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Physician offers tips for saving money, assuring quality

More Americans are paying more of their health-care costs out of pocket every year because they lack insurance, have higher deductibles and co-payments, or have chosen a Health Savings Account plan.

There are ways they can save money without jeopardizing their health and there are steps they should take to ensure they’re getting the best value for their dollars, says physician Angel M. Garcia (http://www.donoharmdrs.com/), an internist who has been in practice for more than 25 years.

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Angel Medical Center (AMC) is going to the dogs. Three pet therapy teams are spreading canine good will to patients, staff and visitors.

The first team on the scene was Kay and her King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, Karissa. Kay and Karissa not only visit the local hospital in Franklin but they also visit patients at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Kay’s husband is an emergency department physician who works at both hospitals. AMC partnered Kay and Karissa with Judi, a volunteer who assists them in the patients’ rooms.

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Macon County WIC (Women, Infants, and Children program) and EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Program) have recently been named recipients of the NC Cooperative Extension Service’s TEAM award.

The TEAM award recognized the two programs for enhancing nutrition education services for Macon County residents by combining their efforts and “working smarter” together.

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The American Red Cross blood supply has reached emergency levels with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. This shortfall leaves the Red Cross with half the readily available blood products on hand now than this time last year.

The Red Cross is calling on all eligible blood donors – now more than ever – to roll up a sleeve and give as soon as possible. All blood types are needed, but especially O positive, O negative, B negative and A negative in order to meet patient demand this summer.

Many regular donors got an early start on summer activities and aren’t taking time to give blood or platelets. In addition, this year’s mid-week Independence Day holiday has reduced the number of scheduled Red Cross blood drives. Many sponsors, especially businesses, are unable to host drives because employees are taking extended vacations.

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