Transylvania Regional Hospital

January 24, 2018

Have the Flu, or Think You Do? Expert Advice on What to Do

This flu season has been particularly severe, with high number of influenza cases both here in western North Carolina and around the country. There are many steps you can take to prevent catching the flu, but because of the nature of this year’s strain, it may very well affect you or your family at some […]

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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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December 27, 2017

Ask the Doc – Healthy Amount of Weight to Lose

Anna Lopez-Stratton, MD, of Mission Community Primary Care Haywood, a Service of Transylvania Regional Hospital, answers this common question about how much weight one should lose on a diet without risking their health. Q: What’s a healthy amount of weight to lose weekly on a diet? A: A goal of one to two pounds per […]

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December 15, 2017

Ask the Doctor – Preventing Motion Sickness while Traveling

Anna Lopez-Stratton, MD, of Mission Community Primary Care Haywood, a Service of Transylvania Regional Hospital, answers this common question about motion sickness while traveling. Q: Is there anything I can do to prevent car and airplane sickness? A: There are five simple ways you can prevent motion sickness:  Avoid caffeine, alcohol or big meals before […]

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December 15, 2017

We’re Back In Network

As you may know, we recently announced we’re back in network with all major insurance carriers available in our region. Although we wish that we had never been out of network, we are grateful that patients can once again receive in-network access to all of Mission Health’s providers and facilities. Effective December 15, Mission Health […]

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October 27, 2017

Navigating Uncertain Waters – Joan’s Inspiring Story of Overcoming Breast Cancer

By Rebecca Alexander Joan Uhler of Brevard is a wife, mother, and a woman of faith. Joan is also one who seeks new adventures and journeys; she loves exploring the world and traveling on cruises with her husband. But in 1996, Joan was faced with an unplanned and daunting journey – a breast cancer diagnosis. […]

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October 24, 2017

Ask the Doctor – Heat vs. Ice when Treating Sore Muscles

Anna Lopez-Stratton, MD, of Mission Community Primary Care Haywood, a Service of Transylvania Regional Hospital, answers this common question about treating sore muscles. Q: For sore muscles, when should I apply heat vs. cold? A: Ice is a good choice to reduce pain and inflammation in acute injuries. Examples of such injuries might include an […]

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September 26, 2017

Help, I’m Spinning! Using Physical Therapy to Stop Vertigo

With eyes fluttering to open, she knew something wasn’t right. When Missie Wilmot’s world started spinning in every direction, she felt out of control. “Opening my eyes made it worse,” said Wilmot. Vertigo is the feeling of spinning or dizziness, and it can be devastating. Brought on by slight movements of the head, vertigo can […]

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September 25, 2017

Is Prostate Cancer Screening Necessary?

By Gregory Carter, MD There have been arguments made against the need for prostate cancer screening, because prostate cancers occur in older men, are slow growing and are not likely to spread or result in death. If screening detects these cancers, through an abnormal PSA blood test or a suspicious nodule in the prostate gland […]

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September 12, 2017

Michele Pilon: “Membership In Mission Health Is Beneficial”

By Michele Pilon President/CNO, Transylvania Regional Hospital One of my top priorities is listening to any community concerns in my role as hospital president and chief nursing officer of Transylvania Regional Hospital. I’ve enjoyed meeting with so many of you via public forums, including the Pisgah Forest and Brevard Rotary Clubs, city council and county commissioner meetings, and a Chamber […]

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