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Davidson Family Medicine grows as an independent

Dr. Craig White

Dr. Craig White and his staff care for patients of all ages off Main Street in Davidson in a practice that takes its cue from Dr. White’s experience going to the family doctor decades ago.

By DAVID BORAKS
CorneliusNews.net

DAVIDSON – In an era of mega-healthcare mergers, health-care reform and managed care, is there room any more for a small-town doctor’s office? It’s a challenge, to be sure, but the growth of Dr. Craig White’s practice at Davidson Family Medicine suggests there is.

Dr. White is a north Mecklenburg native and Davidson College graduate, who has been a family physician in the Lake Norman area for more than two decades. Initially, he worked in big medicine, in practices that were part of the region’s two big hospital groups. Read the full story

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CVS reopens Minute Clinic in Davidson store

DAVIDSON – CVS has reopened the Minute Clinic in its downtown Davidson store, offering treatment for minor illnesses and injuries and health screenings 7 days a week. Read the full story

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Building a community of mind, body and spirit

lori ives-godwin

Lori Ives-Godwin runs Your Community Connector and founded the alternative expo Shift Charlotte, which is coming up March 1-2 in Cornelius.

By DAVID BORAKS
CorneliusNews.net

Davidson resident Lori Ives-Godwin spent 25 years as a project manager in the corporate world until about five years ago, when she gave it up to start a new business focusing on alternative medicine and spirituality.

Now, she’s someone “who really believes there’s a different way to live on this planet,” she said this week.

Her web-based business, Your Community Connector, is a place for people who share that outlook to find “everything you ever wanted to know about mind-body-spirit events, services and goods found in the Charlotte area.”

Ms. Ives-Godwin also is the founder of Shift Charlotte, a regional annual expo devoted to “health, well-being and a more natural and empowered way of living.” It’s scheduled March 1 and 2 at The Palace, at Kenton Place in Cornelius. Read the full story

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With 12 N.C. deaths, this flu season already a bad one

Flu chart

Chart shows this year’s flu season is producing more visits earlier in the season (SOURCE: State Department of Health)

By DAVID BORAKS
CorneliusNews.Net

The flu season is hitting earlier and harder this fall in North Carolina – and it can be deadly. A dozen North Carolina adults have died from complications of the flu virus since mid-November, including four last week. And state health officials say reports of flu-like illnesses have continued to increase above what’s usually seen at this time of year.

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Time to get the facts about Type 1 diabetes

By NICOLETTE LABRIJN

Everyone has heard of diabetes, but few are well-informed unless they are directly associated with the disease. When most people think of diabetes, they think of the form of diabetes that can be the result of lifestyle and health issues, including weight, diet, lack of exercise, and old age. This is Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease. But another form, Type 1, is just as important to learn about: It is a disease where the immune system begins to attack itself causing the pancreas to produce little to no insulin. Read the full story

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Trader Joe’s recalls peanut butter over salmonella risk

The North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services is warning residents not to eat or buy a type of Trader Joe’s peanut butter because of a possible link to a national salmonella outbreak. Trader Joe’s has issued a voluntary recall for its Trader Joe’s Salted Valencia Peanut Butter. Read the full story

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