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You don’t need to choose between fast or accurate COVID-19 tests

Rapid PCR tests provide laboratory-quality results in minutes.

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Recognized expertise in TCAR to treat carotid artery blockages

Three Norton Healthcare hospitals have been recognized as centers of excellence for transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) treatment for carotid artery blockages.

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How music therapy helps patients

Research shows that when music therapy is used with conventional cancer treatments it can help improve both emotional and physical well-being.

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Guidance loosens a bit for the fully vaccinated

We still need to wear masks in public, keep 6 feet of separation and practice good hand hygiene, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has loosened its guidance some for those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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An athlete’s recovery from concussion follows a step-by-step process

Caution is required, as a second injury within a short period of time, from 24 to 48 hours, or possibly as long as 10 to 15 days, exponentially increases the risk of catastrophic effects.

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Colonoscopy prep options: They’ve gotten easier

Colonoscopy prep has gotten much easier in recent years. Better-tasting prep liquids and lower-dose regimens make it easier to get ready for a colon cancer screening.

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Norton Healthcare announces permanent location for its Institute for Health Equity

The institute will move into space in The Village @ West Jefferson, which is opening this summer at the southeast corner of 12th and Jefferson streets in the Russell neighborhood.

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Down syndrome doesn’t define James

James White’s father has witnessed firsthand the challenges that individuals with Down syndrome and their loved ones face. However, he prefers to focus on the many positives and urges others to do the same.

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Remembering the best of times and worst of times

If we are lucky enough to live a long life, many years may be forgotten in the blur of decades. But, this year will never fade from memory. This has been the epoch of our belief. It has been our finest year.

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COVID-19 test results for international air travel while you wait

COVID-19 tests for international air travel are available while you wait at any of the 16 Norton Immediate Care Centers. The test costs $150 and typically is not covered by insurance.

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Open leg fractures like Tiger Woods’ can take months to heal

A broken leg like that suffered by Tiger Woods in his recent automobile crash can take several months to heal and possibly longer since the compound fracture was in the lower leg and involved both the tibia and fibula as well as ankle injuries.

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