May 25, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend Care Options – 3 Things to Know if You Need Medical Care

Holiday weekends bring the opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family – and Memorial Day in particular presents the important chance to do so while honoring the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Whether you’re spending this special weekend by the pool, out in nature or in […]

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May 23, 2018

Exercise is Essential: Keep It Moving for Weight Loss

By Garth Davis, MD Every day I ask patients whether they are exercising. Invariably the response is yes. But when I probe more, I find out that they are only working out 2-3 days a week. Your body is constantly working, it doesn’t take days off. So every day the rule of thumb for your […]

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May 21, 2018

Jackie Medland: Expanding Hours and Enhancing Services in Upcoming Months

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Like the explosion of green we’re seeing on the Plateau with the advent of spring (finally!), Highlands-Cashiers Hospital (HCH) is similarly poised to “blossom” again soon, in exciting ways.  No one would deny that we’re living in a time of constant change for the healthcare industry – and I’m […]

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May 18, 2018

Meal Delivery Services – Could They Be Bad for Your Health?

By Mary Lindsey Jackson Clinical Nutritionist Educator “Mushroom Gravy Chicken over Couscous with Lemony Arugula”; “Roasted Chickpea and Freekeh Salad with Lemon Labneh and Harissa-Glazed Carrots” – dishes from an exotic downtown restaurant, or meals that you could make easily in the comfort of your own home with the help of a meal-subscription service? Meal delivery […]

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May 18, 2018

Angina, Echo, Murmur – Wait, What’s That Mean? Cardiovascular Terms Demystified

While angina, murmurs and heart attacks are widespread, sadly, confusion about their meanings is also common. Let’s take a closer look at six misunderstood terms. “Since the internet can be overwhelming, your doctor is your best resource,” said Sarah Ciccotto, MD, cardiologist at Asheville Cardiology Associates, an affiliate of Mission Health. Angina – This term refers to […]

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May 17, 2018

The Truth about Smoothies – Friend or Foe of Weight Loss?

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutritionist Educator Health clubs, gyms and organic grocery stores sell them. Exercise infomercials promote them. Smoothie detoxes and cleanses are all over Pinterest. So what’s the truth about smoothies and their impact on weight loss? If you’re not careful, smoothies can actually promote weight gain rather than weight loss. In order […]

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