Health officials are urging people to get their flu vaccines and get them early to prevent serious conditions brought on by the virus.
CDC: No excuse not to get flu vaccination (video)
Reducing how much you eat need not be torture
When it comes to losing weight, portion control, or controlling the amount you eat, can be just as important as controlling what you eat.
Village HeartB.E.A.T. health program selected for national competition
Village HeartB.E.A.T, Mecklenburg County’s faith-based health program, was one of 50 health programs selected nationwide to compete for $1.5 million in cash awards.
Will N.C. Blue Cross be next to abandon the ACA marketplace?
Blue Cross and Blue Shield, North Carolina’s largest insurance provider, will decide soon whether it will continue writing policies through the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplace.
Why water is essential to a healthy body
Because our bodies are made up of about 60 percent water, it is important that we consume enough to survive and function properly.
5 mosquito facts everyone in Charlotte should know
You could be inviting mosquitoes into your home and enticing them to bite, without even knowing it. Learn more about what attracts them and how to keep them away.
How to squeeze in exercise on a busy day
Finding time to exercise may not be as impossible as you think. And, no, you don’t need to completely rearrange your schedule.
Remembering my mother on this special day
Qcitymetro fitness writer Sondra E. Z. Hines remembers her mother, Mrs. Eleazar Hines Bell, who died 21 years ago from heart disease.
Obama renews call for public health insurance option
President Obama wants Congress to offer a government-run health insurance option alongside private plans under the Affordable Care Act.
Stay safe outdoors when the temperature soars
Too much activity in high temperatures can put you at risk for heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke. So take precautionary measures when temperatures soar.
The secret to living a longer, healthier life
Can you lengthen your life? Researchers explore how to stay healthy longer.
For Olympia D. and daughter Brilliance, fitness is a family affair
Despite her hectic schedule, Charlotte radio host Olympia D. finds time to incorporate fitness into her life and makes it a priority to include her daughter.
Getting your body ready for summer
With regular exercise, a sensible diet and commitment to fitness, you can work toward being the best you ever. That is, if you’re willing to take the plunge.
Summer: A wonderful time to enjoy fresh fruit
The American Heart Association recommends that we eat at least four servings of fruits per day. Seasonal fruits are abundant this time of year.
Scene at the Kappa Foundation’s Healthy Achievement 5K Run/Walk
The Healthy Achievement 5K Run/Walk is the signature fundraising and awareness event to support the Kappa Foundation’s vision and mentoring […]