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Hush puppies on a diet?
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Eat hush puppies while on a weight-loss diet? It’s true. Healthier versions of mainstay Southern foods such as golden-fried hush puppies chock full of vegetables and collards cooked in healthful oils, peanut butter and mayonnaise are part of a new research study based at Carolina that aims to help obese North Carolinians achieve sustained weight
The cost of living with IBD
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
A diagnosis like inflammatory bowel disease means lifestyle changes throughout every aspect of life, including financially. IBD has many direct costs of care, like clinic visits, radiology studies, procedures and medications. There are also indirect costs such as missed work or school. There are resources that can help IBD patients manage the financial
Poll: Nurses most trusted U.S. profession for 18th consecutive year
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
RALEIGH – Nurses practice the most trusted profession, according to a new Gallup poll. The majority of Americans rank nurses' honesty and ethical standards as "very high" or "high." Only 12% say the same for members of Congress. Nurses often spend the most time with patients, listening to their concerns and helping them navigate the health care
Reduce your risk for another heart attack
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
After a heart attack, 1 in 4 survivors will have another one. Lifestyle changes and working closely with your doctor to manage your health can help minimize the risk of a repeat event. "A heart attack is a life-changing event," said Nieca Goldberg, M.D., American Heart Association volunteer and medical director of NYU Women's Heart Program. "What many
Tips for men to maintain overall well-being
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
While family history and age cannot be changed, there are everyday steps men can follow to take charge of their health, including prostate health, and maybe even prevent problems down the road. Get checked out regularly. Just because you're healthy doesn't mean you should eschew routine checkups, and that includes self-examinations. While regular visits to
Unsafe working conditions for pregnant women tied to poor health
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
RALEIGH – A bill in Congress that would ensure pregnant women aren't fired from their jobs for requesting reasonable accommodations in the workplace has received bipartisan approval by the House Education and Labor Committee, and soon should move to the House floor for a vote. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is co-sponsored by 26 representatives
Black mothers and babies are dying in North Carolina
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
WASHINGTON — Black mothers and babies are dying at staggering rates in North Carolina and throughout the country. The national statistics are alarming: Black women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues than white women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. American Indian women are also more
NC providers help to prevent senior falls
Monday, February 3, 2020
The family tragedy often unfolds something like this: Cousin Lily, who’s 88, falls at home in August and enters the hospital with a broken hip. By Thanksgiving, Lily is gone; dead following complications. People sometimes don’t realize that Lily could still be living and that older people, in general, can increase their odds of avoiding a hip
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White House budget proposal cuts $8.6 billion from HUD

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SC State great named player of the year

Former South Carolina State great Javon Hargrave has been named the 2020 Black College Football