Health in Kings Mountain, NC

There’s no shortage of filthy adjectives to describe the perceived germ-dense recycled air circulating through your airplane cabin, but it’s not the recycled air that’s making you sick. We’re debunking the myth that recycled air is circulating germs.

The evolving tug of war over new patients in the growing local health care market has pivoted to southeast Gastonia this week.Almost a dozen urgent care

Expert-backed ways to drift off quicker when your head hits the pillow—and get more restorative shuteye overall.

The FDA just announced that Americans should limit their added sugar intake to 12 teaspoons daily. That’s less than it probably seems.

Alyson and Ryan Lowe, of Indian Trail, have grown their family from one baby boy to 12 children – seven boys and five girls – over a span of 17 years. The Lowe family has welcomed each of their children at Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville. “The way the hospital staff works together seems seamless,”…

The campaign for a nearly $1 billion school bond has begun. A day after Mecklenburg County commissioners put a bond referendum on this November’s ballot that would fund new school buildings and renovations across the city, Charlotte’s business and government leaders kicked off a campaign to get voters to approve them. The campaign’s leaders draw […]

Long workouts aren't required for heart disease prevention. Discover fun ways to be more active and boost heart health without spending hours at the gym.

Conditions we treat
Our team of physicians, advanced practitioners and nurses provide expert care for patients suffering with back, neck, and nerve pain in the extremities as well as painful joint conditions
We understand that chronic pain can impact all aspects of physical and psychological well-being so we focus on the most effective, multi-dimensional treatment options. We provide comprehensive evaluations and individualized, scientifically-based therapies for all…

Couple enrolled in infertility trial at Carolinas HealthCare System conceives after eight years of trying.

Saad Usmani, MD, FACP, from the Levine Cancer Institute, Charlotte, NC, discusses the management of the rare myeloma plasma cell leukemia at the 2017 World Congress on Controversies in Multiple Myeloma (COMy) in Paris, France. He outlines the definition of plasma cell leukemia, and highlights that there is a very poor prognosis. Dr Usmani speaks about results of studies using new techniques including cytogenetic profiling, fluorescence…

About 50 percent of older adults living on their own and 75 percent to 85 percent of those in care facilities suffer from chronic or persistent pain.

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A third-generation physician, Hadley Wilson, MD, FACC, is carrying on a family tradition of practicing medicine in North Carolina, although his predecessors’ turn-of-the-century payment model is quite different from today’s physician payment landscape. “As small town family physicians, my father and grandfather were often paid in produce,” says Wilson. “From them I learned that the true meaning of the medical profession does not come from…

The background We are working on a sponsored guide about how to support friends, family, loved ones who are battling cancer. What are the right things to say? What not to say? What are the gifts that are thoughtful and uplifting during such a tough time? What are the programs and resources that are most helpful? […]

Teach the Arts to Charlotte-area Pediatric Patients & Families
Volunteers will teach the arts to pediatric patients and family members at Levine Children's Hospital, in 2 hour weekly shifts (opportunities available seven days a week, between 10am and 12 noon, and 2pm and 6pm). Using Arts For Life's extensive collection of lesson plans and art supplies, volunteers will teach art projects one-on-one or in small groups…

The sun can cause sun burns and other skin-related problems, but there can be other dangers as well.

Exercise reduces joint pain and stiffness and increases flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance. It also helps with weight reduction and contributes to an improved sense of well-being. Exercise is one part of a comprehensive arthritis treatment plan. Treatment plans may also include rest/relaxation, proper diet and medication.

A Rock Hill Air Force reservist who has been deployed for three months surprised his two children at their school Friday morning.

The health system drastically reduced documentation time and number of clicks within its Cerner EHR after a three-year optimization project.