Wellness

November 20, 2018

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and the Cradle to Grave Phenomena – My Healthy Life Podcast: Episode 16

“A cradle to grave phenomena.” That’s how our subject matter expert in this episode of My Healthy Life refers to STDs. Not quite dinner table talk, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are indeed something that need to become more normalized in our conversations. Despite the common idea that teens or young people are more susceptible, STDs […]

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November 20, 2018

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe: Plant-Based Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

If you’ve already downloaded our free Thanksgiving recipe e-book, then this dish caught your eye – and taste buds! – at first glance. Our Plant-Based Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie is the perfect combination of sweet and savory – plus, it’s nutritionist-approved, mindful and full of flavor. If you’re looking for something last-minute to whip up […]

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November 19, 2018

Worried about Salmonella? Use Proper Cooking Techniques for Your Turkey

Rule No. 1 on Thanksgiving: don’t thaw your turkey on the counter! So, how do you thaw a turkey? Turkey is a staple on holiday menus like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter – it’s estimated that 46 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving each year. The CDC and its partners are investigating an outbreak of anti-drug […]

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November 15, 2018

Need a Doctor during the Thanksgiving Holiday? 3 Options for Care

We hope you have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday with good food and good company. Whether you’re spending the holiday waiting for family to arrive, in the kitchen preparing for a feast or cozying up by a fire, the holiday brings friends and family together – and also brings the challenge of finding the […]

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November 14, 2018

Making Good: Discover Untold Stories in Our Annual Report

In 1885 a group of Asheville women formed “the Little Flower Mission” and opened a small hospital in a rented five-room house to help meet the healthcare needs of their local mountain community. Mission Health’s founders could little imagine the ways their Mission would grow and evolve over the next 133 years. Our mission – […]

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November 9, 2018

Download Our Free Thanksgiving Recipe e-Book When You Subscribe

Are you subscribed to Mission Health’s blog? (It’s what you’re reading right now.) If you want more special offers like our free Thanksgiving recipe e-book, stories like this, trending health news like this or wellness and lifestyle tips like this – then our weekly email is the perfect dose of health, wellness and inspiration for […]

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November 8, 2018

Get in Control of Your Life When You Take Control of Type 2 Diabetes

By Kimberly Freeman, RN, Diabetes Program, and Michael Hanlon, Diabetes Intervention “Let’s get this done. I don’t want diabetes to win.” A powerful quote by Ann, a resident in McDowell County who’s taking control of her diabetes with the Taking Control of Type 2 (TCT2) Diabetes program. Her words symbolize the beginning of a journey […]

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November 6, 2018

When is it Time to Seek Care for Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

Chances are someone in your circle of family/friends has Alzheimer’s. While seniors enjoy extended life expectancy, Alzheimer’s numbers rise alongside. For those who live past 65, one in five women and one in ten men will develop it. Every five years thereafter the likelihood of contracting it doubles. It ranks sixth in cause of death. […]

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November 6, 2018

The Truth about Smoothies: Are You Doing More Harm Than Good?

By Rachel Vincent, Clinical Nutritionist Educator Health clubs, gyms and organic grocery stores sell them. Exercise infomercials promote them. Smoothie detoxes and cleanses are all over Pinterest. So what’s the truth about smoothies and their impact on weight loss? If you’re not careful, they can actually promote weight gain rather than weight loss. Here’s what […]

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November 5, 2018

What Stigma? Always Tell Your Doctor about Anxiety or Depression

By Jesse Pace, DO Around 40 million adults in the US live with an anxiety disorder, impacting 18 percent of the population and making it the most common mental illness in the US. About 16 million people live with depression every year. While both anxiety and depression can be managed, not even 40 percent of […]

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