If I could go back, I’d tell my younger self to quit. I would tell her to quit the high school friend who drained all her energy and the long-distance boyfriend she couldn’t give up. Most of all, I’d tell her to quit soccer. CLICK TO CONTINUE
Experts explain the just right exercise curve –
In The Conversation
So here we are, perfecting our social distancing skills while schools, sports and other forms of social engagement are on indefinite hold, by a dangerous virus named after a (regal) crown. The coronavirus is named because the center envelope is surrounded by small protein spikes called peplomers. These little protein spikes wreak havoc when they attach to lung tissue and hijack otherwise healthy tissue into building a potentially lethal coronavirus army of invaders. CLICK TO CONTINUE
As the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic has been realized, calls for Americans to practice social distancing and self-quarantine have increased. The long-lasting social and financial ramifications of these necessary precautions remain unclear. But for the one in four women and one in nine men who experience intimate partner violence, the consequences are immediate: Staying home means staying in an unsafe, potentially deadly environment. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
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A laboratory at the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) has been renamed in honor of JoAnne Edgerton of Asheville.
By Amy Worthen
With a pandemic upon us, here are some links and notes that I hope will be of use. Much love as we take care of ourselves and those around us.
N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein has told HCA Healthcare that he’s heard enough. Now, he wants answers.
“The delivery of health care is truly a life-or-death issue,” Stein said in a statement issued late Tuesday as his office made public a letter addressed to Greg Lowe, president of the North Carolina division of HCA Healthcare.
“This is why my office took so seriously our responsibility to protect Western North Carolinians as we negotiated with HCA over its purchase of Mission. I am deeply concerned about what I’ve been hearing about HCA – and I want answers.” CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
by Larry Allen
An open letter to friends and family who are shocked to discover I’m a liberal… I’ve always been a liberal, but that doesn’t mean what a lot of you apparently think it does. Let’s break it down, shall we? Because quite frankly, I’m getting a little tired of being told what I believe and what I stand for. Spoiler alert: Not every liberal is the same, though the majority of liberals I know think along roughly these same lines:
By Lena Felton in The Lily from the Washington Post
Eight experts on when to quit a job, a friendship, your dream and more. This article is part of the Lily Lines newsletter. You can sign up here to get it delivered twice a week to your inbox.
By John P. Weiss in Medium
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.” -Eckhart Tolle
hen I was thirteen years old my Dad had a heart attack in front of me. I was in the living room watching TV with my mother. Dad was across from us in his easy chair reading a history book.
I remember going to the kitchen to get something to drink and my mother screamed, “Johnny, come quickly! Daddy’s not feeling well.” The urgency in her voice frightened me. I ran to the living room and saw my father’s perspired face. “I think it’s my heart,” he said. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
By Jim McKinley
Baby Boomers, Retirement and Savings
There are many reasons baby boomers approaching their retirement years are frugal. For one, this particular population was raised by the spendthrift Greatest Generation and picked up a few things along the way. Add on that the boomer generation is growing larger and living longer than those of the past, and it’s understandable why those just now entering retirement are wary of running out of money. However, it is possible to balance saving and spending in retirement. Here’s how…
Gibbins Advisors, the independent monitoring firm just hired to keep HCA Healthcare accountable for the promises it made during its acquisition of Mission Health, says it will keep its ear to the ground, both inside the health system and across the community.
The Nashville, Tenn.-based health care consulting firm, which provides restructuring and financial advisory services to clients across the industry, will serve as the independent monitor, mandated by the N.C. Department of Justice as part of the HCA-Mission deal. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
It is important that everyone in our community take steps to reduce the impact and spread of COVID-19. The safety of our neighbors, family, and friends is protected when all of us practice physical distancing, eliminate all unnecessary travel outside the home, and stay home when you are sick. Employing these strategies is the best way to manage the spread of COVID-19 in Buncombe County and our region. But what should you do if you are sick or unsure about whether you have COVID-19? CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
**We are continuing mobile markets, but instead of client choice we are pre-packing food boxes for our neighbors to just come and pick up.**
**While schools are closed, we are also offering free meals for kids under the age of 18 at 6 school sites. Please review the links below for locations and times.**
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Stay well, and remember:
The meaning of the Inuit word “qarrstiluni” conjures up a striking image: “sitting together in the dark, waiting for something to happen.” Teju Cole shares the word in his On Being conversation, and I’ve been drawn to it in the months and weeks since COVID-19 began affecting communities across the world. The pandemic has exposed how interconnected and interdependent we are as humans. Everyday practices, like handwashing and covering our sneezes, have become the most basic duty we owe to friends and strangers alike. And we’re finding thoughtful ways to care for one another amidst the tumult. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
On Wednesday, January 22, more than 200 employees and community members gathered at MAHEC to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Spirit of MLK awards celebration we have hosted annually since 2001.
It has been more than five months since the U.S. women’s soccer team won the World Cup, and yet barely a day goes by that Megan Rapinoe doesn’t hear about it from strangers. A young girl at a soccer clinic. A middle-aged man at an airport. Parents the world over via social media. No matter who or where, the topic is always the same: how the team changed a life.
Responses to Arguments Against the Equal Rights Amendment
By Audrey Muck
From Harvard Health Publishing
Contrary to popular belief, a drink or two per day might not help your heart, especially if you’re over 65. Learn if, why, and how you should cut back on alcohol.
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