Category: Health Alerts

Join Us for AIDS Walk Charlotte

“… a strange illness of unknown origin …”  —Jacques Leibovitch, clinical immunologist, 1984 This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the emergence of HIV and AIDS and the intense public health, scientific, and political responses that followed. It is also the 15th anniversary of…

Fighting Skin Cancer

(South Charlotte) – I had the honor today of kicking off a fundraising event called “Save Your Skin” Melanoma Awareness Golf Classic – and though I don’t play golf (well) I have been touched and know so many others whose lives have been touched…

Coffee Fighting Cancer

We ran out of time on our news at 5:30 today for this story… and it’s one I wanted to share with you. Japanese researchers found one or two cups of coffee a day cuts your risk of mouth or throat cancer in half. …

And While You’re Surfing…

Neurosurgeon and CNN Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta may become the next Surgeon General in the Barack Obama Administration. On his blog, “Paging Dr. Gupta,” the doctor and CNN’s team of health producers answer questions about everything from back pain to belly fat to the secrets…

A Link I Like…

I’ve recently become a fan of Dr. Bernadine Healy’s blog, “Heart to Heart.” This week, we in the media were quick to jump onto a story about a study that says kids who take the “virginity pledge” are no less likely to have sex…

Cool Tool: Check for Lead in Toys

Healthytoys.org tested 1,500 toys this year for things like lead, bromine, cadmium, and arsenic.  If you want to see if the toys you’re considering for Christmas are safe, you can find out right here. You can also use their text messaging function.  It took…

3 Important Health Stories

From US News… Study: Some Breast Cancer Tumors May Go Away Is it possible for breast cancer tumors to disappear on their own, without medical intervention? A controversial article published in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that in some cases, the answer may…

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