The Western North Carolina AIDS Project held the annual AIDS awareness walk Saturday to remind people of the three ways HIV is spread: “sex, blood, and ignorance.”
In this week’s health-and-wellness review, the state legislature hears information about how the state’s Medicaid program could fall short this year, the number of E. coli cases linked to the state fair drops and more.
Why do most typical women’s Halloween costumes seem overtly sexual? UNCA junior Megan Dombroski explores the issue.
In this week’s health-and-wellness review, a public meeting about Mission’s 1995 COPA proved passionate, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords comes to Asheville for two weeks of rehabilitation, and more.
For three hours, a litany of area residents, doctors, health-care professionals and a few patients spoke out about competition and choice, giving a state legislative committee plenty to think about.
About 800 women from around the country attended this year’s Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference in Black Mountain — to learn from and heal with local plants.
What happens when Buncombe County physicians offer free specialty care to uninsured, low-income patients amid a down economy? A deluge. In Buncombe County alone, there were about 38,000 such residents in 2005, according to census data; three years later, that number had swelled to nearly 78,000. And year by year, the county has consistently surpassed […]
Mission Health System is set to offer domestic-partner benefits, starting Jan. 2012. Meanwhile, “hospital wars” are gearing up, ahead of an Oct. 20 meeting about health-care competition.
Western North Carolina’s largest employer will start offering domestic-partner benefits to same-sex couples, effective Jan. 1, 2012.
In this week’s health-and-wellness review, N.C. child care generates serious revenue, Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care closes its Airport Road location, and more.
Whether their tennis shoes lit up or just stayed tied, about 200 people ranging in age from 5 to 77 participated in the Heartbeat 5K race Sept. 25 at UNC Asheville. The free inter-generational run was the first event for Active Aging Week in Buncombe County.
In this week’s health-and-wellness review, the Western North Carolina Aids project hosts their Raise Your Hand Benefit Auction, the health department urges folks to get flu shots, and more.
In 1981, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention published a report about a rare pneumonia that struck down five young, previously healthy gay men in Los Angeles. Five years later, the Asheville-based Western North Carolina AIDS Project formed.
It's hard to comprehend what being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease would be like at any age, but Asheville-area resident Karen Zimmerman got the word when she was 51. The director of conference services for Hyatt Hotels in Washington, D.C., she was, in many ways, at the peak of her career, organizing major events for such […]
In this week’s health-and-wellness review, North Carolina misses the federal deadline for figuring out what to do with individuals living in adult care homes, auditors criticize the state’s health insurance plan, and more.
In this week’s health-and-wellness roundup, a new website devoted to women’s health and preconception health launches, a local non-profit plans to provide exercise programs in 38 schools, and more.
In this week’s health-and-wellness roundup, the state rejects Mission and Pardee’s request for a new endoscopy center, Carolinas HealthCare launches a mobile app for patients and more.
Every year there’s a new fashionable herb on the market. It’s always some exotic thing that comes from afar with a foreign sounding name and a miracle cure.
In this week’s health-and-wellness roundup, a new postpartum depression clinic opens in Chapel Hill, a former Buddhist nun will visit Asheville, and more.
In this week’s health-and-wellness roundup, A-B Tech’s free dental clinic provides care to hundreds, Blue Cross seeks a rate hike, and more.
Even with the charred Pearson mansion still standing on its grounds, plans to transform the historic Richmond Hill Inn into the Oshun Mountain Sanctuary are under way. OM Sanctuary, a nonprofit organization, held a press conference on Friday, Aug. 5, to talk about plans for the site and give a tour.