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Dr. Gus Wilde, a physician from Franklin, will be traveling to Haiti for a week to be part of a team to provide medical services.

Smart Pharmacy has donated more than $500 worth of over the counter medications like Tylenol, children's Tylenol, ibuprofen, famotidine, hydrocortisone cream, eye drops, iron tablets and stool softener to take with him to Haiti.

 

 

 

 

 

February is national Children’s Dental Health month and it’s a good time to focus much needed attention on kids’ oral health.

“As soon as your child’s first tooth appears, it’s time to schedule a dental visit. The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that the first dental visit take place within six months after the first tooth appears, but no later than a child’s first birthday,” says Dr. Scott Cashion, a Greensboro, N.C., pediatric dentist.

Even though this first visit is mostly for the dentist to examine a child’s mouth and check for growth and development, it’s also about the child being comfortable in the dentist’s office.

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Western Carolina University will host the first of three annual diversity conferences for nursing educators, health-care professionals, secondary educators and community leaders on Friday, April 4.

The conference, titled “Meeting the Challenge: Health and Education in Appalachia and Cherokee,” will be held in Room 204 of WCU’s Health and Human Sciences Building from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Although the focus of the conference is on Appalachia and Cherokee, conference organizers say the content is applicable to any region where increasing diversity in nursing schools, secondary education and the nursing profession is a goal.

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On Friday, Jan. 31, officials with Highlands-Cashiers Hospital (HCH) and Mission Health completed the legal process required to bring HCH on as a full member of Mission Health. This action follows approval of the arrangement by the HCH and Foundation Boards of Directors as well as Mission Health’s Board of Directors during their respective meetings on Jan. 23.

“This is an exciting time for our hospital and the community we serve,” said Charlie Sheehan, Chair of the Highlands- Cashiers Hospital Board of Directors. “When we began this initiative, our Board wanted to partner with an organization that would maintain local governance, enhance our focus on quality patient care, facilitate physician recruitment and retention, improve the hospital’s financial viability and expand our community’s access to a broader spectrum of health services. I could not be more pleased with how our relationship with Mission Health – one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems – has developed. I believe the results will be exceptional for our hospital, and more importantly for our community. “

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