March 17, 2017

Healthcare Tips – Save Time and Money with Walk-In Primary Care

It’s 9 pm on a Tuesday and suddenly you’re not feeling so hot. You know you should see a doctor, but you also know your doctor’s office is closed. Decision time. Urgent care? Emergency room? Neither of these are ideal. Luckily, there’s another option. To avoid racking up medical bills at the emergency room, or […]

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March 16, 2017

Skin Safety – The ABCDEs of Potentially Cancerous Moles

By Robert A. Poarch Spring is a great time to start practicing sun safety to protect your skin from cancer. “Detecting skin cancer in its earliest stages ultimately saves lives,” said Trevor Austin, MD, a medical oncologist with Mission Cancer Care and Cancer Care of Western North Carolina, an affiliate of Mission Health. “You can […]

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March 16, 2017

Poisoning Prevention – Safety Tips for Parents and Kids

There are several simple steps you can take to protect you and your family from household poisons. Follow these tips from the Safe Kids WNC team at Mission Children’s Hospital. Keep Cleaners and Other Toxic Products Out of Reach Store all household products out of children’s sight and reach. Young kids are often eye-level with items […]

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March 14, 2017

Ask the Doctor – How Can I Distinguish a Cold from a Sinus Infection?

Steve North, MD, MPH, family and adolescent medicine physician with Mission Community Primary Care – Spruce Pine, addresses health and wellness questions for you and your children heading into the spring months. Q: How can you tell the difference between a cold and a sinus infection? A: Distinguishing between a cold and a sinus infection can […]

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March 10, 2017

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – Awareness Important Despite Declining Numbers

March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Women’s Health. The theme, The Best Defense Is a Good Offense, calls women to take effective steps to protect themselves and others from HIV. This day is an opportunity to join partners across the […]

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