Trauma & Emergency Care

July 2, 2018

Waterfall Safety – Beware of the Dangers while Enjoying their Beauty

By Jonas Karlsson, MD Few things in the natural world awe and inspire as much as waterfalls. Western North Carolina is fortunate to have more than 250 waterfalls in the region, with hundreds of thousands of people visiting their splendor and magnificence every year. Unfortunately, waterfalls bring danger along with their beauty, and each year […]

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April 23, 2018

One Year after a Serious Bike Crash, a Thank You to My Caregivers

By Brad Campbell Last July I was involved in a serious bicycle crash in Transylvania County. The last two things I remember were my rear wheel fishtailing and then a hard hit to the head. The excellent team from Transylvania County EMS arrived almost immediately, put my neck in a trauma brace and transported me […]

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April 19, 2018

The Physics of Texting and Driving … and Crashing

By Gabriel Cade, MD, FACEP, FAWM Isn’t driving fantastic? The wind, the efficiency, the music and/or the silence. I mean, yes, it can get boring, and the discomfort increases exponentially with every additional child thrown into the back, but overall, it is one of the extraordinary things we get to do as humans. Aren’t brains […]

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February 6, 2018

Flu Can Lead to Life-Threatening Complications – A True Cautionary Tale

By Karen Vernon “I didn’t see this coming,” Sharon Maxwell says of the virus that changed her life. “I expected to live a full, healthy, long life, and figured if the end came early, it would be from a riding accident or paddling on a rough river. So mine is a cautionary tale about the […]

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June 2, 2017

Mission’s MAMA Team Christens New Helicopter, Honors Late Team Member

By Nancy Lindell It is said that a group doesn’t necessarily constitute a team. At Mission Health, there are more than 12,000 of us who are far more than just a group of employees, we are a team, a family. We are people who strive together in various capacities in the common purpose of caring […]

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June 1, 2017

From the ER – Dr. Cade on Treating Pain and the Dangers of Drug Addiction

By Gabriel Cade, MD Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Pain is part of the human condition. We all experience pain, and we all have different relationships with pain. Part of my job in the ED is to ease your suffering, to address your pain. The beds aren’t bad. You might get a pillow. The blanket warmer […]

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May 19, 2017

Nature Boy – Blue Ridge Regional Hospital’s Dr. Cade Discusses His Time on “Survivor”

By Robert A. Poarch In 2002, 21-year-old Gabriel Cade, MD, tested his lifelong love of adventure on the TV reality show “Survivor: Marquesas.” Fifteen years later, his journey brought him back home to pursue his passion for medicine. What motivated you to pursue medicine? I was raised near Celo, a small Quaker community in Yancey County. […]

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February 15, 2017

Helpful Healthcare Hints: Four Ways to Save Time and Money When You’re Sick

We’ve reached that time of the year when it’s like Halloween for germs, viruses, bugs and allergies to sneak up on every individual they can find and play their nasty tricks on your immune system. One minute you’re feeling great and the next minute you’re hoping for a visit from the Grim Reaper. Reaching that […]

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December 1, 2016

Medical Alert Tattoos: Could One Save your life?

Tattoos. They are arguably one of the greatest forms of self-expression. Tats may also provide invaluable information in the event of an emergency. There is a growing trend, among the trendy, of getting inked to notify medical providers of an existing medical condition. These artful alerts, which are mostly on the wrist and forearm, have […]

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August 12, 2016

My Healthy Life Podcast: Episode 2 – When to Seek Emergency Care

Because healthcare can be complex, we help break it down for you in 20 minutes or less. Tune in with My Healthy Life on the go. Welcome to My Healthy Life – a new podcast by Mission Health. My Healthy Life looks at healthcare from all perspectives, to support people from all walks of life on […]

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