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Conversations that help us better understand the health of our communities from leading providers and contributors across the spectrum of care. Our goal is to create awareness and provide the information you need to stay, ‘in good health.’

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Conversations that help us better understand the health of our communities from leading providers and contributors across the spectrum of care. Our goal is to create awareness and provide the information you need to stay, ‘in good health.’

    Why you can't wait for the next annual 'testing day' to know your HIV status.

    Why you can't wait for the next annual 'testing day' to know your HIV status.

    National HIV Testing Day signals the annual call for care providers to refocus on community testing for HIV. For many it's a day that purposefully celebrates one's decision to take the leap and get tested absent of stigma and invasive questioning. We are thankful that progress has made way for this important day. The fact remains that HIV, as with any other disease, waits for no one; therefore we can't wait for just one day of the year to come around again before we get tested.

    You will hear excerpts from a recent virtual conversation sponsored by ONE Charlotte Health Alliance entitled, "Harnessing the Power of Knowing." The question and answer period will provide key facts across the spectrum to dispel myth and provide understanding about testing, care and treatment options as well as whether COVID-19 presents any additional concerns for those living with HIV.

    • 37 min
    Why you can't ignore stroke warning signs...even during COVID-19!

    Why you can't ignore stroke warning signs...even during COVID-19!

    Most all of our attention has been on COVID-19 and rightfully so. But strokes and the warning signs need to remain top of mind to ensure the best possible care and recovery. Novant Health nurse practitioner, Courtney Heard joins the conversation to lay out the facts for those that may be at risk as well as stroke survivors who could be at risk for another stroke. We also discuss how COVID-19 fits into this equation and just how much more attention we need to pay to our health and our efforts to remain COVID-negative.

    May is National Stroke Awareness Month. For more information or education materials on stroke, log onto the American Stroke Association here. 

    You can also check out our three-part series on stroke education to be released this month.

    • 12 min
    Taking control: knowing the stroke risk factors and ways to prevent it

    Taking control: knowing the stroke risk factors and ways to prevent it

    Stroke is and has always been a serious health concern. While many of us are doing our part to 'stay at home' during the global COVID-19 crisis, any signs or symptoms of stroke require us to head to the emergency department. Novant Health stroke navigators (Brittany Fox, Jessica Newell and Teresa Shelton) break it all down in this three-part series on stroke education.

    In this final episode we hear about risk factors and prevention methods to steer clear of this health concern. You may be surprised at how easy it is to prevent a stroke.

    An easy acronym for detecting the signs of stroke is BE FAST: Balance; Eyes; Face; Arm; Speech; Time! Seek care immediately if you see  or experience an of these signs!

    • 8 min
    BE FAST with stroke symptoms!

    BE FAST with stroke symptoms!

    Stroke is and has always been a serious health concern. While many of us are doing our part to 'stay at home' during the global COVID-19 crisis, any signs or symptoms of stroke require us to head to the emergency department. Novant Health stroke navigators (Brittany Fox, Jessica Newell and Teresa Shelton) break it all down in this three-part series on stroke education.

    An easy acronym for detecting the signs of stroke is BE FAST: Balance; Eyes; Face; Arm; Speech; Time! Seek care immediately if you see  or experience an of these signs!

    • 10 min
    What is a stroke and why is it important, right now?

    What is a stroke and why is it important, right now?

    Stroke is and has always been a serious health concern. While many of us are doing our part to 'stay at home' during the global COVID-19 crisis, any signs or symptoms of stroke require us to head to the emergency department. Novant Health stroke navigators (Brittany Fox, Jessica Newell and Teresa Shelton) break it all down in this three-part series on stroke education.

    An easy acronym for detecting the signs of stroke is BE FAST: Balance; Eyes; Face; Arm; Speech; Time! Seek care immediately if you see  or experience an of these signs!

    • 10 min
    Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery is changing recovery times

    Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery is changing recovery times

    Dr. Jed Schortz of Novant Health Gynecologic Surgery and Pelvic Pain to discusses how different minimally invasive gynecologic surgery is changing the surgical game surrounding fibroids, endometriosis and hysterectomies.

    • 10 min

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Great content on timely topic

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