Raleigh area dentists share their secrets for success
Today a trip to the dentist is nothing like it used to be, as Wake County area dental professionals can attest. Between adding new technologies and focusing entirely on patient care and satisfaction, these dental professionals are creating stronger relationships with their patients that are built to last. See what these providers have to say about their own careers and their philosophies on dental care.
Lending a helping hand
Locally founded 1in9 nonprofit partners with Rex to help patients
by Alan M. Wolf
Stephanie Beguelin’s epiphany came during chemotherapy.
While receiving treatment for breast cancer, she was surrounded by family and friends who supplied her with overwhelming support. But she saw other women who had no one, and others who were struggling financially. One patient didn’t know how she was going to get home because she didn’t have a ride, and she couldn’t scrape together the money to take a cab or a bus.
Move it or lose it
Why exercise could lead to a longer life
by Dr. Orlando Conty
“Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.” — Paul Terry, animator
As amusing as Paul Terry’s quote might be, his words reflect many Americans’ dislike of physical activity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fewer than two in 10 Americans get the recommended levels of exercise, and more than a quarter of U.S. adults do not devote any time to cardiovascular and muscle-strengthening activity. In the South, the level of inactivity is a whopping 30 percent.
Spring clean your body
Now is the time to assess your activity, food behaviors
by Chris Mitchell, MSW
Spring is a time of cleansing and renewal. We often tend to think in terms of cleaning our homes, windows, gardens and gutters, but how about our bodies? It’s the most important thing we each own, and so it deserves special consideration and attention.
Hyperbarics and its role in improving lives
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, is a technology that has been used in medicine to treat scuba divers with the bends since the 1930s and patients with carbon monoxide poisoning since the 1960s, but it has risen in popularity in recent years due to its effectiveness in treating diabetic wounds. So what exactly is this therapy and how is it supposed to stimulate healing? We spoke with Mary Marchbanks, president and chief operations officer of Carolina Hyperbarics PLLC in Raleigh, to get some questions answered.