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The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting every aspect of our lives -- and mental health is no exception. According to a national survey across ten states, therapists are reporting increases in a variety of mental health issues as the pandemic drags on.


It’s been over 40 years since the U.S. banned lead-based paint for consumer-use. But the risk of lead poisoning isn’t some relic of the past. It's National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, and certain groups of people are still highly vulnerable to lead’s harmful effects.

New Hanover County Health Department

People in New Hanover County are getting fatter.  And this is not a body image problem; it’s an issue that’s leading to chronic disease and early death.  60% of New Hanover County residents are either overweight or obese.  That’s according to a New Hanover County health report published last year that uses only self-reported data. When the data is broken down according to race – a sad but predictable picture emerges:  58% of white people fall into the overweight / obese category.  But people of color in New Hanover County report much high

Movement Works

The inaugural Carolina Soul Festival in Calabash features traditional and alternative practitioners of health care, nutrition, exercise, elder care, and more with a variety of vendors and demonstrations. Musicians include The Christine Martinez Band, Justin Cody Fox Trio, and Selah Dubb. Belly dancing, kirtans, circus arts, yoga, and even a psychic or two will be there to "promote, not only exercise, but movement, music, and art a s a path to prevention, healing, and happiness," according to the director, Nancy Smith.

Healthy Living NC

This Saturday, 7/23, a big festival is happening just over the bridge from Wilmington, just around the corner from Leland, at Brunswick Riverwalk Park in Belville. It's called SummerFest by Healthy Living NC. Two organizers, Martin Case and Jessica Korona joined us in the studio.

Liz Flint-Somerville is a Nutrition Consultant with the Wilmington company,  This is Grub.  Liz and Integrative Health Coach Ryanna Battiste are co-owners of the business, both working to help clients have a healthy relationship with the food they eat.