by Dr. Lu Ellsworth This is Part 3, covering the impact of?The Appalachian College of Pharmacy?on our region. You can also read parts?1?and?2, discussing?UVA-Wise?and the?Appalachian School of Law. As the Appalachian School of Law began to recover from the wrenching shooting tragedy on its campus on January 16, 2002, coalfield leaders discussed ways to further […]
At?Mountain Peeks?we hear many humorous stories from readers about bizarre or funny things that have happened to them or members of their family; things that are so odd they have to be true because no one could make them up. Here is the first one we received. Send your best funny story for us to […]
by Dr. Lu Ellsworth This is Part 2, covering the impact of the?Appalachian School of Law?on our region.?Part 1, an overview of the history and impact of?UVa.-Wise, was in?Issue #1 of Mountain Peeks. Look for Part 3, discussing the?Appalachian College of Pharmacy?in Buchanan County, Virginia, in Issue #3 of Mountain Peeks. Living off the land, […]
The Virginia headwaters of the Upper Tennessee River consist of three river systems — the Holston, Clinch, and Powell — which together contain more species and varieties of plants and animals than any other watershed in continental North America. The heavily-forested and mountainous region contains 48 imperiled fish and mussel species, 21 of which are […]
Being the youngest member of the Virginia General Assembly since colonial days, especially coming from a rural region six hours from the state?s capitol, has been an exhilarating experience for Delegate Will Morefield, the state representative from the Third Legislative District that serves all of Buchanan County, most of Tazewell County, and the Honaker area […]
Cigarette smoking is a form of child abuse, says one of the nation?s leading child abuse experts, and it?s high time we recognize it as such.
?More young children are killed by parental smoking than by all unintentional injuries combined,? says James Garbarino, an internationally recognized expert on child protection and the director of Cornell University?s Family Life Development Center. These deaths include almost 3,000 annually due to low birth weight, 2,000 due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and another 1,300 attributed to respiratory infection, asthma, and burns, according to researchers in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
The?Appalachian College of Pharmacy?(ACP) recently placed nationally in the top ten (out of 125 entries) in three categories at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington, D.C. Second-year ACP student Glenna King represented the College in the APhA National Patient Counseling Competition and placed in the top ten finalists. Mrs. King […]
The Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) (www.acpharm.org) recently announced that the college has been advanced from candidate status to full accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
If you have ever wondered if youth, smoking, illegal drug use, and littering have anything in common, wonder no more. The following findings should cause even the most radical smokers? rights fanatic to shiver: “Results of this study deliver a strong cautionary message that those who smoked cigarettes before the age of 15 were up […]
U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler issued a final opinion in the U.S. government?s landmark lawsuit against the major tobacco companies that found the companies have violated civil racketeering laws and defrauded the American people by lying for decades about the health risks of smoking and their marketing to children.