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Traveling nearly 600 miles each month on winding mountain roads, the MedWest Health System osteoporosis bus provides bone density testing to women throughout rural Western North Carolina.

The equipped mobile unit leaves MedWest’s nationallyaccredited Osteoporosis Center in Clyde each week, traveling to Swain, Graham, Macon, Madison and northern Jackson counties to test women who have been scheduled for the testing by their primary care physicians.


Rose Delaney, a member of the Angel Medical Center Radiology Department, has received her certification as a Breast Ultrasound Technologist. This certification is a voluntary credentialing process that is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance individual performance.

A breast ultrasound exam is usually performed after a mammogram or clinical exam that reveals a possible abnormality. The Breast Ultrasound Technologist, using advanced technology, allows a more reliable characterization of lumps and certain abnormalities shown on a mammogram. Even in dense breast tissue, ultrasound can create an image that often allows radiologists to better characterize abnormalities.

The diagnostic sonographer is a highly skilled individual qualified by academic and clinical experience to provide diagnostic patient services using ultrasound and related diagnostic techniques.


The managers of Bi-lo were pleased with the turnout of the annual charity golf tournament held Wednesday, June 15. Lesa Jordan, the general manager of Bi-lo, said that they made a little more than their goal of $5000 for CareNet.

There were 12 teams in all and several store vendors were involved to show their support as well, including: Coke, RC, and Little Debbie. Others that were involved were the Sheriff’s office, the Mill Creek Country Club, and even the Bi-lo store manager from Hendersonville. Dick Richards, is the treasurer and serves on the board of directors for CareNet. He also played in the tournament.


Western Carolina University’s Division of Educational Outreach will offer its popular Tiny Tot and Youth Swim programs through the summer.

The Tiny Tot program, designed for children ages 6 months to 5 years old, will be held weekdays for three sessions, June 13-24, July 11-22 and Aug. 1-12, in Reid Pool. Children ages 6 months to 3 years old will meet weekdays from 5:15 to 6:05 p.m. Children ages 3 to 5 will attend class from 6:10 to 7 p.m. Three-year-olds may take either class, based on skill level. Each child must be accompanied by at least one adult in the pool. The cost per child is $43 per session.

The Youth Swim Program, for children 6 and older, will be offered at Reid Pool on weekdays in two sessions, June 15- July 1 and July 5-22. Classes will be offered at various times from 8:45 to 11:35 a.m., based on the student’s skill level, from beginner through advanced. The cost for the Youth Swim Program is $75 per session.


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