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…

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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.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Stress affects people of all ages from all walks of life. Though work is a primary source of stress for many people, a recent survey from the American Psychological Association found that stress is more than just work-related.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Winners of the bike raffle at the 2021 Jackson County Bike Rodeo pose with their new bikes, thanks to sponsorship from Motion Makers Bike Shop, Appalachian Funeral Services, Mountain Park Urgent Care, Wilson Family Chiropractic and Woodmen Life Chapter 560. Winners, from left, Andy Brassard,…

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have become accustomed to wearing masks, social distancing, virtual schooling and remote working. We have all made sacrifices to protect ourselves and one another, but there is another very important step you can take to help end this p…

The month of May celebrates bike to/at school programs including bike skills clinics at local schools, community bike rodeos and comprehensive trainings for physical education teachers in bicycle and pedestrian safety, using the Let’s Go NC! curriculum.

Harris Regional Hospital physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered recently to recognize Harris Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center, a recipient of the Center of Distinction award by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.

Dogwood Heath Trust has awarded $100,000 to The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina to be distributed through its Janirve Sudden and Urgent Needs Grant program to support nonprofits in delivering the COVID-19 vaccine across Western North Carolina.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Over the next several weeks, residents in Jackson County will have the opportunity to help the Jackson County Department of Public Health and Harris Regional Hospital identify the most critical health needs throughout the county and region. The national research firm PRC of Omaha, Nebraska, …

Harris Regional Hospital welcomes Dr. Jonathan Motts to Harris Family Care – Cullowhee, a primary care practice located in Western Carolina University’s Health and Human Sciences Building at 4121 Little Savannah Road.

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina recently approved grants totaling $541,300 reaching 17 WNC counties to address needs exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

After a recent push to vaccinate migrant farm-workers, Vecinos Farmworker Health has begun an outreach effort to help vaccinate people in the Spanish-speaking communities of Western North Carolina.