January 11, 2018

Putting the “We” in “Weight Loss” – How Bobby of Asheville Discovered Weight Loss Is a Team Effort

“My story is about the opportunities I’ve been given by the professional people on the third floor at 1 Hospital Drive,” said Bobby Somerville of Asheville. If you want to get to the core of Somerville’s weight loss-success, it’s that in a nutshell. In Mission Weight Management Center he’s found a family. One that has […]

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January 10, 2018

Ahead of the Curve – A Custom Remodeling Helmet Corrected Baby Janie’s Skull

“Janie was born with the most beautiful, round head, and I couldn’t stop kissing it,” said her mother, Kandace Sherman. Moms quickly learn the details of their newborns – from their features to newly forming habits. It wasn’t long before Janie’s family noticed she mostly slept on her right side, and her head wasn’t quite […]

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January 10, 2018

Demystifying Metabolism – The Science behind the Weight Loss

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator We’ve all heard the complaint “I have a slow metabolism” when someone feels frustrated with weight management. To break this feeling of powerlessness, it’s helpful to understand metabolism to influence it in a healthy way. Weight management shines the spotlight on energy metabolism, which continuously shifts up and down […]

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January 9, 2018

Migraine Headaches in Children and Teens – Advice and Recommendations

By Joanne Prinzhorn, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Mission Children’s Hospital The complaint of a headache is the most common neurologic symptom encountered in a pediatric practice. Therefore, it is important for parents to understand basic steps to help with this problem. At the onset of a headache: Give your child prescription headache medication if prescribed or […]

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January 8, 2018

PCOS in Adolescents – What You Need to Know about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Evelyn M. Artz, MD, of Mission Children’s Specialists in Asheville, offers answers about this fairly common condition in young women. Q: What is polycystic ovarian syndrome? Dr. Artz: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects adolescent and adult women. It is a fairly common condition, thought to affect somewhere between 5-10 percent of […]

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January 8, 2018

Is Screening for Prostate Cancer Always the Right Decision?

By Matthew D. Young, MD, MBA One of my recent blogs talked about the controversy behind prostate cancer screening, and recently I came across a great article that unpacks this discussion and takes it a step further. More healthcare is not necessarily better healthcare, and when it comes to screening for cancer in older patients […]

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January 5, 2018

Broadcasting Hope – Local Radio Personality Sharon Green Shares her Story of Cervical Cancer Survival

Country music is story driven. That’s one of the reasons fans of the genre love it so much. Story can evoke emotion, create connection and inspire change. But a powerful story doesn’t have to be accompanied by a banjo or fiddle to motivate its listeners. Sometimes, just a single voice carrying out over the airwaves […]

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January 4, 2018

Michele Pilon: Strengthened by Membership in Mission Health

By Michele Pilon President/CNO, Transylvania Regional Hospital As we enter 2018, many of us have carefully considered our New Year’s resolutions. We’re now all ready to live up to the goals we’ve set for ourselves, or at least give it our best shot. Our goal at Transylvania Regional Hospital is the same this year as […]

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January 4, 2018

Time Saving Meal Prep Strategies – 6 Tricks to Faster, Healthier Meals

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutrition Educator We all want to save time on meal preparation. But we also don’t want to sacrifice healthy meals along the way. These six methods will help you cut down on your time in the kitchen while maintaining your health-friendly meal planning. Get organized – Organization is paramount. Choose a consistent […]

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January 4, 2018

Linked Program Pilot Supports Autistic Children at Asheville Surgery Center

By Lisa A. Clark, MSN, RN, PCCN There is a saying frequently heard about autism: “If you have met a person with autism, that’s all you have done is met one person.” Realizing that each autistic person having surgery at the Asheville Surgery Center (ASC) needs individualized care, a multidisciplinary team recently implemented the evidence-based […]

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