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Atrium Health Expands Access to COVID-19 Testing in Underserved and Minority Communities

Atrium Health Expands Access to COVID-19 Testing in Underserved and Minority Communities New sites will remove any barriers that may exist to easily provide coronavirus screening and testing CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 14, 2020 – Atrium Health is rolling out additional Coronavirus Testing Centers this week, specifically aimed at addressing underserved and minority communities in Charlotte.…

Pandemic! What to Do?

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By Robin Fonsha Robin Fonsha We are in the midst of a very tumultuous time. In our lifetime, we’ve not seen or experienced anything like the spread of this Coronavirus. It’s no wonder we are not sure what to do! Well, the first thing to NOT do is panic or overreact.…

The Salt Pad: Helping Charlotteans Breathe Again

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By LaShawn L. Hudson Percilla Blakeney smoked Salem Ultra Lights for 40 years; now the west Charlotte native is fighting for her life. She is going toe-to-toe with emphysema, brought on by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a progressive lung disease.…

Aging In Place, More Than Just Home Repairs

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By Kayla Becoats We’ve all seen the commercials. In fact, the thought of our grandparents and even parents being helpless and alone in their homes is terrifying. Even if aging isn’t a top priority for the majority of people in the United States, for 47.8 million Americans age 65 and older, it’s a reality.…

Are Bugs Bugging You?

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  Carli Abram is the owner and creative director of Pollynation Apothecary. By Carli Abram The dog days of summer are in full effect, and so are the mosquitoes which will continue through the fall.   It’s difficult to imagine what good can come from cohabitating with these annoying pests.…

From Police Officer to Holistic Healer: Meet Crystal Cliff

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By Eren Simpson Crystal Cliff is the owner of Phoenix Moon Acupuncture and Apothecary Crystal Cliff in Plaza Midwood and an award-winning female business owner, but her success didn’t happen overnight. Cliff grew up in a family of police officers and teachers, but from the age of six knew she wanted to do something in medicine.…

Can Your Cell Phone Make You Sick?

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By Kallan Louis Like many people, I wake up every morning to the melodic sounds of my smartphone alarm going off. The tune is called “Morning Scent” — how appropriate. After blindly hitting the snooze option for a couple of rounds, I grab the device from my nightstand, crack open my eyelids just enough to focus my vision and lower the brightness level so I can my view my calendar and messages.…
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