Health

Social interaction can help cancer patients survive longer

Study highlights the importance of social interaction during chemotherapy. It can help patients live longer after treatment.

4 tips for summer fitness

With a little planning, you can enjoy summer, stay healthy and have fun too.

Officials: Fixing county health department could take a year and millions of dollars

Acknowledging years-long failures in Mecklenburg County’s health department, county officials on Tuesday called for an overhaul of the agency. County […]

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.

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.

News & Buzz

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership announces new senior leadership

The Housing Partnership named Simone McDowell its VP of communications and fund development.

Entertainment

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Charlotte’s Caribbean community heats up summer with Carnival

The Charlotte Caribbean Carnival Association brings a weeklong Afro-Caribbean Carnival to Charlotte on June 22-29.

Voices

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No privilege, but I still made it to college, thanks to mom

While a number of privileged parents were caught in the college admissions scandal, one writer tells a different story of...

Faith

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Up close with Jacotron Potts, entrepreneur giving back to the community that raised him

The Charlotte native talked with Qcitymetro about his mentoring program in partnership with McCrorey YMCA, life as an entrepreneur and...

People

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership announces new senior leadership

The Housing Partnership named Simone McDowell its VP of communications and fund development.

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