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November 20, 2020

5 Tips to Survive Winter

Many of us stay indoors more in the winter, which can lead to cabin fever. But with a few simple changes, you can make your home more comfortable and inviting — in winter or any other season of the year. Light can be a fantastic mood lifter. Except for the Addams family, almost nobody likes […]

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November 20, 2020

5 Benefits of Choosing a Baby-Friendly Designated Hospital

By Carolyn Comeau Countless studies underscore breastfeeding’s powerful benefits, including reducing a baby’s risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), respiratory tract and ear infections, a wide range of allergies and even diabetes. That’s why Mission Hospital McDowell’s new Baby-Friendly® hospital accreditation from Baby-Friendly USA, the organization that recognizes facilities that commit to enacting a […]

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November 20, 2020

The Importance of Well-woman Visits

It’s time to reframe how you think about your annual trip to the gynecologist. While many women do not look forward to their yearly pelvic exam, this appointment is much more than that — it’s a time dedicated to you and your wellness. Well-woman visits are a critical touchpoint where we can focus specifically on […]

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November 18, 2020

MAMA Helicopter Flight Paramedic Embodies Personal and Community Pride

By Erin Young and Robert A. Poarch “One of the fascinating parts of the job is that we never know what we’re going to come across on any given day, but we’re prepared for facing the gamut.” – John Carrico John Carrico has been a flight paramedic on Mission Hospital’s MAMA (Mountain Area Medical Airlift) […]

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November 13, 2020

Meet Mission Health’s 2020 Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina

This year, Mission Health had the opportunity to honor and recognize three of our nurses as Great 100 award recipients. All three of these recipients embody that nursing isn’t simply a career, it’s a calling and a passion. Since 1989, the Great 100, Inc. has recognized and admired influential nurses across North Carolina, recognizing 100 […]

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November 5, 2020

Urinary Tract Infections: Fact vs. Fiction

By Robert A. Poarch For both men and women, if you have pain or burning when you urinate, it may be a urinary tract infection (UTI). A UTI occurs when bacteria gets into your urine and travels up into your bladder. Most UTIs can be easily taken care of. Because this tends to be an […]

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November 2, 2020

Supporting a Loved One with Diabetes

Diabetes affects almost ten percent of the US population, including children, and managing the disease can be an overwhelming task. Any assistance a loved one can provide makes a huge difference. Below are a few ways you can offer your aid if you have a loved one suffering from diabetes. Create Routines and Plans Help […]

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October 27, 2020

5 Things to Know about Mammography during COVID

By Jennifer Bringle Since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, much of our day-to-day lives has changed significantly. And the same goes for clinical environments. While it may be tempting to skip routine screenings to avoid COVID exposure, forgoing preventative care like annual mammograms can be far more detrimental to your health. Rachel McEachern, MD, […]

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October 23, 2020

5 Benefits of Doctor Visit Curbside Check-in

By Robert A. Poarch Masks. Social distancing. Elbow bumps. Hand sanitizer. This is our new normal. So, when it comes to seeing your doctor, you should know that there are precautions in place to make sure you’re coming into a safe environment for your care and our staff. And, that starts even before you enter […]

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October 23, 2020

Newborns and Coronavirus: Helpful Ways to Protect Their Health

One thing that won’t ever change? Newborn babies at our hospital and their mothers who get our absolute best, every time. It’s understandable for parents to have questions about what to be aware of with respect to newborns and COVID-19. Although there’s no vaccine for COVID-19 yet, there are ways to safeguard yourself and your […]

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