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Inching along against childhood obesity

For kids, obesity has many side effects, beyond the established health problems it can bring later in life, from diabetes to heart disease. Kids who are overweight are taunted, which can cause them to be shy, or resentful. They have trouble joining in running and swimming and playing ball, and limits on physical activity only increase their problem with weight.
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Market with a Mission

There’s a lot happening uptown. The outline of the BB&T Ballpark continues to reshape the skyline of Third Ward, and nearby Romare Bearden Park is expected to open at the end of the month.
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New strategies strengthen primary care

No one in the healthcare industry doubts that the effects of the primary care physician (PCP) shortage are just beginning. There are about 250,000 primary care doctors in the United States, and the Association of American Medical Colleges predicts that by 2025 there will be a shortfall of 65,800.
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Community garden benefits needy families

For the past two years, Lincoln County has participated in a statewide initiative geared toward healthier eating, with a community garden planted to provide fruits and vegetables to those less fortunate.
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The 50 best employers for boomer workers

Telecommuting and flexible work schedules. Phased retirement programs. Free health-care benefits. Retirement-planning seminars. Emergency eldercare services. Those are just a few of the perks offered by some of the companies on the list compiled this year by AARP and the Society for Human Resource Management, or SHRM, an association for human-resource professionals.

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$750,000 Blue Cross NC investment expands school-based virtual clinic in Cleveland County

The investment over three years will allow kids to have access to primary care onsite without ...