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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.

In 1986, after seven years as editor-in-chief of Esquire, Phillip Moffitt gave it all up to pursue his inner life.

Joining a growing number of health care providers across the country, Carolinas HealthCare System will for the first time this fall require flu vaccinations for its 35,000 Charlotte-area employees.

When Dr. Brian Skotko addresses the Carolinas Down Syndrome Conference this weekend, one of his favorite parts will be the workshop for brothers and sisters.

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