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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), an annual observance that highlights the importance of receiving recommended vaccines throughout our lives. We have the power to protect ourselves and our families from serious diseases by ensuring that we all receive the right vaccines at the right times.  Vaccines are safe, effective and the best protection…

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Dr. Michael Casciello Successfully Implants the Micra Pacemaker in CCHC Patient

On June 4, 2019, Dr. Michael Casciello of CCHC Heart and Vascular Specialists implanted the first Micra Pacemaker in New Bern, NC. Permanent pacemakers have served both patients and physicians well for over 60 years.  Until now, they utilized insulated wires, called “leads,” that connect the pulse generator and the muscles of the heart. The…

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May is National Osteoporosis Month CCHC new bern morehead nc.
National Osteoporosis Month

May is National Osteoporosis Month.  Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both.  As a result of this deficiency, bones become weak and brittle and are easily broken from falls or, depending on the severity of the disease, even from minor bumps or…

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Exercise is good for just about everyone, including older adults. CCHC can help you with your exercise plan. New Bern Morehead City
Exercise and Physical Activity: Getting Fit for Life

Exercise and Physical Activity: Getting Fit for Life Exercise is good for just about everyone, including older adults. Even moderate amounts of physical activity can have a big impact. Talk with your doctor first, of course.  And if you’ve been inactive, take it easy as you get started, say, 5-10 minutes of moderate activity each…

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