February 3, 2016

Asheville Surgery Center Improves Patient Care, Goes Digital

By Ferriss Roberts Asheville Surgery Center (ASC), an affiliate of Mission Health, joins Mission Health’s electronic medical record, effective Feb. 1, 2016. The electronic health records (EHRs) system is part of the larger Mission Health initiative “One Patient, One Chart” to improve care across the region. What does this mean for me? A patient’s medical […]

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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 29, 2016

Heart Disease and Women: Do You Know the Signs?

By Robert A. Poarch “Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States,” said heart nurse Michelle Nelson, Director of Invasive and Noninvasive Cardiology at Mission Health. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is responsible for 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, that’s approximately one every minute. […]

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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

Skate Through Winter Safely: Precautions for Fun and Safe Outdoor Winter Activities

Old Man Winter isn’t always the safest playmate. Cold weather, limited daylight, and snow and ice can all pose dangers. But a little preparation can help keep you out of harm’s way as you enjoy all of the outdoor recreation western North Carolina has to offer. Keep an Eye on the Clock One of 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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