Retailers meet customer demands by providing products made with safer chemicals

Chemicals are in everything we use; from the food we eat to the car seats we put our children in. Some families in the Carolinas and across the country are becoming more cognizant of what makes up the products they use every day.

New S.C. initiative requires certain Medicaid recipients to work 80 hours per month

South Carolina has been given permission from the federal government to require some Medicaid recipients to work to maintain their health insurance.

  Mecklenburg County among the first in the country where nationwide HIV plan is implemented

The U.S. government announced a plan to reduce the number of new HIV infections by 90 percent in the next 10 years. The plan is called “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America." It will be rolled out in 50 locations first; Mecklenburg County is one of those locations.

How a device used to revive a heart could ‘revolutionize’ transplants

The device, currently in clinical trials, was used for the first time in the United States Sunday to transplant the heart of a 26-year-old man who died of cardiac arrest into a 60-year-old veteran with heart failure.

Hair dye, chemical straighteners linked to increased cancer risk, study shows

If you've ever wondered if using the hair products was safe, scientists are tackling the issue!

  Homeless woman thankful for her health, after getting free access to care

A homeless woman in Charlotte is thankful for access to free healthcare this Thanksgiving.

Third flu-related death reports in N.C. this season

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ weekly flu report, the death took place during the week of Nov. 17-23.

  East Charlotte CBD shop is one of 15 nationwide to receive warning letter from FDA

The administration released rules in February that would serve as guidelines for CBD sellers. It now says Raley, whose shop opened at Private I Salon over the summer, is violating several of those rules.

  United by one heart: Family of organ donor meets heart recipient

You only get one chance at life. That is, unless you’re really lucky and someone donates an organ to you. A man now alive because of another man’s gift. Two families, united by one heart.

  Woman questions stem cell treatment advertised on radio after paying thousands with no pain relief

A local woman paid $6,000 for stem cell therapy and other regenerative medicine treatments in hopes it would help cure the chronic pain in her foot. Instead, she says it did nothing. A Charlotte doctor has advice on what to look for when considering whether stem cell therapy would work for you.
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