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June 8, 2018

Occupational Therapy Helps Children Succeed at Life

Whether it’s trouble holding a spoon or keeping up in school, when our children struggle, so do we as parents. It’s challenging and stressful to see our children miss milestones, get poor grades or experience social shortfalls. “Some kids are fine at school, but when they get in the car or home, they totally melt […]

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June 7, 2018

Why Drinking Alcohol Can Stymie Weight-Loss Plans

By Nicole Martinez Clinical Nutritionist Educator Drinking alcohol can impede weight-loss efforts. Like protein, carbs and fat, alcohol also contains calories (7 calories per gram). Although liquid calories are often overlooked, they can quickly add up and lead to weight gain. The general rule when assigning calories to alcohol is as follows: 100 calories for […]

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June 6, 2018

The Best Medicine – 3 Benefits of a Specialty Pharmacy

Serious illnesses require complicated treatments. That’s often just the beginning, because figuring out medications can be quite complex – mentally and financially. Mission Specialty Pharmacy offers help. Here are three reasons to seek out the services of the specialty pharmacy: 1 – Help for Complex Conditions Mission Specialty Pharmacy is an ideal choice for those […]

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June 5, 2018

Ambien and Other Sleep Aids – What’s the Truth?

With so much focus on the potential negative effects of sleep aids such as Ambien in the news recently, we turn to a sleep expert to weed out the rumors and get to the truth. Calvin Gardner, Director of the Mission Sleep Center, helps us clear things up. “Ambien has been a solid sleep aid […]

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June 1, 2018

In the Genes – 4 Genetic Tests and What to Know about Them

Genetic tests can help diagnose disorders, find what medications would be most effective for individuals, determine if mutations for certain diseases might be passed on to children, and much more. The Mission Fullerton Genetics Laboratory offers many different kinds of genetic tests. Here are four of them: Chromosome Analysis Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. […]

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June 1, 2018

Women’s Cancer Q&A – Physical Therapy Benefits

Rebeca Bermudez, physical therapist with HOPE Women’s Cancer Center, answers questions about physical therapy. Q: What issues do physical therapy address? A: There are three primary areas I focus on when assisting women who are being treated for cancer: Pain, fatigue and weakness. Patients who have undergone treatment often have weakness in their arms and […]

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June 1, 2018

Support Group for Weight-Loss Success

By Garth Davis, MD All of my friends are very health conscious. I feel sorry for the waiters when we go out to dinner. “Can you put the oil on the side?” “Hold any cheese or dairy products.” “Do you have a vegetarian plate?” (Me) It is like a scene from When Harry Met Sally. […]

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June 1, 2018

Got Milk? Providing the Right Mix of Nutrients for Premature Babies

Moms do so many amazingly wonderful things for their kids. Breastfeeding is probably the most important thing they can do for their babies. Making sure infants have the nutrients they need to grow healthy and strong is the goal of Mission Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Infant/Nutrition (PIN) Room. “It is extremely important to have an area […]

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May 25, 2018

Getting Back on the Bike for Fun or Exercise? How to Avoid the Common Overuse Injuries

By Josh Owen Athletic Trainer We live in one of the best areas in the world for riding bikes. Beautiful scenery abounds in our beautiful western North Carolina mountains – the Blue Ridge Parkway, Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Forest are just a few of the special gems for cycling we’re fortunate to have […]

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May 25, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend Care Options – 3 Things to Know if You Need Medical Care

Holiday weekends bring the opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family – and Memorial Day in particular presents the important chance to do so while honoring the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Whether you’re spending this special weekend by the pool, out in nature or in […]

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