Health in Thomasville, NC

Starfish are fascinating creatures. Also known as sea stars, they are not actually fish. Learn why and explore more facts about this unique sea animal.

Mornings can often be busy, and these healthy make-ahead scrambled egg muffins make everything easier, because breakfast is always important.

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Just as no two babies are the same, every pregnancy is different. The maternity specialists at Novant Health are here to ensure you and your baby get the personalized care you need from prenatal care to delivery — and beyond.

Roughly 3 to 8 people out of 1,000 suffer from what are commonly called “nervous tics.” Dr. James Battista, a neurologist at Novant Health, treats those patients and said there are medication and other options for those with the disorder.

Integrative medicine combines conventional Western medicine with complementary treatments, such as acupuncture, massage, yoga therapy, and stress reduction techniques – all in an effort to support the whole person.

It’s not uncommon for expectant mothers to find brochures on donating cord blood in the waiting rooms of their obstetricians’ offices.
But what’s the hype around umbilical cord blood from newborns?

The 6-to-10-year age range often begins as a time of fun for children and their parents. But around the age of 9 or so, things often get a little more challenging as children often start going through an awkward phase.

Want to keep 
your eyes in great shape for 
years to come? These everyday habits will help you see a clear future.

When you see hospital shows on TV, the role of “medical unit receptionist” is pretty much nonexistent. And yet here I am at Novant Health Presbyterian Medica...

Here when you need us
Our cardiovascular specialists are on call evenings, weekends and holidays and offer fast access for urgent concerns. Ensuring you get the care you need when you need it is our priority
Conveniently located
You don’t have to travel far to see a highly-qualified provider. Explore Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute locations in your area, and request an appointment today
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Depression is a mysterious illness. Brain scientists and psychologists say that it’s a chemical imbalance in the brain, which is true. The issue isn’t with the diagnosis, but with the treatment
The problem – and it’s a prevalent one – is the over-prescribing of brain-altering drugs as “the cure.” However, prescription drugs do no such thing. While one may feel some symptomatic relief, drugs merely mask…

Reggie Wilson had three blockages in his arteries and suffered at heart attack at age 55. After recovering from his angioplasty, Wilson began a cardiac rehab...

Ropes aren’t just made for tying knots and keeping things together. It’s also not a backyard or recess game restricted to just little girls. Even MMA fighters and boxers like Muhammad Ali and Manny Pacquiao take skipping rope seriously
If you’re worried about body parts “jiggling”, don’t be. We all have areas in our body that need some toning and tightening. What’s most important is that we do something about it at all.
There are more benefits of jumping rope than just enjoying…

Your heart and vascular system is complex and so are the life-altering conditions that can affect it. When it comes to receiving treatment for your heart, the experts at Novant Health can provide you with the right programs and treatments to help you get healthy and stay active. Ensuring our communities have access to dependable, life-saving heart and vascular care is something we care deeply about and we are here to provide the support, care and attention you and your heart deserve
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Recovery times are getting faster. And more change is coming Joint replacement surgery is becoming more common among Americans. In fact, more than 7 million Americans are living with an artificial knee (4.7 million) or hip (2.5 million). And a growing number of people undergoing these procedures are younger than 65. With an aging population, experts believe demand for joint replacement will only continue to grow…

Do you have trouble making sense of the milligrams, percentages, ingredients and nutritional information listed on the labels of packaged food products? You ...

The flu is unpredictable. The season can start in the fall or winter but not peak until the spring. It can be mild or severe so experts agree it is best to b...

Cole Tesar works with Novant Health Sports & Performance Medicine powered by EXOS to keep his long-term goals as a professional BMX racer and Olympic hopeful...

Thorlo has partnered with the Bringit4Braylon Foundation to make “The Beam” Sock. Young Braylon designed these bright socks in order to bring a smile to everyone who wears them. Proceeds go to families with a child diagnosed with pediatric cancer. They will make you smile...

When picking out dairy products, examine the labels. Buy skim or nonfat milk products, low fat cheeses and nonfat plain Greek yogurt. Novant Health dietitian...

Dr. John Hoyle with Novant Cardiology talks about ways to have a healthier heart.

People with worrisome medical conditions and their families need to start thinking now about what they’ll need in the event of heavy flooding or power outages from hurricane Irma.