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Written by: Angela Mucci On March 6th, 2018, employees and citizens from all over Haywood County met with Health Department Educators and Coordinators to discuss their goals and the progress they have made. Their main goal: to improve the health and wellness of those...

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Written by: Angela Mucci Jackson County made a step towards ensuring healthier lungs this winter! On February 19th Tobacco Prevention Manager Tobin Lee announced that the Jackson County Board of Commissioners passed a vote in favor of making all Jackson County...

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Old Town Bank Invests in the Health of its Employees

Why worksite wellness programs? Because employed people spend approximately 36 percent of their waking hours at work. That makes the worksite an excellent place to influence and encourage healthy behaviors around eating, physical activity, and managing stress. In...

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Is Diabetes Just the “New Normal”?

“Grandma had diabetes. Mom had it. I’ll have diabetes too. That’s just how it is.” Last week, MountainWise met with the lifestyle coaches being trained for the Diabetes Prevention Program we’re sponsoring for Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain, and...

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Tips for Eating Healthy During Thanksgiving

When it comes to meals, none may be more famous than the Thanksgiving dinner. Americans around the country typically love their turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie...and they eat a lot of it. Numbers vary, but it’s reported the average person eats anywhere from...

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5 Tips for a Successful Diabetes Prevention Program

There’s a real difference between theory and practice, isn’t there? You can watch Chopped all you want, but when you actually get in the kitchen yourself, it’s a whole other story. This past Monday, we brought the public health equivalent of Ted Allen over to the...

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