<![CDATA[Karen Garloch Health & Family Blog | CharlotteObserver.com &]]> http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/ en-us Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:14:46 EDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:14:46 EDT Karen Garloch 60 ccarpenter@charlotteobserver.com(Cheryl Carpenter) As Republicans prepare to gut Obamacare, visiting doctor says he has a better idea http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article137002063.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:59:29 EST

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Charlotte’s brain surgery battle reveals the fierce, high-dollar competition in health care http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article134482029.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:01:33 EST

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Doctors are refusing to operate on smokers in some cases. Here’s why the trend will grow. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article134223889.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:56:19 EST

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‘I want to be a girl all the time,’ child told parents. Now, mom’s story helps others. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article131054374.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 15:36:34 EST

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Consumers worry about what will happen after ACA repeal http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article125399764.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:03:27 EST

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‘Dr. Feelgood: Dealer or Healer?’ tells story of doctor who now lives in Charlotte http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article124076879.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 16:04:33 EST

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PRP and stem cell therapy gains popularity in Charlotte http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article108854512.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:10:26 EST http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article108854512.html Want to avoid surgery for joint pain? Pro athletes, others try PRP and stem cell injections http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article116997008.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:18:05 EST

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29 years ago, I watched him get a new heart. This month we finally met. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article116644218.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:48:51 EST

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223 ER visits in 15 months? Time to change the system. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article109386677.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:01:42 EDT

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NC Blue Cross announces rate increase of 24.3 percent for ACA marketplace plans http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article108764207.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:26:18 EDT

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Residential center offers new services for Charlotte area mental health patients http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article102208702.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:06:08 EDT

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Historic Charlotte farmhouse becomes ‘Blakeney Healing House’ http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article100450327.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 16:38:23 EDT

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EpiPen prices anger Charlotte families that need them to keep kids safe http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article97790187.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:42:23 EDT

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Now available: Appointments for urgent care at Carolinas HealthCare http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article97134157.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:09:10 EDT

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Cupping, used by Michael Phelps, provides pain relief and eases muscle tension, area acupuncturist says http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article94892197.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 17:33:41 EDT

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Only four N.C. hospitals get five stars in Medicare quality ratings http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article92640372.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:40:19 EDT

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Charlotte nurse: What patients should know, but no one tells them http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article92366297.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:05:33 EDT

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Charlotte doctors find less radiation best for treating certain brain cancers http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article91885122.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:00:13 EDT

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Young doctors buck the trend and train for primary care at Novant http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article86675437.html#storylink=rss Six osteopathic and medical school graduates accepted to the first class

Huntersville, Presbyterian hospitals will be major training ground

Residents will also see patients in the office in Cornelius and other clinics

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Germ killing robots may help keep hospitals safer http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article82550787.html#storylink=rss UV light, combined with disinfectants, found best for cleaning rooms

Transmission of infections can be reduced by 30 percent

Estimates are that 5 percent of patients contract infections in hospitals

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Gene Cochrane retiring after 36 years with the Duke Endowment http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article79760272.html#storylink=rss Mecklenburg native learned ‘manners’ from his farm-wife mother

Endowment has given away $3 billion in the Carolinas

In retirement, Cochrane plans to focus on alleviating hunger

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Port pillows comfort chemo patients in Charlotte and beyond http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article78447242.html#storylink=rss Amanda Rosen offers free pillows to cancer patients undergoing treatment

Pillows cushion patients’ catheter ports from seat belts while traveling

Donations of cash, fabric, Velcro and pillow stuffing accepted

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3 Charlotte nonprofit hospitals among nation’s most profitable http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article77031167.html#storylink=rss Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center ranked 47th out of 100

Carolinas HealthCare hospitals, Mercy and Pineville, ranked 54th

Hospital leaders dispute the findings, say they’re ‘right in line’

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Memories of Mom on this Mother's Day http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article75648832.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 11:35:55 EDT http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article75648832.html Health care costs often higher in Charlotte http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article74250597.html#storylink=rss Imaging tests more expensive in North Carolina

Some procedures 20 percent higher than national average

Question is whether disparities are justifiable

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After 1-year-old’s reaction to peanut butter caused scare, his mom formed Parents of Allergic Kids http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article72813312.html#storylink=rss Free symposium, carnival scheduled April 30

Speakers from UNC-Chapel Hill, national Food Allergy Research & Education

10-year-old group supports those with life-threatening allergies to food, venom, latex

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Music stirs memories for people with dementia http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article71181937.html#storylink=rss Southminster resident John Robison responds to crooners Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole

Familiar tunes, lyrics connect with long-term memory, provide calming influence

‘Alive Inside’ documentary tells the story of ‘Music & Memory’ creator Dan Cohen

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Leon Levine Foundation makes $25 million commitment for cancer institute http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article70258597.html#storylink=rss Money will help expand Levine Cancer Institute, including new building on Morehead

Foundation has given more than $65 million for Carolinas HealthCare programs, buildings

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‘Almost Anorexic’ author will speak about overcoming voice that told her, ‘You’re fat’ http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/article70249342.html#storylink=rss Texan Jenni Schaefer will tell her story about recovery from anorexia in UNC Charlotte talk

People can suffer in the ‘gray area’ between normal eating and official diagnosis

Finding the right doctors, therapists can be challenging, but ‘There is help out there’

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