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After omicron surge, what comes next? One infectious disease doctor weighs in with two scenarios

After nearly two years in pandemic mode and the latest omicron variant surge wreaking havoc, there are a couple scenarios that could emerge. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As the world approaches two years under a COVID-19 pandemic and the latest variant of the virus brings unprecedented case and patient counts, many are eager to turn the page on this weary coronavirus storyline.…
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Free at-home COVID-19 tests: Answering your questions

WCNC Charlotte is tackling your VERIFY questions about the newly launched federal website to order free at-home COVID-19 tests. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Biden administration is now taking orders for free at-home COVID tests. People can place those orders through the website, COVIDTests.gov,…
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COVID-19 hospitalization record broken in North Carolina, state health agency says

More than 4,600 patients were reported in hospitals across the Tar Heel State, according to new numbers from the state’s health agency. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported more people were in the hospital for COVID-19 this year than at the same time last year, breaking a record for coronavirus-related hospitalizations set in early 2021.…
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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…