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Family-Friendly Winter Outdoor Excursions in Winston-Salem

Spend a day walking the homes, gardens, and shops of Old Salem

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Benefits of Heavy Resistance Training

Many people make the assumption that there are no benefits to lifting heavy weights. Some feel that lifting lighter weights with high reps will yield the same results. This is simply not true.

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What You Need to Know About Cyclo-Cross

Cyclo-Cross is a mix between road racing, mountain biking and cross country. North Carolina is now recognized as one of the nation's hotbeds for cyclocross and the NCCX Series is the premier series in the state. OrthoCarolina is proud to support such a unique organization inspiring active and healthy lifestyles in North Carolina through our partnership with NCCX.

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6 Top Spots for Winter Camping in and Around Charlotte

Drive 40-minutes southwest of downtown for Charlotte’s one and only peak-bagging challenge, with the best city skyline views in the region.

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OrthoCarolina Given Workplace Health Achievement Index Award by American Heart Association

Building a culture of health within the workplace can have a significant impact on our personnel and is a goal that OrthoCarolina continues to build on.

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OrthoCarolina Opens South Park Office

OrthoCarolina has opened the doors to its newest orthopedic office OrthoCarolina South Park, located in the heart of South Park

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An Insider's Guide to Charlotte's Latta Nature Center and Preserve

The Latta plantation is now a living history site surrounded by a 1,600-acre nature preserve.

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Top National Park Day Hikes From Charlotte

From the Frasier fir and Norway spruce-clad peaks of the Smokies to the bald cypress and tupelo-covered floodplain of Congaree, surprising biodiversity awaits you in the National Park sites just a day’s drive from Charlotte.

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Winston-Salem #TheFreeWorkout Videos

Carrie Rhodes, MPT at OrthoCarolina takes you through the steps to complete #TheFreeWorkout in Winston-Salem.

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Doctor’s Playbook: How an Orthopedic Fellow Went on to Lead Medical Care for the New Orleans Saints

A year ago, Larry “Chip” Bankston was sitting in the stands of the Superdome, cheering on the saints. He was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he still lives with his wife and two young children. Now the official team physician to the New Orleans Saints, Dr. Bankston is on the sidelines of every home game and on the road with the team, where he is laser focused on his job: providing the highest level of care to some of the NFL’s best athletes.

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Before hitting the slope: Warm up and get your body prepared for exercise!

Your body needs 5-10 min of aerobic and muscular endurance activity to prepare your body for exercise.

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A Top Dog’s Return: How a Charlotte Hounds Lacrosse Player Came Back from a Nearly Career-Ending Knee Injury

Ryan Flanagan, a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate and professional lacrosse player has had his fair share of injuries throughout his career but none like his latest. During a mid-season game against Denver in July 2016, he was defending the goal when an opposing player dove through the crease and crashed into Flanagan -- putting his whole professional career in jeopardy.

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How Exercise and Nutrition Go Hand in Hand

Exercise can brighten your mood, stave off depression, and increase energy. When it comes to your nutrition, a balanced diet is best for everyone. Food is what fuels us and helps us get through our day, and how you feed your body affects your performance in everything you do

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Making a Meal Out of Health: 10 Tips to Eat Healthy

Becoming a healthy eater starts with choosing healthy, delicious foods. Selecting the right healthy foods might sound overwhelming if it’s new to you, but even small steps and changes pay off in the long run.

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5 Top Fall Camping Spots in North Carolina

North Carolina is peppered with wilderness-enveloped campgrounds, from the Great Smokies to the Atlantic shores.

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The Story Behind North Carolina's Pilot Mountain State Park

Pilot Mountain has guided centuries of travelers, from nomadic Native Americans to Moravian immigrants.

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3 Amazing Weekend Backpacking Loops in the Smokies

With these three backpacking loops, you can sample the best of the Smokies in a weekend.

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‘First in the world’ artificial hand allows individual fingers to move

A North Carolina man who lost three fingers in an industrial accident more than a year ago can now move individual fingers on his prosthetic hand thanks to an innovative surgery by two OrthoCarolina hand surgeons.

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Paddling Through History: A Weekend on the Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe Trail

Combine a history tour and backcountry adventure on North Carolina's Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe Trail.

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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: A Noninvasive Way to Determine the Source of Pain

When you have an injury, it can be frustrating to not know what your diagnosis is or be able to pinpoint the exact source of pain. It can be just as exasperating not to know how to treat the issue so you can get back to doing the daily activities and sports you enjoy. Musculoskeletal ultrasound can be a less expensive, noninvasive way to find the root of pain.

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OrthoCarolina Wellness Center Now Open

Matthews, N.C.-based all-inclusive health and wellness facility offers a span of health and fitness programs for all ages

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Twin City Talks in Winston-Salem

Twin City Talks, a community forum hosted in partnership with the Winston-Salem Journal, engaged the Winston-Salem community in an open discussion about public art this week at Foothills Brewing. Preceded by topical podcasts and articles, the forum invited residents to engage with community leaders in the arts and cultural sector.

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An Insider’s Guide to Charlotte’s Booming Road Cycling Scene

With the adoption of a five-year bike plan, the Charlotte City Council has thrown its weight behind the city’s cycling movement.

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What I Learned From Fellowship Training

Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons have chosen to subspecialize in a specific area of orthopedic care, spending extra time learning often complicated techniques and surgeries. Brian Krenzel MD, a hip and knee surgeon with OrthoCarolina Hickory and OrthoCarolina Boone, shares why becoming fellowship-trained was important to him.

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Improving Balance to Prevent Injuries

How much time do you devote to balance? The truth is probably not enough. While a lot of us take the time to go to the gym and get in our strength training and cardio, we often neglect simple balance exercises.

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