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.
Under fire for his leadership, Mecklenburg Health Director Marcus Plescia will step down
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.
Mix it up: 5 ways to add variety to your exercise time
Now that spring is almost here, there’s no excuse to stay indoors when you can get out and get fit.
More evidence that breakfast is important to overall health
Eating more calories early in the day and consuming less food at night may reduce the odds of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiac or blood vessel diseases, new research indicates.
Blood pressure care in U.S. improving, but disparities remain
Doctors are treating blacks nearly as often as whites for high blood pressure, new research shows, but blacks are still less likely to have the condition under control.