Get-well wishes for Sondra Hines

As Qcitymetro fitness writer Sondra E. Z. Hines recovers from surgery, her friends and readers reached out to express their well wishes.
By Sondra E. Z. Hines | March 2, 2016

Half of gay black men in U.S. will be diagnosed with HIV, CDC says

Black men who have sex with men are 250 times more likely as heterosexual U.S. men overall to be diagnosed with the virus, according to the CDC.
By By Sebastien Malo, Reuters | February 26, 2016

Don’t let a cold or flu keep you down; tips to help you recover

Sometimes it's just not possible to avoid the cold or flu, but you can take steps to aid your recovery.
By Ayesha Qureshi, MPH | February 24, 2016

Sondra Hines shares her journey through fibroid surgery

Qcitymetro fitness writer Sondra E.Z. Hines writes about her decision to undergo fibroid removal and her road to recover.
By Sondra E. Z. Hines | February 24, 2016

Study: African Americans aren’t getting enough sleep

Only 54 percent of “non-Hispanic blacks” report sleeping at least seven hours each night – the duration recommended by health experts.
By Glenn Burkins | February 18, 2016

How to avoid catching cold or flu

Having a cold is no fun. It’s even worse if you have the flu. Remember to be mindful during cold and flu season to decrease your chances of getting sick.
By Ayesha Qureshi, MPH | February 17, 2016

A county health program gets national attention

Since it's launch four years ago, Mecklenburg County's Village HeatBEAT program has been slowly making a name for itself.
By Glenn Burkins | February 16, 2016

How to get (and keep) strong bones

HEALTH MATTERS This article was made possible through the financial support of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, […]
By Ayesha Qureshi, MPH | February 10, 2016

How to fall asleep (and stay asleep)

Sleep impacts both physical and mental health. Lack of sleep can affect your mood, ability to perform tasks, and even your appetite.
By Ayesha Qureshi, MPH | February 3, 2016

Obama calls for rapid Zika research as virus seen spreading

President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for the rapid development of tests, vaccines and treatments to fight the mosquito-transmitted Zika […]
By By Julie Steenhuysen and Roberta Rampton, Reuters | January 27, 2016