Trauma & Emergency Care

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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