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13 confirmed cases of rabies in Gaston County

Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement is now stressing the importance of having an up-to-date rabies vaccination for all of your pets. GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement confirmed another case of rabies in the county. Officials said a Gastonia resident’s dog killed a raccoon in a backyard last week.…
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Pride Magazine • Notable Names At Atrium • Lana Haecherl • The Atrium Health Take Over!

Lana Haecherl, a long-standing associate at Atrium Health Greater Charlotte is the Surgical Services Education and Development Director. In the 1990s, Atrium Health was pivotal in sponsoring immigrants seeking asylum due to the Croatian War of Independence. Haecherl cultivated a safe, calming work environment for refugees affected by the conflict, supporting the success and career advancement they pursued when fleeing to the U.S.…
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Roadmap to Transformative Equity

At Atrium Health, leadership at all levels and regions of the organization are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. In fact, it’s central to our business and culture as demonstrated by our mission: to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all.…
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Black Men Have Unique Mental Health Challenges

By Vanessa Clarke and Alicia Benjamin Admitting to needing help for mental health concerns is stigmatized in the U.S., and the problem is even more pronounced in the Black community. For many African Americans, “it can be incredibly challenging to discuss the topic of mental health due to this concern about how they may be perceived by others,” according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.…
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What Every Woman Needs to Understand About Heart Disease

The No. 1 killer of women is not getting the attention it deserves.

By Dr. Sandy Charles.  5 MINUTE READ.  Dr. Sandy Charles is the medical director of the Novant Health Women’s Heart & Vascular Center in Charlotte. She’s a passionate advocate for heart health for everyone, but she is especially focused on the heart health of women.Heart…