25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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Features Health & Wellness

Four Seasons, a local provider of end-of-life care services, will be offering its volunteer training classes to all those who would like to learn about, or enhance, care-giving skills.

The information provided is useful in any setting, from homes to facilities.

Attendance does not require a commitment to become a Four Seasons volunteer.

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National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week began in 1975 as a way to emphasize the importance of the person whose expertise is needed in performing laboratory testing.

The last week of April is a time of recognition for the nation’s medical laboratory professionals who play a crucial role in delivering health care. Clinical laboratory testing plays a critical role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.

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'Red Apple' status received as part of a statewide Healthy Food in Hospitals initiative

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital (HCH) has taken important steps to improve nutritional health making it easier for patients, residents, visitors and staff to make better food choices.

As a part of North Carolina’s Prevention Partner’s (NCPP), a statewide Healthy Food in Hospitals initiative, HCH has achieved “Red Apple” hospital status by the NCPP, meeting five food guidelines designed to develop, promote and sustain a healthy food environment.

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Healthcare in the United States has been a problem for decades, and George Six knows it.

A retired Episcopal priest and volunteer with the advocacy group, Healthcare For All North Carolina (HFANC), Six says that what started out as a good idea, even a noble idea – nonprofit, collective protection for consumers and providers – was quickly overrun with a focus on profit. According to Six, who was employed by MetLife Insurance for a time after graduating from college in the 1950s, the failure to control healthcare is due to the “cost plus” foundation that private health insurance companies established in those early days.

 

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