NC Top Docs and NC Top Dentists are proud to feature the following October 2019 approved providers. NC Top Docs Include: Cardiology Dr. Juan Luis Aldrich Dr. Karen P. Alexander Dr. Mehar S. Ambati Dr. Brett D. Atwater Dr. Bhavani Balaravi Family Practice Dr. Luis Alejandro Dr. Camille L. Andy Dr. Suima Aryal Dr. Tori Asbury Dr. Tracy E. Ayers Dr. Clayton R. Bailey Dr. Rachel R. Banks Dr. Jamila R. Battle Dr. Mark E. Beamer Dr. Eric W. Beck Dr. Keturah Bell Dr. George R. Benton III Dr. John Betancourt Dr. Sara O. Beyer Dr. Nicholas H. Bird Dr. James Bryan Cox Dr. Adam O. Goldstein Gastroenterology Dr. Simon Allport Dr. Mark L. Appler Dr. William E. Austin General Surgery Dr. William Beautel Dr. Rohit Ike Bhasin Hematology / Oncology Dr. Carey K. Anders Dr. Gowthami Arepally Dr. Paul M. Armistead Dr. Daniel G. Baseman Dr. William R. Berry Read the full article →

NC Top Docs and NC Top Dentists are proud to feature the following September 2019 approved providers. NC Top Docs Include: Cardiology Dr. Cyril Abrams Dr. George Adams Dermatology Dr. Chris G. Adigun Dr. Carrie Alspaugh Family Practice Dr. Robin D. Adams Dr. Gerard R. Aime Dr. Quara T. Ain Dr. Anu Bommareddi Dr. Theodore Brna, Jr. Dr. Edward Bujold Gastroenterology Dr. Manal F. Abdelmalek Dr. Kwadwo Agyei-Gyamfi Internal Medicine Dr. Rami I. Abdo Dr. Lateef Abumoussa Dr. James B. Adams Dr. Saifullah K. Afridi Dr. Tochukwu N. Agbata Dr. Abayomi A. Abgbebi Dr. Mahdi Ajjan Dr. A. Charles Akhimien Dr. Afaque Akhtar Dr. Vijaya B. Akula Medical Oncology Dr. James Abbruzzese Nephrology Dr. Muhammad S. Alam Neurology Dr. Nuhad E. Abou Zeid Dr. Nabil Ahmad Oncology / Hematology Dr. Maleka Ahmed Dr. Jing Ai Ophthalmology Dr. Brain C. Adair Orthopedic Surgery Dr. Patrick Connor Pain Management Dr. Ehsan Alam Read the full article →

Summer is officially here which means it’s time to bust out that SPF sunscreen!   It’s July which means it’s that time of year when the most important acronym to have in your back pocket is SPF.  SPF or sun protection factor is the level of defense your sunscreen has against UVB rays which are what cause sunburn. Did you know that exposing yourself to the sun without using SPF in the long-term can lead to skin damage that causes wrinkles, sagging, sunspots, freckles, and enlarged pores? Save your future self from a serious anti-aging skin-care routine by applying the sunscreen now, before it’s too late.  Although using sunscreen will dramatically help your chances against the sun, it does not protect your skin from 100% of the UV rays. That being said, a high SPF sunscreen should be used in addition to monitoring your sun exposure. Add hats and sunglasses to Read the full article →

Firefighters are aware of how dangerous it is to enter burning buildings. With the intense heat, smoke, and raging flames, every day on the job is a new experience with danger lurking around every corner. But how often do firefighters know that there are unseen dangers of their profession? In 2010, researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), launched a multi-year study to examine whether firefighters have a higher risk of cancer and other causes of death due to job exposures.  The study included around 30,000 career firefighters and when compared to the number of expected cancers in the US population rate, firefighters were 9% more likely to be diagnosed with cancer and 14% more likely to suffer from a cancer-related death. This increase in risk for cancer is due to the exposure of cancer-linked chemicals like asbestos, formaldehyde, and benzene while on duty.  With this Read the full article →

According to a recent Nielsen survey, 39% of Americans are actively trying to eat more plant-based foods. However, many shoppers aren’t purchasing traditional plant-based options like tofu, brown rice, and granola. Within the plant-based food space, innovation is key and a wide array of plant-based alternatives are what have been catching consumer’s eye. Maybe you’ve even noticed the new assortment of plant-based patties alongside the typical ground beef burger patties in your grocery store. Have you been tempted to branch into the plant-based diet? Below are a few options to keep in mind when preparing for you next BBQ. Plant-Based BBQ Essentials Jackfruit “Pulled Pork” Sandwiches If you’re a vegetarian or if you’ve hung around vegetarians, there’s a good chance Jackfruit has made its way into the conversation. This chewy meat alternative can even trick meat eaters into thinking they are eating the real thing when it comes to pulled pork. Read the full article →