If you walk, run or exercise outdoors, that means taking a extra precautions during warm weather to avoid heat-related stress.
Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, Charlotte resident Tia Bullett, now cancer free, created an annual fundraiser to help others avoid her painful journey.
Jacotron Potts never set out to be a fitness instructor. But after listening to a sermon that stressed the importance of serving others, he formed an exercise group on his Facebook page.
Fewer than 1 in 5 middle and high schools in the U.S. began the school day at the recommended 8:30 a.m. start time or later, leaving students struggling to get sufficient sleep.
People who like fried food, sweet tea and other foods synonymous with Southern stats may be at an increased risk of heart attack and death, according to a new study.
Qcity fitness instructor Sonda E. Z. Hines answers a reader's question about the core muscle group.
Wendell Perry’s story is common in North Carolina, where black men acquire and die from prostate cancer at rates far higher than their white counterparts.
For Slyvia and Melvin Austin, losing weight and embracing a healthier lifestyle has become a family goal.
Under a federally funded program, women from low-income households without health insurance can receive free screenings for breast and cervical cancers.
The registered nurse who joined the Village HeartBEAT program at New Zion Baptist Church said she was aware of how diabetes, heart disease and stroke are all associated with obesity and inactivity.
Sondra E.Z. Hines looks at 16 workout routines that will spice things up in the gym and outdoors.
Amelia Smith, a retired accounting technician, is part of the Village HeartBEAT team at Greater Salem Church. Her team leader calls her a model of consistency.
Members from 17 local churches met on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University on Saturday, April 4, to compete in the annual Village HeartBEAT Field Day.
After three years on dialysis, Henrietta McClain says she is now doing fine, thanks to a donor kidney. The experience has focused her attention on health.
Janice Moss says she wants to get off the blood pressure medications she's been taking for about 10 years. She is part of a church team enrolled in the Village HeartBEAT wellness program.
Black participants in the new study were more likely to suffer cardiac arrest, and at a younger age, relative to their white counterparts.
Last month, Qcitymetro fitness writer Sondra E.Z. Hines spent time helping out at N.C. MedAssist, a nonprofit pharmacy program that helps uninsured residents get the medications they need.
At least 20 percent of adults suffer from a mental illness each year. Knowing how the mental health system works is essential to proper treatment and recovery.
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was the surprise guest Tuesday at a kickoff event for a new local initiative by Carolinas HealthCare System to reduce the rate of childhood obesity.
In a final ruling Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave food manufacturers three years to remove trans fat from processed foods, a move that is predicted to reduce the rate of heart disease.
The popular sushi and burger bar in SouthPark is scheduled to reopen Tuesday, June 15, after voluntarily shutting down twice in recent weeks after patrons who ate there became sick.
For men in their 40s, having an average of 21 orgasms per month equates to an a "significant reduction" in the risks of prostate cancer.
More than 2,500 people took part in this year’s Walk to End Lupus Now: Charlotte event, helping the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter, raise more than $115,000 to support lupus programs and services.
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At 350 pounds, Rev. Jacob Teasdell knew he needed to make some changes. But after a friend had a heart attack and passed away, he went to a doctor, saying, “keep me alive 'til I’m 50.”
After nearly 40 years of smoking, Donald Faulkner, 64, decided to quit – cold turkey – on Thanksgiving Day 2014. He found motivation in a grandchild he had never seen.
Christine John-Fuller, president and CEO of the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter, talks about the work her organization is doing and the group's upcoming Mardi Gras Gala.
Although there is no simple cure for sickle cell disease, it can be managed with medical care. It begins with education.
Kathy Cuttino says she is determined to reach her weight-loss goal in 2015. She is part of a church team enrolled in the Village HeartBEAT wellness program.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeing more food-borne outbreaks related to unpasteurized milk, according to new study.
As they do each year at this time, members of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) have gazed into their crystal balls to predict what fitness trends will be the rave next year.
The Mecklenburg County Health Department wants African American barbers to help combat the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
For Jeannine Sargent of Charlotte, her dream of owning a fitness studio for women began to take shape after she entered an online competition.