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The mission is fitness at Winston-Salem State kids’ camp

    The mission is fitness at  Winston-Salem State kids’ camp

(pictured above:  Camp attendees take swimming lessons.) Winston-Salem State University is doing its part to combat the nation’s troubling youth obesity epidemic. More than 50 kids from low-income households took

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Blood pressure: Lower may not be better

    Blood pressure:  Lower may not be better

Local researcher publishes findings in national journal For decades, common medical wisdom has been “the lower the better” in treating the approximately one in three people in this country who

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Daylong heart health push draws hundreds

    Daylong heart health push draws hundreds

(pictured above: Cheryl Lindsay is the director of Human Resources and Inclusion/Diversity at Hanesbrands Inc., but to an ever-growing group, she is known for her annual efforts to raise heart health

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A-Fib especially harmful for women and blacks

    A-Fib especially harmful for women and blacks

Doctors have known for years that atrial fibrillation (AF), or irregular heartbeat, increases the risk for stroke, but now researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have shown that it

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Custom-Fitted for Fitness

    Custom-Fitted for Fitness

James rewarded for efforts to improve his health Among the many stars who emerged from a 2012 church fitness program,

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