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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HPV Vaccination = Cancer Prevention

Certified nurse midwife Ellen Ray, of Carroll Health Group OB/GYN, explains HPV, the health issues it causes and the vaccine that can help protect against it.

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Medical Misconception: Waiting To Go

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

This month’s misconception: Waiting to go to the bathroom isn’t harmful.

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Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Spring is coming, and it’s a great time to lighten up the lunchtime routine. This recipe makes a great pack-ahead lunch and is designed for easy substitutions. Leftover chicken would work just as well, as would brown rice instead of the quinoa or baby spinach instead of the romaine. In a pinch, using a store-bought rotisserie chicken would be a great way to get enough meat for a week’s worth of lunches.

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A Vital Ally

For nearly 60 years, the Carroll Hospital Auxiliary has been an integral part of Carroll Hospital’s history and its success. This volunteer organization was formed in 1958 —three years before the hospital opened—to raise funds to build a hospital in Carroll County.

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Chicken Breasts With Mushroom Cream Sauce

On the “fancier” side of weeknight cooking, this recipe is a lower-fat version of a typical chicken in cream sauce. 

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