Spotting an Issue: Bleeding Between Periods

Vaginal bleeding or “spotting” that occurs between periods or after menopause (when periods stop completely) can be caused by a variety of things. “Most of the underlying issues of spotting are benign and treatable,” says Chandra Hollier, MD, from Union Obstetrics & Gynecology-Waxhaw part of Carolinas HealthCare System. But, she adds, sometimes vaginal […]

Neurosciences Institute First Site in World to Test New ALS Drug

The Carolinas Neuromuscular ALS/MDA Center will be the first site in the world to initiate a clinical trial of the drug ibudilast for ALS patients, starting in the fall of 2014. Benjamin Rix Brooks, MD, director, Carolinas Neuromuscular ALS/MDA Center at Carolinas HealthCare System Neurosciences Institute is the principal investigator. The primary objective […]

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Alice’s Pre-D Diary, Part Two: The Journey Begins.

Alice is living with prediabetes, but she’s taking an important step to reverse her risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Follow her health journey as she completes the Diabetes Prevention Program and travels the road to better health.


Ready to Go

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect as I walked into the first meeting of […]

Improving Patient Safety in the Operating Room

On Aug. 6, Carolinas HealthCare System held its fifth annual Quality & Service Sharing Day, an event that recognizes innovative projects by employees that lead to higher-value care and a better patient experience. Employees submitted a record-breaking 240 applications, with 84 selected as top projects.

One top project involved replacing surgical supplies in operating […]

Train Smart, Run Fast: Training for a Marathon

For runners, completing a marathon is one of the highest achievements of their sport – it’s the ultimate test of endurance and willpower and requires extensive, regimented training. There’s a reason people display “26.2” stickers on the back windows of their cars and wear T-shirts commemorating past races – completing a marathon takes a […]