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A rock band of cancer specialists plays to bring awareness to gynecologic cancer.

Dr. Simon Ward III owns the latest iPhone 6 and regularly uses electronic medical records.

Dr. Oliver Fein says a single-payer plan would save hundreds of billions of dollars, especially in administrative costs. He’ll speak Jan. 20 at Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Storage of umbilical cord blood has become popular among new parents hoping to set aside a potential treatment for their child or other relatives. But the most likely source of cord blood transplants is public banks, which collect donations for free and for anyone, not the private ones that store blood only for use by families who pay.

Dr. Peter Anderson and collaborators developed a mouthwash called Healio, which has been shown to minimize mouth sores and enable patients to eat enough to keep up their strength.

December holidays are among the hardest times for those who’ve lost loved ones during the year. And if it’s a child, that loss may feel even greater.

Phyllis Rollins will attend 70th birthday celebration for Geeta Iyengar, daughter of the late B.K.S. Iyengar, who has been called the “Michelangelo of yoga.”

Dr. William Katibah got tired of rushing through his day. So last December, he opened a new type of medical practice, called Direct Primary Care of the Carolinas.

As a family physician at a Carolinas HealthCare System clinic that welcomes low-income patients, Dr. Michael Dulin often wondered why some people still chose to visit the more expensive emergency room for primary care.

Beth Deloria of Greensboro completed two Boston marathons by the time she was 38. So it might not seem like a big deal that she’s running a half marathon Saturday as part of the 2014 Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon in Charlotte.

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Karen Garloch
Karen Garloch writes on Health for The Charlotte Observer. Her column appears each Tuesday.