August 3, 2020

What to Consider as Kids Return to School (or Not)

By Karen Vernon With students across the nation returning to in-person or virtual classrooms this fall, Mission Children’s Hospital Medical Director Ansley Miller, MD, FAAP, offered some insight to prepare kids and parents for this transition. Returning to the Classroom Successful return to on-campus settings requires a partnership between schools, local and regional health authorities […]

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July 30, 2020

4 Ways to Create a Healthy Relationship with Your OB/GYN

By Trisha McBride Ferguson Good doctor-patient relationships are important at every stage in life and help ensure the best health outcomes. For women, building a solid connection with their obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) is essential. Whether you’re visiting for birth control, family planning or a regular screening, these suggestions from Alisa Katherine Eanes, MD, an OB/GYN at […]

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July 29, 2020

The Breast Is Best: Baby-friendly Hospitals Support Breastfeeding for Its Lasting Benefits

By Cheri Hinshelwood World Breastfeeding Week in August is a great time to celebrate the long-term health benefits of breastfeeding — the most natural and nutritious way to sustain babies. “Many new moms haven’t had much exposure to breastfeeding and have to learn quickly to gain confidence and an understanding of how to be successful,” […]

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July 27, 2020

Sepsis: Keeping Patients Safe during COVID-19

By Cherry Odom, BSN, RN-BC If you or your loved one has an abnormal temperature, an infection, mental confusion or is extremely ill, do you know what to do? “Don’t wait,” said Angela Morrow, BSN, RN, a sepsis coordinator at Mission Hospital. “Be aware of the signs and seek urgent medical care right away.” “It […]

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July 24, 2020

Bad Blood: Anemia Symptoms, Solutions and a New Treatment Center

By Carolyn Comeau The Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes an anemic performance as “lacking force, vitality or spirit,” but the origins of this usage are definitely rooted in the medical condition of anemia. “The sole purpose of red blood cells,” explained Albert Quiery, MD, hematologist and Medical Director at Mission Medical Oncology, “is to carry oxygen from […]

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July 22, 2020

When Lindsey Bauers Wanted to Donate Her Kidney to Her Father, the Hope Fund Made It Possible

By Jennifer Bringle In 2019, Asheville Specialty Hospital registered nurse Lindsey Bauers faced an almost unimaginable choice. Her father, Lowell Bauers, was in end-stage renal failure, and the only thing that might prolong his life was a kidney transplant. Bauers wanted to give him one of her kidneys, but as a full-time nurse and the […]

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July 20, 2020

Transylvania Regional Hospital Community Tele-forum: July 2, 2020 (Audio)

Transylvania Regional Hospital CEO and Chief Nursing Officer Michele Pilon and Crystal Letterman, Administrative Manager of Clinical Operations at Transylvania Regional Hospital, give an update on the hospital and COVID-19.   Click below to listen: Transylvania Regional Hospital Community Tele-forum: July 2, 2020 (Download transcript PDF)

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July 20, 2020

Healthy Recipe—Oatmeal Pecan Waffles (or Pancakes)

Take this breakfast favorite up a notch. Top with fruit to make it an extra healthy start to your day. ingredients For waffles: 1 cup whole-wheat flour ½ cup quick-cooking oats 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp sugar ¼ cup unsalted pecans, chopped 2 large eggs, separated (for pancakes, see note) 1½ cup fat-free (skim) […]

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July 16, 2020

Avoiding Injury While Recreating Outdoors—But Safe Care Is Available if You Need It

By Carolyn Comeau North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper put a stay-at-home order into effect in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. It was lifted on May 22, to many outdoor enthusiasts’ and athletes’ reliefs. This meant that citizens could again enjoy the outdoors with more frequency, while observing social distancing etiquette. Even though […]

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