January 8-14, 2017 is Folic Acid Awareness Week

Folic acid is a B-vitamin that the body uses to make new cells. It’s recommended that women who are pregnant or might become pregnant consume 400 micrograms(mcg) of folic acid daily to help prevent two types of serious birth defects: spina bifida and anencephaly. Because these birth defects develop within the first few weeks of…

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ThermiVa® for Vaginal Dryness and Incontinence

Piedmont HealthCare Lake Norman OBGYN is excited to offer ThermiVa® to treat both vaginal dryness and incontinence. This exciting, new non-surgical procedure offers vaginal restoration and help for vaginal dryness for those of post-childbearing years, menopausal and women who are not able to use hormonal therapies. ThermiVa® uses radiofrequency to treat the external genitalia and…

Skin Cancer: What you need to know

Here we are, it’s 2014 and pretty much everyone knows that sun and tanning (natural or tanning beds) cause skin cancer. Likewise, most people know if you have a spot and it is changing, or you have a spot that will not heal, or you have a mole that looks funny it needs to be checked. But if you…

Elderly Especially Susceptible to the Heat

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people ages 65 and older are more prone to heat stroke and heat-related stress than those of other ages. Seniors’ bodies are not able to adjust to sudden changes in temperature as quickly as younger people’s. A chronic condition that affects the body’s response to heat, as well as taking…