January 19, 2017

New England Journal of Medicine Case Study: Video Gaming Technology Reduces Mission Hospital Patient Falls

What do Mission Health and video games have in common? The answer may surprise you. With technology developed by the video gaming industry, Mission Health piloted a groundbreaking observation system designed to prevent costly patient falls. Xbox marks the spot? The Cerner Patient Observer – also known as the virtual sitter – allows hospital caregivers […]

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January 18, 2017

Four Tips for Healthy Popcorn

By Mary Jackson, RD, LDN, and Robert A. Poarch Popcorn is a popular snack in America; walk in any movie theater and you’ll expect to be bombarded with the familiar smells of this snack. Although it is usually laden with butter and salt, popcorn can be made into a healthy, balanced snack with a few […]

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January 11, 2017

Four Tips to Help Avoid Fake Health Advice on the Web

By Robert A. Poarch Thanks to social media, news travels fast. On Facebook, a post can quickly go viral. Just because it’s all over the web doesn’t mean it’s true. Recently, there’s been a lot of news about fake news — information that is factually incorrect. When it comes to your health, it’s best to […]

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January 10, 2017

McDowell Hospital Announces its 2017 New Year’s Baby

Marion, N.C.  (January 4, 2017) – Born at 1:04 pm on January 6, 2017, Zolton Riddik Hutchins was delivered and became the 2017 New Year’s Baby for McDowell Hospital. Zolton was delivered by family-centered C-section and weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long. Zolton’s parents are Travis Hutchins and Victoria Lee Davis. […]

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January 9, 2017

A Wonderful Way to Give Back – Save a Life by Donating Blood

By Jason Schneider Are you looking for a meaningful way to help your family, friends and neighbors? Consider donating blood. Every 2 seconds, someone is in need of a blood transfusion. With about 45 minutes of your time, you can help save a life of someone in your community you may know. Because donated blood […]

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