BOONE—The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS) at Appalachian State University announces the High Country Triple Crown, a series of three challenging and fun races covering beautiful mountain terrain. All proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, an afterschool program that inspires girls in the 3rd-8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
BOONE—AccessCare of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian State University’s College of Health Sciences have been named a finalist in a national rural health competition for their innovative collaboration to enlist undergraduate students as interns to help rural practices achieve Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Status.
BOONE—Power athletes and others looking for an edge to improve their performance should avoid taking vitamin D2.
Research conducted at Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis showed that taking vitamin D2 supplements decreased levels of vitamin D3 in the body and resulted in higher muscle damage after intense weight lifting.
BOONE—Local girls in grades 3 through 8 are invited to participate in Girls on the Run of the High Country (GOTR). Registration for the spring session is open now at http://gotr.appstate.edu. The program will begin the week of Feb. 3, 2014.