Could Mohs Surgery Be Right for You?

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If you are seeking treatment for skin cancer, your provider may suggest Mohs surgery as a treatment option.

Mohs surgery is considered the most effective method for treating many cases of basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma—two of the most common types of skin cancer.

Mohs surgery can be an appropriate option for many cases, especially for recurring tumors or those located on the head and neck.


Stress, Depression and a Good Night's Sleep

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With summer maybe not going as planned, some of us working from home or not at all, and all of our schedules upended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to fall out of our normal routines, especially when it comes to sleep.

Stress and depression can manifest in ways that lead to too little and too much sleep (yes, there is such a thing as too much). As is with much in life, getting too much—or too little—of anything can have its side effects.


Don't Let Fear Keep You From Seeking Emergency Care

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital ED emergency entrance

They say that every cloud has a silver lining. As we all huddle together under the storm of COVID-19, one silver lining is notable: fewer people are rushing on the roads from place to place, so emergency departments (EDs) across the country have seen a significant decrease in major traumatic injuries.

Level 1 Trauma Centers like Carilion Clinic see any reduction in the need for trauma care as a good thing.


Anxiety and COVID-19 Self-Care

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You’ve just tested positive for COVID-19, or been told by your health care provider that you likely have it.
Fortunately, your symptoms are mild, and your provider has told you that you can self-treat at home. 
Of course, you must also completely self-isolate for at least the next two weeks.
Your provider has suggested remedies for easing the physical symptoms of the virus.


Are You Prepared for a Positive Test?

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While we are all focused on prevention through social distancing and minimizing exposure to others who may be ill, there is still a possibility that any of us or our loved ones might test positive at some point in the next few months.

Preparing ahead of time means stocking up and taking stock so that you will have what you need when you need it, and can focus on getting well.

Fortunately, the majority of people who test positive are able to stay home with self-care. But that comes with its own worries.



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