Health

Move your body, raise money and celebrate the Earth on Saturday

Enjoy family-friendly events to get or keep you on the path to wellness, walk or run to raise money for cancer, take a climb to benefit rescue personnel, or celebrate the Earth.

Sororities approach the finish line in weight-loss competition

Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sigma Gamma Rho and Zeta Phi Beta sororities push to lose weight, live healthier. Who will be the biggest loser?

Republicans unveil plan to dismantle Obamacare; critics pounce

The GOP plan calls for ending health insurance mandates and rolling back extra healthcare funding for the poor .

New Study: African Americans who exercise may be less likely to develop high blood pressure

Those who reported getting the ideal amount of moderate to vigorous physical activity were about 24 percent less likely to develop hypertension.

Mix it up: 5 ways to add variety to your exercise time

Now that spring is almost here, there’s no excuse to stay indoors when you can get out and get fit.

More evidence that breakfast is important to overall health

Eating more calories early in the day and consuming less food at night may reduce the odds of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiac or blood vessel diseases, new research indicates.

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,

News & Buzz

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership announces new senior leadership

The Housing Partnership named Simone McDowell its VP of communications and fund development.

Entertainment

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Charlotte’s Caribbean community heats up summer with Carnival

The Charlotte Caribbean Carnival Association brings a weeklong Afro-Caribbean Carnival to Charlotte on June 22-29.

Voices

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No privilege, but I still made it to college, thanks to mom

While a number of privileged parents were caught in the college admissions scandal, one writer tells a different story of...

Faith

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Up close with Jacotron Potts, entrepreneur giving back to the community that raised him

The Charlotte native talked with Qcitymetro about his mentoring program in partnership with McCrorey YMCA, life as an entrepreneur and...

People

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership announces new senior leadership

The Housing Partnership named Simone McDowell its VP of communications and fund development.

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