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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Update 01/11/21 January 12, 2021

    Dear Patients and Community Members:

    I realize the flood of information regarding the approval of COVID-19 vaccines is both hopeful and overwhelming. Below you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently ...

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  • New Year’s Resolutions Are So 2020! January 1, 2021

    What are your 2021 Anti-Resolutions?

    Year after year, the pattern rarely varies. Resolutions made, promptly followed by resolutions broken. The odds of sticking to New Year’s resolutions are, in fact, completely stacked against ...

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  • Pandemic Stress Likely Compounded by Seasonal Affective Disorder January 1, 2021

    Experts Expect Record Numbers of Seasonal Affective Disorder Diagnosis in 2021

    As we continue to weather the storm of COVID-19, seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is also ...

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  • Start 2021 off Right by Sticking to your Winter Exercise Plan January 1, 2021

    A Winter Workout Routine Will Prepare You For Life After COVID 

    Exercise will reduce pain, improve function and mobility, lower blood pressure and blood sugar,  decrease risk of chronic illness and ...

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  • Dr. DuBose featured in The Sumter Item December 9, 2020

    The Sumter Item is featuring Mayes DuBose, MD, of Carolina Concierge Care. In the article, Dr. DuBose discusses how he’s providing Sumter’s seniors with thoughtful, compassionate care through an even more individualized approach and an enhanced focus on proactive wellness.

    Carolina Concierge Care, Sumter’s first membership medicine practice, allows Dr. DuBose to offer the type of ...

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  • Can We Co-Exist with COVID-19? October 12, 2020

    An Epidemiologist Separates Fact from Fiction and Offers Hope for the Future

    Epidemiologists seek to learn why, how and when some people contract diseases when others don’t. Their findings are used to help monitor public health status, develop new medical treatments and disease prevention efforts, ...

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  • Let It Go: The Ancient Art of Meditation October 12, 2020

    Finding Peace Through Mindfulness and Meditation

    Mindful, compassionate, serene, happy: emotions that have been in short supply during the pandemic but can be beautifully restored to those who embrace the chance to learn the time- honored practice and art of meditation. For many, ...

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  • How Red Meat Went from Taboo to Acceptable and Back Again October 12, 2020

    What’s the Beef With Red Meat?

    It’s long been the case that provocative headlines, unexpected findings and misinformation travel far faster than conventional wisdom, especially in the internet age. Even respected medical journals like the Annals of Internal Medicine can become caught ...

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  • Coronavirus Vaccine: Expert Says, ‘We Need Time to Get This Right’ July 7, 2020

    Expert Calls for Slow & Steady Approach in Vaccine Development

    While the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine may seem as if it’s being run in slow motion, with most experts predicting a 2021 ...

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  • Superfoods and Your Immune System July 7, 2020

    Food for Thought: Nourishing the Immune System

    As football coaches and nutritionists know, the best offense is a good defense. In the fight against COVID-19, the promise of boosting the immune system with specific ‘superfoods’ ...

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