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
Walt Roberson is, as he puts it, “an ol’ drill sergeant” and a Vietnam vet who spent more than 30 years working his beat as an Asheville police officer. He’s used to being tough, and at more than 6 feet tall, he’s probably never been a small man. But now 60, the retired city resident says he came close to “doing something stupid” after he left the force: He gained weight till he was pushing 400 pounds, had knee surgery, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and got so depressed that suicide wasn’t much too close in his mind.
Three Western North Carolina residents who are 100 years-old or older were honored May 24 at a Century Club Celebration at Park Ridge Health in Hendersonville. Photos courtesy of Jamie Turnipseed
At its May 3 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners is set to hear a pair of reports that deal with different aspects of county health care: One on Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS) and another on the state of local Adult Care homes.