Fall

November 27, 2019

Holiday Recipe – Cranberry Orange Pear Sauce

Add a little extra flavor to your holiday dishes this year! Drizzle this Cranberry Orange Pear Sauce, putting a flavorful twist on traditional cranberry sauce. Happy, healthy eating and be well! ingredients  12 oz fresh cranberries 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and diced 1 cup orange juice zest of ½ an orange ¼ cup pure […]

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November 27, 2019

Healthy Recipe – Green Bean Casserole with Cauliflower Sauce

Gathering around the table with friends and loved ones this Thanksgiving? Bring this holiday favorite that puts a healthy twist on green bean casserole. Happy eating and be well! ingredients Roasted green beans and mushrooms 1 medium yellow onion, about 1 cup chopped 1 lb green beans, ends trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces 8 oz […]

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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 25, 2019

Go for the Gourd – Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Thanks to their newfound superfood status, pumpkins will be spending less time on the front porch and more time in recipes and on dinner menus this fall. Plus, they’re amazingly versatile – pureed, mashed or cubed, baked, chilled or sautéed, pumpkin’s mildly sweet taste can get even sweeter or be savory, depending on how you spice […]

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September 30, 2019

Ensuring Our Youngest Cancer Patients Receive State-of-the-art Care Close to Home

By Douglas Scothorn, MD, and Ginna Priola, MD In most people’s lives, September represents the changing of the leaves, pumpkin spice lattes and yellow school buses picking up excited kids returning to school. However, for our families at Mission Children’s Hospital, it’s a month to recognize the courageous battles being fought by their children. September […]

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September 11, 2019

Healthy Recipe – Mushroom Barley Soup

Fall is near! In that spirit, try this hearty – and healthy – easy to make soup to get you in the mood for the crisp air and cooler temperatures. ingredients 1 Tbsp canola oil, divided 1 medium onion, chopped 2 celery ribs, chopped ½ cup pearl barley, rinsed and drained 6 cups reduced-sodium vegetable […]

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May 23, 2019

Don’t Rush Recovery – Why It’s Important to Take Concussions and Head Injuries Seriously

By Sam LaRose People usually associate concussions or head injuries with sports, like soccer, football or basketball, but concussions can happen during recreational activities for fun too. It’s that time of year here in the mountains for western North Carolinians’ favorite outdoor activities – hiking, canoeing or rafting down the river, biking and more. Whether […]

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November 15, 2018

Need a Doctor during the Thanksgiving Holiday? 3 Options for Care

We hope you have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday with good food and good company. Whether you’re spending the holiday waiting for family to arrive, in the kitchen preparing for a feast or cozying up by a fire, the holiday brings friends and family together – and also brings the challenge of finding the […]

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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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October 19, 2018

Fall Recipe – Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

We’re starting to feel those fall temperatures here in the mountains! The crisp air is fresh and chilly enough, but not too chilly, to put chili back on the table. Enjoy this fall-inspired sweet potato and black bean chili recipe that has as much nutritional value as it does flavor. ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil […]

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