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.
Amid a tough economy and government-funding crunch, All Souls Counseling Center provides quality mental health services to folks who might not otherwise be able to afford them.
In this edition of Local Matters—the Xpress weekly news podcast—news intern Caitlin Byrd talks about her story on the business of being a doctor, reporter Jake Frankel gives details on the most-recent Buncombe County Commission meeting, and environmental reporter Susan Andrew talks about the ongoing efforts of a UNCA student environmental group.
In this week’s health-and-wellness roundup, A-B Tech hosts a dental clinic, Mission Hospital gets a new chief operating office and more.
A portion of a $1.6 million grant will help Buncombe County’s Department of Health help more first-time, low-income mothers than ever before in its Nurse-Family Partnership program. “Babies don’t come with manuals,” says Jennings Garry, Buncombe County NFP nurse supervisor. “When you’re a new mother with limited resources, it’s difficult to know all the things required to be a successful parent. By growing our team of registered nurses, we can empower more families to make a healthy start.”
Wade Inganamort’s reference to the Organic.com story "Lower Salt Intake May Cause (Not Prevent) Heart Disease" leaves me wondering what can possibly be next [“Wellness Roundup,” June 15 Xpress]. Maybe "a recent study has shown that oatmeal may be a silent killer?” Inganamort surely needs some backup to support his blockbuster claim. — Ralph Dimenna […]
In this week’s WNC Wellness review: Deal with Mission not so solid; NC bill would repeal existing state air quality standards; Chinese medicine offers new Parkinson’s treatment; ‘National HIV Testing Day’; & more
In this week’s WNC Wellness review: Asheville doctor revives house calls; Styrene likely to cause cancer; Mental health shift approved by NC Legislature; Pulsed light reduces allergens in peanuts; & more