Asheville Hematology & Oncology welcomes new medical oncologist

From a press release: Asheville Hematology & Oncology, a service of Park Ridge Health, welcomes to its extensive team of physicians Deborah Bradley, M.D., a board-certified medical oncologist who has been serving patients with oncology and hematology needs for 10 years. Dr. Bradley will be joining Dr. Shonda Asaad, Dr. Anita Deshpande, Dr. Don Jackson, […]

Community dialogues in March will explore what it means “to flourish”

From a press release: Asheville-based Embody Well-Being’s founder Renée Eli will share her research about the body as a gateway to human flourishing in a series of community dialogues  this spring through the Sunday Salon Series on March 15 and 29 and April 12. These intimate dialogues will provide opportunities for mutual, open-ended exploration of how […]

One Center Yoga offers purna yoga weekend, March 13-15

From a press release: One Center Yoga will host a weekend workshop with Rutu Chaudhari entitled “Create Stability & Freedom; Cultivate Power and Joy,”  March 13-15, 2015. Rutu is a Certified Purna Yoga instructor with over 2,000 hours of direct study with Aadil Palkhivala. Developed by Aadil Palkhivala and his wife, Savitri, Purna Yoga is […]

Local chiropractor participates in national programs to treat veterans for free

From a press release: Dr. Edward Reilly of Fairview Chiropractic Center  announces his participation and support of both the Patriots Project and the Halos for Heroes campaign.  As part of his participation, he is treating veterans for free in his office and in their homes. Long known for his service to many nonprofit and educational […]

Four Seasons CMO shares innovations in end-of-life care

From a press release: Award-winning palliative care physician Janet Bull, M.D., chief medical officer of Four Seasons Compassion for Life, shares four benefits of innovation in the field which she believes will change the way health service providers approach patient care. She talks about the Triple Aim of Healthcare as if it were the Holy Grail. […]

Mission Health and Asheville Radiology announce new collaboration

From a press release: Mission Health and Asheville Radiology Associates (ARA) are announcing a new collaboration to improve patient access to state of the art, high quality, highly efficient imaging centers close to home, and to more than 40 ARA physicians, including specialists in various subspecialties of diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology and vascular surgery. Effective […]

Asheville, V.A. police boost crisis situation skills

From a press release:   Fifteen officers from the Asheville and Department of Veterans Affairs police departments are now better equipped to respond to people with concerns related to mental illness, addiction or developmental disabilities. The officers completed Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training from January 26-30 at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Participating Asheville police were […]

C.N.A. receives award for service in a rural setting

From a press release: Melissa Stiwinter of Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Flat Rock, has received the 2014 Georgia Crump Certified Nursing Assistant Recognition Award for her leadership, commitment to education, and compassionate care delivery in a challenging rural Appalachian setting.  Stiwinter exemplifies the spirit of the annual MemoryCare recognition. The award was conveyed in […]

Park Ridge Health and The Free Clinics partner to expand affordable care

 From a press release:    The Park Ridge Health Foundation has been awarded a grant in the amount of $350,000 from The Duke Endowment to assist The Free Clinics in maintaining, expanding and enhancing their collaborative network of care serving Henderson and Polk Counties. In 2006, The Duke Endowment adopted a comprehensive approach to health […]

Wellness survey reports mind-body treatments

Our survey results about mind-body medicine show that 76 percent of respondents provide mind-body therapies. Respondents report a wide variety of mind-body therapies used in their practices. The most frequently provided therapies are shown below. Meditation is the most frequently provided mind-body therapy, followed by mental health, energy work and yoga. Meditation is a good example […]

NARRATIVE BETWEEN MIND AND BRAIN: "When people go through our program, they remember better, sleep better and focus better," says Dr. Michael Trayford. Photo courtesy of Apex Brain Center

Neurofeedb­ack and other brain training exercises are yoga for the brain

After a traumatic car accident left her with nightmares and chronic pain, “Donna,” a 36-year-old Asheville mental health counselor, started taking medication to help her sleep. “I would try to go a day or two without [sleep meds], and I would get so sleep-deprived I couldn’t function,” says Donna. Donna had been taking Adderall for attention deficit hyperactivity […]

N.C. DHHS Encourages MMR vaccination for measles outbreak

From a press release: In light of the multi-state measles outbreak linked to a California amusement park, public health experts in the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are encouraging preventive measures and reminding everyone that vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against measles. CDC has reported that, […]