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COVID could cause male infertility and sexual dysfunction
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Contrary to myths circulating on social media, COVID-19 vaccines do not cause erectile dysfunction and male infertility. What is true: SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, poses a risk for both disorders. Until now, little research has been done on how the virus or the vaccines affect the male reproductive system. But recent investigations by
 
COVID-19 surging as North Carolina set to ease restrictions
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
RALEIGH — The number of North Carolinians in the hospital due to COVID-19 has doubled in the last two weeks. The 14-day rolling average of new daily cases has increased by nearly 200%, and the share of tests coming back positive is at its highest level in more than five months. The latest figures North Carolina health officials released on Monday
 
Delta variant affects NC younger, unvaccinated populations
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Younger, unvaccinated populations are enduring the effects of the rapidly spreading Delta variant of COVID-19, with children representing a higher percentage of positive cases than in the past, Atrium Health officials said in a press conference last week. As of July 15, children represent 12.7% of cumulated positive cases in the state, up .1% since the
 
Black patients get more bed sores and infections at the hospital
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Black patients are more likely to suffer hospital injuries such as bed sores and post-surgery health problems than are white patients treated at the same hospital. An Urban Institute report released Tuesday on disproportionate rates of injury among Black patients is based on discharge records from hospitals in 26 states, including North Carolina. The Urban
 
3 tips for preventing heat stroke
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
As a primary care physician who often treats patients with heat-related illnesses, I know all too well how heat waves create spikes in hospitalizations and deaths related to “severe nonexertional hyperthermia,” or what most people call “heat stroke.” Heat stroke is when a person’s core body temperature rises too high –
 
How to protect your family from the Delta Variant
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Despite significant gains in vaccinations and fighting COVID-19, the rise of the more transmissible Delta variant poses a significant risk for unvaccinated people. “We are at a critical moment in the COVID-19 pandemic. We have the vaccines and public health measures necessary to protect people and stop the spread of the virus, but the onus is on all
 

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Black Flea Market

Time: 1 to 5 p.m. The Black Flea Market is back.

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Market

Time: Noon to 4 p.m. Art -N- Soul Makers Market

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BBQ Festival

Aug. 7-8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. BBQ Festival.

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Harvest and enjoy mint from the garden

Add a bit of cool flavor to your beverages, meals and desserts this summer with homegrown mint.

Purposeful ways to style a multipurpose room

Whether you call it a laundry room, mudroom or something else entirely, that multipurpose space

BLACK HISTORY: Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing

The Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association will celebrate its 26th Biennial