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Is That Pain in Your Chest a Hernia?

The diaphragm is the muscle separating the chest and abdominal cavities. In a normal diaphragm, the opening is large enough to allow only the esophagus to pass through it. When a hiatal hernia occurs, the opening increases and can allow the stomach and...

Colon Cancer Support Network of the Carolinas Plans 6th Annual Fundraiser

Please join the Colon Cancer Support Network of the Carolinas on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at the 6th Annual Bottoms UP! Comedy Fest at the Comedy Zone in the NC Music Factory. The event is a fun-filled night full of laughter that will include fundraising...

Do You Have the Winter Blues or Hyperthyroidism?

It’s the cold, gray time of year when the winter blues can set in. But if you’ve experienced these symptoms during other months and seasons, you may suffer from hyperthyroidism, a thyroid condition that often goes undetected. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped...

Understanding Colon Cancer

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, an initiative that began in 2000 to raise awareness for this cancer that is the second leading cancer killer among men and women in the United States. But it doesn’t have to be. Take the time to learn about this...

Understanding Your Thyroid

Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones that help control the rate of many activities in your body. The bodily functions affected by how well the thyroid...