WNC Wellness Review: From stress management to rabies

• Six people vaccinated for rabies in Asheville:

Six people are receiving post-exposure rabies vaccines after a stray cat found near UNC Asheville last week was found to be rabid. Health officials first notified people about the rabid cat Jan. 14 after the person who picked it up took it to a pet clinic where it was found to be rabid. ” – [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• Mission requests visitor limitation due to rising flu numbers:

Rates of influenza have risen enough statewide and locally that Mission Hospital in Asheville is asking people not to visit patients in the hospital unless they are next of kin or their closest friend. Visitors are also asked not to bring teenagers and children to Mission.” – [Mission Hospitals]

New clinic advances access for uninsured in Buncombe County:

Three Streams Family Health Center of Asheville will officially open its new “Access 4 All” clinic with a ribbon cutting on February 2, 2011. The clinic will allow uninsured residents to be seen during additional, non-traditional hours for primary and minor urgent care needs and will be open late Tuesday evenings, and all day Friday and Saturday. While not free, sliding scale fees will help to promote access to care among the uninsured. ” – [NC Medical Society]

• Thursday – Free Park Ridge Health presentation: “Stress Management”:

Park Ridge Health welcomes the public to attend the free presentation, “Stress Management” by Lane Godsey, Ph.D., who will share strategies for dealing with stress for a happier, healthier you. All attendees will receive a free copy of Dan Buettner’s book, The Blue Zones. There is no need to RSVP for this event, held in the Duke Room at Park Ridge. Free valet parking is available at the front entrance. Thursday, January 27, noon to 1PM.” – [Press release]

Pardee offers free program for heart month: ‘Know Your Heart Health Numbers’:

The free program will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 10 until 11:30 a.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall. Joel Tipton, MA, RCEP, coordinator of Pardee’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program, will be leading the discussion. Participants will learn about appropriate numbers for the health of their heart such as cholesterol (HDL, LDL and triglyceride) levels, blood pressure, heart rate and body mass index. ” – [Pardee blog] 

Myoskeletal Alignment workshop in Asheville, March 4-6:

Specially designed for the professional massage, sports and structural integration therapist, these dynamic muscle-balancing, joint-stretching and functional mobilization routines boost referrals through increased customer satisfaction.” – [erikdalton.com] 

YWCA of Asheville to offer Red Cross lifeguard training in March:

The YWCA of Asheville will offer American Red Cross Lifeguard Trainings Wednesday, March 2 – May 4 (weekly course, one Saturday) and March 23, 25-27 (weekend intensive). The trainings will be held at the YWCA, 185 S. French Broad Avenue. The course includes lifeguarding skills, First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and more.” – [YWCA of Asheville]

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One thought on “WNC Wellness Review: From stress management to rabies

  1. Moshe Sharon

    The word “Stress” actually relates to wear and tear as when the rubber meets the road on a tire or the brake pads pressing up against the rotor in the wheel. The term as it applies to living organisms was first introduced by Hans Seyle in the 1930’s who defined it as the consequence of the failure of an organism (human or animal) to respond appropriately to emotional or physical threats, whether actual or imagined. Thus stress symptoms are the manifestation of a chronic state of responses to stress triggers that are actually benign. Even a thought can set off the same response mechanism that would be in play while standing in front of a hungry lion. Hence, Seyle’s definition still reaches to the heart of stress management; the idea of the response being inappropriate and engaging in a process of altering ones misperception of pending disaster or imminent danger.

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