Social interaction can help cancer patients survive longer

Study highlights the importance of social interaction during chemotherapy. It can help patients live longer after treatment.
By QCity Metro Staff | July 24, 2017

4 tips for summer fitness

With a little planning, you can enjoy summer, stay healthy and have fun too.
By Sondra E. Z. Hines | July 12, 2017

It’s never too late to get back on the health bandwagon

As humans, we are prone to get distractions. But when it comes to nutrition and exercise, it's never too late to start again.
By Ayesha Qureshi, MPH | July 6, 2017

Real Talk: Dr. Ian Smith dishes the skinny on weight loss 

Are you struggling to drop more pounds? Have your weigh-loss efforts hit a plateau? Maybe it's time to "Blast the Sugar Out," says celebrity Author Dr. Ian Smith.
By Janine Davis | June 20, 2017

High blood pressure linked to racially segregated neighborhoods

New study offers evidence that policies to reduce residential segregation in Charlotte may have meaningful health benefits for African Americans.
By QCity Metro Staff | May 15, 2017

Descendants of ‘Tuskegee Experiment’ emerge from shadows  

Decades later, it’s still hard to grasp what the federal government did to hundreds of black men in rural Alabama. […]
By QCity Metro | May 10, 2017

Allie Hill is determined to lose weight, and she’s having fun along the way

She and her Village HeartBeat teammates at Second Calvary Baptist Church are committed to getting healthier this year.
By Mordecia D. Strickland | May 8, 2017

Busy mom makes time to get healthy with Village HeartBEAT program

Karen Flores, the mother of five children, thought she was pretty healthy though she needed to lose some weight. Then tests showed some lurking health problems.
By Mordecia D. Strickland | April 17, 2017

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.
By Andrew M. Seaman, Reuters | March 1, 2017

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.
By Sondra E. Z. Hines | February 22, 2017