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COVID-19 Testing in Watauga and Avery Counties

COVID-19 Testing in Watauga and Avery Counties

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System is an official testing site for COVID-19. If you are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms, call your healthcare provider to see if you need testing. If you are experiencing severe, life threatening symptoms (for example, severe difficulty breathing, altered thinking, blue lips), seek immediate medical care or call 9-1-1. Read More: COVID-19 Testing in Watauga and Avery Counties

Mike Miller’s wake up call: sleep problems took his breath away

Mike Miller’s wake up call: sleep problems took his breath away

For local businessman Mike Miller, it took a wake-up call, literally, to help him understand the importance of adequate sleep. Without the help and guidance of The Sleep Center of Watauga Medical Center (WMC), Miller might still be thinking a few restless hours of sleep each night was enough. He might still be fighting the urge to sleep during working hours — even while driving — or he might not even realize he had a common sleep disorder that could be easily corrected. Read More: Mike Miller’s wake up call: sleep problems took his breath away