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a Merry Christmas and
a Happy, Healthy New Year!



Welcome to LKNConnect® Health

At the close of our first full year, I would like to take a moment to introduce you to all the ways, LKNConnect® is Bringing Local to Life! This article is the second in a series of three articles describing each of the sections of the online magazine, Community, Health, and The Marketplace. Read my first article on the LKNConnect Community here.


Health & Wellness in the Lake Norman region

Our newest part of the online magazine, this is the place to go for tips and advice on how to live a more balanced and healthier lifestyle. Our articles relate to living in the Lake Norman region but the information itself is chosen from the best practices all over the world.





Find out items of interest to you like whether you need a physical every year, why neck and back pain is so common, how to enhance your smile, and much more.


If you have children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews—come here to find articles about how to safely participate in sports and other general information such as what are the signs of dyslexia.


Mental Health

How to include memories of a lost loved one in your holiday traditions is just one of the articles on wellness and mental health. You can learn how to develop a daily meditation habit and there will be more on how your mental health affects your well-being.



Learn about the simple things you can do to live a healthier lifestyle such as increasing your veggies and avoiding detrimental dieting. Did you know that Christmas shopping burns calories? These articles are a fun, quick read and could actually help you change your life.



Featured Providers

A brand-new section devoted to featuring medical professionals and service providers in medical, wellness, women’s health, pediatrics, mental health and healthy aging. Our lists and information are just beginning so check back often.



Health & Wellness Events

Have you ever wanted to take a CPR class or join a support group? We are your source for health-related events and seminars. Scroll to the bottom of our main page or select events from our menu to find items of interest.


Additional Resources

Links to additional resources can be found at the bottom of the LKNConnect Health main page.


Share Your Expertise

We offer medical professionals and others in the health field experienced the opportunity to share their expertise and expand their online portfolio. Community articles are short: 300 to 600 words, typically on one topic and in one of the categories shown above. Contact Ellen Stafford, Managing Editor, for writer’s guidelines. Or email our Health & Wellness Director, Kathy Lawrence, DPT.


Share Your Health-Related Events with the Lake Norman Community

We welcome your events for our community calendar. We will feature them in This Weekend in Lake Norman or Start Your Week depending upon the event day(s). Please email: with the following:

Title of Your Event



Any Admission Fees

Description (a paragraph describing your event).

Please note if you event occurs on a weekly or monthly basis.

Include at least one horizontal photo depicting your event.


What’s Next?

The last in this series of articles, The Marketplace will be featured on January 1st. Read about the first in this series, LKNConnect Community here.