October is Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month!

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October is Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month!

MUAM is held annually in October to create awareness of the role diagnostic medical sonographers play in the medical community and to educate the public about medical ultrasound and its many uses in healthcare. MUAM is a joint effort of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS), and Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU).

The SDMS’ 2017 MUAM theme is “Sonomoji : Express Yourself”.

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http://www.sdms.org/resources/muam/

What is Tahini?

Have you heard of tahini?  Tahini is a paste made of finely ground sesame seeds and oil that is commonly used in dips, sauces, and salad dressings.  One of the most common concoctions you may see tahini in is hummus! Tahini packs a nutritious punch, in just 1 tablespoon there is 90 calories, 2 ½… Continue Reading

Insurance changes for 2018

In Contract: Aetna (no Aetna Medicare Advantage, Aetna Basic or Aetna Select) BCBS (all plans, now including Blue Value) BCBS Medicare Advantage Coventry Cigna (not with CIGNA Connect) Medcost Primary PhysicianCare, Inc. United Healthcare United Medicare Advantage Plans We are excited to announce that we will be part of the BCBS Blue Value network beginning… Continue Reading

Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and Nutrition

What are Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders? Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are a group of disorders which are characterized by persistent and recurring GI symptoms as a result of abnormal functioning of the GI tract. They are not caused by structural or biochemical abnormalities, such as tumors and masses. Thus, many routine medical tests used to diagnose… Continue Reading

Matt Johnson Awarded 2017 Administrator of the Year

Congratulations to Wake Internal Medicine Consultants’ Chief Administrative Officer, Matt Johnson, who was awarded NC Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) 2017 Administrator of the Year! Each year, NCMGMA and Medical Mutual recognize a healthcare administrator, affiliated with the NCMGMA, who has exhibited exceptional leadership management proficiency and enhanced the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in his/her practice and… Continue Reading

Smart Snacking

National dietary surveys have found that about 90% of adults, 83% of adolescents, and 97% of children snack every day, sometimes several times per day. All of this snacking between meals contributes to about one-quarter of total calories, the equivalent of a fourth meal. Unfortunately, these aren’t always nutrient-dense calories. Many of the most common… Continue Reading

The Truth Behind Coconut Oil

According to a 2016 survey published in the New York Times, 72% of Americans think coconut oil is healthful. It has often been proclaimed as a superfood with benefits that range from promoting weight loss, reducing cardiovascular disease, treating diabetes, and reversing Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are others who say that coconut oil should be avoided based on… Continue Reading