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Luck o’ the Lassie fundraiser will be held March 17 to benefit Girls on the Run

BOONE—Girls on the Run of the High Country will host its fifth annual Luck o’ the Lassie fundraising event March 17 at The Best Cellar in Blowing Rock, located at 203 Sunset Dr., from 6:30-9 p.m.

Treating muscle tension dysphonia can be as simple as blowing bubbles, professor says

BOONE—Simple exercises like gargling or blowing bubbles in a cup of water are used by some speech pathologists to treat a serious voice disorder called muscle tension dysphonia (MTD).

Registration open for the High Country Half Marathon

BOONE—The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS) at Appalachian State University announces the 3rd Annual High Country Half Marathon Aug. 30. All proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, an after-school 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.

McCullough appointed to new position in Appalachian’s College of Health Sciences

BOONE—Gary H. McCullough, former interim dean of the graduate school at the University of Central Arkansas, has been appointed professor and associate dean for research and graduate education in Appalachian State University’s College of Health Sciences. He will begin his work Aug. 1.

Health care management project wins national award; may become statewide model

BOONE—A program that paired undergraduate students from Appalachian State University with rural clinics in Watauga, Ashe and Avery counties, won a $25,000 national award from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and may become a model for similar partnerships across the state.

Mobility program to be offered monthly for the elderly

BOONE—To help older adults learn how to prevent falls, Appalachian State University’s BlueShield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services will begin offering free monthly CHAMP screenings at the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center April through November.

Registration opens for the High Country Triple Crown running series

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.

AccessCare and Appalachian named finalist in National Rural Health Award competition

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.

Luck o’ the Lassie fundraiser will be held March 17 to benefit Girls on the Run

BOONE—Girls on the Run of the High Country will host its 4th annual Luck o’ the Lassie fundraising event March 17 at The Best Cellar in Blowing Rock, located at 203 Sunset Dr., from 6:30-9 p.m.