Summer

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

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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July 20, 2017

Summer Events Summary – Health & Wellness Classes, Support Groups and More

By Gabe Bryson Did you know Mission Health is offering more than 30 support groups, classes, programs and other events for you and your loved ones this summer? Best of all, many of them are free. Support groups Being in a community with others through a support group with a leader-by-experience can be a very […]

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July 19, 2017

Mosquitoes Are Back, Is Zika a Concern This Summer? An Expert Q&A

By Kendall Stacey RN & Board Certified Infection Prevention Specialist Q: Has there been a resurgence of Zika in the US this summer? A: The US is only seeing travel-related cases at this time. Keep in mind, Zika is caused by the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on a person […]

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July 14, 2017

Healthy Hydration – Summer Workouts Need Special Attention to Fluids

By Aaron Vaughan & Eliza Parker With the hot weather upon us, every level of athlete should consider their hydration status and how it can affect their performance and recovery. As one sweats during exercise, both water and salts are lost, which can lead to a reduction in blood volume, an increase in the amount […]

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June 30, 2017

Parenting Tips – Helping Children Avoid Summer Weight Gain

Andrea Branton, a pediatric dietitian at Mission Children’s Hospital, offers expert advice on helping your children avoid weight gain this summer, as seen in WNC Parent. Naturally you would think that it would be easy for your child to stay healthy and not gain weight over summer break. Over the summer there are more opportunities to […]

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June 29, 2017

Healthy Summer Recipe – Savory Potato Salad

Warm weather means fun and hanging out with friends. Check out this simple — and healthy — dish that’s great for any summer gathering. Savory Potato Salad Ingredients 6 medium potatoes (about 2 pounds) 2 stalks celery, finely chopped 2 scallions, finely chopped ¼ cup red bell pepper, coarsely chopped ¼ cup green bell pepper, coarsely […]

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June 16, 2017

Active at Any Age – Summertime Outdoor Activities for Seniors

By Jason Schneider Staying active is good at any age. And for seniors and older adults, warmer weather brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. “There are so many great things that older adults can do in the summer,” said Britney McConnell, LRT/ CTRS, recreation therapist with CarePartners PACE. “Take advantage of what is […]

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June 8, 2017

Healthy Summer Recipe – Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Warm weather means fun and hanging out with friends. Check out this simple — and healthy — dish that’s great for any summer gathering. Jamaican Jerk Chicken Ingredients ½ tsp cinnamon, ground 1½ tsp allspice, ground 1½ tsp black pepper, ground 1 Tbsp hot pepper, chopped 1 tsp hot pepper, crushed, dried 2 tsp oregano, crushed […]

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May 25, 2017

Summertime Healthcare Tips – Walk-In Primary Care for Non-Emergency Conditions

Ah, summertime. The kids are out of school, the weather is warm, the backyard is calling your name, and the long-awaited vacation is right around the corner. But alas, summertime. The weather brings the bugs, the sunshine brings sunburn, the family picnic brings a stomach bug, and the kids being out of school brings more […]

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