WNC Wellness review: biofeedback at UNCA; Buncombe Medical Society makes videos; Crossfit relocates

Buncombe County Medical Society launches ‘The Physicians’ Voice’:

Western North Carolina/BMCS is pleased to announce its recent launch of a new community health educational series, called “The Physicians’ Voice,” for the general public. The series already includes several video spots that have been aired on local TV news stations, as well as audio interview podcasts and articles that will appear in the Health and Fitness section of the Asheville Citizen-Times.” – [Asheville Citizen-Times] 

• Whooping cough on the rise in Asheville area:

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is still around and it is making a resurgence. The Bradley children are two of the 14 cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, recorded by the Buncombe County Department of Health in August.” – [Asheville Citizen-Times] 

• Biofeedback offers stress management:

The UNC Asheville biofeedback and stress lab is a unique way for students to learn about their bodies and manage anxiety, according to Constance Schrader, the director of the lab.” – [The Blue Banner]

Flu vaccine clinic at Blue Ridge Mall Sept. 16-17:

Experts say getting a flu shot is one of the most important things people can do to stay healthy in winter. Park Ridge Health, Pardee Hospital and the Department of Public Health are teaming up this year to fight the flu. A flu clinic will run from 1-7 p.m. Sept. 16 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at Pardee Health Education Center at Blue Ridge Mall.” – [BlueRidgeNow.com] 

• Fall program for WNC: Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition:

The Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition Program, designed to help individuals better manage their chronic diseases and live healthier and happier lives, will be offered throughout this region during the fall season.” – [MX Blogwire]

• Naturopathic Doctor joins West Asheville’s Center for Holistic Medicine

The Center for Holistic Medicine in West Asheville has recently added Naturopathic Doctor William Franklin to its staff. Including William we now have a total of five licensed practitioners and offer five different alternative therapies.” – [Press release]

• Dr. Crane: Health care safety net is collaborative effort:

In an editorial headlined “Screenings help fill a critical void” on Aug. 14, the Times-News noted that ‘the homeless and uninsured are usually less aware of their health problems’ and that ‘the earlier a problem is detected the better, saving people pain and money in the long run.’ We couldn’t agree more.” – [BlueRidgeNow.com via @PardeeHospital]

• CrossFit Asheville prepares to move to new Tunnel Road location:

CrossFit Asheville’s owners – Shanna and Corey Duvall and Randy Kite – have slowly and steadily grown their approximately two-year-old business since bringing the workout program to town. Now they’re ready to move out of the cramped quarters in the High Flight gym on Coxe Avenue and into much bigger digs in the Kmart shopping center.” – [Ashevegas]

• Three Streams opens health clinic for A-B Tech employees:

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College will celebrate the opening of the Eblen-Three Streams Primary Care Project’s clinic for college employees with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 in the lobby of the Rhododendron Building on the College’s Asheville campus.” – [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• Robbinsville practice joins Mission Medical Associates:

“Tallulah Health Center, a multifaceted health care provider in Robbinsville, is joining Mission Medical Associates. Tallulah Health Center and its staff will continue serving patients at 409 Tallulah Road in Robbinsville.” – [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• Video: “Asheville folks know the importance of fresh juice.”:

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About Wade Inganamort
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