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November 17, 2017

Linda’s Story – How a Device Called the Watchman Gave Her Freedom from Fear of Stroke

Linda Johnson remembers it like it was yesterday. While she was getting ready to leave town for a vacation, she suddenly fell down and blacked out. After seeing her physician, Johnson soon learned the cause of her incident was a condition called atrial fibrillation, also known as A-Fib. Patients with A-Fib have an irregular heartbeat […]

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November 17, 2017

Get Moving – How Zumba and Other Movement Classes Can Help the Body and Mind

By Rebecca Alexander Finding the motivation to workout can be difficult, but what if there was a way to get in a great workout while dancing? Movement classes, such as Zumba, are a fun option. Good for the body Dancing to the beat of the music and constantly moving gets your heart rate up and […]

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November 17, 2017

This Easy, Little-Known Lung Cancer Screening Is Saving Lives – Is It Right for You?

By John F. Ende, MD  Chances are that you have discussed cancer screening with your doctor. Most women over the age of 40 have undergone breast cancer screening with mammography. Most men have discussed the risks and benefits of a PSA blood level looking for prostate cancer with their doctor. Most of us past the […]

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November 15, 2017

Healthy Fall Recipe – Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Asian Sauce

The bold colors of fall inspire bold flavors. Enjoy this tasty and healthy dish that showcases those bold, colorful flavors. Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Asian Sauce Ingredients 2 lbs unseasoned pork tenderloin ½ Tbsp garlic, minced or pressed (about 1 clove) 2 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced (or 1 tsp ground) 1 Tbsp fish sauce 1 […]

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November 13, 2017

Quitting Smoking Requires a Plan – 10 Ways to Get Your Plan Started

By Donna Borowski Tobacco Treatment Specialist There’s a lot of focus on our lungs during the month of November – from lung cancer awareness, to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to the Great American Smokeout on November 16. How do these all fit together? For starters, smoking is at the center of all three. In […]

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November 13, 2017

Grieving During the Holidays – You Are Not Alone, Support Is Available

By Tyra L. Goodman Bereavement Counselor and Clinical Social Worker, CarePartners The death of a loved one can cause tremendous grief, and the holidays often compound the experience of loss to an almost insurmountable feeling. Grief can have you feeling confused, mindless, overwhelmed, anxious, alone, fatigued, unmotivated, numb, moody, clumsy and restless. You might feel […]

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November 9, 2017

Honoring Those Who Served – The Story behind the Veterans’ Tribute at Mission Hospital

By Karen Vernon For about a dozen years, Burchie and Barb Thompson have been quietly tending Mission Health’s own version of an eternal flame. Visitors to the lobby of Mission Hospital’s Memorial Campus may have noticed a large display in the alcove across from the reception desk dedicated to honoring military veterans. Barb, an HR […]

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November 9, 2017

Reading Is Fundamental – NICU Book Program Helps Families Bond

By Nancy Lindell Every day, mothers and fathers walk into the Mission Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to see their babies. Often parents of these babies are unable to hold their children, to do the normal things that other parents might take for granted. In part, this is why the Family Support team developed the […]

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November 8, 2017

Is Your Family Properly Protected from Carbon Monoxide?

By Beverly Hopps Health Educator, Safe Kids WNC, Mission Children’s Hospital Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is the right time to make safety improvements. Our Safe Kids team wants you to know the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) in and around your home. Here are some of their tips to make sure your family is safe. […]

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November 8, 2017

What Makes Asheville a “Top 15” City? The Answers Are Seemingly Endless

By Jenee’ G. Davis Talent Acquisition Consultant, Mission Health Our hometown of Asheville was recently ranked among “The Top 15 Cities in the United States” by Travel + Leisure, which got me thinking again about just how fortunate we are to live here in western North Carolina. It’s no surprise to those of us who […]

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