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Are Herbal and Vitamin Supplements Healthy and Safe?

As we plan New Year’s resolutions to improve our health, remember not all herbal and vitamin supplements are healthy. There are many that are not considered safe and many other have interactions with our prescribed medications. Read the attached article from Consumer Reports for more information.

The Body Talks About Depression and HIV

The Body is a great resource for those living with HIV.  Here is a link with excellent points for any one dealing with depression, positive or negative. Click to read the full article at The Body

Who Is Wesley Thompson?

Wesley Thompson is the medical director of Ballantyne Family Medicine. He sees patients at two locations, Ballantyne Family Medicine East at 6010 E. WT Harris Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28215 and Ballantyne Family Medicine South at 16147 Lancaster Highway, Suite 140, Charlotte, NC 28277. He has been in practice for 30 years providing primary care to the… Read More »

QNotes Article on Mental Health and HIV

Excellent article on mental health and HIV. The medical field and society need to normalize mental health. A seminal article from the Southern Medical Journal in January 2005 queried more than 8800 patient about the time of HIV acquisition and found that 61% were actively abusing a substance, 32% were dealing with a mental health… Read More »