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Halloween tips: Seasonal illness safety  

Oct. 28. This might be the most normal Halloween yet since the COVID-19 pandemic began. While children and families are looking forward to some normalcy, Atrium Health says don’t forget about flu and other respiratory illnesses that can be just as harmful and contagious. “If there’s one good thing to come out of the pandemic, […]

Parents can give their child a blue bucket or display a blue pumpkin to let others know their child has ASD or that your house is friendly to children with ASD.

Halloween tips:  What to do if your child has autism spectrum disorder

Oct. 28. Here are tips from Atrium Health Levine Children’s experts on how to make this Halloween inclusive and fun for all. Dr. Yasmin Senturias, division chief of Atrium Health Levine Children’s Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, sees many children with ASD in her practice. About 1 in 44 children has been identified with ASD according to estimates […]

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Halloween tips: What about kids with food allergies?

Oct. 27. According to Dr. Ekta Shah, medical director and pediatric allergist with Atrium Health Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, food allergies should not be taken lightly. They affect 1 in 13 children in the United States. “They’re not simply food preferences and can make children very sick,” Shah says. Alternatives Of course, there are ways to […]

Halloween tips: Trick-or-treat safely

Oct. 26. Halloween is fun for all ages. But this holiday can be worrisome for some parents. While Halloween is all fun and games, the truth is it can be dangerous for your little trick-or-treaters if certain precautions aren’t taken. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, children are more than twice as likely to be hit […]

Ready or not, flu is due for a comeback

Sept. 23. Last year’s flu season was lighter than usual. But this year, experts warn that it could make a serious comeback. Everyone 6 months and older should get their flu shot now. If you haven’t gotten the COVID‑19 vaccine or booster and are eligible, it’s safe to get both at the same time, according […]

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7 tips for being out in the sun

  June 28. By Regan M. White and Greg Sullivan Novant Health  Tank tops, shorts, sundresses and bikinis – however you choose to brave summer’s blistering temps, make sure you play it safe with all that time spent outside in the sun. Dr. Phillip Khan of Novant Health Coastal Plastic Surgery provided some sun-safety tips […]

Is it allergies or the coronavirus? 4 ways to tell

Aug. 10. If you experience seasonal allergies, it can be difficult to tell the difference between typical allergy symptoms and COVID-19.  There’s no reason to worry if you’re an allergy sufferer. Pediatric allergist Dr. Puja Rajani at Novant Health Pediatric Allergy & Immunology explains a few major differences between the two.   1. Rajani said […]

Donate Life NC commemorates National Minority Donor Awareness Month

Aug. 10. The Decision Project, a program funded by Donate Life North Carolina to spread awareness about organ donation in multicultural communities, will join forces with other nationwide groups to commemorate National Minority Donor Awareness Month this month.  With outreach in the Charlotte region and throughout the state, The Decision Project hopes to raise awareness […]


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Burn Boot Camp buys office in Cornelius for headquarters

June 3. By Dave Vieser. Burn Boot Camp, a nationwide exercise franchise designed specifically for women, has purchased a 20,000 square foot building at 17036 Kenton Drive for $3.15 million. The building, formerly occupied by Carolina Woman, will be Burn Boot Camp’s U.S. headquarters. Owners Devan and Morgan Kline, who have 300 fitness centers around the country […]