Three Western North Carolina hospitals were named among the best in the country in Healthgrades’ 2021 America’s Best Hospitals. The 2021 Child Health Report Card shows the state failing in several areas, including mental health, substance use, birth outcomes and housing and economic security. Plus more health and wellness news in this week’s roundup.
Ben’s Friends, a support group for food and beverage industry workers dealing with substance abuse and addiction, held its first meeting at 11 a.m. July 23 at Posana, 1 Biltmore Ave., Asheville. Meetings will continue weekly on Tuesdays at the same time and place. No registration is required. Founded in Charleston, S.C., in 2016 following […]
Which local hospitals made the grade in The Leapfrog Group fall ratings? Plus, new urgent care clinics, breastfeeding program wins award and a new pet loss grief support group continues in January.
Since the inception of a new adaptive exercise program for athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities in October, a core group of about six athletes with a variety of abilities and challenges have made “incredible” progress, reports Karla Furnari of Buncombe County Recreation Services. The program meets on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. at South Slope CrossFit and is free to attend.
A suit and a countersuit at Haywood Regional Medical Center; MAHEC is building a new Biltmore campus; genetic-test kits for $29.95 at the local pharmacy? Caregiving spouses more likely to develop dementia; and more in this week’s WNC Wellness Review.