Cold & Flu Prevention

March 19, 2020

Questions about COVID-19? (Video)

By Robert A. Poarch With COVID-19, the safety of Mission Health patients and visitors remains our top priority. Produced March 18, 2020, Mission Health’s Chief Medical Officer William Hathaway, MD, talks about how it’s affecting our community, addressing: • preventative measures for reducing its spread • how Mission Health and HCA Healthcare are sharing resources […]

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March 18, 2020

COVID-19: 6 Tips for Coping with the Stress (Infographic)

News about COVID-19 seems to be everywhere. It’s normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis. To deal with your emotions in a healthy way have a plan ready in case you do start to feel overwhelmed. (Transcript below infographic)   Download PDF. COVID-19 (coronavirus): 6 Tips for Coping with the […]

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March 4, 2020

COVID-19 Update – Answers to Common Questions

By Robert A. Poarch The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19). North Carolina reported it’s first case of COVID-19 on March 3, 2020. William R. Hathaway, MD, FACC, Chief Medical Officer, North Carolina Division, HCA Healthcare, offers information to clear up some of the mystery surrounding the COVID-19. What […]

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January 18, 2020

Handle with Care: Managing Cold and Flu Season for Mothers-to-be

By Trisha McBride Ferguson Winter weather means cooler temperatures and an increase in the occurrence of colds and influenza (the flu). For pregnant women and those breastfeeding, these common ailments bring special considerations. Knowing what to do if you catch a cold or the flu is important to keeping both mother and baby healthy. Safety […]

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December 5, 2019

Tips for Exercising and Staying Healthy during Cold and Flu Season

By Benjamin Heyen, MD, Primary Care Worried about cold or flu impacting your exercise regimen? It can be frustrating when you’re feeling under the weather and don’t have the energy to work out. And sometimes, that cold weather may increase your motivation for a cozy night in instead of making it to the gym or […]

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November 13, 2019

What Goes Around Comes Around: Are You Prepared for Flu Season?

Don’t spread the flu! Stay home if you’re sick. Wash your hands frequently. Avoid touching your face, mouth, nose or eyes. Cover your mouth with a tissue, or sneeze or cough into your sleeve. Help prevent the flu by getting your vaccine! The 2017-2018 flu (influenza) season was one of the deadliest with 48.8 million […]

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October 17, 2019

You Can Protect Yourself and Others with the Flu Vaccine, Take Flu Seriously

This year marks the centennial anniversary of the 1918 influenza (flu) pandemic that is still remembered as one of the worst plagues in history. It’s estimated that 500 million people were infected by the 1918 flu virus and at least 50 million people or more died worldwide from the strain, including an estimated 675,000 Americans. […]

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October 10, 2019

Not Sure about the Flu Shot? Get the Facts on Common Flu Vaccine Myths

Just when flu season is starting again, it feels like it just ended. And every year, we know plenty of people tip toe around getting the annual flu vaccine. Does it actually work? Is it even effective? Before you decide to skip out on this year’s flu vaccine, get the facts on these common myths […]

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January 9, 2019

Think Fast – 5 Things to Know When You’re Sick and Need Care

Being sick isn’t fun for anyone. Other than worrying about getting better as soon as possible, the last things you want to do is spend too much money on getting better or spend too much time away from your bed or couch. When you’ve exhausted your mother’s advice, and saltines and clear liquids aren’t cutting […]

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November 2, 2018

Daylight Saving Time Ends on Sunday – Sleep, Health and Safety Tips to Fall Back

This Sunday, November 4, we set our clocks back an hour. The move back to standard time might leave you dragging come Monday morning, but there are some things you can do to help you fall back an hour without falling out of your usual sleep schedule. In addition to taking steps to be well rested, the […]

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