BC NEWS LIST
Have you ever heard of IBC or Inflammatory Breast Cancer? For you and the women you know, please be aware of this fairly rare but deadly form of breast cancer.
You probably have a "card" for several grocery stores, retail stores and your local bank, but do you have "the smart card?"
Join Buncombe County Parks & Rec for their First Annual Miniature Golf Tournament!
Kitchen cabinets are an expensive purchase, usually the most costly item and longest lasting in the kitchen. Do you know what to look for to make the best purchase?
Need help with gardening? The NCSU Master Gardeners Program offers plant clinics to assist the public in diagnosing and solving gardening questions.
Before frost hits, preserve the herbs you have grown this year by drying, freezing, and other methods.
Congratulations to Melinda Alexander of Asheville for the picture of her Chihuahua pups.
Congratulations to Marie Woody of Fairview for her Cole Slaw recipe!
Did You Know?
Healthy Tip - Family Meals Give Us More Than Just Healthier Eating!
It is known that families who eat meals together eat healthier, but the family meal has also been linked to other benefits. The University of Minnesota conducted a study and program called Project EAT (Eating Among Teens). They studied and worked with adolescents and their families. What they found out was that the adolescents who ate seven or more meals with their families per week had higher grade-point averages and were more adjusted than the adolescents who ate two or fewer meals with their families per week. Youth eating more often with their family were less likely to feel depressed or suicidal, to smoke cigarettes or use alcohol or marijuana. Young people, especially girls, who ate more meals with their families were also less likely to have disordered eating such as binge eating and extreme weight-loss diets.
Our lives have become hectic with all the activities and work responsibilities that our families have, but it is important to take the time to socialize and share during healthy family meals. It doesn’t have to be a big meal; benefits such as those found by Project EAT are gained even if we are just sitting down to sandwiches and pre-prepared salads.
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Source: US Department of Justice
Health Insurance for Children (Under 19) Available
NC Health Choice for Children provides health coverage for uninsured children (under 19 years old) whose families do not have health insurance benefits and who do not qualify for Medicaid.
Income guidelines apply and there is an enrollment fee if countable income equals or exceeds set amounts.
For more information call 250-5919 and for 24 hour application assistance call 250-5939.
Brick & Tile Fundraiser for the Asheville Humane Society
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to be a part of Asheville Humane Society's new Adoption and Education Center. Your pets can be memorialized inside the new Center and in key exterior locations for decades-to-come.