Health

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.

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.

News & Buzz

Popular barber at No Grease was among 3 men shot and killed late Tuesday, media reports

The killings were reported minutes apart -- one in east Charlotte near Hickory Grove Road and the other in northeast...

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...

Commentary

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

William Barber stepping down as North Carolina NAACP president to head national movement

Barber said his new effort to establish the New Poor People's Campaign will focus on organizing poor people of all...

People

Kimberly Harrington joins Livingstone College public relations team

On the Move: A veteran journalist who worked at a number of community newspapers in North and South Carolina is...

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