A Healthy High Country
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Blog
Watauga Medical Center announced today that Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center (the Cancer Center) has implemented Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) to treat cancerous tumors. Read More: Advanced radiation therapy technique implemented at Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) has partnered with PatientPing to provide real-time e-notifications upon patient admit, discharge, and transfer events at to community providers in accordance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements Read More: ARHS provides real-time notifications for community providers through PatientPing
Updated COVID-19 visitor restrictions for hospitals and medical offices, effective April 26, 2021. Read More: Updated ARHS COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines
Occupational therapy is a science-driven healthcare profession that examines the person, the environment, and the tasks the person desires to perform. The goal is to restore the person’s function or adapt the task or environment for optimal performance. Read More: What is Occupational Therapy?
Although sitting on the comfy couch in your pajamas might sound like a more comfortable way to work, you are at risk for musculoskeletal strain or pain from awkward sitting postures. Here are some tips for setting up a home office and preventing pain and injuries. Read More: 4 steps to a pain-free home office
Our COVID-19 Journey over the past year. Thank you to our Healthcare Team who make life better for our community. Read More: Photo Gallery: Our COVID-19 Journey
In preparation for a new hospital patient bed tower, Watauga Medical Center will experience changes to the entrances, exits and parking lots over the next few months. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) announced that construction on the new patient bed tower began this week. Read More: Watauga Medical Center announces entrance and parking changes
The winter blues are fairly common in our area with long winter months and very grey days. The challenge is diagnosing whether a client has a mild case of winter blues, Seasonal Affective Disorder, or another form of depression. Read More: 3 ways to warm up the Winter Blues (with infographic)
ARHS and AppHealthCare were able to vaccinate nearly 800 childcare and Watauga County Schools school employees in a single day, due to the spacious and easy-to-access location at the Recreation Center. Read More: Watauga County Schools teachers and staff receive COVID-19 vaccine at mass clinic in Boone
Could you be at risk for vascular disease? Find out the risk factors and symptoms along with the vascular services offered in the High Country. Read More: Could you be at risk for vascular disease?
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) began its COVID-19 vaccination clinics in January and they are fully underway for first and second doses. Community members in Groups 1 and 2 of North Carolina’s rollout plan are currently receiving vaccines – frontline healthcare workers and those age 65 and over. Read More: Vaccine clinics underway at ARHS, dependent on supply from state
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) held its first COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Monday, January 11 for their patients who qualify according to the NCDHHS four-phase rollout plan. Read More: Appalachian Regional Healthcare System begins vaccinating patients age 75 and older