November 12, 2018

Honoring the Call of Duty: Scott Higgins Protects and Serves Mission Health and the Nation

By Rebecca Alexander Jim Kelly II, Executive Director of Information Security at Mission Health, was sure he found the perfect candidate when he was looking to fill the manager role of cybersecurity in his department – it isn’t every day that you come across an Army veteran, Navy Reservist and a cybersecurity expert. When a […]

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November 9, 2018

Download Our Free Thanksgiving Recipe e-Book When You Subscribe

Are you subscribed to Mission Health’s blog? (It’s what you’re reading right now.) If you want more special offers like our free Thanksgiving recipe e-book, stories like this, trending health news like this or wellness and lifestyle tips like this – then our weekly email is the perfect dose of health, wellness and inspiration for […]

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November 9, 2018

Coming to Mission Hospital for a Procedure? Pre-Register and Know Where to Go

Guest services for surgery, including patient check-in, registration and the patient/visitor lobby, as well as valet parking services at Mission Hospital Memorial Campus will move to the Main Visitor Entrance on November 15, 2018. Mission Health has been transforming since our first hospital opened in a five-bedroom house in Asheville 133 years ago. The latest […]

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November 8, 2018

Get in Control of Your Life When You Take Control of Type 2 Diabetes

By Kimberly Freeman, RN, Diabetes Program, and Michael Hanlon, Diabetes Intervention “Let’s get this done. I don’t want diabetes to win.” A powerful quote by Ann, a resident in McDowell County who’s taking control of her diabetes with the Taking Control of Type 2 (TCT2) Diabetes program. Her words symbolize the beginning of a journey […]

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November 8, 2018

Acute Flaccid Myelitis: What to Know about the Rare Condition

By Chelsea Ragland, MD News headlines of a “polio-like illness” affecting children across the United States have many parents in western North Carolina worried. Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare condition that results in weakness or paralysis in children, usually following a respiratory virus. While the particular virus in the current outbreak has not […]

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November 8, 2018

Knowing Your Genetics Can Help You Understand Your Health

By Suzanna Schott, Genetic Counselor Genetic information can have a powerful influence on your healthcare decisions. There are many new genetic health tools being offered to the public, but not all genetic tests are created equal – and every test has its own limitations. It can be an overwhelming task for patients and their families […]

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November 6, 2018

When is it Time to Seek Care for Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

Chances are someone in your circle of family/friends has Alzheimer’s. While seniors enjoy extended life expectancy, Alzheimer’s numbers rise alongside. For those who live past 65, one in five women and one in ten men will develop it. Every five years thereafter the likelihood of contracting it doubles. It ranks sixth in cause of death. […]

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November 6, 2018

The Truth about Smoothies: Are You Doing More Harm Than Good?

By Rachel Vincent, Clinical Nutritionist Educator Health clubs, gyms and organic grocery stores sell them. Exercise infomercials promote them. Smoothie detoxes and cleanses are all over Pinterest. So what’s the truth about smoothies and their impact on weight loss? If you’re not careful, they can actually promote weight gain rather than weight loss. Here’s what […]

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November 6, 2018

Becky Carter: Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Applies for Pathway to Excellence® Accreditation: What It Means for Our Nurses – and Our Community

By Becky Carter President/CNO, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital This month we will share important time and enjoy good food with family and friends as we kick off the holiday season. I’m grateful to share that on November 1, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH) submitted our application for recognition as a Pathway to Excellence® hospital to […]

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November 5, 2018

What Stigma? Always Tell Your Doctor about Anxiety or Depression

By Jesse Pace, DO Around 40 million adults in the US live with an anxiety disorder, impacting 18 percent of the population and making it the most common mental illness in the US. About 16 million people live with depression every year. While both anxiety and depression can be managed, not even 40 percent of […]

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