October 17, 2017

Expert Q&A – Shoulder Pain: Causes and Treatments

In this Q&A with David Pope, MD, we address the basics when it comes to shoulder pain. Q: What are some of the most common reasons for shoulder pain? A: The most common cause of shoulder pain that we [Mission Community Orthopedics and Sports Medicine] treat is what is referred to as “shoulder impingement.” This […]

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October 13, 2017

Study Shows Breast Cancer Mortality Rates Are Declining – Our Expert Explains Why

By Rachel Raab, MD        A recent study shows from 1989 to 2015, breast cancer death rates decreased by 39 percent, which translates to 322,600 averted breast cancer deaths in the United States. The decrease in mortality was seen in both younger and older women but has slowed for women younger than age 50 […]

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October 13, 2017

Healthy Aging Tips – An Eye on Wellness in Your Golden Years

By William Maddox Jr., MD No matter your age, health and wellness should be among your highest priorities in life. Many of us are fortunate – for years, prioritizing our health simply meant a couple of doctor’s visits each year and ensuring we got those recommended annual screenings. But as we grow older, more specialized […]

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October 10, 2017

Fire Prevention – Simple Ways to Keep Your Family Safe

By Beverly Hopps Health Educator, Safe Kids WNC/Mission Children’s Hospital In honor of Fire Prevention Week, be sure you know these important tips to protect your family from the dangers of fire. Smoke Alarms Working smoke alarms reduce the chance of dying in a fire by nearly 50 percent. For the best protection, install smoke alarms […]

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October 5, 2017

A Letter from Our CEO – What’s Next?

Dear patients, families and neighbors: It is with great regret that I inform you that as of today, Mission Health is out of network with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Since, as you know, they wouldn’t consider my offers to compromise or even talk, I guess this isn’t much of a surprise. Important exceptions to Mission […]

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