Grace Ridge Retirement Community in Morganton will offer an opportunity for health care professionals and families of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients to learn more about memory-loss diseases.
Robert Shugars calls his new robot “Stella,” because it has allowed him to “get his groove back,” just like Angela Bassett in the popular “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” movie.
Those interested in learning more about the reality of responding to emergencies in wilderness situations have an exciting opportunity.
I pulled a huge engorged tick from the top of my head the day after a friend of mine and I had hiked a short trail close to a housing development near Lake James. The walk took us under big trees and through high grass. I know ticks jump from trees down on their victim’s heads, and they jump…
Inevitably, most of us worry about our parents as they approach their later years and what kind of care they will receive when they need it. Most people want to stay in their own homes for as long as they are able. There are several options to help with that. Family members as caregivers are…
With people of all ages enjoying summer activities, Chris Romick, executive director of the Grace Ridge Retirement Community, said seniors should take a few extra precautions as the heat and humidity intensify.
CHARLOTTE — Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July. Still, there continues to be an emergency need for donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give now to address a severe blood shortage.
Concern for loved ones battling cancer prompted cancer survivors and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the St. Charles Catholic Church Ladies Guild to help provide relief.
This was a personal decision that she did not have to share.
Sossoman Funeral Home has invested in its community to promote the saving of lives.
Caring for a disabled or elderly loved one can sometimes seem like an overwhelming challenge, but there is a wide net of community services standing ready to help in a variety of ways.
The Blue Ridge HealthCare Foundation recently received a $750,000, three-year grant from The Duke Endowment to develop a collaborative network of health care for the low income, uninsured residents of Burke County. This network is called the Burke Health Network and consists of numerous loca…
MARION – Mission Health has expanded to better serve residents in McDowell County.
Visitors to the History Museum of Burke County later this month will receive valuable information on maintaining heart health.
Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge will light up its Valdese campus for a special occasion Thursday evening.
“I thought while we were downtown we could eat lunch at Food Matters Market and Café before we go house hunting,” my husband John said.
State health regulators confirmed Thursday that North Carolina has had its first two flu-related deaths of the 2017-18 season.
For Meg Taylor, not all cancer is represented by the color pink.
CONNELLY SPRINGS — The Good Samaritan Clinic will celebrate a victory this weekend.
Medicare open enrollment will take place Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. The Medicare Prescription Drug coverage annual election period provides current Medicare beneficiaries with one opportunity each year to select a new prescription drug plan for the upcoming year.
Glenna Sears-Brinker has gone from diagnosis to determination.
As many people know, the month of October is not only for trick-or-treating and haunted houses, but to shine a light on the realities of breast cancer and how it has affected millions of people.
RALEIGH — Every day, too many children ride in car seats that have been installed incorrectly or are riding in the wrong car seats for their ages and sizes. Other children ride while completely unbuckled.
The Burke County Health Department, along with several partner agencies, invites the community to celebrate families this Monday.
Several Burke County agencies are partnering to share important information on a growing epidemic plaguing this area and impacting the entire country: substance use disorder.
Several regional care partners recently teamed up with the mission of making a difference in the lives of patients and families struggling to cope with the journey of brain function decline.
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church will open its doors to the community Saturday morning in an effort to improve the health of local residents.
The Good Samaritan Clinic is asking for the community’s help in continuing its mission to provide charitable health care to those in need in Burke County, specifically to help them access medication.
A sports medicine program that was created in 2010 and has been credited for saving the lives of three Burke County students was recently highlighted by a national TV series.
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Part of my job at Catawba Valley Medical Services is providing transportation to medical appointments. One of my destinations is Burke County’s FMC (Fresenius Medical Care) Dialysis Center on West Union Street. Some days, I see other medical transportation company vans pull up and load up wh…
WINSTON-SALEM – Scientists are testing whether people with dementia can be helped by using improvisational dance – a classic type of dance that involves creating and executing movements spontaneously rather than with choreographed steps.
RALEIGH – The hottest temperatures of the summer are forecast to hit parts of North Carolina over the next three days, pushing thermometers to the vicinity of triple digits and stressing people and pets. Temperatures in much of the state are expected to reach the upper 90s with heat indexes …
A new organization has formed to address the most devastating problems in Burke County.
Not all hospital volunteers work at the hospital. Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge has several volunteers who work from home, such as Edwyna Styles, June Jepson, Margaret McGee, and Susan Fretts.
Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge welcomed liver transplant patient Steve Granger and members of the community to celebrate National Donate Life Month with its annual flag-raising ceremony on Monday.
Mandy Nix, RD, a 32-year-old nutritionist at Broughton Hospital, writes a weekly column for The News Herald based on her pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. Her April 2 article, “The Danger of Being Sedentary," especially caught my eye, since I have problems with standing and avoiding falls.
People in Morganton now have a new option for exercise.
Due to anxiety I felt when thinking of joining an exercise facility again, I found myself sitting in the car at Phifer Wellness Center, stalling.
Morganton resident Eve Rowland said she owes a great deal to the Good Samaritan Clinic.
Staff members and volunteers at the Good Samaritan Clinic are doing their best to address a growing nationwide health care crisis.
Two local veterans’ groups want area veterans who are struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts to know that help is available.
Jonas Ridge native Danielle Rose has faced death more than once and has come through even more determined to help others like her.
The New Year brings new beginnings and for most, New Year’s resolutions. The most common are weight loss, exercise and eating healthier. Getting into shape is now one of mine.
A new low-cost medical clinic will open in January of 2017 that will serve residents in eastern Burke County.
Local artist Nysie Hurst hopes her work in the upcoming show at the Burke Arts Council will give hope to those in the community struggling with multiple sclerosis.
CONNELLY SPRINGS – Faith Community Church will once again serve up bowls and mugs of soup for a good cause.
Physician’s assistant Brian Bechtol is on a mission to bring quality urgent healthcare to western North Carolina.
Seniors who participate in the aerobics class at the Morganton-Burke Senior Center have a special source of inspiration.
Morganton resident Brooke Burke is giving dialysis patient Kyle Dwayne Haga the gift of life.