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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. Read the full story

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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. Read the full story

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County plans forum on tobacco restrictions

CHARLOTTE -The Mecklenburg County Health Department is hosting a community forum on Monday, August 11 to share details of its proposed tobacco restrictions and receive feedback from the public. Read the full story

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Lake Norman Community Health Clinic gets electronic records

Healthcare giant Novant Health has installed its electronic health record system at Lake Norman Community Health Clinic (LNCHC). The new system will provide a centralized database for patient records, making it easier for the hospital to track patient records and easily share records with other hospitals. Read the full story

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