Wellness

January 15, 2019

Birthmarks Explained: Should You Be Concerned about Your Child’s Birthmark?

Is a birthmark more than a birthmark? Most of us have birthmarks or a mark on the skin that is present when we are born or soon after. Where do they come from? Why do we have them? Our expert, William Allen, MD, with Mission’s Fullerton Genetics Center explains. Some people believe birthmarks to be […]

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January 14, 2019

Making Decisions with Your Child Now to Help Protect Against HPV Later

By Stephen Kimmel, MD Elizabeth Stone famously wrote, “Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” As parents we are tasked with nurturing our young ones, protecting them and preparing them to live full lives. Some things […]

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January 9, 2019

Educate Before You Medicate – 5 Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist

Have you ever picked up a prescription, gotten home and realized you have questions about it? Next time you leave the pharmacy, leave with your prescription and your questions answered when you ask your pharmacist these five essential questions. Prescriptions can be confusing – especially if you have to take more than one (at the […]

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January 9, 2019

Think Fast – 5 Things to Know When You’re Sick and Need Care

Being sick isn’t fun for anyone. Other than worrying about getting better as soon as possible, the last things you want to do is spend too much money on getting better or spend too much time away from your bed or couch. When you’ve exhausted your mother’s advice, and saltines and clear liquids aren’t cutting […]

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January 2, 2019

Winter Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe – A Quick and Simple Healthy Dish

The best healthy dishes are those that are also simple and quick. This winter kale and brussels sprout salad is right on time for winter’s colder days and even fits in to any New Year’s healthy-eating resolutions. Winter Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad ingredients ¼ cup fresh Meyer (or regular) lemon juice 2 tsp Dijon […]

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December 27, 2018

Trending Health and Wellness Topics in 2018 – What You Loved Most

Mission Health’s blog is a hub of health and wellness information that thousands of you relied on in 2018 – 200,000 to be exact! In 2018, you took to heart important flu vaccine and safety information; you read stories of encouragement about your neighbors, kept up with the latest Mission Health news and events, and […]

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December 21, 2018

Is Your Home Fall Proof? How to Safeguard Your Home for the Holidays

Are you preparing your home to be cozy and festive for family and friends this holiday? As you’re tidying and decorating, keep in mind how you can help prevent falls and accidents in the house by modifying your home. Twelve million older adults fall every year and the number is rising – that’s more than […]

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December 19, 2018

How, When and Where to Get Care during the Holidays

Spread cheer this holiday season – not germs! We hope you have a happy and healthy holiday – but if you find yourself in need of medical care this Christmas, New Year or any day in between, don’t think twice! With Mission Health, you can get care online or in-person – even during the holidays. […]

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December 19, 2018

What Goes In Must Come Out – How a Toxic Bladder Can Lead to Cancer over Time

By John Burns, MD As you head to the bathroom during your commercial break of “Christmas Vacation” this holiday, a little indulgence is okay, but try to avoid the smoke from Uncle Eddie’s cigar or the toxic lime Jell-O mold that Aunt Bethany brought. The point is that many of the things that we put […]

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December 18, 2018

17 Simple Ways to Take Care of Yourself during the Holidays

Dr. Robyn Restrepo, Family Medicine Physician at Mission Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, loves to see and treat her patients, but what thrills her most is their attentive self-care for optimum health. “The season is upon us,” she says, “And while there’s no evidence the holidays cause more illness, people are more susceptible to health problems, particularly after […]

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