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Summer days are nearing their end and back-to-school errands are at the top of many parents' "to do" list. As we prepare our kids and teens for school (or squeeze in a last vacation of the season), it's a good time to review general eye safety and recommended eye protection for upcoming fall sports and recreational activities. Read the full story by Dr. Alice Bashinsky here.  

Biennial Faces of Hope Gala Raises Over Half a Million in Funds for Mission Children’s Hospital

Faces of HopeASHEVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 18, 2014) – Mission Foundation today announced that the biennial Faces of Hope charity gala raised more than $575,000 for Mission Children’s Hospital.


It’s World Breastfeeding Week. This year’s theme is “Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal – for Life!” So what does that really mean? All of us, especially mothers, have busy lives. Each day flies by so quickly, there’s barely time to worry about your own health, let alone the well-being of a small, virtually helpless being.  Read the full story at The Biltmore Beacon.    

With a little creativity and planning, healthy snacks that are easy to prep, pack and eat can give kids the energy and nutrients they need to get through the school day and beyond.  Read the full story at WNC Parent.



Studies show kids suffer the most serious bicycle injuries between now and Labor Day compared to any other time of the year.  View the health alert here.