September 13, 2019

Michele Pilon: Transylvania Regional Hospital Holds Preparedness Event to Ensure Community Safety

By Michele Pilon Chief Executive Officer, Transylvania Regional Hospital We associate patient care with hospitals, and there’s no question that our caregivers at Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) are laser-focused on our patients each and every day. There’s another type of caregiving that’s more “under the radar,” however. We attend to it constantly within the hospital, […]

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September 13, 2019

Carol Wolfenbarger: World Sepsis Awareness Day Highlights How to Identify, Prevent and Treat This Serious Condition

By Carol Wolfenbarger Chief Executive Officer, Mission Hospital McDowell In this column, I’ve talked about a range of health conditions, from diabetes to mental health, in an effort to raise awareness and explain treatment options and the recovery process. This month, I want to talk about a condition that doesn’t get a lot of attention, […]

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September 13, 2019

Tim Layman: Quantity and Quality Matter: Consider Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s Sleep Center if You’re Not Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

By Timothy Layman Interim Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital The importance of high-quality sleep can’t be emphasized enough within the context of your overall health. Proper sleep allows our brains to promote healing, recharge and gives us a break from the constant stimuli we process 24/7. Many realities of modern life conspire to […]

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September 13, 2019

Becky Carter: It’s a Numbers Game: How Knowledge of Four Key Health Readings Impacts Your Disease Risk and Overall Health

By Becky Carter Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital If you don’t know where you stand, you don’t know where you’re going. This phrase holds especially true in healthcare, particularly as it pertains to each individual’s overall health. Clinicians tell their patients routinely to “know their numbers,” but what does this actually […]

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September 11, 2019

Colorectal Cancer Awareness: Stay Informed about Your Risk and Get Screened

By Karen Gorby Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Angel Medical Center Even though March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, it’s important to be aware of this disease all year round. It’s the third leading cause of deaths related to cancer in the United States and sadly, according to the American Cancer Society, the disease is […]

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September 11, 2019

Healthy and Fun: Tips for a Healthier Experience at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair

By Rachel Vincent, Registered Dietitian An annual western North Carolina tradition is here: the North Carolina Mountain State Fair. With food trucks and vendors serving fair favorites, like candy apples, homemade ice cream, corn dogs, fried Twinkies and funnel cakes, it can be all too easy to cave in to the temptation. But with a […]

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