Local doctors Dr. Hun Lye and Dr. Youlha Tsering discuss the intersection of Buddhism and Tibetan medicine at their presentation, “Tibetan Perspectives on Pathology and Wellness” at Malaprop’s Bookstore on Oct. 29. (File photo courtesy of Urban Dharma)
Josh Winnecour is determined to start up Asheville’s first all-paleolithic, gluten-free restaurant-on-wheels, and he needs the help of health-conscious Ashevillans to make it happen.
Cat Matlock and Japa celebrate the release of their CD, Kirtan Music for the Sacred Journey to Motherhood, at the White Horse in Black Mountain Oct. 16. (Photo Lea McLellan)
Women hoping to learn about medicinal herbs and plants were sure to find plenty of course offerings this Saturday at the Southeast Wise Woman Herbal Conference in Black Mountain.
Swaying with their arms interlocked near tents where they would learn about the uses of herbs, hundreds of women chanted the intention “I am surrounded by love” at the start of the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
Offering more than 50 workshops, which range in topic from sunrise meditation to fire spinning, the Three Days of Light Gathering (3DL) returns to the mountains this weekend. But 3DL director and founder Scott Love says says the three-day music and healing arts festival isn’t exclusively for people who “wear patchouli and have dreads.”
For 16 years, Kasey Cramer hid her disease in plain sight. She skipped meals; she binged and purged. When she did want to eat, Cramer experienced such severe panic attacks that her throat would completely close up. But Cramer, one of seven panelists at the Sept. 26 “Voices of Hope: A Conversation About Eating Disorders” gathering, wasn’t ready to give up. “Recovery is possible; it is realistic,” she said.
With special needs children accounting for more than 16 percent of Fairview Elementary School’s 775 students, a group of parents, teachers and administrators want to build an all-inclusive and accessible playground. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
Rep. Patrick McHenry’s vote to tie federal government operations to a bill that defunds the Affordable Care Act is catching heat from local activists.
For Army veteran William Gallion, a busy schedule makes finding time to treat back injuries and post traumatic stress disorder difficult. But thanks to a collaboration between Connected Warriors and Happy Body yoga studio, he and other veterans have been able to find relief through yoga.
Speaking to about 50 people at the Sherrill Center last night, Executive Director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition Shellie Pfohl urged audience members to view improving the health of the nation and ending childhood obesity as everyone’s responsibility. (Photo of Shellie Pfohl courtesy of UNCA)
UNC Asheville will host its third annual Well-A-Bration, celebrating healthful living and wellness, September 16- 17. The series of events includes a health fair that’s free and open to the public.
Day after day, Earl Grey sits in his wheelchair on Biltmore Avenue, his Veterans Affairs ID card taped to the top of a red Folgers coffee container. He’s been homeless for four years. But in July, some concerned locals decided to help Grey track down the missing paperwork so he could start receiving disability checks again and get off the streets. (Photo by Max Cooper)
A mid-Juy inspection revealed 23 violations that effectively suspended women’s health care services at Asheville’s Femcare, the only abortion provider in Western North Carolina The clinic has recently reopened. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
Despite having no military base nearby, nearly 20,000 veterans call Buncombe County home — giving it the sixth-largest veteran population in the state. As local visits for PTSD, depression, substance abuse, homelessness and unemployment continues to climb at Charles George VA, three local veterans share their struggles and stories about mental health. (Cover design by Sarah Riddle)
When it comes to child development, a healthy life includes not only what’s for dinner but what’s on the screen, according to Dr. Michael Rich, who’s considered the world’s first “mediatrician.”
Whether you run or whether you walk, Dr. Michael Shea, who works as a primary care sports medicine physician at Blue Ridge Bone and Joint, shares some tips on how to keep your Achilles tendon strong and injury-free. (Photo courtesy of the Western Carolina Medical Society)
Never mind that we’ve experienced the wettest July on record (and really, it’s got to be the wettest year ever). And never mind that the lower half of the Southeast gets dubbed “the sadness belt,” due to high unemployment and poverty, and a few other matters. In Asheville, we’re happy. At least, that’s what the Huffington Post says.
Neither politics nor changes to state health regulations influenced either the timing of the recent survey of FemCare or the loss of the Asheville abortion clinic’s medical license, according to statements from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
After a routine survey of Asheville abortion clinic FemCare revealed multiple violations, the state Department of Health and Human Services suspended the medical license of the only clinic in the state that would currently meet the new requirements of an abortion bill signed into law earlier this week.
After serving as State Health Director and Director of the Division of Public Health for 18 months, Dr. Laura Gerald has resigned from her position effective immediately, according to a statement from Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Dr. Aldona Wos. No reason for Gerald’s resignation has been given at this time.