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Obesity a large problem in North Carolina

Nov. 14. North Carolina is in the 12th worst shape nationally when it comes to obesity and overweight statistics. Here’s a quick look at the numbers, which come to us from the personal-finance website WalletHub. North Carolina (1=Most Overweight; 25=Avg.) 10th – % of Overweight Adults 25th – % of Obese Adults 8th – % […]

Free healthy cooking classes for those over 55 with medical conditions

Sept. 18. Ada Jenkins Center’s “Apple a Day” Cooking Classes for a Healthy Lifestyle sessions are open to the first 10 people who register. Classes are held every Tuesday, Oct. 3 to Dec. 12 from 9:30 to 11 am. Details Participants must be age 55 or older and can attend class regularly every week for […]

Huntersville shapes up as winner of Mayors’ Fitness Challenge

April 28. The 6-week Mayors’ Fitness Challenge is over and the Top 3 winners are Huntersville, Davidson and Cornelius. Not that anyone came in last, but it looks like Cornelius scored a strong 3rd in total participants, total minutes and average minutes per participant. The challenge ran six weeks. The town with the highest average […]

Donate now to help increase access to menstrual health products in Lake Norman

Feb. 14. The sixth annual Well-Equipped Period campaign is a community menstrual health product drive partnering with local businesses, community group, and individuals to supply local organizations with menstrual health products annually. The drive supports  area women’s shelters, resource centers and pantries, including FeedNC in Mooresville,  the Ada Jenkins Loaves and Fishes Pantry in Davidson […]

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How to manage the back-to-school transition

Aug. 30. As kids head back to school, it’s a good idea to try to manage the transition. It can be hard! Dr. Pallavi Suvarna, a family medicine physician and mom, with Novant, shared these tips: Check in frequently. The mental and physical well-being of 73 million American kids is at risk and getting worse. […]

Meck County administering free intradermal monkeypox vaccines

Aug. 18. Beginning today Mecklenburg County Public Health will administer the monkeypox vaccine intradermally to individuals 18 years and up who self-identify as high risk for monkeypox infection. The change will increase the total number of doses available for use by up to five-fold. Half of NC cases are in Mecklenburg As of Aug. 17, […]

Masks are still required at hospitals.

Here’s where NC ranks in COVID-19 safest states

March 30. With two-thirds of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, WalletHub released updated rankings for the safest states during the pandemic. North Carolina scored high, most notably 14th best in COVID-related deaths and vaccinations. WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across five key metrics. The data set includes the rates […]


Why most Americans take vaccines

Dec. 9. By Novant Health. Despite what you may have heard or read about anti-vaccine campaigns in recent years, Americans have overwhelmingly rejected the movement, particularly when it comes to protecting children. While childhood vaccination coverage has dipped since 2011, it remains well above 90% both nationally and in the Carolinas. This makes perfect sense, […]

Bethel Presbyterian Health Talk

    TUESDAY NIGHT. Presbyterian Church Monthly Health Talk Tuesday, Dec. 1 will focus on sugar and its affect on your health. The one-hour session, which starts at 6:30 pm, will also look at healthier options. The group will meet in the Activity Center at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 19920 Bethel Church Road. RSVP to healthtalks@bethel-pc.org or call the […]

Bethel Pres Health Talk Aug. 4

Emergency Room or Urgent Care?  Which one do I go to?  Find out at the Bethel Presbyterian Church Health Talks Tuesday, Aug. 4 6:30 pm. The group will meet in the Activity Center with Dr. Eric Brown, Director of Carolinas Healthcare System- Huntersville Emergency Department. RSVP to healthtalks@bethel-pc.org or 704-892-0546.