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March is National Social Work Month

March is National Social Work Month. As a medical social worker for Yancey Hospice and Palliative Care, I would like to share with you some of my own thoughts about hospice and offer some basic information.  Those of us who are employed by hospice feel a great sense of connection and commitment to the community and surrounding counties we serve.
For many of us March is a time of (more)

Minutes from Substance Abuse Task Force 3/14 Meeting (Details)


App Regional Health Free Advance Care Planning Workshop

In honor of National Healthcare Decision Day, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System will partner with the Watauga County Bar Association to offer a free Advance Care Planning Workshop on April 8, 2017 in the Watauga Medical Center auditorium from 10 am to 1 pm.
This workshop will provide information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and (more)

Respiratory and Stomach Viruses, Flu Widespread

Influenza is now widespread throughout most of North Carolina. State health officials encourage all residents to protect themselves and others against the flu.   The best way to stay healthy and combat a respiratory (flu) virus, stomach virus and other viruses is through preventive measures.  Getting the flu vaccine,  washing your hands frequently, especially after (more)

2016 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Resource Guide (Details)


Need Help with Recovery for Addiction? (Details)


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