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To your health: Don’t hesitate to ask ‘stupid’ questions about your health

I missed “Ask a Stupid Question Day.” This year, it was Friday, Sept. 29 that we celebrated the day, started by teachers in the 1980s who wanted to give their students permission to ask questions they usually felt too embarrassed or shy to bring up. Don’t you love the concept? I always tell my patients […]

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To your health: Be good to your bones and they’ll be good to you in return

Now, some 40 odd years since I first studied it, the biology of the human body continues to amaze me. It is remarkable how little it sometimes takes to cause terrible mischief, like a tiny blood clot or gas bubble leading to a devastating stroke or a small amount of a poison or toxin setting […]

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To your health: Tailgating tips to make your football season healthier

Football has arrived, and with it, even more importantly to some, tailgating season. That means it’s time to grab a sweater, gather up your friends, and head to the stadium to see your favorite teams play. But beware; this can also be the time to pick up a few pounds from those tasty but calorie-filled […]

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To your health: Talk to your children about tragedy and disaster

My granddaughter, Rowan, is going to be 2 at the end of the month. Kate has been sending us pictures every few days, and as I looked back at them, they show an amazing rate of growth and development. Kids really are remarkable … from a newborn to an active chattering, running, climbing toddler (and […]

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To your health: Science tells us there’s a link between hunger and anger

The integrated health care system I’m part of covers a really large area of Pennsylvania and now into New Jersey. There are more than a dozen hospitals and scores of outpatient sites with parts of our heart and lung program. As the overall supervisor of everything and everyone involved in this “Heart Institute,” among the […]

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To your health: Dishcloths better option than bacteria-ridden sponges

I can’t remember when it happened … but sometime over the last 45 years I moved away from Mom’s way to another. And now I have to admit she was indeed right … and that I was seduced away to something dangerous and to be shunned. No, not a cult, or smoking, or some weird […]

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To your health: Unprescribed overuse of antibiotics can be useless, harmful

I know we’ve covered this topic before, but last week I was surprised to hear from a very well informed and sophisticated acquaintance that they had “reused” an old prescription of a family member for a potent antibiotic because they themselves had a cough. Ouch! Wrong on so many levels. One, never use someone else’s […]

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To your health: A few tips for emergency situations that can save lives

One of my standard quips at charity events, gatherings of extended family and even parties, is that Mary is always welcome because she’s just so darn delightful, and I’m tolerated because, in a pinch, I know CPR and the Heimlich maneuver. Luckily skills I’ve only required out of the hospital a handful of times over […]

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To your health: Gluteal amnesia or dead butt syndrome very real problem

It amazes me how widespread the ads for pharmaceuticals, medical devices and procedures are in magazines, TV and radio these days. I dare you … get a copy of some magazine and count the ads for drugs. I do, and a dozen is not uncommon. Many for “diseases” that we never identified in med school. […]

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To your health: Do something that usually gets overlooked to improve health

I saw something truly remarkable early on Sunday morning while driving to Scranton to make rounds. There’s a gas station on the corner of Meadow Ave. and Moosic St. Their air pump is near the corner where I make a left. A man was … wait for it … checking the pressure of his spare […]

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LOCAL VIDEO
Lady Eagles' Goins is Salem-bound

Grayce Goins probably had one of the most difficult tasks of any local volleyball player during the 2016 season. The Surry Central defensive specialist and libero was one of the focal points of the Lady Eagles' defense, during a season in which the team was rebuilding.

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Rising to the occasion

Kaylee Freed played an important role on North Surry volleyball teams that won 46 matches and two Western Piedmont Athletic Conference titles the past two seasons, but expected her sports career would end when she graduated.

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Hurley to coach at state games again

The Powerade State Games High School Soccer Showcase will take place June 24-25 at the UNC Greensboro Soccer Stadium, and as usual, Mount Airy head soccer coach Will Hurley will be a part of it.

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Lady Cards move Into second-place tie

Mount Airy already knew it had its work cut out for it on Thursday evening, when East Surry came calling. It didn't help the Lady Bears' cause that they had to figure out a way to stop the likes of Greensboro College recruit Mary Jo Lowe.

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Bears batter Villains again

On Wednesday night, the Granite Bears of Mount Airy registered a 9-2 win over Bishop McGuinness, and as a result, tallied back-to-back wins over the Villains in the last two days.

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Cards sweep two from Camels

Conference co-leader East Surry had to be reminded of that on Tuesday evening, when the fourth-ranked Cardinals started slowly in game one of a doubleheader with Atkins at Barry Hall Field.

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Strong second half lifts Central

Surry Central's girls' soccer team earned its second Western Piedmont Athletic Conference win on Monday evening, earning a 3-0 victory over North Surry in Dobson.

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Lankford inks with Presbyterian

After a four-year career that included four All-Conference honors and two Northwest 1A Conference Player of the Year citations, the senior walked off the court at the Dean E. Smith Center on the afternoon of March 11 as a state champion.

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Cardinals just miss team victory

The East Surry tennis team has encountered rough sailing in the early part of its 2017 season, struggling against several of the area's top programs.

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