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

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Effective Feb. 1, Angel Medical Center is joining the other Mission Health System home health and hospice agencies to form a more integrated, efficient program to meet patient and caregiver needs.

The combined agencies will operate under CarePartners, the Mission Health affiliate for post-acute care. Services to patients will not change.

Clinical and administrative personnel will remain the same and will operate in the community under the name Angel Home Care and Hospice. As a partner with CarePartners, Angel will be better able to manage important medical information, enhance home health and hospice care, and share experiences and expertise between the home care providers.

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Shuttered 12 years ago due to changes in Medicare funding, the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program is returning to Southwestern Community College.

Mitch Fischer, dean of health sciences at SCC, announced earlier this month that students will be selected in the spring and that classes will resume in fall of 2014.

“The Medicare funding formulas have changed again, allowing us to offer the program,” Fischer said. “Since we’ve not offered the program since 2001, there is a real need for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants in Western North Carolina. This program complements our already strong health science program offerings and allows us to further create a collaborative model within our division that we believe can be a model for other schools.”

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It’s a common scenario that many people often find themselves in: eating and overeating without rhyme or reason. Perhaps you always seem to feel hungry or eat “just because.” TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, explains the triggers that cause these behaviors and offers solutions to help curb thoughtless overindulgence.

Because it’s there

“It’s Monday, and we could all use a pick-me-up after the weekend,” says a co-worker. The local sandwich shop offers a free cookie with the purchase of a combo meal. The auto body shop replenishes a spread of sweet treats throughout the day while you wait for your service to be completed. When food is in plain sight, it’s convenient to grab a handful simply because it’s there. Be mindful, take personal inventory, and ask yourself if you are truly hungry at that moment. There are times when you may need to remove yourself from the situation or move the temptation out of reach, if necessary.

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Macon County Public Health reviews health concerns

Macon County Public Health recently issued Macon County’s State of the County’s Health Report (SOTCH) for the calendar year of 2013. The purpose of this report is to inform community members, leaders, and organizations about Macon County’s progress on certain health issues. It also provides the most current data on a number of leading health indicators such as county demographics, leading causes of death, chronic disease mortality, access to care, and health promotion.

The SOTCH Report highlights the county’s achievements and set-backs realized during the year in relation to the three health priorities identified in the 2012 Comprehensive Community Health Assessment. These priorities included reducing the incidence of chronic diseases related to obesity; reducing the incidence and mortality rates associated with breast, colorectal, and lung cancers; and promoting the recruitment and retention of primary care physicians and dentists.

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