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Put down that mobile phone? Experts study cancer risk


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How safe is that mobile phone? Consumers have been asking that question for years, worrying that electromagnetic radiation emitted by phones might cause cancer. Now, with more than 4.6 billion mobile phone subscribers globally, a new international panel of experts says they might be “possibly carcinogenic.”

The panel, organized by the World Health Organization, compiled results from dozens of previous studies, and concluded that mobile phones could lead to cancer. “Possibly carcinogenic” is not the most serious warning, but indicates a risk.

Mobile phones in recent years have improved, and radiation emissions have been reduced. And the WHO said that “to date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use.” Read the full story

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Cornelius Lions Club offers free vision screening


The Cornelius-Lake Norman Lions Club will provide a free vision screening Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cornelius Town Hall Parking Lot, next to the Cornelius Veterans Memorial Monument at Rotary Plaza site. Vision screening can help with the early detection of vision problems. Read the full story

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What is Structural Integration?


Meg Smeaton, owner of Meg’s Rolf and Bodyworks, recently joined us an advertiser. We wondered about her specialty, known as structural integration. Here’s her explanation.

Meg Smeaton

Meg Smeaton

Structural Integration is a body work therapy created by Ida P. Rolf, Phd in the 1950s. Unlike massage, Structural Integration focuses not on the muscles but on their protective layer called fascia (connective tissue). The fascia surrounds the muscles, bones and organs in the body. The fascia gives muscles their shape and bones their structure. Structural Integration aligns and balances the body by lengthening and repositioning the fascia. Misalignment can occur often as a result of gravity, injury, poor postural habits or emotional issues. The fascia then contours to the structure…enter Structural Integration. Read the full story

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The Garcias open a GNC at Davidson Commons


Frank and Rosa Garcia

Frank and Rosa Garcia opened GNC at Davidson Commons in April.

small business spotlight bugAfter retiring from the U.S. Army a couple of years back, Frank Garcia began been looking around for a business opportunity. This year, an intriguing possibility presented itself: opening a GNC store to sell vitamins and herbal, sports and nutritional supplements. Read the full story

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‘Race to Nowhere’ screening Mon. at DCPC


Woodlawn School and Davidson College Presbyterian Church are hosting a screening of “Race to Nowhere,” produced by a mother of teens out of concern for her kids. The screening is Monday, May 16, 7 p.m., in DCPC Congregation House, 218 Concord Road.

The film examines the high-pressure culture that has invaded many schools and many children’s lives. It’s intended to shine a light on the price young people pay for competing. Read the full story

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Time to think about end of life decisions


David Boraks bugWhen my mother was in the final days of her life because of cigarette-related lung cancer a decade ago, my siblings and I had an important tool that let us focus on saying goodbye and grieving – and not on the confusing, chaotic decision making that often surrounds critical illness. My mom had an advance directive, or living will, that made the most important decision for us: She asked not to be kept alive by extraordinary means.

In her final hours, we sat with her in the hospice wing of Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Conn. A nurse occasionally strolled in to check her condition, or to adjust the painkillers aimed at easing her passing. We held her hand as she slipped away peacefully. It was a sad moment – mom was only 65 years old – but it was as easy as one could possibly imagine.

Saturday, April 16, is National Healthcare Decisions Day, set aside to promote awareness of planning for important end of life decisions. Read the full story

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N.C. House bill would license professional midwives


A bill introduced this week at the North Carolina House of Representatives would introduce a new licensing procedure that would license certified professional midwives to deliver babies at home. Read the full story

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Davidson Rec offers evening ‘herbal’ series


Davidson Parks & Recreation will host a series of evening programs on herbal medicine this spring titled “Back to Basics.” The monthly programs are April 5, May 3, and June 7. To register, visit www.d-Recs.org or call the office at 704-892-3349. All programs are at the parks & rec offices, 416 Armour St. Davidson. Here are the details: Read the full story

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