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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.

Charlotte hospital system offers integrative medicine therapies at multiple locations.

It’s been more than three months since missionaries Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly became the first U.S. citizens to contract the Ebola virus while working in Liberia.

Last week, one of my colleagues woke up in the middle of the night worrying about Ebola. Here’s my advice.

This year, enterovirus D68 is unusually prevalent. This is the largest outbreak ever and is causing particular problems for children with asthma. But most people who contract enterovirus D68 will think they just caught a cold and never know exactly what caused it.

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