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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


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 L. Brewer, MS, NBHWC 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


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 L. Brewer, MS, NBHWC posted in Social Determinants of Health, NCDHHS, telehealth, engagement, Wellness, public health, Healthcare Insights, mental health, Healthy Opportunities, Community


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


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 L. Brewer, MS, NBHWC posted in COVID-19, engagement, learning, Wellness


“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


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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