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MedWest Health System’s 2013 printed physician directory is now available to the public.

The directory is a 28-page guide that lists all MedWest medical providers, including doctors and mid-level practitioners, by specialty, alphabetically. The included providers are either employed by the MedWest Physician Network, or have privileges at a Med- West hospital. Each listing provides practice contact information and education information for the provider beside their photo.

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At the invitation of CarePartners Health Services (CarePartners), Mission Health has entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) for CarePartners to become an affiliated member of the Mission Health system. The signed MOU symbolizes the beginning of a collaboration that will ultimately enhance patient care in western North Carolina.

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Dr. Allan Zacher of Interventional Pain Services of Western North Carolina, PLLC (www.IPSWNC.com) is one of the select few physicians that has been awarded the prestigious Patients' Choice Award by Vital Signs doctor rating service.

Only doctors who have received top scores by their patients and pass other quality measures are awarded this rare honor.

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Spring break vacations are an opportunity to unwind, but they don’t have to derail healthy habits. Plan ahead to ensure that fitness, healthy foods, and safety are part of the holiday. Consider the following tips for a spring break without regret.

Get moving

  • Don’t neglect your workout routine. According to the Mayo Clinic, it’s important to exercise at least 2.5 hours each week. Spring break is a time to relax, but vacationers should be conscious of their activity level. Take breaks from lying on the beach to go for a walk, play volleyball, go swimming, head to the tennis courts, or take a bike ride. Make sure to raise your heart rate and be active to avoid spring break weight gain.

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