Raising Immunization Awareness During COVID-19

National Immunization Awareness Month is recognized each August to highlight the importance of vaccinations to protect children and adults from vaccine-preventable diseases. This year, as the coronavirus continues to affect so many in our community and nation, it is especially important to make immunization awareness a priority. Scientists worldwide are working to create a vaccine […]

Healthy Tips for Social Distancing in the Triad

We all want to do our part to keep our community and family members healthy, but social distancing doesn’t have to mean staying in our homes and isolating ourselves all the time. In fact, finding creative, low-risk ways to stay active, get outdoors and destress offers health benefits that can improve your mood and help […]

New Technology Advances Breast Cancer Detection in the Triad

Breast cancer affects women and families in our community every day. Fortunately, Abbreviated Breast MRI is making breast cancer testing more reliable for women with dense breast tissue. This state-of-the-art procedure offers a level of detail that is superior to most existing exams—including mammography, ultrasound and digital breast tomosynthesis—and is faster and more affordable than […]

Ways to Help When Someone You Know Has Breast Cancer

Finding out that a friend, family member, neighbor or colleague has been diagnosed with a serious illness like breast cancer raises tough questions. What should you say? What do they need? How can you help? Would they want you to help? It’s normal to feel unsure about how to react or respond. Likely, the person […]

Triad Event Raises Breast Cancer Awareness

Every year, our community gathers together to celebrate breast cancer survivors, honor strong fighters and remember the lives that have been lost. Pink in the Park is a free breast cancer awareness event for Triad families. The intent of the event is not one of fundraising, but rather to provide resources and support for those […]

Ovarian Cancer: The Cancer That’s Caught Too Late

Feeling tired or bloated aren’t reasons that most people would rush to a doctor. But they are common ovarian cancer symptoms. The difficulty with ovarian cancer is that it often begins quietly and goes undiagnosed until it has spread to other organs. According to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, only about 20% of all cases […]

Safe Pediatric Imaging for Injuries

During National Youth Sports Week, we celebrate the healthy influence that youth sports organizations have on children and their families. We also recognize that sports and other physical activities can result in injuries that need to be addressed with the child’s age and size in mind. All parents should be aware of the medical imaging […]

Man Up Men: 7 Tips to Live Healthy

Almost 30% of men say they “wait as long as possible” to seek medical care when they’re ill or in pain.1 Too many dismiss the need for physicals and preventive screenings and may put their own health in jeopardy in the process. Thankfully, attitudes are changing and men are becoming more proactive with their own […]

Five Ways to Stay Active in the Triad

Physical activity is good for your health. It helps control weight, boost energy levels and reduce the chance of health conditions like cardiovascular disease and even breast cancer. Here in the Piedmont Triad, our central location and mild climate encourage outdoor activity almost year-round. Check out these local suggestions to get outside and stay healthy: […]

Virtual Colonoscopy or Traditional Colonoscopy?

Science is making it easier for us to take preventive measures in managing our health. But that means we have to be proactive in scheduling preventive screenings when we feel perfectly healthy with no known symptoms. This is especially true when it comes to colon cancer. When caught at an early stage, colon cancer is […]