July 21, 2017

Why Bone and Joint Pain Should Be Taken Seriously for Anyone with Cancer History

By Donald Gajewski, MD Lots of people have achy bones and joint pain, but for people who either have cancer or have been previously treated for cancer, it could be a sign of a very serious condition known as metastatic bone disease. In fact, if you have been treated for cancer in the past and […]

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July 21, 2017

Is Aquatic Physical Therapy Right for You? A Quick Guide to the Treatments Available

Aquatic physical therapy has many benefits, and can be useful treatment for many conditions. It works specific muscle groups and joints, and makes movement easier and less painful. Some of the benefits of aquatic physical therapy include: Reducing pain Reducing swelling Increasing joint range of motion Increasing strength Increasing relaxation Increasing flexibility Increasing balance/coordination Improving breathing capacity […]

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July 21, 2017

This Week’s Most Popular Posts on the Mission Health Blog

Did you miss any of these articles this week? Summertime scenarios such as avoiding those pesky mosquitoes and staying properly hydrated were among the most-read posts by our readers. Plus, if you or someone you know is considering bariatric surgery, you’ll want to read the FAQs answered by our surgeon. Make sure you’re not missing […]

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July 18, 2017

Making Healthy Web Choices – 5 Tips for Using the Internet for Your Child’s Medical Advice

“Even doctors use Google,” said Maureen Ben-Davies, MD, MPH, FAAP, a pediatrician with McDowell Pediatrics. However, while surfing the internet for health information can feel like hitting the jackpot, not all that glitters is gold. Filter for Credible Sources. Look for information by credible medical associations, government agencies and respected healthcare providers. Their health recommendations […]

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July 14, 2017

This Week’s Most Popular Posts on the Mission Health Blog

Did you miss any of these articles this week? The three posts below were the most popular among our readers. Make sure you’re not missing our award-winning content by subscribing to the Mission Health Blog. Just choose your favorite health and wellness topics, and we’ll deliver new articles directly to your inbox each week. From […]

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July 14, 2017

Moms That Move – What You Need to Know about Exercise during Pregnancy

By Aaron Vaughan, MD Mission Orthopedics and Asheville Orthopaedics Associates Regular physical activity during pregnancy has minimal risks and has been shown to benefit most women. Exercise does not cause miscarriage, poor fetal growth, musculoskeletal injury or premature delivery. In fact, physical inactivity and excessive weight gain are all risk factors for maternal obesity and […]

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