Winter

February 23, 2018

Skiing vs. Snowboarding – Is One Safer than the Other?

By Marc Haro, MD, MSPT As snowboarding took effect as a mainstream sport in the 90s, the sport has seen an astronomical increase in participants, especially with the X generation and millennials of today. Albeit, as access to more equipment became available and ski resorts retrofitted their facilities for use by snowboarders, more and more […]

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February 19, 2018

Spine Injury in December, Olympic Skiing in February – How’s That Possible?

By Marshall Ney, MD After completing her run in a downhill skiing competition in Switzerland this past December, four-time Olympian Lindsey Vonn fell to the ground and appeared to be in immense pain while reaching for her lower back. The 2018 Winter Olympics were less than two months away, and the darling of the U.S. […]

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February 8, 2018

Olympics Curling and Your Posture – What’s the Connection?

By Jennifer Morales, MD While curling is largely a novelty in the U.S. (seems the vast majority of us don’t really understand it), many of us become fascinated by the sport for a few weeks each time the Olympics roll around. Interestingly, there is a lot to be learned from the sport’s reliance on skill […]

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January 29, 2018

As the Flu Epidemic Worsens, Your Keys to Prevention

By Courtney Mull, MD This flu season is making local and national headlines as the number of cases continues to rise. In fact, we are in the midst of the flu epidemic, with a high likelihood that it has not yet peaked. At Mission Health’s hospitals alone, nearly 250 patients were seen with confirmed cases of […]

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January 24, 2018

Have the Flu, or Think You Do? Expert Advice on What to Do

This flu season has been particularly severe, with high number of influenza cases both here in western North Carolina and around the country. There are many steps you can take to prevent catching the flu, but because of the nature of this year’s strain, it may very well affect you or your family at some […]

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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 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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