As school sports resume, beware of heat risks

Chris Magryta

Chris Magryta

By DR. CHRIS MAGRYTA

Summer break is ending and competitive athletics are gearing up. Kids of all ages are playing sports during the heat of the day all over the country. This time of year poses a major risk of overheating for children and adolescents engaged in aggressive aerobic outdoor exercise. Continue Reading

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‘Why Robin Williams?’ forum Sun. to discuss suicide

Robin Williams

Robin Williams

Last week’s suicide of actor Robin Williams has many people talking, both about the actor’s legacy and the way he died. This Sunday, Aug. 24, Davidson LifeLine will host “A Community Conversation: Why Robin Williams?” from 4 to 5:30pm at Davidson College Presbyterian Church Congregation House, 218 Concord Road. Continue Reading

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Changes to state and local smoking laws

WFAElogo_30th_DavNewsGovernor Pat McCrory signed the last bill on his desk Monday night, a 58-page technical corrections bill, which tweaks wording and fixes typos in current law. It also contains at least one policy change, allowing state jails to sell electronic cigarettes to inmates. The North Carolina Sheriffs Association pushed for the law because so many inmates suffer from nicotine withdrawal in jail or prison, where smoking has been banned since 2010. A tax bill passed by the state legislature earlier this session would have banned inmates from obtaining e-cigarettes. Continue Reading

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Community Health to pay $98M in whistleblower suits

Community Health Systems Inc. has agreed to pay $98.5 million to settle a series of whistleblower lawsuits alleging the company inappropriately billed government health services for procedures. The suits were filed based on information from whistleblowers about practices at the company’s hospitals, Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in Mooresville and Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville. Continue Reading

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