Category: Your Health

MRSA Superbug

Here’s what you should know to help protect yourself. What is MRSA? Staphylococcus aureus, or staph, is a common germ that many people carry in Read more »

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For African Americans Being Overweight is Not Just an Issue of Appearance

Weight Watchers is opening a NEW location at the Eagle Market Streets in Asheville! An increasing amount of African Americans are overweight and obese according Read more »

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Changing Options in Medicare Coverage for 2008

There have been significant changes in Medicare programs including higher deductibles and co-payments, the introduction of Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage and various Medicare Advantage (Part Read more »

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NAMI Hosts 2nd Annual Celebration of Courage

By Maya Carpenter On September 7 and 8 an array of iris, tulips, and daisies were lined up in neat rows on the lawn of Read more »

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Sharon West Appointed Director of Nursing

Buncombe County Health Center A Registered Nurse for over 26 years Ms. West previously worked in Public Health at Durham County Health Department, Durham, NC Read more »

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Preventable Childhood Illnesses and the Importance of Vaccinations

by Charles E. Taylor, MPH, MT (ASCP) As a new academic year begins this month, every family with children in school needs to check and Read more »

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Does Racism Make Us Sick?

“Internalized” racism affects educational opportunity, contributes to poor nutrition, limits access to exercise and medical care. The 13th Annual Summer Public Health Research Institute and Read more »

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What Men Think – Relationship Matters

In “What Men Think,” women from across the country asked men some of the burning questions they have wanted answers to for years. Randomly selected Read more »

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Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Take control of your heart’s destiny – know the numbers.By Lourdes Lorenz, RN, MSNThe latest statistics from the American Heart Association (AHA) on women and Read more »

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer: The Silent Killer

Most women think they know all about breast cancer, and they look for lumps, have mammograms, see their doctors. But none of that will diagnose Read more »

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