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September 22, 2017

What You Should Know about Ovarian Cancer

By Ashley Case, MD Gynecologic Oncologist Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecologic malignancy and the most common cause of gynecologic cancer death in the United States with over 20,000 cases and over 14,000 deaths last year. Ovarian cancer has historically been thought to be a silent disease. Symptoms may be vague and are […]

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September 22, 2017

Pregnancy and Protein Shakes – A Safe Combination?

Lorri Harris-Sagaribay of MotherToBaby North Carolina, offers expert advice on just how healthy those energy and protein shakes are for pregnant women, as seen in WNC Parent. “Just found out I’m pregnant. Can I still drink my energy shake in the mornings?” “My obstetrician gave me the go-ahead to work out. OK to have a protein […]

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September 22, 2017

Healthy Fall Recipe – Carrot and Apple Soup

It is officially fall! With the first day of autumn upon us, learn how to bring in the new season with a soup that combines some of the best flavors of fall. Carrot and Apple Soup Ingredients 1 Tbsp canola oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium leek, white part only, rinsed well and chopped […]

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September 22, 2017

Health Quiz – What Do You Know about Your Adrenal Glands?

Many people are confused about the biological role of the adrenal glands. What do you know about your adrenal glands? Take our quiz to test your knowledge. Where are your adrenal glands located? A – In your brain B – On your kidneys C – On your spinal cord D – In your neck Answer: […]

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September 15, 2017

Tips for Healthy Eating at the Mountain State Fair – Cotton Candy Approved!

With more than 40 vendors serving up such perennial fall favorites as corn dogs, candy apples and fried Twinkies, the NC Mountain State Fair is a smorgasbord of temptation. You don’t have to walk past the deliciousness; just think before you nosh. Mission Health’s Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator Laura Tolle says you […]

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September 14, 2017

Nutrition for Exercise – How to Fuel Your Body to Maximize Results

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator This week’s high-profile release of The TB12 Method, authored by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, has shined a light on how elite athletes fine-tune their diet to help their bodies perform at the highest level. While most of us will never take the field in the NFL, there are many […]

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September 13, 2017

A True Superhero – An Update on Young Noah’s Story

In September 2016, we shared the heartwarming story of young Noah Woods of Marion, and his inspiring journey as he courageously battles acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). A year later, we check in with Noah and his family. Noah’s mother, Michele Woods, catches us up on his progress. Read her update below. Noah continues with his chemotherapy treatments: taking […]

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September 8, 2017

With Loving Care – CarePartners Home Health Team Helps ALS Patient Sustain Quality of Life

Many ALS patients only get a few years to live after their diagnosis, but Dr. Doug Tilley is an exception. Diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in 2010, he is beating the odds every day and doing it with an amazing attitude. Doug and his wife, Cathy, credit the CarePartners Home Health team for their […]

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September 6, 2017

Getting Past the Pain – Sickle Cell Disease Isn’t Holding Back Jaire Rodriquez

Pain affects all of us at some point. If we’re lucky, we may escape it for many years. But that’s not the case for everyone – it certainly hasn’t been for 17-year-old Jaire Rodriquez. He has sickle cell disease, and excruciating pain has been present in his life since infancy. Sickle cell disease is an […]

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September 6, 2017

Ask the Doctor – Does My Teenager Sleep Too Much?

Anna Lopez-Stratton, MD, of Mission Community Primary Care Haywood, a Service of Transylvania Regional Hospital, answers a common question about the impact of excessive sleep on teenagers. Q: My teenager sleeps a lot. Should I be worried? A: Teenagers should get 9 to 10 hours of sleep per night but, unfortunately, most do not. Demands […]

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