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

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 16, 2018

You Can Sign the Beams for the New Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine

Mission Hospital has served our community for more than 130 years. The new Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine will provide care for our friends, families and neighbors for many more. Every year, decade and century, there are different people carrying on our legacy and fulfilling our mission. Mark your legacy by signing the steel beams […]

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May 16, 2018

Carol Wolfenbarger: Celebrating Hospitals and Nurses in May

By Carol Wolfenbarger President, Mission Hospital McDowell I’m delighted that moving to our new “home” – Mission Hospital McDowell (MHM) – comes at a time when we were preparing to celebrate our nurses and our hospital. May 6-12 was both National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week. As we work amidst change and help our patients […]

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