Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in all your body’s cells. Your body needs some cholesterol to build healthy cells, but high levels of cholesterol can have negative effects on the body, including an increase in your risk of heart disease.
Some parents have struggled with the question, “should my child get a COVID-19 vaccine?” since the vaccines were introduced and authorized for our little ones. We get it because many of us are parents as well.
The flu season is here and it’s hitting us quickly. Health care providers nationally are reporting an uptick in visits (3.5%) for influenza-like illness (ILI) and according to the CDC, it has been at or above the national baseline of 2.4% for four weeks.
Vaping and e-cigarettes (e-cigs) are unsafe, especially for kids, teens, and young adults. Many people turn to e-cigarettes when they want to quit smoking traditional cigarettes. Is turning to e-cigarettes and vaping a good choice for someone who wants to quit smoking?
Allergy season is here! Just when you think it’s great to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather after a brutal winter, the pollen gets in your way and you’re stuck trying to breathe and take care of those itchy, watery eyes.
Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) cases are increasing. The AFM cases have been reported in 22 states, including North Carolina (1 case). Reports as of October 24th, 2018 state that of these 62 cases, 58 (94%) are in children.