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For centuries, salt has been a cornerstone of the human diet, serving as a vital food preservative. While our reliance on salt for preservation has significantly diminished, today’s diet rich …

Christina Yongue Cone Health Foundation (CHF) is proud to announce that Yazmin Garcia Rico, MSW, and Christina Yongue, MPH, MCHES, have joined as Directors of Community Engagement and Impact. In …

Plastic pollution is one of the great environmental challenges of the 21st century, causing wide-ranging damage to ecosystems and human health. Courtesy of Greenpeace. The adage about knowing who …

The body likes things to remain the same. Sometimes it will pull out all the stops to make weight loss maintenance difficult. As the warmer months approach, people become concerned about how they …

Cone Health Equity Summit Keynote Speaker Dr. Ron Wyatt (left) and Dr. Olu Jegede, chairperson of the Cone Health Equity Summit and vice president of Clinical Care-Health Equity at Cone Health. Photo …

Taking supplements can be an insurance policy for getting needed minerals and vitamins but they should not be a substitute for fruits and vegetables. Many people strive to have a diet that is full of …

Last week, the world was taken aback by news that former football great O.J. Simpson had died of prostate cancer at age 76. In January, eye-opening news that Dexter Scott King, one of late civil …

It is now quite common for people to have outpatient medical procedures. These procedures are often conducted to enhance the body in some way. They may include a large number of cosmetic procedures …

Two hundred million Americans are within driving distance of the upcoming solar eclipse, an impressive natural event. One of the big news events in the celestial world is almost upon us. On April 8, …

Event attendees sample an assortment of foods. Photo by Ivan Saul Cutler/Carolina Peacemaker. In a vibrant celebration of history and flavors, The City of Greensboro’s Ad-hoc Committee on African …

Dance yourself to good health

Dancing is something just about anyone can do. It gets the body moving and it is fun. Dancing two to three times a week is good for the body. The excitement of 2024 and the promises you have made to …

Have a Happy Holiday Season

Make holiday memories this season. Use this festive time to check in with family members. During the holiday season, many people desire to be close to home and to the people who mean the most to …

There has been a breakthrough in treatment for patients with Sickle Cell Anemia. It consists of a one-time infusion that will change the life of individuals with the illness. As the holidays are upon …

Cold can be a killer, be prepared

Each year, hundreds of people die due to exposure to the weather. Don’t be one of them.[/caption] As if we could forget the date on the calendar, the North wind reminds us of cold weather and …

Take your medications

Making sure your medication is taken every day at the appropriate time is important. Organizing prescriptions in advance can help. One of the simplest and yet complicated acts of taking care of …

As winter weather approaches, don’t stay cooped up in the house. Get outside for some sunshine and fresh air.[/caption] As we march boldly into winter, that time of the year when we are a little …

If one is not careful, millions of calories could be consumed during this period some call “the eating season.”[/caption]Ready, set, go. As we turn the corner and start into what I typically call …

The Links Walk for Healthy Living

Left to Right: Members and family members of the Grandiflora and Greensboro Chapters of The Links, Incorporated. Paula McKinney, Michelle Matthews, Lori Ann Harris (rear), Monica Aaron, Gwen Willis, …

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness

If you are under the age of 55, it is important to have your eyes examined every 2-4 years. Thereafter, make your eye exam visit an annual event. Glaucoma is an eye condition that often affects …

Phenylephrine has been called America’s (United States) favorite over-the-counter medication for nasal stuffiness. However, the FDA has been examining some of these over-the-counter medications to …

An indoor pool is just one of the features of the Smith Active Adult Center. In honor of National Senior Center Month, Greensboro’s Smith Active Adult Center will host a free Open House and Health …

It is very important to take your blood pressure cuff to your healthcare provider’s office to have it calibrated with their system. Your healthcare provider can then check the accuracy of your …

Some older adults are turning to cannabis as a way of treating many ailments. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about your cannabis usage to avoid drug interactions that may cause …

Researchers recommend three to four hours of light-intensity exercise such as walking each day for children and adults. When I was a child, going outside and playing all day until the streetlights …

Some researchers believe that by midlife, your all-cause mortality can be predicted by your ability to smell. Your sense of smell is one of those things in life that we take for granted and only miss …

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