Health & Family

Health news from around the Charlotte area


“Mind and Body”

The Ivey will host “Mind and Body: What You Eat and How You Think Can Protect Your Brain,” 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, 6030 Park South Drive. Dr. Hayes Woollen with Novant Health and Dr. Charles Edwards with The Memory Center Charlotte will discuss how to reduce inflammation, improve memory and reverse the signs of aging. Free care is available for caregivers with advance notice. Event is free; preregistration requested: 704-909-2070.

April 15

Epilepsy Support Groups

Charlotte Epilepsy Support Groups – teen and adult – will meet at 7 p.m. April 15 at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, 200 Hawthorne Lane, fourth floor Presbyterian Alumni Classroom. Dr. Bruce Mayes from CMC-Neurology and Dr. Michael Heafner from Carolinas Neurosurgery and Spine Associates will discuss Thermal Ablation/Radiosurgery and Neuropacesurgery. Free, open to the public. Details,, 704-376-3158 or


Free healthy living classes

Arthritis Services of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County will host a free, six-week “Living Healthy: Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management” program, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 6-June 10, 500 E. Morehead St., Suite 320. Those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetes and other ongoing health issues can learn practical ways to deal with pain, fatigue and more. The first 15 people to register will form the class, the rest will be put on a waiting list for the next class in the fall. Details and to register: 704-331-4874,

Hilary Trenda