March 29, 2017

Eight Reasons Laughter May Really Be the Best Medicine

In addition to starting off the month with April Fools’ Day, April is also National Humor Month. With that in mind, here are eight reasons why laughter is one of the easiest ways to improve your well-being and relieve stress: In only 10 minutes of laughing, you can burn as many calories as a half-hour […]

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March 27, 2017

Seven Tips for Avoiding Injury This Spring – Advice from an Athletic Trainer

By Katy Collins Athletic Trainer, Mission Sports Medicine Springtime is upon us, and most of us are eager to get outside and get moving. But, before you jump in headfirst, here are some tips to help you avoid injury and keep you in the game this spring. Before your sport season begins, begin exercising about […]

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March 20, 2017

Healthy Recipe – Quinoa-Stuffed Tomatoes

Springtime brings warmer weather, longer days and – for many of us – a renewed focus on eating right and eating light. This light and delicious seasonal offering will complement any plate this spring. Quinoa-Stuffed Tomatoes Ingredients 4 medium (2½ inches) tomatoes, rinsed 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp red onions, peeled and chopped 1 […]

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March 20, 2017

Spring Training – Advice for Getting Back on Your Fitness Track

By Aaron Vaughan, MD As American musician Henry Rollins said, “In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.” Well, the time to move has come, and doing a couple of simple things can help you get started in the right direction with some helpful tips to boost your progress and enhance your level […]

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March 16, 2017

Skin Safety – The ABCDEs of Potentially Cancerous Moles

By Robert A. Poarch Spring is a great time to start practicing sun safety to protect your skin from cancer. “Detecting skin cancer in its earliest stages ultimately saves lives,” said Trevor Austin, MD, a medical oncologist with Mission Cancer Care and Cancer Care of Western North Carolina, an affiliate of Mission Health. “You can […]

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March 9, 2017

Worried About “Springing Forward” for Daylight Saving Time? How to Stay On Your Sleep Routine

It’s understandable to worry about how your sleep will be affected when your clocks “spring” forward by one hour on Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m., but there are a few steps you can take to avoid disrupting your sleep routine. Transition into the time change a few days before Daylight Saving Time by going to […]

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March 1, 2017

Spring Edition of My Healthy Life Magazine Has Arrived!

We’re excited to share health information and stories of Mission Health making a difference in the well-being of residents of western North Carolina. Here’s some of what you’ll find in the spring edition of My Healthy Life magazine: Aaron Vaughan, MD, offers some great advice on preparing your body for re-entering a more active lifestyle […]

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May 17, 2016

Ask the Doc – Helpful Skin Care Tips for Spring

By Meera Dagli, MD, Mission Internal Medicine As the saying goes, spring comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. During this season, we may see a mix of cool and warmer weather. It is important to moisturize regularly during the drier, cooler weather to avoid cracks in the skin and prevent itching […]

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April 14, 2016

Take Your Salad to the Next Level with Fresh Green Peas & Grilled Chicken

Springtime brings new life and new energy, making it the perfect time for a fresh spin on healthy eating. Try this recipe from Food & Nutrition Services at Mission Health. For more healthy recipe ideas, visit our Pinterest board at pinterest.com/MissionHealthNC/healthy-recipes/. Fresh Green Pea & Grilled Chicken Salad 2-1/2 cup Mixed greens 1/2 cup Green peas 2 tbsp Roasted […]

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March 28, 2016

Spring into Action: Tips for Getting Back in the Exercise Groove

By Jennifer Sellers With the exception of the first few weeks following New Year’s Day, winter is the season when people are the least active. Cold temperatures, limited daylight and inclement weather conspire to keep people indoors — and sedentary. Prolonged hibernation mode isn’t good for the human body. Physical activity is essential for us […]

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