Health

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 Healthcare.gov will rise 25 percent next year, the U.S. government said on Monday,

Depression study sheds light on screening and treatment for adults

A study suggests that many adults with depression do not undergo treatment, and a large number of adults receiving treatment screen negative for the disorder.

Breast Cancer: Awareness Is Good, But Education Is Better

Living a healthy lifestyle always helps reduce cancer risk, so exercising regularly and watching your diet are steps you can take. But it doesn’t end there.

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.

News & Buzz

Dylann Roof is seen in this June 18, 2015 handout booking photo provided by Charleston County Sheriff's Office. REUTERS/Charleston County Sheriff's Office/Handout via Reuters

Survivor of the Charleston church massacre calls Dylann Roof ‘evil’

"There is no place left on Earth for him except the pit of hell," one witness testified.

Entertainment

Charlotte Arts League kicks off its Starving Artist Market this weekend in Southend.

What’s Happening Charlotte: Your Guide to Weekend Fun (Dec. 9-11)

The Gray Holiday Party, A Soulful Noel, Will Downing in concert and 14 other local events you should know about...

Commentary

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...

Faith

The Rev. William Barber

Barber: Trump victory proves “myth of race” persists in America

Despite Donald Trump's win, Barber said, those on the political left must remain steadfast in their struggle for social and...

People

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Photo Gallery: Jazzy Holiday Gala

The black-tie event featured cocktails, dinner, awards, entertainment and a presentation of the Spirit of the Center Awards to three...

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Cuisine with a Conscience 2016
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OnQ presents A Soulful Noel
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Gina’s Gospel Christmas Concert
12.10
Community Blood Drive
12.15
National Forum for Black Public Administrator Holiday Social