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5 essentials for helping teens grow up healthy

Chris Magryta

Chris Magryta

By DR. CHRIS MAGRYTA

Teenagers and tweens are a challenge to any parent as they embark on their identity development. These are years filled with angst, joy, love and pain, as our kids develop physically, mentally, and emotionally. As we attempt to guide but not control, we struggle watching them repeat obvious mistakes. We so dearly want them to make the right choices (in our mind) and respect their bodies.

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Free Clinic of Our Towns meets area’s medical needs

Free Clinic of Our Towns sees patients Thursday night s at Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson. (Christina Ritchie Rogers photo)

Free Clinic of Our Towns sees patients Thursday night s at Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson. See below for a video visit to the clinic. (Christina Ritchie Rogers photo)

By CHRISTINA RITCHIE ROGERS
Asst. Director of Digital Content/Davidson College

Visit the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson on a Thursday afternoon and you’ll find a quiet, old, school building with creaky floors and timeworn walls, and visitors following bilingual signs for various human services down the hallways. But visit on a Thursday night, and you’ll find those halls abuzz with activity and a line at the door as dozens of volunteers get the evening’s free clinic up and running.
The historic brick building at 212 Gamble St. houses the Free Clinic of Our Towns, bringing area residents an innovative, forward-thinking approach to healthcare.

  • VIDEO: A visit to the Free Clinic of Our Towns, CLICK HEREยป

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LKN Regional Medical Center hosts July events

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Lake Norman Regional Medical Center (LNRMC) will be host a cancer support group to provide education and support to cancer survivors and their families. The Center will also host a free surgical weight loss consultation, as well as a “Look Good, Feel Better” program with volunteer cosmetologists to educate women undergoing cancer treatment about cosmetic options. The Center will also host Heartsaver CPR training, to teach basic skills about recognizing and treating cardiac arrest and choking. Read on for details: Read the full story

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Largest settlement ever against a single doctor in western NC

wfae logoBy MARSHALL TERRY
WFAE

A Huntersville physician has pleaded guilty to health care fraud and tax fraud, and has agreed to pay the largest settlement ever against a single doctor in the western part of North Carolina. Read the full story

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