There have been nine other cases in North Carolina. In each instance, the person infected had traveled to the Caribbean. Chikungunya can be transmitted to humans by
 
Ask Dr. Swiner: Chikun-what?
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
I’m well aware and well versed in infections to prepare myself in the summertime for summer “colds,” tick-borne illnesses and even sexually transmitted diseases. However, when a patient returned from vacation in the Caribbean with suspected Chikungunya disease, I had to do some research. You may have heard by now about this new
 
Marrow transplants can reverse adult sickle cell
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
CHICAGO — Bone marrow transplants can reverse severe sickle cell disease in adults, a small study by government scientists found, echoing results seen with a similar technique used in children. The researchers and others say the findings show age need not be a barrier and that the technique may change practice for some adult patients when standard
 
Caregivers at risk
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Direct care workers such as home health aides and unpaid caregivers (usually family members) are the foundation of long-term care in North Carolina’s homes and communities. Unfortunately, the state lacks supportive workplace policies and protections for caregivers, a new report finds, undermining the economic security of those who provide such vital
 
Ask Dr. Swiner: When is swelling abnormal?
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
One of the most challenging patient issues I have to deal with is swelling, otherwise known as edema. I have a large variety of patients – big and small, young and old – that come in complaining of this. It’s sometimes on one side, both sides, constant or intermittent. It can be due to something simple or open up a gamet of medical
 

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