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Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can affect people of all ages but can be deadly for babies less than a year old. Read more



Photos by Erica Techo.

Just in time for the new year, the 280 corridor got a new way to work out. Read more

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YMCA health fair 2017

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Most branches will offer free health screenings, pediatric dental care, flue shots, free personal training sessions and chair massages. Read more


The MindSide working with athletes from big leagues to high school. Read more


For those looking to start off with a fit new year, here are some tips from several local business owners who spend their days meal planning, giving healthy advice and running a catering business. Read more


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Photo by Patty Bradley.

Now that school is back in session, one thing on the mind of many parents is what to pack in their child’s lunch. From buying the food to making a menu to packing it up five days a week, it can be one more thing on the to-do list. Read more


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Brookwood Baptist Health is opening a diagnostic center on July 5 at its new building at the intersection of Highway 119 and U.S. 280 Read more



Photo courtesy of Leta Hoit.

Every Thursday after school, the sounds of Beyonce’s “Move Your Body” — a song written for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! program — can be heard from Greystone Elementary School’s gym. Read more

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Reformer Pilates

Photos courtesy of Ainslie McLean.

Ainslie McLean has been the owner of Reformu Reformer Training for the past 10 years and recently opened a studio at Inverness Highlands, 5209 Valleydale Road. Read more


Hilltop Montessori

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Hilltop Montessori School in Mt Laurel would like to be the “only school we know of to harvest and serve organic lunches.” Every day, students get their snacks from the 18 gardens the school tends on its grounds. Read more



Photo courtesy of Heather Sachs.

Doulas offer a unique role during childbirth. Read more


Physicians are reviewed by their peers, and only doctors in the top 5 percent of their specialty make the list. Read more


Greystone Fitness Center

Photos by Sydney Cromwell.

On Sept. 21, the club opened its 4,000-square-foot fitness center inside the Founders clubhouse. The center features a nutrition area, 21 cardio machines with Internet and cable access, strength machines and free weights. Read more


Flo Sherrill

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Flo Sherrill, who turned 100 years old on July 1, shares her healthy lifestyle and her love for her community. Read more


Sprout and Pour

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Amanda Blake Turner and her business partners have opened a Sprout & Pour juicing bar at The Summit to continue sharing the power of juice. Read more


When you picture a chiropractic office, you may imagine people bent over in 90-degree angles moaning in pain... While many do enter our care due to pain, what keeps them here is their lack of pain and pursuit of improved overall health. Read more


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Sydney Cromwell

Confined to a hospital bed at UAB, the 23-year-old is waiting to find out when he will get a new heart. Read more


A bob in a tethered hot air balloon and a blood pressure reading are just two of a slate of options available to participants at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen’s Block Party and Health Festival. The event is scheduled for June 13, 5-8 p.m. Read more


St. Vincent’s Health System is holding Heart Day 2015 tomorrow, Feb. 21, from 6-11 a.m. Participants can receive a lipid profile, a blood pressure screening, a basic metabolic profile and a T-shirt for $30. Read more


The first and only pediatric facility in Chelsea celebrated its grand opening Dec. 7. Read more


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