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January 29, 2019

6 Tips to Achieve Your Health Goals One Step at a Time

By Becky Holmes, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Every December 31, many people decide to become superheroes overnight – “I’m going to save more money, eat healthier, oh – and visit my parents more and eat out less.” The new year offers the wonderful feeling of a fresh start, and often centralizes around our health. Maybe we all […]

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January 25, 2019

Keep Your Brain and Body Safe When You Hit the Slopes

By Kelly Montague, Athletic Trainer Skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice skating – outdoor activities and sports that many here in western North Carolina look forward to in the winter. Along with winter sport activities comes the potential of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, with a concussion being the most common. Concussions are often most associated with […]

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January 22, 2019

What’s on Your Shelf? How Your Environment Influences Healthy Habits

By Laura Tolle, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Most people have goals they are striving for – especially around this time of year. Health is often on the list of New Year’s resolution goals. I want to eat better or I want to lose weight and start exercising. We often try but find that over time, whether […]

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January 18, 2019

Straight Talk about Scoliosis – What Happens When Your Spine is Curved and How to Prevent Progression

Early detection is key to preventing progression and promoting good posture When you look at a healthy back, you should see a spine that runs straight down the middle. With scoliosis, a person’s spine has an abnormal curve. Today’s modern medicine is proving that early detection can help prevent progression of spinal deformities. It’s important […]

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January 18, 2019

Carrying on the Spirit of Dr. King: Mission Health Team Members Awarded for Diversity and Inclusion

By Ferriss Roberts It was an inspiring afternoon on Thursday, January 17, when Mission Health held its annual celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and members of our community who keep his light shining bright here in western North Carolina. Lakesha McDay, director of diversity, inclusion and healthy equity at Mission Health, carried […]

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January 18, 2019

Don’t Be Afraid of Carbs – Just Eat the Right Carbs

By Rebecca Alexander Do you love carbs – or do you avoid them? You’ve probably heard something along the lines of, “carbs are bad for you.” But we’re here to tell you not to be afraid of carbs! Rather than asking yourself if you should eat carbs, the better question is – what kinds of […]

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January 15, 2019

Child’s Play: How Physical Therapy Helped Baby with Congenital Muscle Condition

Olivia Stille was born in April 2016 with congenital muscular torticollis (CMT), a congenital condition caused by shortened neck muscles on one side of the body. But at the time, that was the least of her parents’ concerns — in fact, neither they nor Olivia’s doctors were aware of it yet. “When I was pregnant […]

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January 15, 2019

Birthmarks Explained: Should You Be Concerned about Your Child’s Birthmark?

Is a birthmark more than a birthmark? Most of us have birthmarks or a mark on the skin that is present when we are born or soon after. Where do they come from? Why do we have them? Our expert, William Allen, MD, with Mission’s Fullerton Genetics Center explains. Some people believe birthmarks to be […]

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January 14, 2019

Making Decisions with Your Child Now to Help Protect Against HPV Later

By Stephen Kimmel, MD Elizabeth Stone famously wrote, “Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” As parents we are tasked with nurturing our young ones, protecting them and preparing them to live full lives. Some things […]

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January 11, 2019

Bundle Up: Don’t Get Frostbite – Keep Your Body Warm during Winter Activities

By Aaron Vaughan, MD Winter is here with the temperatures to prove it. Whether you’re an athlete and have a fitness regimen to keep up, you’re walking the dog or going ice skating, take note of important precautions to take when going outside for periods of time. Athletes need to be especially aware of the […]

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