Avoid Heat Exhaustion!

Avoid Heat Exhaustion! (Video Transcription) Got an outdoor project planned this weekend? Well, how are you going to prevent heat exhaustion?  It's going to be 97 degrees this weekend! Stay tuned for more info. The first year that I was married and was a first-time homeowner, I needed to stain the deck of the house. I think it was the Fourth of July or some other holiday that summer, and I thought, I'm going to get out there and stain this deck myself. I can do it! So I just barreled through it. I [...]

2019-03-11T22:30:14+00:00June 30th, 2018|

Gluten Made Simple

Gluten Made Simple (Video Transcription) Is my peanut butter and jelly sandwich gluten-free, and does that matter? What's the deal with gluten anyway? So what is the deal with gluten? You know, you look at the restaurant menu and things are labeled as gluten-free and the question is, is gluten bad or what's the story with this? Do I need to be worried about gluten? Do I need to avoid gluten? So here's the deal in a quick take-home nutshell: Gluten is found in wheat and many grain products and it can cause two [...]

2019-03-11T22:30:29+00:00June 6th, 2018|

Exercise: How much to do?

Exercise: How much to do? (Video Transcription) Did you see on WRAL about a week and a half ago that Winston-Salem was rated the 18th most overweight city in America? I grew up about 25 minutes from Winston-Salem, and I thought, this is almost my hometown and it's number 18 in America in terms of being overweight. I decided to say something about exercise in today's video. Today's message is on exercise, and I want to give you some very quick, practical pointers on what to do and how much to do. Now first, [...]

2019-03-11T22:30:50+00:00March 26th, 2018|

Drinks to Rehydrate from that Stomach Bug!

Stomach Bugs: Rehydration Drinks, and How to Reduce Transmission! (Video Transcription) Are you tired of every medical news story being about the flu? Let's talk about something different: stomach bugs. Last weekend as I was cleaning my son's barf out of the floor mats in the car, I thought, there is a community outbreak going around and this is a timely topic. The symptoms that you can get with a stomach bug are variable, but they typically include some combination of feeling pretty bad, potentially having some fever (sometimes kind of high), nausea with [...]

2019-03-11T22:30:57+00:00February 9th, 2018|

A Cold…or the Flu?

A Cold…or the Flu? (Video Transcription) How do you know if the sore throat and the runny nose and the cough that you're coming down with is a cold or if it might be the flu? Because starting antiviral medication for the flu early can be helpful, it's an important question. When researchers have looked at this question, it turns out there's a couple of things that are useful predictors. First off, when it's flu season, the appearance of a cough and a fever and in some of the studies when these things appear [...]

2019-03-11T22:31:07+00:00January 8th, 2018|

Check Your Blood Pressure the Right Way!

Check Your Blood Pressure the Right Way! (Video Transcription) Greetings to all of you members of Sentinel Primary Care. We're going to get into the medical content in just a moment, but for this members video I actually wanted to open with a story. As you probably know, a portion of our work here is charitable care. I give away a portion of my care for folks who don't have insurance. A few weeks ago, we were seeing a person who was coming in to receive charitable care. At the end of the visit [...]

2019-03-11T22:31:15+00:00December 4th, 2017|

The New Shingles Vaccine!

The New Shingles Vaccine! (Video Transcription) There's a new shingles vaccine coming to market, and it looks to be awesome with just a little bit of awful. Stick around and I'll tell you more. So late in October, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the ACIP, which is part of the CDC, gave its recommendation to the new shingles vaccine which will be sold under the name Shingrix. So this vaccine looks really good. A lot of you know about the current shingles vaccine. When it came out a little over a decade ago, [...]

2019-03-11T22:31:23+00:00November 1st, 2017|