Managing Your Medications

While being active and eating well are key elements to maintaining your health, so is properly managing your medications. However, keeping track of multiple medications and supplements can be a little confusing.

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Tevis Center for Wellness

Located in the East Pavilion of Carroll Hospital, the Tevis Center for Wellness helps our community live healthier lives every day.

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Roasted Cabbage with Chive-Mustard Vinaigrette

There are lots of ways to incorporate cabbage in your diet, even after St. Patrick’s Day. Roasting vegetables is a heart-healthy cooking technique that produces tasty results. The basic components are a lower-moisture vegetable, some olive oil for water retention and a very high heat. One of the ways to decrease the fat content is to use a brush or olive oil mister to distribute the oil evenly without using more than is needed.

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Prediabetes

Prediabetes is when a person’s blood sugars are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. More than 86 million Americans, or 37% percent of American adults, have prediabetes — and most are unaware, because there are no symptoms.

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Mexican Pasta Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

This covered dish favorite can be made a day ahead of time, with the dressing added up to an hour before serving.  Avocados are good sources of heart-healthy fats, and since this recipe only calls for half, try doubling the dressing and using the extra dressing on grilled vegetables. The acid in the dressing will keep the avocado from browning the way it would if left wrapped in the refrigerator.

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Medical Misconception: Green Mucus Requires an Antibiotic

Each month, a health care professional will weigh in on a health and wellness myth and will explain the real cause behind the malady.

This month’s misconception: Green mucus requires an antibiotic

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Coping with Grief During the Holidays

The holiday season can be especially challenging for those who are grieving. The absence of a loved one can be difficult to deal with during this time. Reflecting on holiday memories can bring both happiness and pain.

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Medical Misconception: Getting the Flu Shot Causes the Flu

Each month, we weigh in on a health and wellness myth and explain the real cause behind the malady.

This month’s misconception: Getting a flu shot causes the flu

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Knowing Your Family Health History

Primary care physician Stephanie Buckley, M.D., of Carroll Health Group Primary Care in Mount Airy, explains why knowing your family’s health history is important for your own health.

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Medical Misconception: Turkey Makes You Sleepy

Each month, we weigh in on a health and wellness myth and explain the real cause behind the malady.

This month’s misconception: Turkey makes you sleepy

We all know the saying that turkey will make you sleepy on Thanksgiving, but is there any science behind the claim?

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