Healthy Living

December 15, 2017

Ask the Doctor – Preventing Motion Sickness while Traveling

Anna Lopez-Stratton, MD, of Mission Community Primary Care Haywood, a Service of Transylvania Regional Hospital, answers this common question about motion sickness while traveling. Q: Is there anything I can do to prevent car and airplane sickness? A: There are five simple ways you can prevent motion sickness:  Avoid caffeine, alcohol or big meals before […]

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December 14, 2017

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Health Conscious Person on Your List

Finding holiday gifts for our loved ones and friends can be tough. These unique, wellness-focused gifts will bring a smile to their faces while helping them keep healthy this holiday season. Essential Oils – Create the spa experience at home with certified 100 percent pure, therapeutic grade Airomé essential oils. The Holiday Cheer blend is […]

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December 11, 2017

5 Tips for Staying Healthy (and Sane) over the Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again when everyone is on the go preparing for the holiday season. When we are especially busy, it’s easy to neglect some key factors that will keep our immune system strong during this already hectic time. Increase your water intake – It’s important to drink lots of water as a […]

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December 7, 2017

Healthy Holiday Recipe – Butternut Squash Soup

Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. Try this tasty dish out with your friends and family this holiday season, and “Seasonings Greetings” to you and yours! Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients 1-2 Tbsp olive oil 1 yellow onion, chopped 3 cups butternut squash, cubed 1 apple, peeled and chopped ½ tsp allspice ¼ […]

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December 4, 2017

Can Owning a Dog Truly Improve Your Health? Our Expert Weighs In on a Recent Study

By William R. Hathaway, MD, FACC Chief Medical Officer, Mission Health A recent study shows that owning a dog is associated with a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death. As a happy owner of dogs throughout my life – including my golden retriever, Beau, who is a therapy dog – I can’t say I’m […]

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November 17, 2017

Get Moving – How Zumba and Other Movement Classes Can Help the Body and Mind

By Rebecca Alexander Finding the motivation to workout can be difficult, but what if there was a way to get in a great workout while dancing? Movement classes, such as Zumba, are a fun option. Good for the body Dancing to the beat of the music and constantly moving gets your heart rate up and […]

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October 11, 2017

Caring for a Loved One Can Be Overwhelming – 5 Signs of Caregiver Burnout

By Dylan Babb Community Outreach Manager, CarePartners Have you unexpectedly become a caregiver? Are you now caring for a loved one after injury/illness/etc. and feeling burnt out? Caregiver burnout is a condition of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion that can happen when family caregivers don’t get the support they need or if they take on […]

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August 29, 2017

Harmless Vapor? The Truth about E-Cigarettes

By Greg Campbell, MD Many of my patients are turning to e-cigarettes in an attempt to stop smoking. Many cite that they are “better” than traditional cigarettes and are more socially acceptable given the restrictions on smoking in public places. While I always encourage and applaud any attempts to stop smoking and become tobacco free, […]

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July 7, 2017

The Truth about Antibacterial Soap – What Should You Be Using to Wash Your Hands?

By Kendall Stacey RN & Board Certified Infection Prevention Specialist Recent research on antibacterial soap shows that triclosan, usually the main ingredient in antibacterial soap, is a carcinogenic – a cancer-causing agent. According to the Food and Drug Administration, there isn’t enough research showing a benefit to antibacterial soap and long-term use shows a negative effect […]

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May 16, 2017

Six Things You May Not Know about Hospice Care

By Donald Dewhurst, MD Medical Director, CarePartners Home Care and Hospice – Angel Here are six facts about hospice care you need to know: Hospice care is not just for the terminally ill; in fact, hospice services can help patients and families manage care of a loved one with chronic health problems who remains at […]

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