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Concussion worries grow, but schools are taking preventative steps By Kristen Barnhardt As Luke Kuechly’s surprise retirement from the Carolina Panthers reverberates through fan circles and...

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3-year-old is thriving, with renewed energy By Cliff Mehrtens Mackenzie Lyons has trusted Dr. David Ohmstede, a Novant Health pediatric cardiologist, since her son, Shea, was diagnosed...

The 5 worst ways to lose weight in 2020

Setting unrealistic goals is not the answer to shedding pounds By Cliff Mehrtens Losing weight is high on many people’s plan to improve their health in...

Don’t make New Year’s resolutions. Make a plan.

Here's how to reach your goals in 2020 By Cliff Mehrtens New Year’s resolutions sound good, but most are never accomplished. About 80% of those intentions fizzle, according to U.S...

Novant Health opens center to diagnose and treat childhood epilepsy and seizures

Meets highest national standard for pediatric epilepsy, delivering both surgical and nonsurgical treatments More than 3.4 million people in the U.S. have epilepsy (recurring seizures),...

8 popular sports medicine products, reviewed

Which ones can help you reach your fitness goals? By Cliff Mehrtens Plenty of fitness enthusiasts are looking for an edge. It’s easy to be intrigued by a...

Surgeon helps 2 generations return to soccer

By Cliff Merhtens What gets an athlete back on the field safely? Dustin Zimmerman was in the midst of a six-month rehabilitation from knee surgery. Then...

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