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August 15, 2018

In the Right Hands: Rehab and Physical Therapy at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

By Donna Rhodes featuring Marion Macy, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Marion Macy, Manager of Rehab Services and Physical Therapy, heads the rehab department at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital that turns the impossible into possible. Patients with joint replacements, stroke, severe back pain, cardiac issues, neck pain, shoulder surgery, ankle fractures, knee replacements, or just about any injury or impairment […]

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August 15, 2018

Meet Your Neighbors, the Construction Workers Building the New Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine

By Samantha Kappalman Imagine building your community’s new hospital – the same place where your whole life began. The Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine is a promise for a brighter future and a better experience for patients, families, team members and the community. Since a new hospital for our community was only an idea, more […]

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August 10, 2018

Norovirus: What It Is and How to Prevent Giving and Getting It

By David Buhner, MD, Public Epidemiologist You may have heard recently about an outbreak of norovirus in Brevard, North Carolina impacting more than 200 people. It appears that the outbreak is now over with no new cases diagnosed within 48 hours since it ended; however, hand hygiene and protecting ourselves is still more important than ever. We […]

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August 9, 2018

Farm to Table at Home – 6 Tips to Shop at Your Local Farmers Market

By Mary Lindsey Jackson, Clinical Nutritionist Educator Summer is a favorite season for farmers markets, and there are plenty around town here in western North Carolina. These markets provide a wonderful opportunity to connect with and support the local economy, as well as fill up on fresh, seasonal food items. Offerings at farmers markets can […]

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August 7, 2018

Staying Hydrated – Should You Add Sports Drinks to Your Workout Recovery?

By Aaron Vaughan and Eliza Parker If you listen to the advertising, you might think sports drinks do it all. More energy. Improved performance. Better concentration. But do they? People use sports drinks, such as Gatorade or PowerAde, to replace water (rehydrate) and electrolytes lost from sweating after exercise. A major component of staying hydrated […]

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August 2, 2018

Are Pain Medications Safe for Babies While Breastfeeding?

By Lorrie Harris-Sagaribay, MPH, MotherToBaby North Carolina Safe and effective pain management requires careful consideration for anyone, but breastfeeding moms have an additional factor to consider: the possible effects of pain medications on their breastfeeding babies. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends avoiding the use of codeine and tramadol while breastfeeding. Codeine and […]

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August 1, 2018

Feeling Out of Control of Your Bladder? Don’t Let Urinary Incontinence Slow You Down

By Lee Ann Boyd, Urology Nurse Practitioner Have you ever avoided a social situation, exercise or even just everyday activities because of urinary incontinence? Urinary incontinence, or the involuntary loss of urine, can have an impact on a person’s overall well-being. If it keeps you from everyday life or a special occasion – no matter […]

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July 31, 2018

Topping Out Ceremony Honors Tradition for the Next Generation of Healthcare in WNC

By Samantha Kappalman A Milestone On June 28, Mission Health celebrated a significant milestone on the progress of the new Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine. The Topping Out Ceremony commemorated the structural completion of the facility. The final two steel beams, signed with love by our team members and community, rose high in the sky […]

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July 27, 2018

Mission Leaders Visit an HCA Hospital and Community – Highlights from Facebook Live

Our recent Facebook Live series has been a great opportunity for Mission Health leaders and board members to connect with our community and share what the future of healthcare in western North Carolina might look like with HCA Healthcare. During our latest Facebook Live, we were joined by: Jill Hoggard Green, PhD, RN, Chief Operating […]

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July 26, 2018

What Are You Putting in Your Body? The Difference between Whole and Processed Foods

By Nicole Martinez, Clinical Nutritionist Educator The phrase “you are what you eat” was coined in the early 1800s by a French lawyer, but didn’t become popular in the United States until the 1920s after a doctor strongly believed that food influenced health. The philosophy re-emerged in the 1960s during the organic-food movement as more […]

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