Health Tips

February 22, 2019

Don’t Miss a Beat – Signs of Heart Disease You Should Know

It’s Heart Month, and we want you to keep the beat all month long – and beyond! If you missed the discussion on women’s heart health during Facebook Live on Feb. 12 with cardiologist and heart expert Sarah Ciccotto, MD, here’s a recap of our hearty conversation. The signs and symptoms of heart disease: Signs […]

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February 18, 2019

Don’t Make These Mistakes – 5 Tips for Your First 5K

By Eliza Parker, ATC All runners have to start somewhere. Often, a good place is a 5K (you may have heard people say “couch to 5K”). Whether you’re new to running or getting back into it, and whatever your motivation, taking a few simple precautions upfront can help you make it all the way to […]

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February 11, 2019

Common Tennis Injuries and How to Prevent Them

By Thomas Starnes, MD Playing tennis is not only fun, but it’s a great way to exercise. Like with all forms of exercise, you have to be careful not to hurt yourself. Here are some tips to help you prevent injuries while you’re on the court. Tennis Elbow Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is an overuse […]

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February 4, 2019

Brushing Up – Special Dental Services for Children in WNC

With Children’s Dental Health Month in February, there’s no better time to take a closer look at your kids’ smiles. Paige Nance, DDS, a dentist with Mission Children’s Hospital, emphasizes the importance of parents checking in their children’s mouths between those 6-month checkups. “If they see any dark spots, holes or swollen gums, that would […]

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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

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 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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January 9, 2019

Educate Before You Medicate – 5 Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist

Have you ever picked up a prescription, gotten home and realized you have questions about it? Next time you leave the pharmacy, leave with your prescription and your questions answered when you ask your pharmacist these five essential questions. Prescriptions can be confusing – especially if you have to take more than one (at the […]

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