Annual Charitable Collection

Annual Charitable Collection

Our Annual charitable drive is for the
Friends of the Pitt County Animal Shelter
The Friends of the Pitt County Animal Shelter aka Pitt Friends specializes in helping animals on the euthanasia list at Pitt County Animal Services. They take in many of the heartworm positives, amputations, special medical needs and behavioral issues from the shelter and get them to the point where they can become amazing family members!! Pitt Friends are a volunteer based 501c group that could not do what they do without the help and support of the community. (Note: Pitt Friends is a separate group that strives to help Pitt Co. Animal Services in any way possible.)
Their needs include:
  • Puppy dry dog food
  • Kitten dry food and wet food
  • Cat litter (clumping)
  • Puppy pads
  • Toys
  • Treats
  • Gas cards (used to help fill the van for weekly transportation of dogs to the rescue).
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Bleach
  • Paper towels
Monetary donations can be made out to “Friends of the Pitt County Animal Shelter” or “FPCAS”.
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You may drop off your donations at McGee Chiropractic between November 15 and December 10 , 2021.
We thank you for your generosity.
Dr. McGee, Patti, Sue, Sherry, Diane

October Newsletter

Happy Halloween!

Some Halloween facts:
An estimated 65% of Americans will celebrate Halloween or participate in Halloween activities this year. 44% of us plan to carve a pumpkin. Total spending in 2021 on Halloween is expected to reach $10.1 billion, with the average consumer planning to spend $102.74 on decorations, candy, costumes and more. Source: CNN

The weather does affect joint pain

A team of researchers in China have shown that changes in weather can increase joint pain. They studied patients with osteoarthritis of the knee and found that the majority of them were likely to report an increase in their knee symptoms. Think of your joints and discs as balloons. When the barometric pressure is low (bad weather) tissues can swell, compressing pain sensitive structures.

What our patients are saying about our office:

“I wanted the best, and I found it with Dr. McGee and his staff. Bedside manner, treatment techniques and follow up care are all top notch.”
Clay S

The Sweet Spot of Sleep

We all know that adequate sleep is important for memory and being alert during the day. A couple of recent studies have shown that adequate sleep is also important to reduce the risk of dementia Alzheimer’s disease and earlier death. In one study, researchers found that people who slept five hours or less per night were twice as likely to develop dementia compared to those who slept six to eight hours per night. Another study found that those who slept less than six hours per night were 30% more likely to develop dementia compared to those who slept seven hours per night.

Almost Twenty-five percent of Adults have Joint Pain

According to the CDC, almost 25% of US adults suffer from some joint pain. The report was based on thousands of interviews of adults in the U.S. It estimates that 58.5 million adults have been diagnosed with arthritis such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and lupus.

September Newsletter

Dr. McGee at ECU sports medicine

Great to be back

It’s been a long 18 months since the Covid-19 restrictions began. I feel fortunate to be able to return to ECU this season to provide chiropractic care to the student athletes at ECU.

 

 

Intermittent fasting can cut the risk of diabetes and heart disease

Time restricted eating or intermittent fasting may help prevent chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease according to researchers from the the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, CA. They found that intermittent fasting can also improve sleep and help control obesity.

What our patients are saying about our office:

“I am so much better after only 6 visits. I am no longer in pain and I now have a variety of exercises I can perform to help me if I have a flareup. Scheduling is always convenient.”
Melissa A.

Remdesivir Reduces Hospitalization Risk for Covid Patients

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Gilead recently announced promising results of their antiviral medication. Their study indicated that remdesivir reduced the risk of hospitalization or death by 87% compared to the placebo group. A previous study published in the New England Journal of Medicine also showed that remdesivir was superior to placebo in reducing recovery time in adults hospitalized with Covid-19.

1 in 7 people have ended friendships because of views on Covid vaccine

A survey conducted by OnePoll shows that about 1 in 7 of people surveyed have ended friendships because of differences of opinion on the Covid-19 vaccine. About 14% of respondents said they had ended friendships with friends who refused to get the vaccine. People who refused to get the vaccine said they did so because of worry over potential side effects, distrust or a belief that they do not need the vaccine because they are healthy.

August Newsletter

Yogurt might help prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers in Ireland have shown that the effects of Alzheimer’s can be delayed by changing the gut microbiome. In the study, performed on mice, memory problems were reversed after old mice were given friendly gut bacteria. The research suggests gut-friendly bacteria could help to ward off Alzheimer’s disease.

What our patients are saying about our office:

“Dr. McGee and staff are phenomenal! They are always very friendly, professional, and I am in and out in a timely fashion. I was once a skeptic in reference to chiropractic medicine. Dr. McGee definitely changed that and I am now a true believer. I have recently started going for preventive care sessions and my back feels better than it has in years!”
Richard R

North Carolina vaccination rates

This interactive map shows the percent of vaccinated individuals by county. About 57% of the adult population residing in Pitt County are fully vaccinated.

Retail alcohol sales increased during the pandemic

Liquor store sales increased during the early part of the pandemic and 2020. Between March and September 2020 liquor store sales increased by 20% compared to previous years. At the same time restaurant and bar sales of alcohol decreased by 27%.