December 10, 2016

5 Make-Ahead Snacks Perfect for Holiday Traveling

We all know the only thing worse than holiday travel is grabbing food on the run. And we’ve reached that time again where travel for some of us is, well, inevitable. If you’re going to hit the road, hit the high road with some nutrient-rich, healthy snacks to keep your body and mind properly fueled […]

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December 9, 2016

It’s Lost and Found Day!

By Melanie Bullard It is said Napoleon Bonaparte created the first modern Lost and Found department in 1805. Found items on the street could be brought to the office and those who lost them could find them. At Mission Hospital alone, nearly 18,000 items are found and handled by our security department each year. Most […]

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December 6, 2016

Adventures In Wellness – Getting Well with Telehealth

In this recurring blog series from Mission Health, Karen allows us to follow along on her journey toward better health. She has set her mind to losing weight and getting fit in 2016, and to help her reach those goals, she is tapping into a number of resources Mission has to offer. To learn more about […]

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December 6, 2016

Tech Talk – Five Ways Mission’s Cutting Edge Technology is Improving Patient Care

Across 18 counties, Mission Health is using technology to give you cutting-edge care. From telehealth to medical information at your fingertips, these advances help us meet your needs wherever you are in western North Carolina. Patient Portal: We’re putting you in charge of managing your family’s medical information with our patient portal. Through this partnership […]

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December 5, 2016

What’s Your Family Handwashing Policy? Are You Doing It Correctly?

By Melanie Bullard We live by strict handwashing guidelines at Mission Health. That’s because it is the single most important measure in preventing the transmission of infectious agents. Or in layman’s terms, it prevents the spread of germs! Because it is National Handwashing Awareness Week, perhaps you’d like to implement a handwashing policy at home. It’s […]

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December 5, 2016

Shopping to Do? Eight Thoughtful – and Healthy – Ways to Say Happy Holidays

Make your holiday gift giving a way to help loved ones stay healthy all year. Where to find them? Mission Health, of course. Check out shopmissionhealth.org! We’ve got eight wellness ideas for everyone on your list: How about an Essential Oil Diffuser. Nothing like a little peppermint wafting through the air. We’ve got the Fitbit […]

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December 1, 2016

Healthy Holiday Recipes – Brussels Sprout Slaw with Cranberries and Walnuts

When it’s cold outside, warm up your insides with hearty and healthy dishes like Brussels Sprout Slaw with Cranberries and Walnuts. Ingredients ¾ lb. Brussels sprouts 1 Fuji or Gala apple, peeled, cored and finely chopped 2/3 cup dried cranberries ½ cup chopped walnuts ½ tsp kosher salt 1/8 tsp. freshly ground pepper 1/3 cup […]

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December 1, 2016

Medical Alert Tattoos: Could One Save your life?

By Melanie Bullard Tattoos. They are arguably one of the greatest forms of self-expression. Tats may also provide invaluable information in the event of an emergency. There is a growing trend, among the trendy, of getting inked to notify medical providers of an existing medical condition. These artful alerts, which are mostly on the wrist […]

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