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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
 
Don’t go blind because of cost
Friday, August 18, 2017
Why would someone see an eye doctor when they have no symptoms? The truth is, some of the diseases that can rob you of your sight don’t show symptoms until you’ve already lost vision. The good news is that an eye exam by an ophthalmologist — a physician who specializes in medical and surgical eye care — can catch the early signs of
 

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Alzheimer's Foundation

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Alzheimer’s

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Parenting Workshop

Sept. 22 to Oct. 27 Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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Pepper Festival

Time: 3 to 6 p.m. One of the largest chef

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Rising star Ruth La’Ontra comes to Durham

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McCain's INT leads Aggies to win

CHARLOTTE – Whether it is Boone in 2013 or Kent, Ohio, in 2016 or Charlotte last Saturday,

Affordable Care Act is working in North Carolina

RALEIGH — Newly released state-level data from the U.S. Census Bureau on the number of