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The common cold and influenza are two contagious viruses that many people may be all too aware of. Although colds and flu can be contracted any time of the year, winter tends to be a prime time for cold and flu outbreaks, as more time spent indoors in close proximity to others provides an ea…

The Board of Directors of Great Smokies Health Foundation approved the funding of 33 grants totaling $128,760 to nonprofits, schools and governmental agencies in Jackson, Swain, Macon and Graham counties from the 2021 Community Grant Program. Grants focused on health, wellness and prevention…

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

For the second straight year, one of Southwestern Community College’s academic programs has received national recognition. EduMed.org recently ranked SCC’s Medical Assisting program second nationally in a listing of the “Most Affordable Online Medical Assistant Programs.”

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid use disorder is a medical condition that can affect any race, gender, income level or social class. Some people begin taking prescription opioids to manage pain after a surgery or injury, others take them to manage chronic pain.

With the flu season approaching, the Jackson County Department of Public Health urges all residents to protect themselves, their families, and those around them by getting vaccinated against the flu. As we enter into flu season, it is important to remember that we are also experiencing a sur…

Harris Palliative Care and Hospice held its first charity golf tournament event to benefit the Hospice Promise Foundation at Sequoyah National Golf Club on Sept. 25. The Hospice Promise Foundation assists patients and families with essential, non-hospice related expenses they are unable to a…

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Jackson County Health Director Shelley Carraway has been invited to serve on the N.C. Institute of Medicine’s Task Force on the Future of Local Public Health in North Carolina.

Mission Health is accepting applications for the Kesha Young Health Careers Scholarship aimed at making college more affordable for minority high school seniors and college students from Western North Carolina who are pursuing careers in healthcare. Scholarship amounts range from $1,500-$2,5…

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Charles and Wanda Wolfe heeded the call for medical students by giving a gift of $18,000 for nursing students at Southwestern Community College to create the Charles and Wanda Wolfe Family Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Dogwood Health Trust announced that seasoned economic and community development executive, Sarah Thompson, will on Sept. 7 join their Impact Team. 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

“Back to school” means different things to different families during these unprecedented times of COVID-19. But regardless of the situation, childhood injuries can still happen if proper safety is not considered.

Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center of Franklin and Cullowhee has received a $4,935 grant from Nantahala Health Foundation to implement the Earn While You Learn/Bright Course online parenting program designed to help new moms and dads learn the skills to be the best parents they can be.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital will provide a free Sports Medicine Luncheon at noon Tuesday in the Easton Board Room at Harris Regional Hospital. Lunch will be provided to those who attend.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital continue to expand women’s services across Western North Carolina by welcoming board-certified OB/GYN Dr. Jennifer Blattner and board-certified nurse midwife Jessica Williamson to Harris Women’s Care.

Dogwood Health Trust has established Impact Health, a new entity formed to manage and oversee the Healthy Opportunities Pilot across 18 Western North Carolina counties, including Jackson.

The Great Smokies Health Foundation last week announced its 2021 Community Grant Program, formerly known as the Thrift Shop Grant program.

The Nantahala Health Foundation has announced a call for project proposals from public agencies and nonprofit services providers seeking funding for their innovative plans to strengthen health and wellness outcomes throughout its service area.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

After spending two years learning how to save lives, recent graduates of Southwestern Community College’s Emergency Medical Science program are now ready to put their skills to use.

Ready to help address the growing mental health crisis that has worsened during the pandemic, recent graduates of Southwestern Community College’s Human Services Technology and Substance Abuse Treatment programs were honored with a pinning ceremony May 4.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1.2 million people in the United States have HIV, including 161,800 people who are unaware of their status.

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

North Carolina’s emergency rental assistance program has opened a second application period for very low-income renters that are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

I grew up loving to go to my aunt’s house every summer because she has a pool. My cousins and I would spend hours outside sunbathing and floating around on pool floats, with just the occasional break to go to the bathroom or get more snacks. Now we all have babies and I look forward to it al…

The U.S. Congress recently passed the American Rescue Plan Act which includes funding the WIC (women, infants and children) program, including a temporary increase in the cash value benefit for all eligible WIC participants.