President Barack Obama, speaking in Florida on Oct. 20, 2016, says he doesn't want to see anybody "left out" without healthcare coverage because of premium increases, but says the answer isn't "repealing and replacing" the Affordable Care Act.

Obamacare premiums will rise by double digits in 2017

The average premium for Obamacare insurance plans sold on will rise 25 percent next year, the U.S. government said on Monday,

Looking for stress relief? Pick up a coloring book

Art therapy can be a great way to relax and stay calm, which may explain why adult coloring books have become so popular in recent years.

CDC: No excuse not to get flu vaccination (video)

Health officials are urging people to get their flu vaccines and get them early to prevent serious conditions brought on by the virus.

Reducing how much you eat need not be torture

When it comes to losing weight, portion control, or controlling the amount you eat, can be just as important as controlling what you eat.

Village HeartB.E.A.T. health program selected for national competition

Village HeartB.E.A.T, Mecklenburg County’s faith-based health program, was one of 50 health programs selected nationwide to compete for $1.5 million in cash awards.

Will N.C. Blue Cross be next to abandon the ACA marketplace?

Blue Cross and Blue Shield, North Carolina’s largest insurance provider, will decide soon whether it will continue writing policies through the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplace.

Why water is essential to a healthy body

Because our bodies are made up of about 60 percent water, it is important that we consume enough to survive and function properly.

5 mosquito facts everyone in Charlotte should know

You could be inviting mosquitoes into your home and enticing them to bite, without even knowing it. Learn more about what attracts them and how to keep them away.

How to squeeze in exercise on a busy day

Finding time to exercise may not be as impossible as you think. And, no, you don’t need to completely rearrange your schedule.

Remembering my mother on this special day

Qcitymetro fitness writer Sondra E. Z. Hines remembers her mother, Mrs. Eleazar Hines Bell, who died 21 years ago from heart disease.

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Voters wait patiently in line to vote at University City Regional Library Thursday morning. Thursday is the first day of early voting in Mecklenburg County. Davie Hinshaw

Democrats jump to early voting lead in N.C.

Statewide figures through Monday show that Democrats made up nearly 50 percent of the 577,801 early votes cast through Monday.



On the town with Toni (Oct. 21-23)

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out Toni Baker-Tyson's weekly entertainment picks. It's fun for grown folks.


Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump reacts during the first presidential debate with Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Why Donald Trump won’t win

Barring a political cataclysm between now and election day, Trump will lose because of one basic fact: The American electorate...


U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton attends church services at the Little Rock AME Zion Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. October 2, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Hillary Clinton in Charlotte church talks about a community ‘in pain’

The Democratic presidential candidate was in Charlotte 12 days after a black man was shot and killed by a CMPD...



From Nairobi to Charlotte; meet Qcity Newcomer Rachel Jones

After spending nearly a decade in East Africa training young journalists, Rachel Jones landed in Charlotte at the invitation of...


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