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🚩 Save the Date 10/1 🚩 Obesity as a Disease: Innovative Approaches to Treatment

May 13, 2021 9:52:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Webinar, Wellness, obesity

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obesity2021Join us on October 1st for this webinar! Save the date, registration will open soon. The aim of this conference is to provide health care professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to support and treat patients who struggle with obesity and obesity-related comorbidities. Participants will gain an evidence-based understanding of obesity as a complex disease that is influenced by a complex dynamic of physiological and psychosocial variables. Upon completion of the conference, participants will leave with a basic skill-set that enables them to identify treatment strategies that goes beyond “eat less and move more.”

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Get Out and Celebrate National Walking Day - April 7th

Apr 7, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Wellness, mental health, exercise

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National Walking Day is every year on the first Wednesday in April. National Walking Day is exactly as it sounds – a day to celebrate the easiest way to be the healthiest version of you. Walking for thirty to sixty minutes per day may sound like it isn’t much, but studies have shown that it can drastically improve your health and even help prevent ailments such as type II diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. 

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Health Coaching - a growing part of the healthcare extender model

Mar 30, 2021 9:23:59 AM / by Andrew Brewer posted in telehealth, engagement, instruction, training, Wellness, public health, mental health, CME, Healthy Opportunities, culinary medicine, healthy eating, food, Community, health careers, respiratory care, behavioral health, Health coach

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We hear the term health coach more and more these days so I wanted to explore the role of the health coach in this blog post. A health coach is a coach for people who want to or who are contemplating making behavioral changes that result in a healthier lifestyle. A health coach is a type of healthcare extender trained to help others set goals and be accountable for themselves as they begin a journey to improve their overall health and quality of life.

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March is National Nutrition Month

Mar 8, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Heart Health Now, Wellness, healthy eating

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March is National Nutrition Month and the perfect time to remind you that a healthy diet is one of the best ways to protect yourself from heart disease and stroke. Use these tips to eat smarter and live healthier.

Eating healthy isn't difficult, and you don't have to sacrifice the food you love. We'll help you learnHealthy food composition with tablet how to make informed choices about what you eat. 

Please join us in honoring National Nutritional Month by spending a few minutes watching this video [heart.org] about the value of a well-stocked pantry. It features Toby Smithson, a registered dietician nutritionist, and cooking instructor Carol Ritchie.

Then, as you're stocking your own pantry at home, here are 5 Easy Ways to Find Healthier Options at the Grocery Store. [heart.org] Your health means a lot to us, and we want to help you make smart food choices to live happier and healthier!

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Healthcare Demystified on our Podcast

Mar 2, 2021 12:44:41 PM / by Andrew Brewer posted in Primary Care, Keeping Kids Well, technology, learning, interaction, Wellness, public health, food insecurity, Healthcare Insights, CME, Healthy Opportunities, culinary medicine, healthy eating, food, Community, family medicine

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One of my favorite things to do it sit, listen, and talk with interesting people. For almost two years now I have had the pleasure of sitting down with some beautiful humans and recording these conversations for our Healthcare Insights in Northwest North Carolina podcast https://soundcloud.com/nwahecwebmaster

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Something We Could All Benefit From These Days: Tips for Lower Stress

Mar 1, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Wellness, stress

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Your mind deserves better than to be loaded down with the never-ending job of worrying! Some stress can be beneficial and may lead to actual problem-solving, but a lot of our stress is unnecessary and even harmful.

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A Mission to Care

Feb 12, 2021 12:00:00 PM / by Andrew Brewer posted in Social Determinants of Health, NCDHHS, telehealth, engagement, Wellness, public health, Healthcare Insights, mental health, Healthy Opportunities, Community

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I recently connected with Jeremy Moseley, the Director of Community Engagement of FaithHealth, to discuss the mission and their ministries. Their mission is to build, align and animate religious and community assets to improve access to health care and the health of the community - a mission that aligns well with Northwest AHEC's. 

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American Heart Month and Go Red for Women

Feb 4, 2021 10:11:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Wellness

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We want to remind you about National Wear Red Day® which is Friday, February 5, 2021. On the first Friday of every February, which is designated as American Heart Month, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to news anchors and neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke.

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Are you healthy enough to learn?

Jan 21, 2021 4:01:06 PM / by Andrew Brewer posted in COVID-19, engagement, learning, Wellness

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“Mental hygiene and physical wellness are key to engagement, absorption, and retention.”

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Save the Dates - 7th Lenoir-Rhyne Symposium on the Future of Healthcare!

Jan 15, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in COVID-19, Wellness

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Save the Dates!

7th Lenoir-Rhyne Symposium on the Future of Healthcare: The Nuts and Bolts of Sustaining Wellness

LRSymposiumHeaderThis year’s symposium will be presented via live webinar over four days in March:
March 3, March 5, March 10, March 12

Each day of the symposium will feature two sessions:
Morning Session 10 - 11 am
Afternoon Session 1 - 2 pm
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