October 3, 2018

Can Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Be Treated?

By Ashley McClary, MD In the past few months, many families have asked about “hand, foot and mouth disease” as they’ve heard of cases at their child’s daycare or school. Given the timeliness of this rising concern, let’s talk about what it is, what to look for, preventing it and relieving its symptoms. Hand, foot […]

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October 3, 2018

Can a Midwife Deliver My Baby?

By Grace Rice, Certified Nurse Midwife As a certified nurse midwife (CNM) working in a collaborative hospital practice, many of our patients show up for their appointments and don’t know that they’re seeing a midwife – let alone what a midwife is. As a result, I often get asked questions like, “Can you deliver my […]

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October 2, 2018

Signs that It’s Time for a Skilled Nursing or Assisted Living Facility

By Ava Emory, Eckerd Living Center On admission, we often hear the story of the event that made it clear that it was time to transition someone’s mother, father or spouse to a nursing home. Some signs include missing medication or taking them too often, leaving the water or stove on, frequent falls, getting lost […]

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October 2, 2018

Painful, Urgent or Frequent Urination? It Could Be Interstitial Cystitis

By Lee Ann Boyd, Certified Urology Nurse Practitioner Do you experience frequent, urgent or painful urination? It can be hard to tell if your bladder is simply active, overactive or if it might be inflamed. It could be interstitial cystitis. What is interstitial cystitis? Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the bladder […]

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October 2, 2018

What’s the Secret to Motivation and Healthy Weight Loss?

By Rachel Vincent, Clinical Nutrition Educator MOTIVATION! When we have it, we can accomplish amazing things. It can be disheartening when we lose it. Before we dive into some ways to avoid getting discouraged with weight loss, let’s debunk two myths about motivation. Myth No. 1: Motivation is energy and passion. Often times, when we […]

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October 1, 2018

Are You at Risk for Whooping Cough? Signs and Symptoms of Pertussis

by Cameron Raley, Infection Prevention Specialist With whooping cough recently in the news, you might wonder what it is and if you’re at risk for getting it. Here are some tips to keep you and your family healthy. First off, what is whooping cough? Known clinically as pertussis, whooping cough is a disease that causes […]

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September 27, 2018

Avenu Health Personalizes Your Healthcare Experience – My Healthy Life Podcast: Episode 15

A human relationship – a connection – is the core of primary care and a key ingredient to health and wellness. That connection can look different for all of us. A new venture, Avenu Health, right here in Asheville is an alternative to the traditional primary care setting. Avenu Health is what’s called a “direct […]

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September 27, 2018

A Parent’s Guide to Talking to Your Kids about Death

By the Mission Hospital Child Life Team Talking with anyone about death and the loss of a loved one is challenging – especially with the little ones. You might not realize how that conversation would go until it’s happening and you find yourself asking, “How do I tell my child?” While they may not fully […]

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