Infant dies of whooping cough, officials urge precautions

North Carolina health officials last Friday reported the first infant death of 2013 blamed on pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The child was three weeks old and lived in Transylvania County. The state Department of Health & Human Services said whooping cough is spreading throughout the state, and they’re urging residents to take precautions to prevent more deaths. Continue Reading

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Church meeting offers answers on health care reform

Got questions about health care reform? Gethsemane Baptist Church of Lake Norman will host a Community Health Forum on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at 11am. Continue Reading

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Join the 2nd annual Yoga on the Green Saturday

The first Yoga on the Green in 2012 brought more than 120 people and yoga teachers to the green.  (Gayle Shomer/DavidsonNews.net)

The first Yoga on the Green in 2012 brought more than 120 people and yoga teachers to the green. (Gayle Shomer/DavidsonNews.net)

The 2nd annual Yoga on the Green is on the schedule this Saturday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 8pm, on the Davidson Village Green, open to all –  whether you’re a veteran or a newbie who just wants to try something new.  Organized by Cornelius yoga studio The Bindu,  the event will include free yoga and live music on the Davidson Village Green, and will raise money for Davidson Farmer’s Market. Continue Reading

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FORCE devotes week to hereditary cancer awareness

OCT. 2 FUNDRAISER AT TCBY

FORCE Charlotte will be the beneficiary of a “Previvor Day” fundraiser Oct. 2, 2-6pm, at TCBY Davidson, in the Davidson Commons Shopping Center, 610 Jetton St. The store will donate a portion of sales to the group. FORCE Charlotte members will be on hand to share the FORCE message and educate the community about HBOC Week and Previvor Day.

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You may have your dad’s eyes and your mom’s smile, but you can also inherit risk for cancer from either parent. Some families carry a genetic change known as a mutation in genes called BRCA 1 or BRCA 2. These gene changes can cause a very high risk for breast and ovarian cancer to run in the family.

Hereditary breast and ovarian cancers have aggressively attacked generations of families and “FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered” is the only national nonprofit dedicated to awareness, advocacy, research and support for those affected by these cancers. Continue Reading

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