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Starting in December

MedWest Urgent Care Center in Sylva will be open on Sundays starting Dec. 4.

Hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. seven days a week at the Center, located at 176 Walmart Plaza in Sylva.

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Eat Smart, Move More offers free Holiday Challenge

Many North Carolinians gain between one and five pounds every holiday season. It may not sound like much, but most people who gain weight during the holidays never manage to return to their pre-holiday weight. The statewide Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina movement is offering a free resource to help you keep weight gain at bay this holiday season.

North Carolinians are invited to join the sixth annual Eat Smart, Move More...Maintain, don't gain! Holiday Challenge. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this free six-week challenge provides participants with tips, tricks and ideas to help maintain your weight throughout the holiday season.

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MedWest-Harris in Sylva has been recognized by the Premier healthcare performance improvement alliance and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

MedWest Health System Vice President of Quality/Regulatory Luanna Easton said Med-West-Harris received two awards for its Surgical Care Improvement Project from the Premier/Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration project. The awards are in the attainment and improvement categories, for meeting or exceeding quality scores from the prior two years, and for ranking in the top 20 percent of hospitals with the largest percentage of quality improvements.

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Experts share advice on how to stay healthy at every stage of life

Men who maintain a healthy body throughout life are often better able to fight off diseases like cancer. That’s why experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have created a guide with cancer prevention tips to help men at every stage of life.

“Practicing the healthy behaviors in our guide is important for all men, regardless of age,” said Therese Bevers, M.D., medical director of MD Anderson’s Cancer Prevention Center. “So take note of all of these tips — even the ones directed toward men older or younger than you.”

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