Total combined cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reported in 2015 reached the highest number ever.
Reported STDs at Unprecedented High in the U.S.
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.
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.
Obama renews call for public health insurance option
President Obama wants Congress to offer a government-run health insurance option alongside private plans under the Affordable Care Act.
Stay safe outdoors when the temperature soars
Too much activity in high temperatures can put you at risk for heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke. So take precautionary measures when temperatures soar.
The secret to living a longer, healthier life
Can you lengthen your life? Researchers explore how to stay healthy longer.