Health

Under GOP bill, 23 million could lose health coverage, says government watchdog

The report could aid Democrats who have accused President Trump and congressional Republicans of putting sick and low-income people at risk in their bid to repeal Obamacare.

High blood pressure linked to racially segregated neighborhoods

New study offers evidence that policies to reduce residential segregation in Charlotte may have meaningful health benefits for African Americans.

After 53-year hiatus, North Carolina Central will award doctorate degrees this week

The Durham HBCU will confer Ph.D.s on three students who studied in the field of integrated bioscience, making them the sixth, seventh and eighth people ever to receive doctorate degrees from Central.

Descendants of ‘Tuskegee Experiment’ emerge from shadows  

Decades later, it’s still hard to grasp what the federal government did to hundreds of black men in rural Alabama. […]

Black Americans living longer, but disparities remain

The death rate fell 25 percent for African-Americans from 1999 to 2015, mostly for those aged 65 and older, the CDC said.

Move your body, raise money and celebrate the Earth on Saturday

Enjoy family-friendly events to get or keep you on the path to wellness, walk or run to raise money for cancer, take a climb to benefit rescue personnel, or celebrate the Earth.

Sororities approach the finish line in weight-loss competition

Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sigma Gamma Rho and Zeta Phi Beta sororities push to lose weight, live healthier. Who will be the biggest loser?

Republicans unveil plan to dismantle Obamacare; critics pounce

The GOP plan calls for ending health insurance mandates and rolling back extra healthcare funding for the poor .

New Study: African Americans who exercise may be less likely to develop high blood pressure

Those who reported getting the ideal amount of moderate to vigorous physical activity were about 24 percent less likely to develop hypertension.

Mix it up: 5 ways to add variety to your exercise time

Now that spring is almost here, there’s no excuse to stay indoors when you can get out and get fit.

More evidence that breakfast is important to overall health

Eating more calories early in the day and consuming less food at night may reduce the odds of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiac or blood vessel diseases, new research indicates.

Blood pressure care in U.S. improving, but disparities remain

Doctors are treating blacks nearly as often as whites for high blood pressure, new research shows, but blacks are still less likely to have the condition under control.

Study: Parental obesity linked to delays in child development

This study is one of few to include information about fathers and suggests that dad’s weight also has significant influence on child development.

Consumers worry about what will happen after ACA repeal

As repeal of the Affordable Care Act gets closer to reality, some health care experts are predicting chaos that could leave millions of Americans without coverage.

5 gift ideas with a fitness theme

A few weeks ago, a colleague of mine lost her mother to cancer. It was unexpected, aggressive and sent the […]

News & Buzz

Clarence Armbrister, a lawyer with a long career in education, is named JCSU’s next president

Armbrister, currently president of a Philadelphia prep school, will begin his new job at Johnson C. Smith University on Jan....

Entertainment

A peek inside Firehouse Bar & Lounge, soon to be Charlotte’s newest hot spot

Owner Clarence Boston said he hopes the lounge, located near Bank of America Stadium, will attract young professionals of all...

Commentary

I can’t keep rolling my eyes at today’s headlines; it’s starting to hurt

Is it just me, or is the constant drum beat of social media starting to make us loopy?

Faith

Friendship Missionary Baptist to sponsor hurricane-relief trip to Texas

The church is looking for able-bodied men to work gutting homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

People

Kym Jackson learns lesson from grandmother: Pay it forward

American Airlines employee earns company award and $10,000, then donates money to program that helped her sister build a new...

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