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April 1, 2020

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Community Tele-forum: March 26, 2020 (Audio)

  Highlands-Cashiers Hospital CEO, CNO, Tom Neal, and William Hathaway, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Mission Hospital, discuss the hospital’s COVID-19 preparations and the vision for the future. Click below to listen: Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Community Tele-forum: March 26, 2020 (Download transcript PDF)

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April 1, 2020

Cancer Patients and COVID-19 Q&A

By Robert A. Poarch If you’re a cancer patient in this time of social distancing due to COVID-19, you’re probably feeling particularly susceptible and have a lot of questions surrounding your care. Here to help, Albert Quiery, MD, a board-certified physician who serves as the Medical Director of Mission Medical Oncology, talks about how you […]

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March 31, 2020

Coping with Social Distancing and a Change in Routine

By Micah Krempasky, MD I pride myself on routine. I wake in the wee hours of the mornings. My coffee is set to brew precisely two minutes before my alarm chimes. While I sip my hot brew, I turn on a single lamp, sit in the corner spot on the couch and read my morning […]

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March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Glossary of Terms: What Does It All Mean?

By Cherry Odom, BSN, RN-BC The current worldwide health threat from COVID-19 can seem confusing at times due to the use of unfamiliar terms. So that you can keep up, here is a quick reference glossary explaining some of the words and phrases. anticipatory anxiety: worry and fear when thinking about an event that may […]

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March 25, 2020

Social Distancing and Eating Healthy

By Mary Lindsey Jackson, RN, LDN As social distancing has become the new norm with COVID-19, many people are facing new challenges, such as cooking more frequency at home, planning meals for longer stretches of time and making creative substitutions in the store due to low supplies. These challenges don’t have to mean complete abandonment […]

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March 25, 2020

Behavioral Health during COVID-19 Video Series

Micah Krempasky, MD, and Richard Zenn, MD, psychiatrists with Mission Hospital Behavioral Health, talk about dealing with your emotions and feelings around COVID-19, as well as methods to communicate in a healthy way with your kids and older adults. Coping with Social Distancing (Video transcript) [Micah] So, for anyone who knows me, you will know […]

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March 24, 2020

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Community Tele-forum: March 19, 2020 (Audio)

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital CEO, CNO, Tom Neal, and William Hathaway, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Mission Hospital, discuss the hospital’s COVID-19 preparations and the vision for the future. Click below to listen: Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Community Tele-forum: March 19, 2020 (Download transcript PDF)    

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March 23, 2020

Kids and COVID-19: Pediatric FAQs

What Is COVID-19? COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is a new respiratory disease thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. What Are the Symptoms of COVID-19? Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and can include fever, cough and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Are the Symptoms of COVID-19 Different in Children than in […]

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March 23, 2020

Pregnancy and COVID-19

Information and guidance around the current strain of COVID-19 (coronavirus) is rapidly evolving, and we understand that this may prompt some questions regarding the safety of expectant mothers. We are here to provide you with answers. What Is COVID-19? Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Symptoms […]

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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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