18th Annual PUMPKINFEST :: Saturday, October 25 from 9am - 4pm * Downtown Franklin :: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

- published 8/21 (Larry) old link: http://www1.cfnc.org/applications/NC_Community_College/apply.html?application_id=1527

Click for Franklin, North Carolina Forecast

Features Health & Wellness

Angel Medical Center included East Franklin School in its Heart Month activities, with the East Franklin Jump Rope Team giving a demonstration of their jump rope routines.

Eleven 4th graders and two PE Teachers, Mrs. Moore and Ms. Braswell, came and participated.

Cardiologist Dr. Micheal Kegan gave an address about heart disease, and what can be done to avoid it.


Is the health of Macon County getting better or worse? Healthy Carolinians of Macon County hopes to answer that question and many others through a telephone survey of 400 county residents. Random homes are being called over the next couple of months.

The survey is part of a comprehensive health assessment under way by the Healthy Carolinians group with the assistance of Stiles Healthcare Strategy, Inc., a health care consulting organization based in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The assessment also includes interviews and focus groups with community representatives and health providers.


Healthy Carolinians of Macon County has begun work on the 2011 Comprehensive Health Assessment. Last month, on Jan. 28, Governor Beverly Perdue gave a speech to more than 250 public health leaders from across the state at the annual State Health Directors Conference in Raleigh. At the conference, Perdue called obesity the “most critical public health issue” facing North Carolina, Perdue said innovation will be the key to controlling health care costs and moving North Carolina to a better state of health.

“The work being done at the local level, through health departments, educators, schools, non profit organizations and the business community combined with the support of all state agencies is essential to inspire people to action.” said Perdue.


Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan visited North Carolina State University (NCSU) recently to announce a grant to develop an obesity prevention program that increases access to healthy food and safe places for physical activity. The announcement was delivered as part of the first anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.

“One year ago, Let’s Move! initiative was launched with a goal of solving childhood obesity within a generation so that kids born today will grow up healthier and better able to pursue their dreams,” Merrigan said. “Today we build on that commitment with an investment in research that will help prevent obesity which can help create healthier communities and families in North Carolina and across the country.”


Page 95 of 102

Macon County News is now on:
Find the Macon County News on Facebook! and Find the Macon County News on twitter!
Facebook   Twitter