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January 19, 2021

6 Hospice Myths Debunked – Hospice Specialist Explains the Facts

By Aditi Sethi-Brown, MD Hospice providers specialize in caring for individuals with a life-limiting illness and supporting them to receive the best possible end-of-life care. There can be a lot of fear and uncertainty around receiving hospice care. Here are six hospice myths dispelled. Myth 1: When someone starts hospice they are going to die […]

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January 14, 2021

How to Avoid the Highly Contagious Stomach Flu

It’s important to note that stomach flu, which seemingly spreads like wildfire, has nothing to do with the flu — the respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Kids or adults with stomach flu most likely have gastroenteritis, or inflammation of the lining of the intestine. It can be caused by a variety of microscopic bugs, […]

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January 6, 2021

Should I Call in Sick Today?

Do you have symptoms of a cold or the flu? Wondering if it’s okay to go to work? It’s important to understand some key facts about each illness to take care of yourself and to help prevent your co-workers from coming down with your bug. Here’s how. When Should I Stay Home? The U.S. Centers […]

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December 29, 2020

There are Many Ways to Be a Family: The Transylvania Regional Hospital Family Is Here for Yours

By Michele Pilon, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC Not one person would argue the fact that this year, 2020, has been one for the books. So much about how we live our lives is unrecognizable when compared to nine months ago. As we approach the end of 2020, one thing that keeps us grounded, both pre-pandemic, […]

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December 29, 2020

Advanced Providers are Crucial Team Members at Mission Hospital McDowell

By Carol Wolfenbarger, MSN, RN, FACHE The accomplished and committed professionals who form our care team here at Mission Hospital McDowell (MHM) include a diverse array of caregivers, from nurses and physicians to pharmacists and social workers. Each member of the care team provides a specific type and scope of care, and all are essential. […]

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December 29, 2020

Could New Year’s Resolutions Be More Important than Ever Before, As We Approach 2021?

By Tom Neal, RN, MBA, MHA The end of 2020 — a year none of us are likely to forget any time soon — is fast approaching, and for a while now, we’ve known that the holidays also wouldn’t be like any we’ve enjoyed in the past. We will likely celebrate Christmas creatively, and then […]

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December 29, 2020

What Is Resilience and How Do We Strengthen It?

By Tonia W. Hale, DNP, MAOM, BSN, RN Resilience is discussed often now, especially as we reflect on enduring the many challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented over the last nine months. Our ability to creatively cope with challenges and even crises that emerge with little to no warning in our lives — like […]

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December 29, 2020

Angel Medical Center Is Truly a Place Where Heroes Work

By Karen S. Gorby, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, FACHE Signs at hospital entrances and in windows all over the country proclaim that healthcare workers are heroes, especially as they’ve faced caring for patients during an historic pandemic. Over the last nine months, as we’ve seen COVID-19 cases go in both favorable downward directions and worrisome […]

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December 28, 2020

Winter Weather Safety: Plan and Pack before You Go

According to the CDC, winter cold kills twice as many people as summer heat in the US. Many of these deaths are preventable, which is why we are offering this winter weather safety advice. Before traveling in winter weather, plan for the weather by checking your route and your car. Remember, even if you just […]

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December 11, 2020

How to Cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

While the cooler temperatures and shorter days of fall and winter mean relief from summer heat and sun, they can, for some people, bring changes in mood. These changes may take the form of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that occurs during particular seasons, then improves as the next season begins. In […]

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