Family Health

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human is warning families not to purchase Mother's Touch formula online.

Heart, an online journal, says a new review of studies shows that salt substitutes could lower the risk of heart attack, stroke and death. Researchers are reporting that Black Americans have remained at higher risk for heart disease than whites for the past 20 years. About 30,000 people from Western Europe, the Western Pacific, the […]

Here are some family-friendly locations to help you beat the heat in the Charlotte area.

World Tuberculosis Day is recognized yearly on March 24th and the goal is to educate the public about the impact of the disease.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Tuberculosis (TB) cases rose over 9% in 2021, after dropping in 2020.  And although there was an increase in reported cases last […]

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) says the COVID-19 pandemic caused more than 140,00 children to lose a primary or secondary caregiver from April 2020 through June 2021. A researcher for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, describes children possibly facing orphanhood as a hidden, global pandemic. NIH’s report also states that more than […]

Healthcare workers at three Atrium hospitals received some TLC last night.  Some members of The Charlotte Symphony performed at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Pineville and Atrium University City to thank workers for their tireless efforts to serve others during the pandemic.  Last night’s tribute continues the tradition of the community honoring healthcare workers […]

Please share this number-988.  The number 988 is the new lifeline number to call, text or chat for anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis.

Donald Guy acknowledges that years of unhealthy eating and genetics contributed to the health crisis he’s grappling with today. Standing at 6.2, Guy has dropped considerable weight and is preparing for major 12 hour surgery to insert a heart pump into his chest until a viable heart becomes available. The 41 year old former videographer […]

If you’re like me, your diet isn’t perfect but you try and make better choices for your family. One way many moms have tried to do that is to buy fruit juices with no additives.  Well all of that “100% orange juice, not from concentrate” may not really be 100% orange juice either.  As explained […]

Homemade Trail Mix Recipe Mix Together in snack-sized container 2 tbsp dried fruit (dried cherries, mango, cranberries, plums, pineapple, and / or raisins. 4 tbsp low fat, whole grain granola 1 level tbsp dark chocolate chips.