A Reflection as Noreta Family Medicine Turns One

A Reflection as Noreta Family Medicine Turns One

A Reflection as Noreta Family Medicine Turns One March the one-year anniversary mark of the COVID pandemic in the US. The State newspaper asked readers to write an article on how their lives have changed due to COVID, what they have learned, or what gives them hope. I...
What You Should Know About CBD

What You Should Know About CBD

What You Should Know About CBD CBD stores are popping up everywhere. If a storefront is unoccupied it seems that a CBD shop will soon open up there. I will explain what we know and don’t know about CBD. Here’s a short article and here is the AAFP’s...
Pandemic Related Anxiety Part-2

Pandemic Related Anxiety Part-2

Pandemic-Related Anxiety and How to Break the Cycle – Part 2 We know that negative behaviors (like addiction) persist because we receive some kind of highly desirable reward for doing them (e.g. the “high” from drug use). I listened to an interview with Dr. Jud Brewer...
Pandemic Related Anxiety

Pandemic Related Anxiety

Pandemic-Related Anxiety and How to Break the Cycle – Part 1 Every week I talk with my patients about pandemic-related anxiety. Therefore, when I recently came across a podcast that discussed the neuroscience of anxiety, it inspired me to write this blog. Part 1 of...
The Science of Cuteness

The Science of Cuteness

The Science of Cuteness The springtime makes me think of baby animals. Have you seen any baby geese waddling single file behind their proud mama yet? Do you get that warm fuzzy feeling when you look at puppies, baby panda bears, or bunnies? It turns out that there is...
Seasonal allergies in Columbia, SC

Seasonal allergies in Columbia, SC

Seasonal allergies in Columbia, SC (plus a field trip!) I had fun doing this blog post, so I may continue to take field trips in the future 😊Just a few more words on seasonal allergy treatments: There is not much of a difference between the newer antihistamines...
Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Information about the new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine The Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine has been approved and doses are now in South Carolina. I answer some commonly asked questions below. How is the J&J COVID vaccine...