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August 31, 2020

Caring for Your Mental Health Is Equally Important to Caring for Your Physical Health during COVID-19

Karen S. Gorby, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, FACHE, CEO and CNO of Angel Medical Center I think it’s safe to say that each one of us has processed our feelings about COVID-19 in our own unique ways, but there isn’t a person who would say that the last five months have been easy to deal […]

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August 27, 2020

Instant Decision Saves a Co-worker’s Life in the North Tower Cafeteria

  By Carolyn Comeau Before masking and social distancing became the new normal, March 10 started off routinely for Mission Hospital Surgical Technologist Ben Holley and Karen Mauldin, a Dental Assistant at Mission Children’s Dental. Strangers until that day, each sat down in the North Tower’s café for a bite of breakfast with their colleagues. […]

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August 27, 2020

Breast MRI during COVID-19

By Cherry Odom, BSN, RN-BC When a woman hears “You may have breast cancer,” she may experience every emotion from disbelief to panic. If a mammogram or ultrasound have not given enough detail, fortunately, breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive procedure that can be ordered instead of biopsy or surgery. Follow-up Care Mission […]

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August 18, 2020

Healthy Recipe — Mediterranean Tuna Wrap

Rich in nutrients, and low in fat, this easy-to-fix seafood wrap makes a delicious lunch or dinner treat. ingredients • 2 5-oz cans albacore tuna • 1 tsp lemon zest • ½ cup marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped • 2 roasted red peppers (from a jar) sliced into strips • ¼ cup Kalamata olives, […]

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August 12, 2020

10 Joint Replacement FAQs

Are you planning to have total joint replacement surgery? Here are ten frequently asked questions to guide you on your journey to better joints. 1. What tests will I need before surgery? You will be required to have routine blood work and urinalysis before your surgery, as well as a physical examination completed by your […]

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August 10, 2020

Erectile Dysfunction (video)

Quinton Cancel, MD, a urologist with Mission Urology, talks about the different options available for men who have erectile dysfunction. (video transcript) The definition of erectile dysfunction is the difficulty in achieving and maintaining an erection sufficient for intercourse. Most men, unfortunately if you live long enough, will experience erectile dysfunction. And the good news […]

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August 5, 2020

5 Things You Can Do at Home to Relieve Joint Pain during COVID-19

By Jennifer Bringle Joint pain can be a really annoying affliction, and it can also be a debilitating condition that interferes with a sufferer’s quality of life. And during the COVID-19 pandemic, recognizing the difference between something that can be treated at home and something requiring an office visit is more important than ever. Luckily, […]

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August 3, 2020

What to Consider as Kids Return to School (or Not)

By Karen Vernon With students across the nation returning to in-person or virtual classrooms this fall, Mission Children’s Hospital Medical Director Ansley Miller, MD, FAAP, offered some insight to prepare kids and parents for this transition. Returning to the Classroom Successful return to on-campus settings requires a partnership between schools, local and regional health authorities […]

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July 30, 2020

4 Ways to Create a Healthy Relationship with Your OB/GYN

By Trisha McBride Ferguson Good doctor-patient relationships are important at every stage in life and help ensure the best health outcomes. For women, building a solid connection with their obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) is essential. Whether you’re visiting for birth control, family planning or a regular screening, these suggestions from Alisa Katherine Eanes, MD, an OB/GYN at […]

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July 29, 2020

The Breast Is Best: Baby-friendly Hospitals Support Breastfeeding for Its Lasting Benefits

By Cheri Hinshelwood World Breastfeeding Week in August is a great time to celebrate the long-term health benefits of breastfeeding — the most natural and nutritious way to sustain babies. “Many new moms haven’t had much exposure to breastfeeding and have to learn quickly to gain confidence and an understanding of how to be successful,” […]

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