Health dep’t reports possible hepatitis A at 2 restaurants

The Mecklenburg County Health Department has issued an alert warning people of possible exposure to the Hepatitis A virus at two restaurants earlier this month. The alert is related to a case of Hepatitis identified in an employee who works at both the Hooters in Concord and the Whiskey Warehouse in Charlotte. Continue Reading

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CVS reopens Minute Clinic in Davidson store

DAVIDSON – CVS has reopened the Minute Clinic in its downtown Davidson store, offering treatment for minor illnesses and injuries and health screenings 7 days a week. Continue Reading

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Building a community of mind, body and spirit

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Lori Ives-Godwin runs Your Community Connector and founded the alternative expo Shift Charlotte, which is coming up March 1-2 in Cornelius.

By DAVID BORAKS
CorneliusNews.net

Davidson resident Lori Ives-Godwin spent 25 years as a project manager in the corporate world until about five years ago, when she gave it up to start a new business focusing on alternative medicine and spirituality.

Now, she’s someone “who really believes there’s a different way to live on this planet,” she said this week.

Her web-based business, Your Community Connector, is a place for people who share that outlook to find “everything you ever wanted to know about mind-body-spirit events, services and goods found in the Charlotte area.”

Ms. Ives-Godwin also is the founder of Shift Charlotte, a regional annual expo devoted to “health, well-being and a more natural and empowered way of living.” It’s scheduled March 1 and 2 at The Palace, at Kenton Place in Cornelius. Continue Reading

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2 Lupus Foundation chapters in N.C. merge

Lupus Foundation of America NC Chapter
CHARLOTTE – The Lupus Foundation of America, Piedmont Chapter and the Lupus Foundation of America, Winston-Triad Chapter today announced that they have joined forces and formed the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter. Continue Reading

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He maxed out, with 7 blood donations in 1 year

Sam Spencer gave blood the maximum 7 times in 2012. (CBCC photo)

Sam Spencer gave blood the maximum 7 times in 2012. (CBCC photo)

By DAVID BORAKS
CorneliusNews.net

In September, Sam Spencer IV of Davidson found himself up against an unusual deadline – to make a blood donation. It turns out you can give blood every 56 days under federal health rules, and Mr. Spencer, 27, had set a goal of donating the maximum seven times during the year.

He had missed chances to give earlier in the month because he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Continue Reading

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Domestic abuse support group resumes meetings Wed.

safe allianceSafe Alliance, formerly United Family Services, says its domestic violence support group in the Lake Norman region will resume every-other-week meetings on Wednesday, Jan. 9. The meetings let women discuss common issues and concerns and build support networks as they cope with an abusive relationship. Continue Reading

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