Day: June 26, 2020

Vidant Medical Center Greenville, NC

Located in Greenville, the fast-growing cultural hub of eastern North Carolina, Vidant Medical Center is the heart of the Vidant Health system. We have 974 licensed beds and are proud to offer extensive inpatient and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people across 29 counties.

Vidant Medical Center serves as the flagship teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. We are a tertiary care referral center and in 2018, achieved Magnet® recognition for the second time, designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Learn more about our Magnet® recognition here.

We are proud of the dedicated nurses who care for eastern North Carolina and the patients and families we serve.

We’re equally proud of the thousands of dedicated health care professionals who are part of the Vidant team and include specialists from all over the country and around the world.

Every day, we work

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Is It Safe to Go to the Dentist Again?

At Dr. Todd Bertman’s office, the receptionist wears a plastic face shield. So do the hygienist and the nine doctors in the practice in Manhattan’s East Village.

Dr. Bertman reopened the office two weeks ago after closing it in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In another change from the past, he has switched from ultrasonic cleaners that spray water and saliva into the air to laser instruments.

The dentists and hygienists wear head-to-toe personal protective equipment that they change between appointments, a time-consuming, awkward ritual that requires them to take off booties, gowns, goggles, masks, gloves and the shields and replace them with clean ones.

“It’s like changing out of a spacesuit,” Dr. Bertman said. “It’s annoying as hell but this is what it kind of comes down to until we find a vaccine.”

As of June 19, every state had allowed dentists’ offices to reopen for all

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Amlodipine: Drug Uses, Side Effects & Dosage

Generic Name: amlodipine (am LOE di peen)
Brand Names: Katerzia, Norvasc

Medically reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD Last updated on Dec 1, 2019.

What is amlodipine?

Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that dilates (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Amlodipine is used to treat chest pain (angina) and other conditions caused by coronary artery disease.

Amlodipine is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering blood pressure may lower your risk of a stroke or heart attack.

Amlodipine is for use in adults and children who are at least 6 years old.

Important information

Before taking amlodipine, tell your doctor if you have congestive heart failure or liver disease.

Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of amlodipine.

If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using amlodipine even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has

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