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Since 1999, Paws on a Mission has provided pet therapy services to Mission Hospital patients and the community. The program has touched many lives through the healing power of pets, comforting hospital patients, visitors and staff of all ages.

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Buncombe County Recreation Services, Special Olympics of Buncombe County, and South Slope CrossFit today announced a partnership to offer free programs each Wednesday at 3 p.m. for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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October is dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer and prevention. One in eight American woman will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Men are also susceptible to this disease, though not as frequently as women. In 2015, there were more than 230,000 new cases of breast cancer …

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Last year’s flu season hit hard close to home and across the nation proving to be a deadly epidemic killing 80,000 Americans in late 2017 and early 2018. Flu season peaked in early 2018 here in western North Carolina with five times as many flu cases in January and twice as many in February …

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MemoryCare, a local nonprofit serving families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, celebrated the opening of its new home, the SECU Center for MemoryCare last month.

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At Mission Weight Management, we’re often asked which oils are the best to use when cooking. The answer may surprise you – none.

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Today's streets and highways are more crowded than ever. If you're driving almost anywhere these days you're often encountering bad drivers, traffic jams and road construction. 

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As the Medical Director for post-acute and palliative care services at CarePartners Hospice, the most common responses I hear from patients and families when I bring up the topic of hospice care is “Not yet” or “I am not ready for that.” This may be a barrier to the best quality of life avai…

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For many women, getting their nails done is an easy way to feel pampered, pretty or professional. But if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you might wonder if it’s safe for you to go to a nail salon and sit among the fumes or have chemicals applied to your nails. Which begs the question: Wha…

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The Park Ridge Health Foundation invites the community to “Experience London” at its 2016 Annual Gala. This year’s Park Ridge Health Foundation Gala will take place on Thursday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m. at The Crest Center and Pavilion in Asheville.

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Zaniac, national STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) after-school enrichment centers where learning feels like play, will open its first North Carolina campus on Tuesday, April 19. The Zaniac Asheville Campus is located in Biltmore Park Town Square at One Town Square Boulevard, …

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The eighteenth annual ride is scheduled for a Banner Elk to Atlantic Beach route, from Oct. 1-8. With beautiful tourist stops along scenic back roads, the “Mountains to Coast” trek is the highlight of the year for many cyclists from across the nation.

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Put simply, neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to change and grow throughout time, dependent on its environment. The brain is a sensory driven organism. This means that it thrives and survives based on the input it receives.

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Colorectal cancer is the third most frequently diagnosed type of cancer—behind breast and lung cancers respectively. More than 130,000 men and women are projected to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2016. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and there’s no better time to learn a…

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HENDERSONVILLE — Due to a sharp increase in influenza-like illness across the state in the past week as reported by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Park Ridge Health has implemented visitor restrictions.

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Iyad Burnat, Palestinian activist, will be speaking on March 24 at 6 p.m. at Warren Wilson College in the Canon Lounge of Gladfelter Hall. He will also be hosting a discussion at 3 p.m. that day at Firestorm Café and Books in West Asheville. Both events are free and open to the public.Iyad …

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BLACK MOUNTAIN — The 19th annual Black Mountain Marathon and Mount Mitchell Challenge begins on Saturday, February 27, 2016, 7 a.m., at the Old Depot, 207 Sutton Ave., Black Mountain.

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The Omni Grove Park Inn has designated a portion of its parking fees from the 23rd Annual Gingerbread House Competition to six local not-for-profit organizations. This is the third year of this charitable program that has yielded a total of $192,806 in donations back into the local community.

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You can get muddy for less, but only until March 15. The Hunter Subaru Mad Mountain Mud Run, coming June 4 of this year, is open for registration. Teams save $30 on registration through March 15. As the Premier Mud Run in Western North Carolina, the 2016 race is slated to be the best yet.

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Fletcher— As the mercury drops and Old Man Winter comes sneaking in, we’re ready for all those awesome winter activities that turn cold weather into “cool” weather: hot chocolate, snowball fights and sledding included. This year’s races will feature a special heartwarming moment that is sure…

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In our continuing efforts to improve the convenience and care patients and their families receive, we are very excited to announce a number of changes focused on enhancing their experiences with BRBJ.  A major step is our adding a satellite office in Arden/Fletcher to include the following: