Health

It’s never too late to get back on the health bandwagon

As humans, we are prone to get distractions. But when it comes to nutrition and exercise, it’s never too late to start again.

Scene at the Kappa Foundation’s Healthy Achievement 5k Run/Walk

The event was held Saturday in uptown Charlotte to raise money to support the foundation’s mentoring efforts.

Under fire for his leadership, Mecklenburg Health Director Marcus Plescia will step down

Plescia, who heads the Mecklenburg County Health Department, faced growing criticism after it was revealed that county health clinics had mishandled test results for nearly 200 women who were screened for cervical cancer.

Here is the perfect exercise to tone those summer legs

As summer approaches, a reader wants to know how to get those perfectly toned legs.

Chuck Schumer: GOP bill a ‘cancer’ on healthcare system  

Chuck Schumer, leader of the Senate Democrats, didn’t mince words when he called the GOP healthcare plan a “a cancer on […]

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.

News & Buzz

Benedict College student found dead in Lancaster County pond

The rising sophomore was last seen early Wednesday when surveillance footage showed him hopping a fence near the place where...

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

Church of God in Christ (COGIC) convention draws thousands to Charlotte

The convention, which ends Friday, includes a variety of Christian workshops, music events and educational opportunities for young people.

People

NCCU professor will trek 10,000 miles for mental health awareness

Robert Horne, who teaches in the NCCU School of Education, left Thursday on a motorcycle ride that will see him...

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