Disparate issues shape health care in rural communities across the state – CityView

Many of North Carolina\’s so-called rural counties bear little resemblance to the pastoral villages people tend to picture when they think of rural life. In fact, the 78 counties that fall under the common statistical definition of \”rural\” are home to about 40 percent of the state\’s population, and North Carolina\’s rural population is, next … Read more

Keep Your Ticker in Top Shape Here are the best diets for heart health

For years, scientists have been convinced that banning most dietary fats is the key to lowering cholesterol and keeping your heart healthy. But recently, experts are recognizing that some fats (including monounsaturated fats like olive oil and polyunsaturated fats like omega-3 fatty acids) are actually helpful in keeping your circulation and heart strong. A low-fat … Read more