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Black people urged to learn about Medicare and health care options
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
DURHAM – Medicare annual enrollment is open now through Dec. 7, and AARP and UnitedHealthcare want Black people to better understand the different options and their benefits. To that end, UnitedHealthcare recently hosted A Better You, an online educational event, designed to educate Blacks to take a proactive approach to their health. “Every
 
Uninsured children increasing at alarming rate
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
RALEIGH – An estimated 142,000 North Carolina children were uninsured last year, a number that has increased about 23% since 2016, according to a new report released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. About 27,000 more N.C. children were uninsured in 2019 than in 2016. The state’s experience is part of a national
 
What you need to know about heart attacks and cholesterol
Monday, October 12, 2020
Did you know that 25% of the 805,000 heart attacks per year in the United States are recurrent heart attacks? The American Heart Association reports that once you’ve experienced a heart attack, your chances of having another one is higher. In fact, nearly 1 in 5 patients who’ve had a heart attack will have another cardiovascular event –
 
Blue Cross NC to issue retail cards to members
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
DURHAM – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will issue $200 million in health and wellness retail cards to more than 600,000 eligible subscribers across the state. The cards will be preloaded with funds that will help many North Carolinians pay for health, wellness, and household expenses, including food, during the ongoing COVID-19
 
Breast Cancer: A survivorís survival guide
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
As I consciously move my thoughts beyond social distancing, wearing a mask and washing my hands for at least 20 seconds each time, I realize that October is standing at the door with all of its pink glory. For me, October marks the 14th year of breast cancer survivorship. It’s been a long road, but I’m going to keep on truckin’. I salute
 
Make the most of all the stages of your life
Monday, October 5, 2020
Women, on average, experience change of life at age 51 and, while September was designated Menopause Awareness Month, any time of year is a good time for women of any age to consider their personal health. Menopause is usually defined as 12 months with no menstruation. It’s often accompanied by hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, pain during
 

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NCCU student-athletes march to the polls

DURHAM – More than 160 North Carolina Central student-athletes participated in the NCCU

Boy Scouts bankruptcy could leave churches liable

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Churches who chartered or have ever hosted a Boy Scouts of America

North Carolina young voters ready to change the world

RALEIGH – Meredith College senior Dani Bahena Bustos, 21, knows the issues that loom large