Recent Posts from MountainWise:

Despite Abundance, Hunger Soars in WNC

Western North Carolina is awash in farms and renowned restaurants, food co-ops and grocery stores, but not everyone reaps the benefits. A study released in April shows that in the past two years, the number of people in Jackson, Swain and Macon counties who aren’t...

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Senior Citizens MOVE towards a “Fountain of Youth”

 Author: Angela Mucci  “If I don’t keep moving, my arthritis hurts so much I can barely move at all!” exclaimed Katie, a 75 year old woman at a local exercise class. Her insightful comment highlights the fact that physical activity often leads to more movement, due to...

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Local Fire Chief Reignites His Health

Author: Angela Mucci --- Waynesville Fire Chief Joey Webb has been working as a firefighter since the late 70’s. This last summer, at age 61, he found himself in a doctor’s appointment learning he had high blood pressure and was borderline diabetic. “I was also having...

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Written by: Angela Mucci Last week’s Mountainwise blog profiled Matthew Lyvers, a father, nurse and Veteran who successfully utilized a local Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) after learning he was at high risk for developing diabetes. While participating in the DPP...

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