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New blood pressure recommendations

Hot off the press, the new recommendations on blood pressure have been released. As a hypertension specialist and after attending several conferences on this topic, I have a good idea of what those recommendations will be. I have been using them in my practice. The bottom line is that the new recommendations have found we […]
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Champions of multiculturalism receive NCCJ Citation Awards

The National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad, Inc. (NCCJ) held its 51st Annual Brotherhood/Sisterhood Citation Awards Dinner on November 9 at the Koury Convention Center. The annual awards dinner is a multicultural sharing of community, businesses and faith-based organizations all coming together for one common cause of creating a compassionate community […]
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Like Grandma said, hand washing and breakfast are important

There was a time when I quite regularly would quote from the simple truths our parents taught us and show how right they were. This was especially so from our mothers and grandmothers. I have often acknowledged how wise many of them were and are. Recently, a study was done on handwashing in kids. Researchers […]
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Transparency is Important

Greensboro voters have elected council newcomers Michelle Kennedy (At-Large) and Tammy Thurm (District 5) as representatives for the next four years along with incumbents Yvonne Johnson (At-Large), Marikay Abuzuaiter (At-Large), Sharon Hightower (District 1), Goldie Wells (District 2), Justin Outling (District 3), Nancy Hoffmann (District 4) and Mayor Nancy Vaughan. Win or lose, all of […]
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Bennett College Honors Former President

Bennett College celebrated its Founders’ Day on November 5 with the renaming of a campus dorm and reception. The college renamed its largest and newest campus residence hall after former college president, Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, who also served as the Founders’ Day keynote speaker. Cole, is the former director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National […]
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Council election welcomes two new representatives

Political newcomers Tammi Thurm and Michelle Kennedy both unseated incumbents in Tuesday’s Greensboro municipal elections. Voter turnout was at 14.77 percent with 44,202 total ballots cast. One of the bigger surprises of the night was Thurm ousting incumbent Tony Wilkins for the District 5 seat. Thurm received 54.96 percent of the votes to Wilkins’ 44.87 […]
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Peacemaker endorsements for municipal elections

It’s municipal election time. If one has not participated in the early voting process, you have until Sunday, November 4 to do so. Municipal general elections will take place Tuesday, November 7. Greensboro residents will be electing a mayor and representatives for the city council. This year’s slate of candidates is comprised of talented individuals […]
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Group calls for the removal of city leadership

A group of community and faith-based leaders at a press conference at Government Plaza Tuesday called for the removal of City leadership basing their request on a history of mistrust and corruption. Members of the Community-City Working Group (CCWG) propossed the firing of City Manager Jim Westmoreland, City Attorney Tom Carruthers, and Police Chief Wayne […]
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