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Angel Hospice announces the graduation of 7 new Hospice volunteers on February 1, 2012. Training sessions covered the philosophy of Hospice, team building, listening and communication skills, confidentiality, family dynamics, concepts of spiritual, and bereavement support for patients and families.

Hospice volunteers offer warm hearts, listening ears, and compassion to our patients and their families.


As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn, loss of jobs, foreclosures, high cost of gas, and the rising cost of prescription drugs. Charles Myrick, the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits, hospitals, schools, churches, etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured, underinsured, and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs. One of the main locations in the Franklin, NC area that received an initial donation of free prescription cards, is the Grandview Manor Care Center. The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.


Prospective nursing students can find out about career opportunities in the field as Western Carolina University’s School of Nursing hosts an education fair Saturday, March 10, on the Enka campus of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Haynes Center. No registration is required to attend, and prospective students are welcome to drop in at any time.


Murphy Group Practice of Murphy Medical Center Celebrates “Healthy Heart Month”

Murphy Group Practice of Murphy Medical Center is celebrating “Healthy Heart Month” in February. This effort, in conjunction with the American Heart Association, is to raise awareness of heart health in our communities. Janet Shively, Clinical Coordinator of Murphy Group Practice stated, “Our mission this month is to save lives by educating our patients about how they can prevent heart disease.”

Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States for both men and women. Although typical heart attack symptoms include crushing chest pain or a feeling of heavy pressure, fullness or squeezing in the chest, these are not the only symptoms that may indicate a cardiac event, particularly in women.


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