Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

May 3, 2019

Becky Carter: Outlining What Well-Woman Care Looks Like throughout the Lifespan

By Becky Carter Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital On May 14, we will appreciate the mothers in our lives – whether they’re our biological moms or simply women who are like mothers to us. May is also, quite fittingly, National Women’s Health Month, which makes me reflect on the fact that […]

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April 18, 2019

Becky Carter: Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Recognizes National Healthcare Decisions Day, Provides Education to Community on the Power of Advanced Medical Directives

By Becky Carter Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital As we welcome the beauty and warmer temps of spring, it’s also an ideal time to do a little spring cleaning, and our file cabinets are a great place to start. Papers seem to multiply so quickly in our homes and offices, but […]

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April 17, 2019

Kidney Stone Treatment, Causes and Prevention

By Linda Gale, PA Studies show that approximately 1 in 11 people in the US will have a kidney stone at some point in their life, and residents in western North Carolina have a higher rate of needing kidney stone treatment than the rest of the country. These rates continue to increase and may be […]

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April 12, 2019

Alcohol and Its Impact on Your Health

By Gabriel Cade, MD The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has designated April as Alcohol Awareness Month. Alcohol is, of course, one of the most visible and accessible drugs in our society. Despite a growing understanding of the health risks and dangers of alcohol abuse, more Americans than ever before consume alcohol on […]

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March 27, 2019

Don’t Assume: The ABCs of Colonoscopies

By Robert Roddenberry, MD Don’t Assume is the Colorectal Cancer Alliance’s 2019 campaign, and their goal is to challenge assumptions and misconceptions about colorectal cancer by dispelling myths and raising awareness. Inspired by the campaign, we asked Robert Roddenberry, MD, to discuss common assumptions about colonoscopies and answer what exactly happens before, during and after a […]

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March 11, 2019

Becky Carter: How Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Helps You Fall Asleep, Stay Asleep and Address Sleep Problems

By Becky Carter President/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Shuteye. ZZZZZs. Slumber. Whatever you call it, sleep is an often overlooked but significant pillar of health. High quality, uninterrupted sleep is key to keeping our bodies healthy and promoting the healing process. Our modern world, however, throws obstacles in front of us at nearly […]

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February 8, 2019

Becky Carter: Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Seeks to Raise Awareness about Gender Disparities and Heart Disease

By Becky Carter President/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Hearts are the theme for February. Aside from Valentine’s Day celebrating romance, February is also National Heart Month. Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of Americans. We talk a lot about how to lower our risk for heart disease by eating better, avoiding tobacco, […]

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January 14, 2019

Making Decisions with Your Child Now to Help Protect Against HPV Later

By Stephen Kimmel, MD Elizabeth Stone famously wrote, “Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” As parents we are tasked with nurturing our young ones, protecting them and preparing them to live full lives. Some things […]

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January 14, 2019

Becky Carter: Five Easy Steps for a Healthier 2019

By Becky Carter President/CNO, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Welcome to 2019! Many of us – myself included – think about adopting new health resolutions after a holiday season of extravagant meals and abundant sweets. The problem is that usually, after just a few months, we fall back to our old ways again. Why? Because our […]

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December 11, 2018

Becky Carter: Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Thanks Community and Team for Their Trust, Service and Compassionate Commitment to Our Patients

By Becky Carter President/CNO, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital 2018 has been an amazing year for Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH), and as we end the year, I feel immense gratitude. So many individuals and groups contribute to our success, and I don’t forget that for a single moment. First, I want to thank our patients. […]

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