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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Sylva native Tracy Arnold, a four-time nursing alumna of Gardner-Webb University, has been appointed as the new dean of the Hunt School of Nursing (HSON) at the Boiling Springs college. She replaces Nicole Waters, who will continue to serve GWU as the associate provost of the College of Heal…

Harris Home Health has been named to the top 500 of the 2019 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 14 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

We have all heard of the many benefits of a regular exercise program and the positive impact it can make on our health. As we age, exercise becomes essential to maintain our range of motion and physical ability.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Five local graduates of Southwestern Community College’s Human Services Technology program were honored during a pinning ceremony Dec. 16.

Jan. 1 is the perfect time to make New Year’s resolutions. Many resolve to save money, try a new hobby or make healthy choices. The Jackson County Department of Public Health wants all Jackson County residents to find ways to boost their health and well being in 2020, working to make this ye…

The Nantahala Health Foundation has announced its initial grants awarded to local organizations in Jackson and surrounding counties and the Qualla Boundary.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

As families determine their holiday travel plans during this winter season, the Jackson County Department of Public Health and Safe Kids Jackson County wants to remind parents and caregivers of the best ways to stay safe when traveling. Winter weather can bring a combination of potentially l…

Dogwood Health Trust will accept applications for its Immediate Opportunities and Needs grants through Jan. 15. ION grants will support one-time, immediate needs or opportunities for 501(c)(3) organizations, tribal and government agencies.

Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is partnering with Campus Recreation Center to offer Aqua Fitness from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays during the spring semester at Reid Gym Pool on WCU’s campus.

Statistics show that in 2018, 31.3 percent of adult Americans were obese, meaning that their body mass index is higher than 30. There are many causes contributing to this number and why it is on the rise.

The Evergreen Foundation has awarded HIGHTS (Helping Inspire Gifts of Hope Trust and Service) grant funding to support the most vulnerable youth within their communities by providing mental health support and job-skills training through their new PATH Program (Preparation for Adulthood Trans…

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Summit Charter School in Cashiers has received a grant from the Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation to fund a full-time school nurse for one year.

Local nonprofit Vecinos Farmworker Health Program has received support from Jackson and Macon County Community Foundations to support the mission of improving the wellness of farmworkers and their families with healthcare, education, community partnership and advocacy.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Dr. Joshua Wu has joined the staff at Harris Regional Hospital and will be offering orthopaedic services to patients in Sylva and Franklin.

The Jackson County Department of Public Health is encouraging the community to commit or recommit to healthy, smoke-free lives by participating in the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout today (Thursday).

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $1.25 million grant to Western Carolina University for groundbreaking instruction to prepare professionals for work with children with autism.

The Jackson County Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are advising patients and their families to use antibiotics only when necessary to further reduce antibiotic resistance, the spread of superbugs and protect patients from side effects of antibiotics. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Healthy Carolinians promotes healthy lifestyle during holiday season

Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital will hold the Smoky Streak to Health free 5K/10K event Saturday, Oct. 12. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with races starting at 9 a.m. and following routes along the Tuckaseigee River. There will be a walk for wellness for walkers.

Saturday is Ostomy Awareness Day. An ostomy is a surgical procedure where a passage is created to re-route bodily waste to the abdomen. Some reasons people have an ostomy are for infection, perforated diverticulitis, birth defects, trauma, Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, cancers of th…

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

When you think about health, what comes to mind? What helps to keep us healthy, and what position does health have in society? Understanding health is relevant as we think about how to address the current substance use epidemic.

The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter will give the presentation Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Room of the Jackson County Library.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program, slated to begin Sept. 17 at the Jackson County Department on Aging, was developed and tested through Stanford University to be used as a tool to help people live a healthy life with chronic pain. In this program, you will learn ways to manage your pa…