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The Tony Weaver Story: Local man brought back to life after heart stops

The Tony Weaver Story: Local man brought back to life after heart stops

Tony Weaver, an adventure loving Ashe County resident, knows firsthand the danger of taking life for granted. After experiencing chest pains, he made an appointment at The Cardiology Center in Boone, NC, part of Watauga Medical Center (WMC). It was there, during his appointment, that he went into cardiac arrest and his heart stopped beating for nearly five minutes. When it counted most, his medical team responded with what Tony can only describe as “divine intervention” to save his life. Read More: The Tony Weaver Story: Local man brought back to life after heart stops

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A Promise Kept: The Stephanie Greer Story

A Promise Kept: The Stephanie Greer Story

Stephanie Pate Greer, the Director of Behavioral Health at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS), knows firsthand the danger of complacency. She and her team of nurses, therapists, crisis interventionists and psychiatrists have made a collective and unwavering commitment to always provide high quality behavioral health services in the High Country. For Stephanie, it was a promise made in heartbreak, steeped in love and maintained by her uncompromising resolve. Read More: A Promise Kept: The Stephanie Greer Story

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During National Nutrition Month 2019, Academy Promotes Healthful Eating, Physical Activity

During National Nutrition Month 2019, Academy Promotes Healthful Eating, Physical Activity

Choosing nutritious foods and getting enough physical activity can make a real difference in your health. For National Nutrition Month® 2019, in March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Appalachian Regional Healthcare System encourage people to make informed food choices and develop sound eating and activity habits. Read More: During National Nutrition Month 2019, Academy Promotes Healthful Eating, Physical Activity

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The Mary Finley Story: Understanding the heart of second chances

The Mary Finley Story: Understanding the heart of second chances

Mary Finley, the cardiovascular lab manager at Watauga Medical Center defines love differently. At the hospital she and her team work with interventional cardiologists to provide life-saving heart procedures for patients in need of a second chance. After receiving her own share of second chances in life, she defines love as an action, made evident through undeserved and unconditional grace. Read More: The Mary Finley Story: Understanding the heart of second chances

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