Winter Holidays

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 23, 2016

Ten Tips to Avoid Asthma Issues Over the Winter Holidays

Dr. Stephen Julius, a pediatric pulmonologist at Mission Children’s Hospital, offers expert advice on managing your child’s asthma during the holiday season, as seen in WNC Parent. The holidays are a time to rejoice with friends and family. Your celebration should not include sleepless nights caring for your child’s asthma or trips to the emergency […]

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December 22, 2016

Scrubs the Elf Goes Behind the Scenes at the Mission Hospital Operating Room

Hey there, kiddos – both young and old, alike! Scrubs the Elf here again, this time to tell you about my fascinating visit to the Mission Hospital Operating Room! During my visit the OR, I had to perform an emergency laparoscopic cholecystectomy on Santa Claus! He had to have his gallbladder removed because of all the […]

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December 22, 2016

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 21, 2016

Holiday Advice for Moms-To-Be and New Moms

By Michelle Porter Tiernan Lorrie Harris-Sagaribay, coordinator of MotherToBaby NC, answers questions for moms-to-be and new moms I’m pregnant. Is an occasional glass of wine okay? There is no “safe” level of alcohol during pregnancy. Exposure to alcohol has a direct effect on your baby’s brain development throughout, and even after, pregnancy. Avoid risks by […]

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December 21, 2016

Scrubs the Elf Makes the Rounds at CarePartners in Asheville

Hey there, kiddos – both young and old, alike! Scrubs the Elf here again, this time to tell you about my wonderful visit to CarePartners in Asheville! I kicked-off my visit at the HR department, where I found some members of the holiday celebration team meeting about all of the fun plans for the holiday season. […]

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December 19, 2016

Nativity Scene at Mission is a Work of Art with its Own History

If you visit Mission Hospital’s St. Joseph Campus circle this holiday season, you’ll see a little bit of history in the form of a life-size Nativity display. Each year, the Nativity goes on display after Thanksgiving until the first week of January. Though the Nativity is beautiful, it’s more than 25 years old and has […]

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December 19, 2016

Scrubs the Elf Meets the Team at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

Hello again and howdy ho, boys and girls! Scrubs the Elf here again to tell you about my latest holiday stop at Mission Health…Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. While in Highlands, I started by visiting with the fine folks in the Laundry department. David and Karen were surprised to find me folding the towels! I really made the rounds – I […]

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December 16, 2016

Scrubs the Elf Meets the Team at the McDowell Birthing Center

Hello again and howdy ho, boys and girls! Scrubs the Elf here again to tell you about my latest holiday stop at Mission Health…the McDowell Birthing Center at McDowell Hospital. What a fantastic time it was in Marion! During my visit, I saw the team members provide excellent care for their patients. I saw the them: […]

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December 14, 2016

Sorrow in Times of Celebration – Coping with Grief During the Holidays

By Jason Schneider For most people, the holidays are a time of counting blessings and spending time with family and friends. But for many others, this time of year serves as a reminder of what they’ve lost. How do you cope with grief during the holidays? Diane Brooks, MACE, manages the Safe Harbor Grief program […]

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