Health

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.

Study: Parental obesity linked to delays in child development

This study is one of few to include information about fathers and suggests that dad’s weight also has significant influence on child development.

Consumers worry about what will happen after ACA repeal

As repeal of the Affordable Care Act gets closer to reality, some health care experts are predicting chaos that could leave millions of Americans without coverage.

5 gift ideas with a fitness theme

A few weeks ago, a colleague of mine lost her mother to cancer. It was unexpected, aggressive and sent the […]

Gospel singer Richard Smallwood talks about his battle with depression

He made a career telling others about the goodness and mercy of God, but behind the scene, gospel artist Richard Smallwood was hurting.

Holiday depression is real; 8 ways to battle the blues

Several factors can trigger holiday depression: finances, loneliness, stress from obligations, and Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is caused from shorter days with less sunlight.

Study: Smoking in moderation is bad for your health

There is no such thing as a safe level of smoking. Even low-intensity smokers are at increased risk of earlier death.

Don’t toss the floss

Despite recent reports, dentists say there is good reason to clean between your teeth.

Obamacare premiums will rise by double digits in 2017

The average premium for Obamacare insurance plans sold on Healthcare.gov will rise 25 percent next year, the U.S. government said on Monday,

Curb Your Eating

The reasons why you overeat and tips to help your brain fight the temptation to indulge

Reported STDs at Unprecedented High in the U.S.

Total combined cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reported in 2015 reached the highest number ever.

Depression study sheds light on screening and treatment for adults

A study suggests that many adults with depression do not undergo treatment, and a large number of adults receiving treatment screen negative for the disorder.

Breast Cancer: Awareness Is Good, But Education Is Better

Living a healthy lifestyle always helps reduce cancer risk, so exercising regularly and watching your diet are steps you can take. But it doesn’t end there.

Looking for stress relief? Pick up a coloring book

Art therapy can be a great way to relax and stay calm, which may explain why adult coloring books have become so popular in recent years.

CDC: No excuse not to get flu vaccination (video)

Health officials are urging people to get their flu vaccines and get them early to prevent serious conditions brought on by the virus.

News & Buzz

Is Charlotte on the verge of losing the CIAA tournament?

While calling Charlotte a “great host,” a CIAA official said the time has come to consider new locations for the...

Entertainment

A peek inside Firehouse Bar & Lounge, soon to be Charlotte’s newest hot spot

Owner Clarence Boston said he hopes the lounge, located near Bank of America Stadium, will attract young professionals of all...

Voices

I can’t keep rolling my eyes at today’s headlines; it’s starting to hurt

Is it just me, or is the constant drum beat of social media starting to make us loopy?

Faith

Churches must do more to promote health and healing, says World Council of Churches official

Dr. Mwai Makoka, in Charlotte to study Mecklenburg County's Village HeartBEAT program, said the church must “embrace a new paradigm”...

People

Women must be agents for change, says international humanitarian Tererai Trent

It all starts, she said, when women discover what fuels their individual passions for change.

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Movies @ The Museum- Bino & Fino
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A Creative Journey Closing Reception + Panel with Patrick Diamond, Christy Lee & B.E. Noel
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Funky Monks at Alive After Five!
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Eddie B: Teachers Only Comedy Tour
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2018 Queen City Summer Festival