July 9, 2018

Putting the Patient First – Q&A: The Next Generation of Medical Office Buildings is Here

By Cheri Henshilwood President and CNO at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, Rebecca Carter, answers questions about the offerings inside the Mauzy-Phillips Center at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. Q. What makes care at the Mauzy-Phillips Center so different? A. All providers work within steps of one another at this center. Patient care collaboration occurs seamlessly in […]

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July 3, 2018

Fourth of July Holiday Medical Care Options – What to Know

Summer holidays provide the chance to catch up with friends and loved ones while enjoying all of the wonders of warm weather. Independence Day is a special holiday for many reasons. Yes, the Fourth of July truly is a sure sign that summer is setting in, as well as a terrific opportunity to honor our great […]

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July 3, 2018

Kids Getting Enough Sleep? Expert Recommendations

By Bruce Bacot, MD “If there’s any uncertainty or concern, especially in school-aged children, it is never a bad idea to consider a detailed sleep evaluation,” said Bruce Bacot, MD, pediatric pulmonologist at Mission Children’s Hospital. In youngsters, lack of sleep can be mistaken for conditions like attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Ultimately lack of sleep […]

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July 3, 2018

Bluegrass Legend Raymond Fairchild is Back to Pickin’ His Banjo after CarePartners Rehab

It was news that devastated the local community, as well as bluegrass lovers around the world. In August 2017, renowned banjo player and Canton resident Raymond Fairchild was seriously injured when his riding lawnmower overturned on him. The mower caused him to sustain lacerations, broken bones and a mild brain injury. Fairchild was treated in […]

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July 3, 2018

Happy Campers – Special Retreat Offers Support for Stroke Survivors and Their Caregivers

Marylee Nunley, whose husband survived a stroke, realized her dream of starting a camp for stroke survivors and their families in 2004. What began as a single camp in Illinois has grown into Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp, a national network of stroke camps with the mission of improving the quality of life for stroke […]

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July 3, 2018

Helping Kids with Tourette Syndrome Regain Confidence – A New Tic Protocol

Kelly Hughes’ son Aidan, age 12, has Tourette syndrome, and as a result has experienced tics throughout most of his childhood. Over time, he developed more complex tics, as well as co-occurring conditions like ADHD and OCD. As diagnoses piled up, and doctors continued offering the family new theories and suggestions as to how to […]

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July 2, 2018

Waterfall Safety – Beware of the Dangers while Enjoying their Beauty

By Jonas Karlsson, MD Few things in the natural world awe and inspire as much as waterfalls. Western North Carolina is fortunate to have more than 250 waterfalls in the region, with hundreds of thousands of people visiting their splendor and magnificence every year. Unfortunately, waterfalls bring danger along with their beauty, and each year […]

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June 29, 2018

Pride Month – What Can We Do As a Community?

Diversity enhances the intellectual, emotional, economic, moral and spiritual life of a community. Among the diverse individuals in our own region is our LGBTQ+ community. Pride Month is an annual celebration to bring awareness to the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals have on our communities in our nation and around the […]

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June 29, 2018

Healthy Summer Recipe – Watermelon Feta Salad

The heat of summertime sometimes calls for something cool and refreshing. This fresh and tasty dish is exactly that, plus fresh and healthy to boot! Give this fun recipe a go, and share with those you love at your next gathering of friends and family. Watermelon Feta Salad Ingredients 2 cups diced seedless watermelon 3 […]

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June 28, 2018

Fire Up the Grill with Fruits and Veggies

By Garth Davis, MD It is finally summer, and we can dust the pollen off the grill and start the traditional grilling. But wait, not so fast. Did you know that grilling meat can actually produce chemicals that are carcinogenic? Yes, those black grill lines we love to see on our meat are actually filled […]

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