Wellness

August 4, 2017

Vaccines Aren’t Just for Kids – Immunization Is Recommended for All Ages

By Megan Brooks If you have school-age kids, you’re most likely familiar with vaccinations. But, what about you? As uncommon as it might sound, vaccines are not just for kids. Vaccines are just as important for adults as they are for children. While most vaccines received during childhood are essential to protect against common childhood […]

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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 7, 2017

What Are the Best Oils to Use When Cooking?

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator At Mission Weight Management, we’re often asked which oils are the best to use when cooking. The answer may surprise you – none. Liquid oil is 100 percent fat, a calorie-dense nutrient, meaning it packs a lot of calories into a very small portion. There are 120 calories in […]

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July 7, 2017

The Truth about Antibacterial Soap – What Should You Be Using to Wash Your Hands?

By Kendall Stacey RN & Board Certified Infection Prevention Specialist Recent research on antibacterial soap shows that triclosan, usually the main ingredient in antibacterial soap, is a carcinogenic – a cancer-causing agent. According to the Food and Drug Administration, there isn’t enough research showing a benefit to antibacterial soap and long-term use shows a negative effect […]

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March 17, 2017

Healthcare Tips – Save Time and Money with Walk-In Primary Care

It’s 9 pm on a Tuesday and suddenly you’re not feeling so hot. You know you should see a doctor, but you also know your doctor’s office is closed. Decision time. Urgent care? Emergency room? Neither of these are ideal. Luckily, there’s another option. To avoid racking up medical bills at the emergency room, or […]

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March 8, 2017

March 8 is National “What’s on Your Plate” Day – Understanding the Importance of Portion Size

By Laura Tolle Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator March 8 is National “What’s on Your Plate” Day. As a dietitian/nutritionist, I dread it when people look at my plate and into my grocery cart. It’s not easy to always eat what you are supposed to. I get it. The days are busy, and […]

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February 10, 2017

Adventures In Wellness – Change is Good

In this recurring blog series, Karen allows us to follow along on her journey toward better health. She has set her mind to losing weight and getting fit, and to help her reach those goals, she is tapping into a number of resources Mission Health has to offer.  By Karen Vernon “You never change,” my physician […]

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January 4, 2017

You Can Do It! How to Succeed with New Year Wellness Goals

By Marit Weikel Mission Weight Management Center The turning of the calendar is a great time to set a wellness goal. Check out these simple tips to help you set the right goal and stay on track all year long: Choose a meaningful goal. People often make resolutions that don’t accurately reflect what matters most. Often […]

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December 6, 2016

Adventures In Wellness – Getting Well with Telehealth

In this recurring blog series, Karen allows us to follow along on her journey toward better health. She has set her mind to losing weight and getting fit, and to help her reach those goals, she is tapping into a number of resources Mission Health has to offer.  By Karen Vernon A few months ago, despite […]

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December 5, 2016

Shopping to Do? Eight Thoughtful – and Healthy – Ways to Say Happy Holidays

Make your holiday gift giving a way to help loved ones stay healthy all year. Where to find them? Mission Health, of course. Check out shopmissionhealth.org! We’ve got eight wellness ideas for everyone on your list: How about an Essential Oil Diffuser. Nothing like a little peppermint wafting through the air. We’ve got the Fitbit […]

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