WNC Wellness review: Mission picks a CEO; a WNC public-health turf war; “natural” biotech gets boost

• UNC-Asheville pharmacy satellite to open:

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy will begin enrolling students at a satellite program to be established at UNC-Asheville in the fall of 2011.” – [Triangle Business Journal]

• Mission Hospital board selects Ronald A. Paulus as new CEO:

The Board of Directors of Mission Health System has selected Ronald A. Paulus, M.D., MBA, to be the new president and CEO of Mission Health System and Mission Hospital.” – [MX Blogwire]

• Buncombe County Department of Health Receives $2,125 Grant:

Buncombe County Department of Health has received a $2,125 grant from the Buncombe County Medical Society & Alliance Endowment (BCMS&A) to offer flu vaccine to homeless individuals. With this grant award, Buncombe County Department of Health will partner with the Western NC Rescue Mission to provide flu vaccine to up to 100 underserved homeless individuals.” – [buncombecounty.org] 

• Asheville Community Yoga Center announces summer events:

‘Summer Retreat at Sunswept Farm’ – July 23rd-25th, ‘Baptiste Power Vinyasa Flow with Jacqueline’ – August 2nd, ‘Yoga For Your Blooming Self With Wendy Mallett Gilliland’ – August 22nd” – [Asheville Community Yoga Center]

• Asheville’s Bent Creek Institute awarded $73,450 grant:

The North Carolina Arboretum’s Bent Creek Institute (BCI) was awarded a $73,450 grant that will expand its role as a leader in the natural biotechnology field.” – [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• Asheville Track Club event calls attention to women’s heart health:

Participants in the Beginning Runners Program (men and women) are training for the 2010 Bele Chere 5K on July 24. Wearing red dresses for this evening’s practice adds fun and frivolity to the last week of this 12-week training program. It also calls attention to women’s heart-health issues, drawing inspiration from the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign.” – [MX Blogwire]

• Smoky Mountain, Evergreen lock horns over foundation assets:

A state mental health agency and its sister nonprofit are locked in a debate over whether the nonprofit should continue operating independently. Millions in state and county tax dollars have been funneled to Evergreen Foundation, a mental health nonprofit serving the seven western counties. Yet it operates without public oversight.” – [Smoky Mountain News]

• Johnson City hospital opens, touting itself as first green hospital in Tennessee:

Franklin Woods Community Hospital in Johnson City has opened to the public, touting itself as the first “green” hospital in Tennessee. The hospital, which opened Monday, was built to the standards of the U.S Green Building Council. Hospital officials said they expect it to be the first hospital in the state to be federally certified as a “green” facility.” – [WREG, Memphis]

• Dr. McMillan’s top 10 reasons for visiting a holistic dentist:

Why visit a holistic dentist? Dr. McMillan says that their vision is ‘to create a practice totally devoted to whole body wellness focusing on alternatives to create healthy minds, bodies, and spirits and to use a complete team approach to achieving true wellness.’ ” – [Raleigh Holistic Health Examiner]

• Study: Exercise reduces anxiety and depression:

Exercise can ameliorate anxiety and depression-like behaviours induced by an adverse early-life environment by altering the chemical composition in the hippocampus – the part of the brain that regulates stress response, researchers from UNSW have found.” – [University of New South Wales]

• Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks:

Commonly used food dyes, such as Yellow 5, Red 40, and six others, are made from petroleum and pose a ‘rainbow of risks.’ Those risks include hyperactivity in children, cancer (in animal studies), and allergic reactions.” – [Center for Science in the Public Interest]

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