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Mom joining MS fitness program started by son

    Mom joining MS fitness program started by son

(pictured above:  Brain Murrill with his mom, Patsy.) MSFit will soon offer free exercise classes at the Gateway YWCA to help those with multiple sclerosis improve their lives. The new

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Proposed scholarship will be named for Flack 

    Proposed scholarship will be named for Flack 

(pictured above:  Dr. Sylvia A. Flack heads the Center of Excellence for the elimination of Health Disparities at Winston-Salem State.) The “How is Your Heart Project” recently brought together 35 people

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The Ultimate Gift

    The Ultimate Gift

(pictured above: Alan Andrews (center) and Carrie Vickery (second from right) with (from left): Andrews’ son Evan and wife Lynne Fuller-Andrews and Vickery’s husband Phillip Skipper Jr. (right).) Lawyer-to-lawyer kidney donation

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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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Victim: Stroke can strike at any age

    Victim: Stroke can strike at any age

Amy Edmunds was the picture of health when she had a stroke at age 43. She maintained a healthy diet

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Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias

    Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias

Over four million Americans have one form of dementia: Alzheimer’s disease. As the population of the United States ages and

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Film, discussion probe dangers of down-home goodness

    Film, discussion probe dangers of down-home goodness

The triumphs and pitfalls of Soul Food were explored during the screening of an award winning documentary at The Enterprise

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For Seniors Only! Are You Sodium Savvy?

    For Seniors Only!  Are You Sodium Savvy?

Nearly all Americans eat too much salt (sodium). Most of the salt comes from eating processed foods (75%), or adding

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Locals hit the streets for National Walking Day

    Locals hit the streets for National Walking Day

City residents recently took to the streets, joining countless other communities nationwide in the quest for better health. In celebration

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