Wellness

December 13, 2018

I Did it My Way – Bariatric Surgery Helped Kendra Hamm Achieve Health and Weight-loss Success

It was never about the weight. That’s what Kendra Hamm, a paralegal who lives in Sylva, had to say about her decision to undergo bariatric surgery. “My motivation throughout this whole process has always been about my health,” said Hamm. “I was never motivated by losing weight, per se, or being thin or wearing a […]

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December 13, 2018

A Guide to Eating Healthy This Holiday Season – How to Handle 4 Common Challenges and Stay on Track

Is your calendar filling up with holiday socials and events? It can be easy to get out of your daily routine for food, exercise and even personal time this time of year. We may find ourselves more stressed than usual trying to spread cheer to others, get the kids to their holiday events – with […]

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December 11, 2018

Surviving Sepsis: Patient Returns to Say Thank You to Care Team One Year after Severe Sepsis

A little more than a year ago, Jana Watts, MD, found herself a patient in critical condition in her place of work. Jana walked into the Mission Hospital emergency room and was on a ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) less than twenty-four hours later suffering from sepsis. As her condition deteriorated, every tool […]

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December 9, 2018

Safety First – 5 Tips to a Fun + Safe Winter Wonderland in WNC

Extreme winter weather is always a possibility this time of year. Follow these safety tips to help you stay healthy.

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December 6, 2018

Snow Problem – Winter Weather Safety, How and Where to Get Care in WNC

Winter weather with a chance of snow or freezing rain is in the forecast. Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to being prepared and being well during colder and wintry weather, including when and where to seek care if you find yourself caught in a snowstorm. 1. Have an emergency […]

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December 6, 2018

Give the Gift of Good Health This Holiday Season – Healthy Gift Ideas

Wondering what to gift your loved ones this holiday season? Look no further than giving the gift of health! Sometimes the things that we need the most are the things we keep putting off buying for ourselves. Who doesn’t love a gift that’s something they’ll actually use? Indulge in the practicality, simplicity and thoughtfulness of […]

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November 29, 2018

Embrace the Cold – 7 Tips to Keep Up Your Fitness Regimen this Winter

Why is it that settling into the winter season comes so easy? Whether you’ve spent the last six months training or you’re just getting started after a long hiatus, as soon as the days get shorter and temperatures begin to drop, excuses surface. When this happens, that little voice tends to talk you “out of” […]

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November 29, 2018

More than Sex – Sexual Health Is an Important Part of Our Well-being

By Aleece Fosnight, Urogynecology When you hear or see the word “sex,” what comes to your mind? Do you cringe because it reminds you of all the negative things your parents or other adults said about it? Does it bring you curiosity because you are looking into ways to spice up your relationship? Or, are […]

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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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