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Gum disease may be linked to cancer risk in older women
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
A new study links gum disease with an increased risk of several types of cancer in postmenopausal women, even in women who never smoked. So-called periodontal disease was tied to a 14 percent higher risk of developing any type of cancer, the investigators found. But the greatest risk was for esophageal cancer, which was more than three times more likely in
Recognize an abusive relationship
Friday, September 15, 2017
It's an unfortunate situation, and one that happens all too frequently, that people get trapped in an unhealthy and abusive relationship. And while it sometimes is the man who is being abused, over 90 percent of reported cases shows the woman who is being victimized. Abusive relationships aren't always about physical abuse. It also includes sexual and
High obesity rates among black children
Monday, September 11, 2017
September opens with both an annual observation of National Childhood Obesity Month, as well as an urgent call by health care professionals across the nation to reduce the increase of overweight and obese black children – which are at critically high numbers. Some data, including that offered by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust of
SENIOR CORNER: Prevent isolation as you age
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Did you know that an estimated 1 in 5 adults over age 50 are affected by isolation? This is a problem, as research has shown that prolonged isolation can be as bad for you as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and these negative health consequences of chronic isolation may be especially harmful for older adults. Here are some suggestions to combat the problem of

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Pepper Festival

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Healing Crusade

Healing Crusade 2017, Sept. 28-30 God’s


Mykki Blanco

Time: 8 to 10 p.m. – Mykki Blanco with

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NC hospitals offer Medicaid solution

RALEIGH – It's the first of its kind in the Tar Heel State. A coalition of 11 North

Shaw tennis impressive in tourney

Virginia Union will hold it athletic Hall of Fame banquet this weekend. The inductees are Andre

NC rural health care in jeopardy

RALEIGH – Rural communities in North Carolina could have reduced access to medical care if