According to a new report by the nonprofit Patient Rights Advocate, only 4 out of 21 hospitals reviewed in North Carolina followed federal price transparency rules in 2021. The organization randomly checked 500 hospitals across the nation. State Treasurer Dale Folwell is calling for federal and state officials to enforce the rules.
“As eco-theologian Thomas Berry stated, it will require a universal leap of consciousness — a group effort — if we Homo sapiens are to have any kind of real future here on this garden planet we were given.”
Elle Erickson, founder of the local nonprofit The Booth Fairy Project, is know for her positive messaging. In conversation with Xpress, she notes the importance of volunteer work for one’s mental health, the benefits of dance and alternatives to prescription drugs.
WLOS anchor, Kristen Aguirre, touches base with Xpress about the mental and physical benefits she experiences through exercise, as well as the empowerment that comes in taking life day-by-day.
Liz Roseman, founder of Sustainable Health Acupuncture, speaks with Xpress about unplugging, the importance of sleep and Chinese medicine.
Allé K (he/ him), a queer, anti-fat bias trainer transmasculine yoga teacher, shares his favorite mental health hacks and thoughts on approaching wellness with compassion.
Dr. Ashfaq Ahsanuddin, Western North Carolina VA Health Care System chief of staff, discusses the need to unplug, the joys of golf and taking advantage of your natural surroundings.
Brian O’Donnell, a pediatrician at Mountain Area Pediatrics, shares his thoughts on meditation, staying active and maintaining positive relationships.
Elizabeth McCorvey, a licensed clinical social worker, specializes in equine-assisted psychotherapy. She works primarily with members of the LGBTQIA community and people of color. Speaking with Xpress, she shares her thoughts on the importance keeping a routine and of loving your body at any size.
Local artist and longtime Asheville Fringe performer Amanda Levesque speaks with Xpress about improvisational dance and the push for making yoga popular and accessible to those in wheelchairs.
As residents of severely flooded areas rebuild and repair, long-awaited federal funds have proven difficult to nail down.
Xpress recently caught back up with Gary Ray, who shares with readers his efforts at keeping himself centered and the perks of revisiting old books.
Process and legal questions about involvement in Jan. 6, 2021, events at the U.S. Capitol abound in legal challenge to candidacy of U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn.
Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven, rural health and Medicaid reporter with North Carolina Health News, says that therapy can be an effective tool for managing mental health and recommends a way for the therapy-curious to listen in to real life therapeutic sessions.
Antwon Small, a classically trained dancer who moved to Asheville in 2018, speaks with Xpress about meditation, journaling and podcasts.
Nicolina Ruiz, a Latina herbalist, energy healer and owner of Casa Alchemista Botanica, tells Xpress that a healthy body begins with a clear mind.
Lisa Lefler, Western Carolina University’s director of culturally based native health programs, tells Xpress that physical health is intrinsically tied to the nature, spirit and relationships with others and ourselves.
Danny Bernstein, an avid hiker, hike leader and outdoor writer speaks with Xpress on the benefits of maintaining a schedule, setting goals and healthy eating that benefits the body and brain.
Jamie Brazell, a local AASECT-certified sex therapist and group practice owner of Out of the Woods Therapy, shares her thoughts with Xpress on the perks of a rotating playlist, the need for community to combat loneliness and the importance of emotional intelligence.
The U.S. Forest Service offered four alternative management plans for the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests in 2020. It has decided to go with a fifth alternative.
“So, looking for a home? Consider building your own — it’s good development that helps you and increases the city’s housing supply, a key element for improving housing affordability.”