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Virtual visits – through video and email connections – are among the latest conveniences emerging for patients as Charlotte-area hospital systems and doctors embrace electronic health records.

They call her the Christmas Angel.

There are simple ways to bring down stress levels. Start by putting down your to-do list and your smartphone, neither of which is going anywhere.

Expanding the federal Medicaid program in North Carolina would create 43,314 jobs in the state by 2020, including more than 4,000 jobs in Mecklenburg County, according to a study issued Thursday.

Virtual visits – through video and email connections – are among the latest conveniences emerging for patients as Charlotte-area hospital systems and doctors embrace electronic health records.

I was vacuuming the basement stairs when the ceiling started to shake. It was my two sons in the living room above, jumping between sofa and coffee table, their noises a dangerous mix of laughing and grunting that portended someone (the younger, usually) getting hurt.

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