As the Affordable Care Act enters its third year, I’m starting to have serious doubts about the program’s long-term viability.
The Trouble with Obamacare
ACA premiums in NC to rise sharply in 2016
Health insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will increase as much as 50 percent for some plans in North Carolina in 2016.
Putting Faith in Health: Healthy Churches 2020
Renee Williams, a pastor at the Love Fellowship Church in Charlotte, talks about health and its relationship with faith. She’ll be attending this year’s Healthy Churches conference.
A Zumbathon to raise awareness of breast cancer
Unless you’ve been out in the stratosphere, it’s hard to miss that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Therefore, all […]
Bacon and other processed meats can cause cancer, health organization says
The World Health Organization says eating beacon and other processed meats can increase the risks of cancer in humans. Groups representing the meat industry reject the findings.
American Cancer Society eases mammogram recommendations
In a major shift, the organization now says mammogram screenings for breast cancer should start at age 45, not at age 40, as previously recommended.
Meck County to host Twitter chat on women’s health
The Tuesday, Oct. 27, event will feature Mecklenburg County Health Director Dr. Marcus Plescia and will focus on county health services for women who qualify.
Finding new ways to keep my workout fresh
WEDNESDAY WELLNESS I love fitness, but I have a confession: I get bored easily with workouts, so I’m always looking […]
Mecklenburg County gives support to troubled C.W. Williams health center
Mecklenburg County commissioners on Tuesday night threw their support behind the embattled C.W. Williams Health Center as it seeks a $1.3 million federal grant.
Coming to Charlotte: A health conference with a focus on churches
Pernessa Seele, founder and CEO of The Balm in Gilead, talks with Qcitymetro about her upcoming Healthy Churches 2020 conference, which arrives in Charlotte November 4.
Be a CBCC “Holiday Hero”
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is calling all high school and college students to join its “Holiday Heroes” program for a chance to win a $1,000 college scholarship.
Study links inactivity to heart disease
People who are inactive for hours on end each day may face an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease, even if they also get regular exercise, a U.S. study confirms.
4 children bitten by fox in southwest Charlotte
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Breast cancer survivor Tia Bullett shares message of hope
Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, Charlotte resident Tia Bullett, now cancer free, created an annual fundraiser to help others avoid her painful journey.
Warm weather workouts require extra precautions
The calendar may point towards the end of summer, but that doesn’t mean hot weather is gone. In fact, the […]