In this edition of Local Matters—the Xpress weekly news podcast—news intern Caitlin Byrd talks about her story on the business of being a doctor, reporter Jake Frankel gives details on the most-recent Buncombe County Commission meeting, and environmental reporter Susan Andrew talks about the ongoing efforts of a UNCA student environmental group.
In this week’s health-and-wellness roundup, A-B Tech hosts a dental clinic, Mission Hospital gets a new chief operating office and more.
A portion of a $1.6 million grant will help Buncombe County’s Department of Health help more first-time, low-income mothers than ever before in its Nurse-Family Partnership program. “Babies don’t come with manuals,” says Jennings Garry, Buncombe County NFP nurse supervisor. “When you’re a new mother with limited resources, it’s difficult to know all the things required to be a successful parent. By growing our team of registered nurses, we can empower more families to make a healthy start.”
Wade Inganamort’s reference to the Organic.com story "Lower Salt Intake May Cause (Not Prevent) Heart Disease" leaves me wondering what can possibly be next [“Wellness Roundup,” June 15 Xpress]. Maybe "a recent study has shown that oatmeal may be a silent killer?” Inganamort surely needs some backup to support his blockbuster claim. — Ralph Dimenna […]
In this week’s WNC Wellness review: Deal with Mission not so solid; NC bill would repeal existing state air quality standards; Chinese medicine offers new Parkinson’s treatment; ‘National HIV Testing Day’; & more
In this week’s WNC Wellness review: Asheville doctor revives house calls; Styrene likely to cause cancer; Mental health shift approved by NC Legislature; Pulsed light reduces allergens in peanuts; & more
Walt Roberson is, as he puts it, “an ol’ drill sergeant” and a Vietnam vet who spent more than 30 years working his beat as an Asheville police officer. He’s used to being tough, and at more than 6 feet tall, he’s probably never been a small man. But now 60, the retired city resident says he came close to “doing something stupid” after he left the force: He gained weight till he was pushing 400 pounds, had knee surgery, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and got so depressed that suicide wasn’t much too close in his mind.
Three Western North Carolina residents who are 100 years-old or older were honored May 24 at a Century Club Celebration at Park Ridge Health in Hendersonville. Photos courtesy of Jamie Turnipseed
At its May 3 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners is set to hear a pair of reports that deal with different aspects of county health care: One on Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS) and another on the state of local Adult Care homes.
Buncombe County is the 17th healthiest in the state, according to the County Health Rankings project. According to the rankings, the county has excellent health behavior and clinical care but problems with morbidity and environmental quality.
A look at what’s been making headlines.
In this week’s WNC Wellness review: norovirus confirmed at local VA; Asheville water woes persist; upcoming YWCA Community Swim Day; local businesses help employees quit smoking and more.
A look at what’s been making headlines.
In this week’s WNC Wellness review: Asheville’s animals make humans healthier; a historic graph of flu in N.C.; new migraine center opens in Asheville and more.
I feel for Saul Chase and the individuals who are not able to open doors on their own at the Pack Library [“Bring Back the Automatic Doors,” Dec. 1 Xpress]. I agree 100 percent that there needs to be assistance [for the disabled] to enter the library, but the automatic door is not the best […]
A family wellness festival at the YMCA; UNC Board of Governors approves plan to build a pharmacy school in Asheville; H1N1 isn’t gone yet; Buncombe is conducting its own census, a health census; and more, in this week’s round-up of local health and wellness news.
In this week’s WNC health-related news: a Girl Scout cookie recall, some Cititzen-Times health kudos, Buncombe County Health Department changes to its services, grants applications and nicotine patches are available, there’s help for over-workers — and more in this week’s WNC wellness review!
A weekly round-up of what’s happening in health and wellness news in WNC.