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Rest Easy: Why a Good Night’s Sleep Is So Important and How to Get It

“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart while I’m awake, you know?”  – Ernest Hemingway  It’s something we’ve been told all our lives–get a good night’s…

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Family Summer Water Safety: 6 Tips to Remember

The school year is ending, Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner and the summer pool season is about to start. When people are enjoying time at the beach…

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5 Tips to Help Lower Blood Pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension is a known risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Taking charge of your health by developing sustainable habits like regular exercise, eating a balanced…

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5 Reasons Why Children Need Annual Exams

Parents start out with multiple newborn visits and vaccinations, but as kids grow it can be easy to forget to schedule an annual exam following the  American Academy of Pediatrics…

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Socializing Safely After COVID-19 Vaccine: 10 Do’s and Don’ts

You’ve been cooped up for over a year and ready to explore. Armed with your newly laminated COVID-19 vaccine card, you want to celebrate. But before you start hugging strangers,…

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Gaston Medical Previews COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution With Gov. Cooper

In this photo, taken by Khadejeh Nikouyeh of The Charlotte Observer, Gov. Roy Cooper greets our own Dr. David Locklear with an elbow bump. Gaston Medical Partners was honored to…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Gaston Medical Partners is no longer distributing the COVID-19 vaccine, but we encourage you to prioritize getting the vaccine where and when you can. Where You Can Get the Vaccine Atrium…

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Colonoscopy Planning: 6 Things to Discuss With Your Doctor

Early colorectal cancer often displays little to no symptoms, which is why screenings are so important. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that adults age 50 to 75 get…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments – 6 Tips for Before and After

After a long, difficult pandemic, seeing more and more vaccines being administered can feel like the light at the end of the tunnel. When the vaccine is available for you,…

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Children and Face Masks: 6 Tips to Make them More Comfortable

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it is important to talk with children about the reasons people wear a face mask, practice social distancing and frequently wash their hands. COVID-19 spreads…

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