Daoist Traditions College announces new doctoral program

Press release:   Daoist Traditions College will commence a new Professional Doctorate Program in October 2017. Daoist traditions began in 2003 and has become a leader in the education of classically trained acupuncturists. Until now graduates of Daoist Traditions have been awarded Master’s degrees in Oriental Medicine (MAOM). The college has a clinic offering low-cost […]

N.C. health officials encourage protection against HIV and STDs

Press release from North Carolina Health and Human Services:   State health officials are encouraging North Carolinians to protect themselves against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as a part of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Awareness Month, observed in April. Preliminary data for the state indicates increases in HIV and congenital syphilis cases in 2016, while new syphilis […]

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Autistic scholar Elizabeth Grace to present lecture on “Disability Power” at UNC Asheville April 21

Press release:   Autistic scholar, writer and activist Elizabeth (Ibby) Grace will present Activated Intersectionality and Disability Power in Today’s World from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, April 21 in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library, Whitman Room. This lecture is free and open to the public. Grace, assistant professor of education at National Louis University (NLU) in […]

Red Cross urges blood donation during Trauma Awareness Month

  Press release:   During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood. According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million […]

Park Ridge Health announces April community events

Press release:   Please join Park Ridge Health in supporting these important community events: Children’s Day Festival Sunday, April 30, 2017 Jackson Park 801 Glover Street, Hendersonville The 19th Annual Children’s Day Festival is a multicultural event designed to respect children’s personalities and to celebrate their happiness.  Families will enjoy live entertainment, inflatables, kids raffles […]

Doulas of Asheville celebrates first anniversary, expands service area

Press release:   Doulas of Asheville is celebrating its first anniversary and announcing its expansion to also serve Hickory, Hendersonville, Waynesville and the surrounding areas. Families expecting babies and adjusting to life with their little ones hire doulas to provide non-medical physical, emotional, and educational support during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum time. “We help […]

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Kids in Parks hosting National Park Rx Day event April 23 

Press release from Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation:   Over the past few decades, people have become increasingly disengaged with nature, preferring to spend more time indoors interacting with electronic media rather than exploring a wealth of parks and public lands. These lifestyle choices are drastically impacting on the overall health of our kids and families. […]

Park Ridge Health announces community events in April

Press release:   Please join Park Ridge Health in supporting these important community events: The Fifth Annual Celebration of Courage Luncheon, benefitting Safelight Wednesday, April 19, Noon- 2 p.m. Kenmure Country Club 100 Kenmure Drive, Flat Rock Join us for the 2017 Celebration of Courage to hear stories of triumph from survivors of domestic violence, […]

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YMCA of WNC summer meal program wins achievement awards

Press release: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recognized the YMCA of Western North Carolina’s 2016 Summer Meal Program with a Silver Turnip the Beet Award. The Turnip the Beet Award acknowledges organizations that go the extra mile to provide nutritious meals and offer participants a variety of fruits, vegetables, and kid-friendly entrees. The YMCA […]

MAHEC to host program on integrative health care across the lifespan April 29

Press release:   Mountain Area Health Education Center will host the Integrative Healthcare Across the Lifespan regional event Saturday, April 29th from 8:30 am-5:10 pm at the MAHEC Biltmore Campus. This continuing education program is open to the public for anyone interested in learning more about evidence-based holistic approaches to compliment Western medicine, and will […]

Pardee Hospital Foundation receives $100,000 grant from The Cannon Foundation for new Cancer Center

Press release:   Pardee Hospital Foundation announced that it has received a $100,000 grant from The Cannon Foundation to support the new Cancer Center at Pardee. The Center is located at 807 N. Justice St., adjacent to Pardee’s main hospital. It is home to medical oncology, radiation oncology, cancer navigation and cancer research. The Cancer […]

Harris Regional Hospital to recognize National Healthcare Decisions Day April 19 with free living will planning 

Press release from Harris Regional Hospital: Harris Palliative Care will provide free living will assistance 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 19 in Harris Regional Hospital’s private dining room on the first floor of the hospital. The drop-in event is part of a nationwide observance known as National Healthcare Decisions Day which occurs annually […]

Harris Orthopaedics offers lunch and learn on new hip replacement procedure, April 25

Press release:    Harris Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine will offer a free educational event on hip replacement and the new surgical, less invasive, anterior approach at noon on Tuesday, April 25, in the Harris Regional Hospital boardroom on the first floor of the hospital. Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Anthony McPherron will present the session. Lunch will […]