Creating Healthy Habits That Stick

The beginning of a new year offers a clean slate with endless possibilities. And with it, inevitably, comes talk of New Year’s resolutions. According to Merriam-Webster, a New Year’s resolution…

Read more
Mom and child prepare a meal in the kitchen

Making Healthier Choices in the Kitchen

It’s that time of year when we all seem to indulge a little more than usual. The holidays bring delicious food and tried-and-true family recipes. But before we know it,…

Read more
Woman sitting at a desk has lower back pain

Managing Lower Back Pain

It’s something that we’ve probably all felt before – that random sharp pain or twinge in your lower back when doing something completely routine, like sneezing, or taking clothes out…

Read more
Senior woman works a crossword puzzle

All About Alzheimer’s

November marks National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. While we may not all know the ins and outs of this disease, we know the terrifying feeling that comes with noticing changes in…

Read more
Dr. Locklear speaks with a patient in the Gaston Medical Partners office

Diabetes – Know Your Risks

With diabetes the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, affecting over 34 million people, it makes sense that the month of November is designated American Diabetes Month.…

Read more
Skeleton in glasses

Make No Bones About It – Keeping Your Bones Healthy and Strong

Halloween brings pumpkins, bats, ghouls and goblins. And we can’t forget the skeletons. Though often serving as a scary decoration or costume, skeletons are nothing to fear. Bones play a…

Read more
Woman gets her blood pressure checked at Gaston Medical Partners

Practical Health Tips for Women

Every October, we are surrounded by pink for Breast Cancer Awareness, a reminder to women about the importance of preventative screening. Annual mammograms are recommended for women beginning at age…

Read more
Senior couple on a jog

7 Tips for Staying Healthy as You Age

You know the old adage that “age is just a number?” While that may be true, living a healthy lifestyle helps offset the effects of aging. The physicians of Gaston…

Read more

How to Get a Flu Shot in Gaston County

As summer’s sweltering days transition to cooler weather, we begin to think about the changing of the season. However, fall isn’t the only season we’re entering. Flu season is just…

Read more
Woman in bed sleeping soundly

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…

Read more