WNC Wellness review: Pharmacy school to open in Hendersonville; Asheville YWCA to hold open house

• A pharmacy school for Hendersonville:

If all remaining details are worked out, Wingate University hopes to have a pharmacy school open, in operation, and beginning to train pharmacists in Hendersonville by August of 2011.” – [WHKP] 

• Dr. John Pittman to discuss lyme and tick-borne diseases:

John Pittman, MD, founding medical director of The Carolina Center for Integrative Medicine and current President of the North Carolina Integrative Medical Society, will present “An Integrative Medicine Approach to Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases” at this year’s NCIMS conference. The event, entitled “The Nutritional and Biological Integrative Medical Treatment of Diseases” will be held on August 20-21 at the Haywood Park Hotel in Asheville, NC. ” – [PRLog] 

• YWCA wellness open house on Aug. 30:

Save the Date! YW Wellness Open House Monday, August 30 from 4 pm – 7 pm. Free screenings, food, and a Club W Sign-Up special!” – [YWCA of Asheville twitter feed] 

• Pardee Pain Center to open in September:

Pardee Hospital will open the Pardee Pain Center this September, to serve patients in the community with chronic pain. The Pardee Pain Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., on Thursdays and Fridays. Patients will be seen by appointment with a physician referral only. The center will be located on the ground floor of the hospital near the Garden Café on Fleming St.” – [Pardee blog]

• Music therapist named employee of the month:

Craig Summers has been named the employee of the month for July at Haywood Regional Medical Center. Summers has been the music therapist for the hospital’s hospice and palliative care for 13 years.” – [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• Earth Fare kicks off five weeks of freebies, fun & healthy lunches:

Beginning Wednesday, August 11, The Healthy Supermarket invites you to join its Healthy Lunch Challenge and take a nutritious lunch everyday for five weeks.” – [PR Newswire]

• Park Ridge Health presents “Raising Healthy Girls”:

Park Ridge Wellness will present “Raising Healthy Girls: Creating a Healthy Body Image and Preventing Eating Disorders” at Hands On! a Child’s Gallery in Downtown Hendersonville on Tuesday, Aug. 24, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. ” – [WHKP]

• Field trips, programs teach Asheville-area students about eating healthy outside the school cafeteria:

In Buncombe County, local chefs plan to team up with every elementary school as part of first lady Michelle Obama’s Chefs Move to Schools initiative. They want to hold cooking demonstrations, take classes to local farms and teach students about eating fresh, local produce.” – [Asheville Citizen-Times]

• How soy can kill you and save your life:

I have reviewed reams of research and many claims for and against soy foods. From the studies available, I can tell you that soy is neither as good as the proponents say, nor as evil as the critics claim. I will review some of the recent data for and against soy, and provide you with a few guidelines and things to remember when choosing soy foods.” – [Dr. Mark Hyman]

• Study: Acetaminophen may double asthma risk in kids :

Teenagers who take acetaminophen — the active ingredient in Tylenol and many other over-the-counter remedies — may be at increased risk of asthma and some allergic conditions, according to a new study of more than 320,000 children in 50 countries.” – [CNN Health]

• Molecular mechanism found that controls marijuana-like substance in body:

A newly discovered molecular mechanism helps control the amount and effectiveness of a substance that mimics an active ingredient in marijuana, but that is produced by the body’s own nerve cells.” – [KurzweilAI]

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