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June 11, 2020

Are All Seizures Epileptic?—One of These Other Conditions May Be the Problem

By Cheri Hinshelwood “Finding a loved one unconsciousness or shaking uncontrollably, or losing track of time yourself can be worrisome,” said Anna-Marieta Moise, MD, an epileptologist and neurologist with Mission Neurology. Because epilepsy is a neurological disorder known for recurring seizures, it is easy to mistakenly conclude all seizures are epilepsy. “Not all people who […]

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June 9, 2020

Healing through Supporting: Words of Inspiration from a Hospital Chaplain

By Robert A. Poarch “Gratitude is enormously important. It helps us pause and think about what we have, rather than what we don’t have.” — Jerene Broadway Jerene Broadway, a Staff Chaplain in Mission Health’s Department of Spiritual Care, has been at the hospital for almost 18 years, starting at the behavioral health facility Copestone. […]

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June 8, 2020

Setting Up for Success: Bariatric Surgery Helps You Reset Your Life

By Jennifer Sellers There’s something that happens to people after bariatric surgery. Garth Davis, MD, medical director of Mission Weight Management, has seen it many times. It’s a transformation of sorts. And it’s not just physical. These people become a new person. Or, depending on how you look at it, they become the person they […]

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June 4, 2020

One Stop, Three Services: Centralized Location Allows Easy Access to Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy

By Carolyn Comeau A patient recovering from a stroke, a child with developmental delays and an individual affected by dementia might all appear to have different needs, but in reality, rehabilitation services are critical for improving these patients’ lives. Rehab services is an umbrella term that includes multiple, distinct therapeutic modalities. Jon Brown, physical therapist […]

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June 3, 2020

Quick Guide: Greens

Score one for mom. Turns out those green vegetables you always turned your nose up at when you saw them on the dinner table really are good for you. Packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, leafy greens are an important part of a balanced diet and have a number of health benefits. Here are a […]

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June 2, 2020

COVID-19 Screener Talks about Being on the Front Lines

By Byron Hudson Testing for COVID-19 is going to play a major role in saving lives during this pandemic. On the front lines as a screener, Sharon Rohrer, a Respiratory Therapist and a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and Certified Asthma Educator with Mission Health, answers questions about the process and why it’s so important to […]

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May 27, 2020

Children and COVID-19 Series: “Talking to Children about COVID-19”

“Talking to Children about COVID-19” is the third Q&A in this three-part series where we provide expert advice about protecting children and helping families deal with COVID-19. Q: How should I answer these commonly asked questions? What is COVID-19? • COVID-19 is the short name for “coronavirus disease 2019.” It is a new virus. Doctors […]

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May 26, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Baby Greens with Blackberry Vinaigrette

Brilliant color makes this salad appealing, and the natural vitamins and antioxidants make this nutritious. ingredients salad dressing ½ cup fresh or frozen blackberries (defrost if frozen) 2 tsp coarsely chopped shallots 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4 tsp fresh lemon juice 2 tsp agave syrup or honey 2 tsp balsamic vinegar ½ tsp […]

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May 22, 2020

Children and COVID-19 Series: “Helping Children Cope”

“Helping Children Cope” is the second Q&A in this three-part series where we provide expert advice about protecting children and helping families deal with COVID-19. Q: How can I comfort my child in these unprecedented times? A: Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations, and children and teens are likely to respond more strongly. As public […]

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May 20, 2020

COVID-19 Masking Protocol Updated as Mission Health Reopens Facilities

By Carolyn Comeau Since COVID-19 is dynamic and ever-changing, the protocols in place for patients who visit Mission Health primary care and specialty care clinics are routinely updated, as more patients are accessing care via in-person visits and scheduling non-emergency surgery. The health system’s new masking policy reflects the recommendations of the Centers for Disease […]

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