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Healthy Heart Collaborative trains 1,000 in bystander CPR

Healthy Heart Collaborative trains 1,000 in bystander CPR

As cardiovascular health is highlighted through the month of February, the very first “Healthy Heart Collaborative” came together with a goal to reach as many people as possible in bystander CPR/AED training. The group also aimed to educate the community about the cardiovascular services and…

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3 ways to warm up the Winter Blues

3 ways to warm up the Winter Blues

Endless grey skies, drizzle to snow mixtures, and wind so gusty you see it coming before it hits you paints a not-so-colorful stretch of winter weather typically found in the High Country. Days of dark, dreary weather have been known to make some folks come down with the winter blues or its…

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A nurse’s heart finds new purpose at The Cardiology Center

A nurse’s heart finds new purpose at The Cardiology Center

Do you know what your purpose is in life? For most of us, purpose is loosely defined as our reason to get up in the morning and our motivation to make a difference in the world. But what if something bad happens, can your purpose in life change or be stripped away? After she survived a…

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Healthcare facilities limit visitors due to increase in flu cases

Healthcare facilities limit visitors due to increase in flu cases

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System is limiting visitation at Watauga Medical Center, Cannon Memorial Hospital and The Foley Center as a result of the continued increase in flu and influenza-like illnesses. Visitors must: Be 18 years or older Be healthy and not have the flu or influenza-like…

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Celebrate Heart Health With AppState Basketball February 17th

Celebrate Heart Health With AppState Basketball February 17th

  Join The Cardiology Center, Omar Carter Foundation, Beaver College of Health Sciences, and other partners as we work together to educate the High Country on CPR and AED training and awareness. Learn more about the Healthy Heart Collaborative and view other events at Appalachian Today….

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Two lovebirds and a knee replacement

Two lovebirds and a knee replacement

Remember puppy love? For most couples, that fairy tale feeling is unintentionally lost somewhere between bills to pay and diapers to change. As a society, we acknowledge this marital transition as the norm, but should it be? After 18 years of marriage and a recent knee replacement surgery, Roy…

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Watauga Medical Center earns 4-star quality rating

Watauga Medical Center earns 4-star quality rating

Watauga Medical Center recently received an above average 4-star rating for its quality of patient care services from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) scores more than 4,000 hospitals across the country using a Hospital Compare…

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Watauga Surgical Group to join Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

Watauga Surgical Group to join Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

Watauga Surgical Group will join Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) on January 1, 2017. The practice is located less than a mile from Watauga Medical Center; it will become a member of Appalachian Regional Medical Associates (ARMA), the healthcare system’s medical practice management…

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The story behind the Christmas tree at Cannon Memorial Hospital

The story behind the Christmas tree at Cannon Memorial Hospital

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, thanks to the Christmas tree at Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital (CMH). For staff and patients, the holiday season officially begins after Kyle Lee and his Plant Operations team find, cut, transport and decorate the annual Christmas tree in…

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Be a good visitor during flu season

Be a good visitor during flu season

The 2017-18 flu season began October 1 and runs through May, and according to The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina has already seen its first two deaths as a result of flu. As a visitor to our facilities, you play an important part in preserving the health and safety…

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