September 10, 2018

Passport to Understanding – New Program Helps Surgery Patients with Autism

By Jennifer Sellers Five-year-old Taylor Burleson of Leicester has autism and uses a communication device to talk. When he was at the Asheville Surgery Center, an affiliate of Mission Health, to have tubes put in his ears, the new Linked Program pilot the center had implemented to assist children with autism spectrum disorders made his […]

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September 10, 2018

Choosing the Right Sports Bra for Your Next Workout

By Kelly Montague, AT Shopping for a sports bra sounds simple – pick one you like, right? However, many women are unable to find one that is comfortable enough to work out in. Some may avoid exercise altogether due to being self-conscious about how they look and feel, or even because they have pain due […]

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September 7, 2018

What Keeps Us from Getting the Care We Need? Social Determinants of Health

By Gabriel Cade, MD If I see you in the emergency department and end up sending you home it means that I think you’re going to live through your recent illness or injury. But that might not mean that you’re all of a sudden completely “healthy,” right? You’ve still got to take care of yourself. […]

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September 6, 2018

“Don’t Wait. Communicate.” How to Plan Before Emergency Strikes

By Samantha Kappalman Are you prepared when the unexpected happens? Part of our personal wellness includes being prepared in the event of an emergency. As summer comes to a close and the kids are back in school, now is an ideal time to revisit or create your personal and/or family emergency plans. The best time […]

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September 6, 2018

Wait, You Can Reverse Heart Disease? Taking Care of Our Hearts with Food

By Lucy Jones Brian Asbill, MD, cardiologist and board-certified lipidologist, inspires us to think of food as medicine – for not only preventing, but reversing heart disease. Studies have shown that higher meat consumption links to higher risk of coronary heart disease. Coronary heart disease occurs when cholesterol builds up in your heart arteries, which […]

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September 5, 2018

Stressed? Three Healthy Ways to Combat Stress Eating

By Garth Davis, MD Stress has become our constant companion in our fast-paced lifestyles. A little stress has its benefits, without it we might get nothing done, but few of us have just a little stress. The side effects of chronic stress are many and unfortunately include an expanding waistline. There are healthy ways and […]

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August 31, 2018

The Pain of Opioids: Be Aware of the Epidemic in Your Backyard

“An American dies every 19 minutes from opioid or heroin overdose” – U.S. surgeon general. It can happen to anyone – your grandparents, neighbors and children. While not all overdoses are the result of substance abuse, the vast majority are, and addiction doesn’t discriminate. Western North Carolina is in the midst of the opioid epidemic […]

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August 31, 2018

Mission Health Signs Definitive Agreement To Be Acquired By HCA Healthcare

Purchase agreement ensures access to high quality care for everyone in western North Carolina and provides exceptional protections for rural communities; Creates largest per capita foundation in America. Mission Health’s Board of Directors announced today that Mission Health and HCA Healthcare (HCA) have entered into a definitive agreement for HCA to acquire Mission Health. The […]

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