This Valentine’s Day, don’t blow off the kiss — it’s more important than you think. Jeanne and Hal Butts of Black Mountain shared their first kisses in July 1957 during a “supervised” weekend on a friend’s ranch. “She was going to Stanford for her graduate degree, and I was a Navy pilot,” Hal Butts says. They […]
Life can change in an instant, when accidents or illnesses occur, often thrusting family members into a caregiving role. Although the stresses and problems are many, caregivers report the rewards can be great as well.
From lessening pain to lowering blood pressure, one of the best ways to heal may be through the healing power of love, experts say.
According to a host of experts in Asheville and around the nation, female patients are likely to experience more dismissals of symptoms and receive less medical knowledge about their diseases as a result of “gender bias in medicine.” The long-standing prejudice is well-known within the medical community — and women are still taking the brunt of it, experts say.
Stress can lift you up or throw you down, according to local experts, who discuss ways to use stress as a tool for self-improvement.