Features

August 24, 2017

Technology in Healthcare – Improving Care and Access for Patients in WNC

In this 21st-century world, we’re accustomed to instant digital access to virtually everything we need. Who doesn’t enjoy watching your favorite show on your phone, viewing a real-time weather radar or tracking the score of your favorite team? Advances in technology have improved our lives in countless ways. When it comes to the health and […]

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August 24, 2017

Beating Vertigo – How Physical Therapy Gave a Burnsville Woman Her Life Back

By Robert A. Poarch A retired cloth grader, 85-year-old Clara Harris has lived in Burnsville all of her life and suffered from dizziness since she was young. After visiting several doctors and still having dizzy spells, she was diagnosed with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo after meeting Sarah Osborne, DPT, a physical therapist at the Blue […]

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August 22, 2017

Community Spotlight – Working with MANNA and YMCA to Eliminate Food Insecurity

About a year ago George Frady was nearly 50 pounds overweight. He had trouble breathing and was on multiple medications for afflictions like high blood pressure. “I’d be dead today, if it wasn’t for him,” said Frady. He is quick to give credit for his renewed health to Mission Health Partners physician Thomas German, MD. […]

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August 17, 2017

What Is a Hospice Social Worker? Four Ways They Make Things Easier in Difficult Times

By Dylan Babb Community Outreach Manager, CarePartners A hospice social worker wears many hats. They have a role of far-reaching impact, drastically improving the lives of patients and family members. They also have a role of such diverse responsibility and detail, that many may be unclear as to what exactly a hospice social worker does. […]

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August 16, 2017

Strides in Parkinson’s Treatment – Exercise Helps Bring Back Motor Skills

Parkinson’s disease is progressive, with symptoms intensifying over time. The once confident motions of a brisk walk become stiff and slow. While Parkinson’s disease may make subtle advances, what’s not subtle is the effect exercise has to roll back time when combined with drug therapy. Progression of Parkinson’s Disease Without a test to confirm Parkinson’s, […]

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August 11, 2017

Solar Eclipse Safety – Viewing, Sun and Hydration Hazards

By Adam Harris The upcoming total solar eclipse has western North Carolina abuzz. Our area is directly in the path of the 68-mile-wide band that will experience totality, so locals and tourists alike are making plans to spend the day witnessing this historic event on August 21. In addition to the awe and wonder this […]

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August 10, 2017

The Search for a Diagnosis – Genetic Testing Helped a Family Uncover Their Son’s Disease

Whoever coined the phrase “ignorance is bliss” never talked to Stephanie Needham of Arden. When her son, Austin Price, was born in 2005, something was clearly wrong — but his doctors didn’t know exactly what. Every condition Austin was tested for came back negative. Questions from the Start As soon as Austin and his twin […]

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August 10, 2017

Summertime Car Safety – Every 10 Days a Child Dies in a Vehicle from Heatstroke

By Shian Ponder It’s a scenario no family should ever have to face. Unfortunately, 700 families have lost a child to heatstroke from being left in a hot car, since 1998. These tragedies could have been prevented. “Today’s world is busy and fast, parents are constantly multitasking with many responsibilities. Believe it or not, it […]

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August 9, 2017

I Had a Stroke. Now What? – My Healthy Life Podcast: Episode 12

So there’s the stroke, and then there’s life after having a stroke. Having a stroke is life-changing — for those who experience it and for the people in their lives. So, you or someone you know had a stroke. Now what? Rehab? Simple life changes? Maybe Stroke Camp? A stroke, or an attack on the […]

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August 9, 2017

Four Ways to Find the Best Care – Ted’s Tips after “Seeking Excellence” for His Heart Surgery

Healthcare is personal — especially when it comes to your heart. That’s why you want care that suits — not only you — but your family and support system, too. So how did one Mission Health patient who came to Asheville from Charleston, South Carolina, choose Mission Heart for his heart care? He did his […]

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