Winter Holidays

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

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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December 28, 2017

Are You Making “SMART” New Year’s Resolutions? Follow These Expert Tips

By Morgan Rettig Clinical Nutritionist Educator With 2018 just around the corner, many of us will be making resolutions and setting goals for the coming year. Resolutions related to health improvements are often at the top of the list with popular picks including losing weight, eating better and exercising more. Unfortunately, only about 8 percent […]

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December 27, 2017

New Year’s Goal to Lose Weight? Why a Focus is Better than a Resolution

By Marit Weikel Behavioral Health Specialist Ah, the end of the year. Time for a brand new calendar and a reinvented life. But most of us who make New Year’s resolutions do not keep our resolutions past February. Our resolutions fail because we set too many, we were too vague, or the resolutions were unrealistic […]

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December 20, 2017

When MAMA Saved Christmas – A Holiday Tale

There are many stories that circulate about Santa Claus, but a Mission Health favorite is the time that MAMA saved Christmas. You know how the story starts: “Twas the night before Christmas …” MAMA flight nurse Barbara Sawyer and flight medic Brian Krickhan were readying their MAMA supplies, when much to their surprise, they received […]

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December 20, 2017

Scrubs the Elf Returns to Mission Health – Follow His Travels Across WNC!

Holiday time at Mission Health brings the annual visits from Scrubs the Elf – making his way around Mission Health locations across western North Carolina to showcase why each department should be on the North Pole’s “nice list.” The first week of Scrubs’ journey around Mission Health included a day at the Mauzy-Phillips Center at […]

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December 18, 2017

Healthy Holiday Recipe – Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. Try these out with your friends and family this holiday season, and “Seasonings Greetings” to you and yours! Roasted Curried Cauliflower Ingredients 1 head cauliflower, broken into large florets, or 2 packages of frozen cauliflower florets 2 tsp olive oil ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp curry […]

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December 15, 2017

Ask the Doctor – Preventing Motion Sickness while Traveling

Anna Lopez-Stratton, MD, of Mission Community Primary Care Haywood, a Service of Transylvania Regional Hospital, answers this common question about motion sickness while traveling. Q: Is there anything I can do to prevent car and airplane sickness? A: There are five simple ways you can prevent motion sickness:  Avoid caffeine, alcohol or big meals before […]

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December 14, 2017

Expert Advice – Avoiding Weight Gain over the Holidays

By Cassy Scott & Elizabeth Holmes Mission Weight Management The average American gains 5-10 pounds during the holiday season and often ends up keeping the weight on permanently. Here are some ways to stay healthy, help keep the pounds off and reverse weight gain and still enjoy the holiday season. It’s a holi-day, not a […]

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