Features

November 11, 2019

Bladder Matters: What to Know about Keeping It under Control

From dribbles to gushes, leaking urine when you cough, jump, sneeze or lift can be embarrassing. Urology experts explain how to reclaim your freedom from stress incontinence. What causes it? Stress urinary incontinence is defined as the leakage of urine during physical movement or activity, such as coughing, jumping or sneezing. It’s not related to […]

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November 5, 2019

Meet Mission Health’s 2019 Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina

In October, Mission Health nurses and colleagues attended a celebration honoring six of our own as North Carolina’s Great 100 Nurses at the annual Great 100, Inc. Gala. Since 1989, the Great 100, Inc. has recognized admired and influential nurses across North Carolina, recognizing 100 nurses from the state who are nominated by their peers […]

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November 5, 2019

Does Flat Head Syndrome Affect a Baby’s Brain Development?

By Meg Coleman, Nurse Practitioner If you’re a new parent, you may feel concerned about your infant developing flat head syndrome, or positional plagiocephaly. So what can you do about it? Plagiocephaly occurs when a baby’s head develops a flat spot – it can be on either a side or on the back of the […]

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November 5, 2019

Top 5 Reasons to Choose an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

As the only licensed inpatient rehabilitation facility in western North Carolina, CarePartners Rehabilitation Hospital offers an intensive program of therapy and medical management at a hospital level of care. Here’s why CarePartners Rehabilitation Hospital is the best option for your rehabilitation needs: 1. Hospital level of care. “We are licensed as a hospital, so we […]

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November 1, 2019

It’s Personal: How Mission Hospital’s NICU Goes Above and Beyond

Baby Owen was due to enter the world in August of 2016. His mother, Amanda Bauman, 35, of Waynesville, had experienced a healthy pregnancy, and all was going as planned…until an obstetrics appointment in late June led to an emergency C-section. Bauman’s August baby arrived, surprisingly, on June 21. A Sudden Turn of Events “I […]

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October 30, 2019

Tips and Reminders to Avoid the ER on Halloween

Carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating may seem like harmless fun, but Halloween injuries send many children to emergency rooms in the United States every year. Out of eight holidays, Halloween had the fifth-highest number of ER visits involving children aged 18 years and younger, according to 2007-2013 data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, with […]

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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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October 24, 2019

Meet the Artists Whose Work is on Display in the Mission Hospital North Tower (Videos)

Art, Health and Community: A Dose of Inspired Healing By Robert A. Poarch Hospital art — we’ve all walked by them without much thought. That’s about to change. Art in hospitals has been proven to contribute to healing, quicker recovery and comfort in a major way for patients. For the new Mission Hospital North Tower […]

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October 23, 2019

Are You Storing Your Medication Safely? Simple Ways to Prevent Child Poisoning

By Beverly Hopps, Health Educator, Safe Kids WNC/Mission Children’s Hospital Medications are the leading cause of child poisoning. In 2017, 52,000 children were seen in the emergency room for medicine poisoning. That’s one child every eight minutes. Almost all of these visits are because the child got into medicines during a moment alone. Little ones are […]

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October 18, 2019

Tempted by Halloween Candy? Tips and Tricks for a Healthy Halloween

For health-conscious parents, Halloween can be tricky. Do you set limits? Do you let kids decide how much to eat? There isn’t just one right answer. Instead, use your best judgment based on your child’s personality and eating habits. Kids who generally eat just a couple of pieces and save the rest might be trusted […]

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