February 2, 2016

Raise Awareness About Women’s Heart Health – Go Red Day is Friday

February is National Heart Month. Did you know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year? You’re invited to join Mission Health in raising awareness about women and heart disease by wearing red on Friday, Feb. 5, National Go Red Day. It’s often harder to recognize the […]

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January 26, 2016

Mission, MAHEC Honor Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award Winners

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 25, 2016) – Mission Health and Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) hosted the 16th Annual Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award Program on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Each year, Mission and MAHEC partner to recognize employees for their efforts to promote diversity and inclusion. Two winners, one employee from […]

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January 22, 2016

Mission Hospital prepared to care for emergency medical conditions

Mission Hospital Winter Storm Update Prepared to care for emergency medical conditions ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 22, 2016) – Mission Hospital remains open and prepared to serve our community as the region’s Level II trauma center for all emergent care and all in-patient services. We urge anyone experiencing a medical emergency to call 911. For the […]

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January 21, 2016

Signs and Symptoms of Heart Disease in Men vs. Women – A Heart Month Series

Chest pain (angina) is the most common symptom in heart disease.  It’s a chest pain or discomfort that occurs when your heart muscle isn’t getting a good supply of oxygen-rich blood. Symptoms in Men: Chest pains can feel like pressure or squeezing in the chest.  This feeling may extend to the arms Chest pains tend […]

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January 21, 2016

Signs and Symptoms of Arrhythmia

An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat.  During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm. Some people describe arrhythmias as fluttering or thumping feelings or skipped beats in their chests.  These feelings are called palpitations. Some arrhythmias can cause your heart […]

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January 21, 2016

Signs and Symptoms of Heart Failure

Heart failure is a condition where your heart can’t pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs.  Heart failure doesn’t mean that your heart has stopped or is about to stop working.  It means your heart can’t handle demands of everyday activities. Heart failure leads to shortness of breath and fatigue that tends to increase […]

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January 21, 2016

Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack – Men vs. Women

The most common heart attack symptom in men and women is chest pain or discomfort.  However, only half of women who have heart attacks have chest pain. Women are more likely than men to report back or neck pain, indigestion, heartburn, nausea (feeling sick to the stomach), vomiting, extreme fatigue (tiredness) or problems breathing. Men […]

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January 21, 2016

Ask the Doctor: Preventing and Treating Frostbite, Cold Sores and Other Winter Conditions

By Thomas German MD, Family Medicine, Mission My Care Plus Candler Q: Why are cold sores more common in winter, and how can you prevent them? A: Stress, viral URIs, UV light and local trauma are all triggers of herpes labialis – often referred to as fever blisters – outbreaks. Another trigger is cold and temperature changes, […]

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January 14, 2016

Mission Hospital Earns Surgical Patient Care Award

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 14, 2016) – Mission Hospital was recently recognized by  the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2014. ACS NSQIP has recognized 52 of 517 hospitals participating in the adult program; participating hospitals are required to track the outcomes […]

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January 12, 2016

Mission Named a Best & Brightest in Wellness® Company for 2015

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 11, 2016) – Mission Health has been named a Best and Brightest in Wellness® company for 2015 by the National Association for Business Resources.  This distinction honors companies and organizations nationwide that celebrate excellence and quality in employee and worksite health. “We are thrilled to receive this recognition,” said Kathy Bumgarner, Vice […]

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