Health

Charlotte has a new support group for black women coping with infertility

The support group Fertility for Colored Girls was started by a Chicago minister in 2014 and has now spread to seven locations, including Charlotte.

Real Talk: Dr. Ian Smith dishes the skinny on weight loss 

Are you struggling to drop more pounds? Have your weigh-loss efforts hit a plateau? Maybe it’s time to “Blast the Sugar Out,” says celebrity Author Dr. Ian Smith.

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.

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.

News & Buzz

Have we finally dropped the stigma around Black infertility?

Local advocates and celebrities -- like Michelle Obama and Gabrielle Union -- rekindle talks about Black infertility.

Entertainment

It’s time that a black person reviewed “The Book of Mormon”

I finally admitted I was totally offended and there wasn’t a damn thing funny.

Voices

How Michelle Williams triggered my memories of depression

Recent news about former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams checking into a medical facility for depression triggered a memory about...

Faith

After deadly attack on Pittsburgh synagogue, Charlotte’s faith leaders call for love, unity

Three days after a gunman killed 11 worshipers inside a Jewish center in Pittsburgh, members of Charlotte’s faith community came...

People

Have we finally dropped the stigma around Black infertility?

Local advocates and celebrities -- like Michelle Obama and Gabrielle Union -- rekindle talks about Black infertility.

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