CDC Reports: Most US middle and high schools start the school day too early

With classes set to resume later this month, finding time for sufficient sleep will become a challenge for your school-age […]
By QCity Metro Staff | August 12, 2015

Southern food tied to heart disease

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – People who like fried food, sweet tea and other foods synonymous with Southern […]
By QCity Metro Staff | August 11, 2015

Study: Sudden cardiac arrest more likely in African Americans

By Reuters Wire Service – July 21, 2015 By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Black Americans are more likely […]
By QCity Metro Staff | July 21, 2015

A medical program to assist those in need

Last month, I did something that gave me as much of a rush as teaching a fitness class. And in […]
By Sondra E. Z. Hines | July 9, 2015

Who Can I Turn To? Navigating the Mental Healthcare Maze

By Sonyia Richardson – July 8, 2015 When you need help for life stressors, anxieties and depressive symptoms, accessing it […]
By By Sonyia Richardson, UNC Charlotte | July 8, 2015

3 Exercises to Strengthen Core Muscles

Question: I hear a lot about working the core, but I’m not sure why this is important. Answer: The core […]
By Sondra E. Z. Hines | June 17, 2015

In North Carolina, prostate cancer attacks black men at a startling rate

By Jay Price and Karen Garloch | The Charlotte Observer In 1997, Halifax Community College math instructor Wendell Perry was […]
By QCity Metro Staff | June 3, 2015

Local churches honored for meeting wellness goals

Ten women who attend the church Hispanos Unidos won this year’s Village HeartBEAT competition, with a combined weight loss of […]
By Glenn Burkins | May 31, 2015

A family commits to healthier living

Names: Slyvia and Melvin Austin Church: New Life Fellowship Center Health Factors: Obesity, medication for blood pressure and a desire […]
By Adriana Burkins | May 20, 2015

Mecklenburg health officials seek more women for breast cancer screenings

The Mecklenburg County Health Department is trying to spread the word to women in low-income households about a free program […]
By cathy | May 13, 2015