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December 12, 2019

Healthy Recipe – Walnut-encrusted Tilapia

By Mary Lindsay Jackson, RN, LDN Keep things on your plate hearty and healthy with this flavorful seafood dish. Team it with a salad for a quick meal. Happy and healthy eating this winter! ingredients 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 large egg zest of 1 lemon 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 […]

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December 11, 2019

5 Worst Ways to Derail Holiday Health: Try These Tips to Stick to Your Weight-management Plan

By Sonia Humphrey, MD It seems inevitable to most people: You will gain weight during the holidays. It’s a season that offers plenty of opportunities to indulge in fattening food while at the same time offers challenges to physical activity. But this can be the year you don’t gain weight during the holidays. To combat […]

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December 9, 2019

Michele Pilon: Thankful for the Gift of Transylvania Regional Hospital’s Stellar Volunteers

By Michele Pilon Chief Executive Officer, Transylvania Regional Hospital As we enter the season of giving, I want to acknowledge a very special group of community members who make a difference at Transylvania Regional Hospital: our dedicated volunteers. They give freely of their time, energy, and kindness, and it makes a world of difference to […]

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December 9, 2019

Carol Wolfenbarger: We Welcome Three New Caregivers to Mission Hospital McDowell, and Our Community

By Carol Wolfenbarger Chief Executive Officer, Mission Hospital McDowell Since we celebrate Christmas this month, it’s an appropriate time for me to share some gifts we’ve gotten here at Mission Hospital McDowell. I’m delighted to announce that we’ve welcomed three talented new providers into our family of caregivers over the past several months. We feel […]

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December 9, 2019

Tim Layman: Patient Care: What Does the Future Look Like?

By Timothy Layman Interim Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital As we approach the New Year 2020, it seems like just yesterday we were celebrating (or worrying about) Y2K. Healthcare has experienced remarkable change in the last two decades, from the introduction of telemedicine, a treatment modality whereby a patient can receive treatment even […]

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December 9, 2019

Becky Carter: At Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, A Spontaneous Wedding is Just Another Type of Caregiving

By Becky Carter Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital It’s not every day you see two people united in matrimony – at a hospital. Well, we can now chalk that up as a wonderful event that has happened at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. You just never know what healing is going to […]

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December 9, 2019

Karen Gorby: Angel Medical Center Meets Highest Standards to Earn Accreditations and Designations That Translate Into Excellent Patient Care

By Karen Gorby Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Angel Medical Center Angel Medical Center (AMC) has some good news to share. An important part of providing the best care possible for our patients is reaching for excellence. This is reflected not only in how our caregivers treat our patients every day, but in the benchmarks […]

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December 6, 2019

Healthy Recipe – Pomegranate Salsa

By Mary Lindsay Jackson, RN, LDN Keep things on your plate light with this perfect side dish rich in nutrients and color. Happy and healthy eating this winter! ingredients 1 cup pomegranate arils ½ nectarine, peach or Fuji apple, finely chopped 1 Tbsp finely chopped red onion 2 tsp finely chopped jalapeño pepper, optional 2 […]

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December 5, 2019

Tips for Exercising and Staying Healthy during Cold and Flu Season

By Benjamin Heyen, MD, Primary Care Worried about cold or flu impacting your exercise regimen? It can be frustrating when you’re feeling under the weather and don’t have the energy to work out. And sometimes, that cold weather may increase your motivation for a cozy night in instead of making it to the gym or […]

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December 4, 2019

Not in the Mood for Winter? What to Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder

By Robert A Poarch Some people see the changing of the colors of leaves in the fall as a reason to spend more time outdoors and to start getting excited about the festivities ahead. There are some who react to this time of year with drained energy and feelings of depression. The clinical name for […]

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