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What Is Cholesterol? Plus, 5 Foods to Improve Your Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol is essential to healthy body functions, but too much cholesterol can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Find out how to lower your cholesterol levels to reduce inflammation and keep your heart healthy.

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5 Tips to De-stress with Mindfulness

Do you have trouble staying present? It’s all too common in our world of constant news updates, emails and social media. Learn the mindfulness tools to stay cool, calm and collected in stressful situations.

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7 New Year's Resolutions You'll Enjoy Achieving

For this year's resolutions, choose a fixed goal that's achievable and, most importantly, something you’re going to enjoy achieving. Here are 7 ideas to get you started.

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Sleep: The Secret Ingredient of Injury Recovery

After an injury,  sleep is key to proper recovery. Learn more about the role sleep plays in muscle and joint repair and how to set yourself up to sleep well and get better quickly.

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5 Tips to Make Healthier Holiday Choices

Celebrating the holiday season and maintaining your healthy habits only seem like polar opposites. Check out our docs' recommendations for how to strike a balance over the holidays.

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Explore Charlotte on Foot with Walking Tours by #WalkCLT

Explore neighborhoods, public art and green spaces across the city with walking tours you can download directly to your phone.

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Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Foot & Ankle

Hear from our panel of orthopedic experts about Stress Fractures & Sprains, Achilles Tendonitis & Tears, Bunions, Ankle & Heel Pain and Arthritis in the OAS Season 1 finale. 

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Tips and Tricks for Fitting in At Least Three At-Home Workouts Per Week

You don’t have to hit the gym or spend hours working out to become more fit. Here are eight tips to make at-home exercise a regular part of your week.

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How Exercise Can Help Your Gut Health

The list of health benefits that come from staying active is nothing short of incredible. Here’s yet another important benefit of staying active – better gut health.

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Sweet or Savory? Our Doctors' Favorite Thanksgiving Traditions

Our doctors and PAs share what they look forward to eating each Thanksgiving, what won't grace their plates and how they like to relax after the big meal.

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COVID-19 Update

Patient Information related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Improving Balance for All Ages: Focusing on Ankle Stability

Balance plays an important role in preventing injuries, maintaining mobility and supporting good posture. These simple stretches and exercises will help strengthen your ankle muscles to promote balance and coordination.

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OrthoCarolina Supports Design Marathon Benefiting Local Non-Profits

We are proud to partner with Make a Mark Charlotte to support their 2020 Make-A-Thon, a 12-hour design and development marathon benefiting nine local non-profits.

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Ice vs. Heat: What Should I Use, When?

Inflammation and pain is the body’s natural reaction to an injury. To ease that pain and help the body heal faster, is it better to use ice or heat?

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What To Eat Before Bed To Help You Sleep

What you eat and drink before bed influences your sleep quality. Alcohol, spicy foods, caffeine and very rich foods can prevent you from resting well. Learn what foods can help relax your mind and body before you turn in for the night.

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Are Custom Orthotics Worth It? Here's What You Need To Know

Genuine custom foot orthotics are made specifically to your left and right anatomical foot geometry.  They realign and stabilize the bones in your feet in order to restore your natural walking pattern more effectively than over-the-counter inserts.

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Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Athletic Injuries

Our panel of sports medicine specialists look at the causes and treatments of common sports injuries including ACL and meniscus tears, shoulder dislocation, rotator cuff tears and more in this edition of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out.

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Tips to Care for an Aging Parent

Becoming the caregiver for a parent or older loved one can be difficult. Consider these tips when deciding how best to provide your parent with the proper care as their age advances.

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Preventing ACL Injuries in Youth Sports

Anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, injuries are extremely common in youth sports. How an athlete lands when coming down from a jump can increase or minimize their risk of this infamous knee injury.

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OrthoCarolina Concord Welcomes New Physician

OrthoCarolina is proud to welcome Alex V. Boiwka, MD, MS, to its Concord location. Dr. Boiwka is a hip & knee surgeon specializing in total and partial hip and knee replacements and hip resurfacing.

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30 Things You Didn’t Know About Physician Assistants (PAs)

Ever wonder what Physician Assistants do? Here are 30 things you didn’t know about PAs.

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How Physical Therapy Supports Your Long-Term Health

Whether preventing or rehabilitating an injury or other physical condition, physical therapy plays an important part in long-term health. Physical therapists use exercise, massage, stretching and other techniques to help patients of all ages improve mobility, manage pain and restore proper function.

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Exercising with Hip & Knee Arthritis

When your arthritis flares up, getting active may be the last thing you want to do. However, exercise plays an important role in managing arthritis pain and stiffness. 

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Slip-Proof Your Home In 13 Easy Steps

Statistics show that falls are the cause of 87% of fractures among those over the age of 65. Fortunately, improvements to the design of your home can lessen the chances of slips and falls.

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Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Hand, Wrist, & Elbow

In this edition of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out, we look at the causes and treatments of carpal tunnel, trigger finger, tennis/golfer's elbow, & more.

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