Park Ridge Health announces events for Sept. 8-14

From Park Ridge Health: Event Summary for 9/8/14 – 9/14/14 Please call 855-PRH-LIFE to register for any Park Ridge Health events. Wellness on Wheels Screenings Free Cholesterol Screenings Lipid and glucose profiles by finger stick, along with blood pressure and body mass index screening. For best results, fast overnight. Monday, September 8 10:30 a.m. – […]

Smokey Mountain Veterans Stand Down a success

Press release from Charles George VA Medical Center:  Last year Macon County, N.C., local Mark Schuler attended a Stand Down event for Veterans in Asheville and was impressed by the service it provided to Veterans so he contacted the Charles George VA Medical Center Homeless Program Coordinator Allison Bond and asked her about getting together to sponsor […]

COLLABORATION IS KEY: Dr. Robert Fields explains how Mission Health Partners offers a new model of health care based on a collaborative, patient-centered approach. Photo courtesy of Mission Health

Making health care history: A Q&A with Dr. Robert Fields about the new Mission Health Partners network

The way we experience health care is changing. And regardless of your politics, not many would argue that there is room for improvement. Mission Health, in conjunction with MAHEC and independent physicians, is responding to those changes with a new, integrative model of care called Mission Health Partners. Xpress spoke with Dr. Robert Fields, quality director […]

HT-N: Developer plans to replicate Team ECCO in Bahamas

From Hendersonville Times-News: By Nathaniel Axtell Team ECCO, Western North Carolina’s only public aquarium and ocean education center, is going international. Chattanooga, Tenn. entrepreneur David Harris has asked ECCO founder Brenda Ramer to help him design a marine biology education center modeled after the downtown Hendersonville attraction on a 120-acre island he’s developing in the Bahamas. […]

CPP: NC enviro officials: Duke must submit Asheville coal ash plan by Nov. 15

From Carolina Public Press: By Bruce Henderson Asheville is one of 4 ‘high-priority’ plants North Carolina’s environmental agency asked Duke Energy on Wednesday to submit plans for removing coal ash from four high-priority power plants. The letters follow on Gov. Pat McCrory’s Aug. 1 executive order on ash after state legislators left Raleigh without approving […]

AC-T: Gay marriages could begin by next week in Va., N.C.

From the Asheville Citizen-Times: By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Same-sex couples could begin marrying as early as next week in Virginia – and potentially North Carolina – after a federal appeals court refused Wednesday to delay its ruling that struck down the state’s gay marriage ban. The state would also need […]

Janisse Ray to speak at the Organic Growers School’s First Annual Harvest Conference

Press release from the Organic Growers School: ORGANIC GROWERS SCHOOL IS THRILLED to be welcoming award-winning author, activist, naturalist, and farmer Janisse Ray as workshop leader and keynote speaker for the long-awaited First Annual Harvest Conference on September 5&6, 2014. Join us for two days of season extension, home cooking, fermentation, preservation, fall & winter growing, self-reliance, […]

Council on Aging of Buncombe County ‘Celebrates 50 Years’ with a gala Saturday, Aug. 23

Press release from Council on Aging of Buncombe County:  Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc., “Celebrates 50 Years” with a gala  Saturday, August 23, from 6:30-10 p.m. Since 1964, Council on Aging’s senior-centered support remains respected for its leadership and commitment to quality of life for aging adults and their care givers. Today, the […]