WNC Wellness review: Asbestos at Asheville High; Mission ranks 51st in US

Mission named 51st best hospital in the nation:

“The ranking was given in the annual quantitative study, ‘The Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals: Health System Benchmarks,’ according to a news release from Mission.” – [Asheville Citizen-Times]

Toxic Asbestos Discovered at Asheville High School:

“Traces of asbestos have been found in the old cafeteria of Asheville High School in Asheville, North Carolina. The cafeteria is currently under construction, and asbestos abatement and removal is ongoing as part of a $3 million renovation project for the school’s old building.” – [Gregg J Borri Law Offices]

Scientists to examine NC fish for oil spill toxins:

“State fisheries scientists are collecting samples of fish and shellfish to use for baseline background comparisons for seafood harvested in North Carolina if contaminants from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico reach North Carolina waters.– [Asheville Citizen Times]

Kellogg’s recalls Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, Froot Loops, Apple Jacks:

Kellogg’s announced a voluntary recall Friday of certain breakfast cereals including Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, Froot Loops and Apple Jacks, due to an ‘uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell coming from the liner in the package’. ” – [CNN.com]

Kerr Health Care Innovator to Lead N.C. Board of Pharmacy:

Rebecca Chater, RPh, MPH, FAPhA, and Executive Vice President of Kerr Health, has been elected by fellow members of the N.C. Board of Pharmacy to her second term as the president of the state’s pharmacy governing board. ” – [Carolina Business Connection]

Headache Report from Asheville Pain and Wellness Center:

“If you suffer from frequent headaches, you want them to go away. But, not so fast! Why do we get headaches? Why are we equipped to experience this unpleasant feeling? And what’s the best way to reduce or eliminate them? ” – [via @doctorterri]

Grandma was right — bonnets and shirts are the best sun protection:

“I’ve just learned that I’ve been slathering carcinogen-laden goop all over my kids on a regular basis since they were tiny babies.” – [@edgymama, Mountain Xpress]

Asheville pediatric gastroenterologist published:

Michael Bates, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist with Mission Children’s Hospital, recently published a review in Seminars in Pediatric Surgery on the genetics of Hirschsprung disease and anorectal malformations.” – [Mission Hospital]

Picnic for health: Use precautions when eating, cooking outdoors:

“[…] With the temperatures getting hotter and more humid, food experts are asking people to keep one thing in mind: If in doubt, throw it out.” – [Asheville Citizen-Times]

Bi-Lo launches health, wellness initiative:

Bi-Lo supermarkets has launched a new health and wellness initiative called Bi-Lo Thrive that includes a full-time registered dietitian on staff to educate shoppers about healthy living alternatives.” – [Asheville Citizen Times]

Ginger Reduces Pain After Exercise:

Ginger may reduce the pain associated with muscle injury after exercising. This could offer athletes a natural pain reliever. Both raw and heat-treated ginger reduced pain associated with muscle injury by about 24%.” – [davidhoffmaster.com]

Smartphone add-on will bring eye tests to the masses:

Ever worried that your eyesight isn’t good enough to read your cellphone’s screen? As it turns out, it could prove the ideal device for conducting eye tests.” – [New Scientist]

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About Wade Inganamort
• Partner / Digital publisher @ Hukilau.us • Heavy reader, screenwriter, and information liaison currently enjoying the small-town life in North Carolina •

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