February 23, 2018

Young at Heart – My Healthy Life Podcast: Episode 14

What was the last thing you ate? Why did you eat it – because you were hungry? Bored? A protein bar or bag of chips was just sitting there? A coworker brought cookies or donuts to the breakroom? Or maybe you started your day with breakfast like you always do. Whatever it was, whenever it […]

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February 23, 2018

Keen on Kimchi – Fermented Foods and Your Health

By Mary Lindsey Jackson Clinical Nutritionist Educator The Winter Olympics in South Korea have stirred up a lot of interest in Korean culture, including Korean cuisine. Kimchi is growing in popularity in many restaurants in the states, but are there health benefits from fermented foods? Fermentation has been used in cultures around the world for […]

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February 21, 2018

Seeing a Specialist? How to Make the Most of Your Visit

By Matthew D. Young, MD, MBA Medical appointments can sometimes be overwhelming, especially when you’re visiting a specialist. These doctor’s visits can present a whirlwind of new information, sometimes complicated by the anxiety and other understandable emotions that go along with concern for your health and well-being. And sometimes, no matter how much time you […]

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February 19, 2018

Spine Injury in December, Olympic Skiing in February – How’s That Possible?

By Marshall Ney, MD After completing her run in a downhill skiing competition in Switzerland this past December, four-time Olympian Lindsey Vonn fell to the ground and appeared to be in immense pain while reaching for her lower back. The 2018 Winter Olympics were less than two months away, and the darling of the U.S. […]

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February 16, 2018

Mission Hospital McDowell – 5 Ways the New Hospital Benefits You

Set to open this spring, Mission Hospital McDowell will feature expanded emergency room services, larger inpatient rooms and state-of-the-art equipment. So what does that mean for you and your family, the patients of the new hospital? Here are five ways the new Mission Hospital McDowell will benefit you: Expanded emergency department with 15 bays, including […]

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February 15, 2018

4 African American Healthcare Pioneers in Western North Carolina

Each February, we observe Black History Month or National African American History Month and we use this time to recognize the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout our nation’s history. As we think about nationally recognized African American pioneers such as civil rights activists Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, inventor […]

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