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.

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.

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.

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.

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, […]

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.

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 […]

Sondra Hines adds a little spice to her workout

I love to exercise, so I don’t need a specific reason to try something new. But it helps if the activity challenges me, is fun and gives me a good workout.

Time for tea – to your health

HEALTH MATTERS: Studies have found that certain hot teas, when incorporated with a healthy lifestyle, can have a beneficial effect on your health.

Exercise 101: Why moving your body is so important

This article is sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, which has partnered with Qcitymetro since 2010. […]

Mamie Williams reveals her recipe for long life

If you’re surprised Mamie Williams still works at 87, she said you might also be surprised to learn how much working helps her.

Join us in the Qcitymetro Get-Fit Challenge at Red Bow Fitness

In early spring, Qcitymeto will launch an exercise and health program for women called the Qcitymetro Get-Fit Challenge at Red Bow Fitness. We hope you’ll join us.

The Power of Mindfulness

The more you practice being mindful, the more you will reap the health benefits, including a lower stress level.

Village HeartBEAT starts Year 4 with a record 21 churches

On Saturday, the first of an eventual 300 participants came out for health screenings as this year’s Village HeartBEAT program began.

Sticking to your health resolutions is not impossible

Now that you’ve resolved to get healthy in 2016, here are some tips to help you stay focused.

News & Buzz

Debra Campbell hired as Asheville city manager

Campbell has served as Charlotte's assistant city manager since 2014.


It’s time that a black person reviewed “The Book of Mormon”

I finally admitted I was totally offended and there wasn’t a damn thing funny.


How Michelle Williams triggered my memories of depression

Recent news about former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams checking into a medical facility for depression triggered a memory about...


Karen Clark-Sheard headlines concert benefiting Komen Charlotte

The gospel concert will also feature Jekalyn Carr and LeJeune Thompson as part of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month event.


Debra Campbell hired as Asheville city manager

Campbell has served as Charlotte's assistant city manager since 2014.


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