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August 22, 2019

Suite Smart: New Mission Hospital McDowell Birthing Suites Give Families Comfort and Security

Bringing a baby into the world is one of life’s most joyful events. In western North Carolina expectant parents are enjoying the amenities and enhanced safety offered by Mission Hospital McDowell’s five new state-of-the-art birthing suites. Margaret Sullivan, MD, obstetrician and gynecologist at Mission Women’s Care – McDowell and service line leader of Women’s Services […]

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August 21, 2019

A New Normal: A Custom Prosthetic Hand Gave Young Cheyanne Her Childhood Back

By Robert A. Poarch “Before, Cheyanne would hide her hand. If I went to introduce her to people, she would stick it in her pocket a lot, or in her hoodie, or hide it behind her back if she didn’t have a pocket,” said mother Jessica Worley of Asheville. “She doesn’t have to worry anymore. […]

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August 16, 2019

9 Vaccines for Your Kids – A Guide to Essential Immunizations

School supplies aren’t the only back-to-school essentials. Childhood vaccinations also top the list of must-haves. Whether it’s your little one’s first day of preschool or your high school graduate is heading off to college, getting your children immunized on time will help them stay healthy long after the school year ends. Vaccines protect individuals from […]

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August 12, 2019

Healthy Impulses: Measuring Brain Activity Can Help Diagnose Brain Disorders

Even while sleeping, your brain is hard at work. About 100 billion specialized cells in the brain called neurons act like tiny messengers. Neurons send and receive messages using electrical impulses that create brain waves, which indicate what’s happening inside your brain. A simple, noninvasive test called an electro encephalogram (EEG) measures and records the […]

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August 9, 2019

Healthy Summer Recipe – Glazed Chicken and Swiss Chard Roll-Ups

Keep the food on your plate light this summer with this healthy choice. This glazed chicken is a perfect protein for your dish. Happy and healthy eating this summer! ingredients 4 chicken cutlets (1 lb) 4 large Swiss chard leaves 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut in 1-inch diagonal […]

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August 8, 2019

Feet First: 4 Things to Consider before Choosing Running Shoes

Whether you’re training for your first 5K or already have several under your belt, the proper shoes and training techniques can mean the difference between pain and gain. Thomas Starnes, MD, a runner himself and a primary care sports medicine physician at Asheville Orthopaedic Associates, explains how to kick-start your running habit with the right […]

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July 26, 2019

Conforming Healthcare for Nonconforming Youth – Creating a Safe Space for Trans, LGBTQ Individuals

Diversity enhances the intellectual, emotional, economic, moral and spiritual life of a community. Lucky us! With 83 percent more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer (LGBTQ) residents than an average American city, the Asheville area is vibrant and thrives on diversity. But diversity isn’t always understood and its acceptance can be outweighed by social stigma, […]

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July 26, 2019

Healthy Summer Recipe – Broiled Tilapia with Mustard and Yogurt Sauce

Looking for a light summery entrée? Try this quick and easy seafood classic. Happy and healthy eating! ingredients 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4 (6-oz) tilapia fillets salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste ¼ cup 2 percent Greek-style yogurt 1 tsp Dijon mustard ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 Tbsp fresh chives, […]

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July 26, 2019

It’s Not Okay to Leave a Child in a Hot Car – Even for 1 Minute

By Beverly Hopps, WNC Safe Kids In just 10 minutes, your car can heat up by 20 degrees. Children are more vulnerable to heatstroke than adults – a child’s body temperature rises three to five times faster. When a child is left in a hot vehicle, their temperature can rise in a quick and deadly manner. […]

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July 18, 2019

Why You Should Always Wear a Helmet – Bike Safety Tips for Kids and Adults

By Beverly Hopps Did you know that properly fitted helmets can reduce the risk of head injuries by at least 45 percent? It’s a true, hard fact, yet less than half of children age 14 and under usually wear a bike helmet. Like we were here to tell you that, yes, sunscreen is cool, wearing […]

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