BC NEWS LIST
Recently, those of us who canít live without chocolate, feel much better hearing that there are health benefits from eating dark chocolate.
In the largest study of its kind, plastic surgeons found that smoking during pregnancy greatly increases the risk of having a child with excess, webbed or missing fingers and toes.
Get a deal -- buy a seedling! Once again, it is time for the Annual Soil and Water Conservation Seedling Sale!
You can do it! Basic plumbing repairs, landscaping and lawn care, interior and exterior maintenance and much more!
Join us for a free lecture series presented by the North Asheville Library and the NC Cooperative Extension Service's Master Gardeners program.
For those of us who are trying to control blood pressure or just eat healthier, we may need to shake the salt habit.
Congratulations to Aaron McKinzie for the picture of his cat, Honey Nugget.
Eat Smart with Zesty Chicken & Salsa Soup!
Did You Know?
An Apple A Day - An apple a day (Red Delicious, Northern Spy and Ida Red) may truly keep the heart doctor away--researchers are studying the potential role these antioxidant rich varieties may have in reducing the risk of heart disease.
Move Toward the Light - Need a cure for the blahs of winter? Try some exercise in bright light. The combo has been shown to warm up moods and add to the quality of life.
Eat More Good Stuff - A low-fat diet high in vegetables, fruits and whole grains may help lower cholesterol better than a conventional low-fat diet.
Got Your Daily Dose of Fish Oil?
Sounds yucky but it could save your heart. A daily supplement of fish oil may improve your heart's function in a very short time.
Omega-3s found in fish oil help regulate heartbeat and reduce the risk of arrhythmia--check with your Doctor first but fish oil could be right for you.
Keeping fresh flowers longer.
Whether it's a Valentine's bouquet, or a bunch of daisies from the supermarket, having fresh cut flowers in the house in winter is a special treat. You'll be able to enjoy them longer with a few precautions.
Need Help With Medicaid Part D?
Buncombe County Department of Social Services is currently assisting clients who receive both Medicaid and Medicare in choosing the best Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan that covers all prescription drugs.
Once the plan has been reviewed and selected, the changes are made on site. Clients will be given a confirmation number. However, the changes will not go into effect until the first of the month after the change.
For more information, please contact the Department of Social Services (828) 255-5500.