N.C.: Don’t eat striped & large mouth bass from lake

By DAVID BORAKS
DavidsonNews.net

State health officials say striped bass in Lake Norman have been found with elevated levels of PCBs, a suspected cancer-causing chemical. In an announcement Tuesday night the N.C. Department of Health & Human Services advised against eating the fish, as well as large mouth bass, which may have dangerous levels of mercury.

The warning does not affect other kinds of fish in the lake, state officials said. And boating, swimming or other water activities are still considered safe, they said. Continue Reading

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Hospital chief to discuss health care reform at chamber

Tanya Blackmon, president of Presbyterian Hospital-Huntersville will discuss “Insights on the Affordable Healthcare Act” Tuesday morning, April 2, during the 2013 kickoff meeting of the LKN Healthcare Forum. The meeting begins at 8am at the Lake Norman Chamber’s Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Continue Reading

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Expert on health assessments to speak in Davidson

Town of Davidson
Dr. Martin Birley, a pioneer of health impact assessments, will give a public talk on Friday, April 19, at noon at Davidson Town Hall, 216 S. Main St., Davidson. He’ll address the topic “Incorporating Health Impact Assessment Into Government and Corporate Activities.” Continue Reading

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Cancer support group meets at hospital April 9

MOORESVILLE – Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host its monthly Cancer Support Group on Tuesday, April 9, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in hospital Community Rooms A and B. The support group meets on the second Tuesday of every month. Continue Reading

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