• Asheville to get ‘Neighborhood Pharmacy of the Future’: Natural Kerr drug store opened its Asheville location on Earth Day (April 22nd) at 1124 Patton Avenue. According to a press release, “The Naturally Kerr locations will become a ‘store within a store,’ replacing traditional ‘drug store’ convenience items such as automotive and hardware with natural, homeopathic and organic products.”
• Free Yoga: Asheville Community Yoga Center has received over $15,000 in donations and has begun offering free yoga classes every day of the week, including events on the weekends. Click here for a class schedule. Also, Asheville Yoga Center is hosting Yoga Fest June 19-20.
• Drug makers accused of hiding recall: According to the chairman of a Congressional committee investigating a recent children’s drug recall, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a division of Johnson & Johnson, tried to perform a “phantom recall” of defective Motrin by sending contractors around the country to buy up the product from stores without alerting regulators or the public.
“The emphasis on relaxed breathing and gentle moves enhances the lymphatic system, adding to the benefits for women at risk of lymphedema following surgery.”
“Dust and other emissions from a concrete plant proposed for land on Murphy Hill Road would endanger the health of nearby residents and students at four schools in the area, speakers at a public hearing said Wednesday.”
“Smaller, rural hospitals are increasingly forging partnerships with larger hospitals as it becomes tougher financially to go it alone. Angel’s 15-member hospital board unanimously voted to explore an affiliation with Mission for both financial reasons and in hopes of improving health care in the community.”
” […] he said to cut out 3 important factors: (1) MSG, (2) caffeine and (3) artificial colors. I immediately went home and cleaned out the pantry.”
“The International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) will hold its 27th annual interdisciplinary conference, Carolina Dream Gathering, June 27 – July 1 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Asheville, N.C.”
• Video: Orthopedic surgeon Michael Lecroy talks about his work in Haiti
• Free & low cost health screenings for Buncombe County women
• Free Aphasia awareness event June 6, 3-5PM
• Asheville company Genova Diagnostics & others offer saliva-testing kits
• A-B Tech’s first Medical Assisting grads find jobs fast