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Autism camp offered April 4-6, registration ends March 12

BOONE—Crinkleroot Retreat, a free day camp to be held April 8-10, is recruiting campers ages 8 – 14 with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The retreat will be held in Valle Crucis at Camp Broadstone and is staffed by trained Appalachian State University volunteers.

Research shows taking vitamin D2 is a poor choice for athletes

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.

Registration now open for 2014 Girls on the Run

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 The program will begin the week of Feb. 3, 2014.

Volunteers sought for research on dietary supplement’s effect on immune function

BOONE—Women between the ages of 18 and 50 are being recruited for a research study to be conducted at Appalachian State University.

Clinical trial results support ‘cocktail’ approach to joint pain relief

BOONE—A recent study conducted at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis studied the effectiveness of the joint pain supplement Instaflex™ Joint Support. An eight-week clinical trial showed the supplement significantly reduced joint pain and stiffness in test volunteers after four weeks of use.

A health care revolution is occurring in N.C., according to Blue Cross and Blue Shield executive

BOONE—Innovation and collaboration are the keys to driving a revolution in health care, according to J. Bradley Wilson, president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

Running of The Knob scheduled for Oct. 11, registration now open

BOONE—The BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS), within the College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University, announces the opening of registration for the annual “Running of The Knob.” All proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, a self-esteem building program for girls in the 3rd-8th grade.

New Initiative Addresses Physician Assistant Shortage in Underserved Areas throughout the State

BOONE—Appalachian State University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center announced today (Aug. 28) plans to expand the physician assistant (PA) program at the Wake Forest School of Medicine to Appalachian State University’s campus.

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.