Healthy Living

September 11, 2019

Healthy and Fun: Tips for a Healthier Experience at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair

By Rachel Vincent, Registered Dietitian An annual western North Carolina tradition is here: the North Carolina Mountain State Fair. With food trucks and vendors serving fair favorites, like candy apples, homemade ice cream, corn dogs, fried Twinkies and funnel cakes, it can be all too easy to cave in to the temptation. But with a […]

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September 4, 2019

Ask the Doctor: What Is Lifestyle Medicine? Brian Asbill, MD, Answers

Brian Asbill, MD, cardiologist at Asheville Cardiology Associates and Mission Heart, became the first person in the world to become certified in Lifestyle Medicine. Who better than to answer some questions about it? What is lifestyle medicine? Lifestyle medicine is the evidence-based practice of helping individuals adopt and sustain healthy behaviors that affect health and […]

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August 29, 2019

Straight Talk about Incontinence: How It Affects the Quality of Life for Men and Women

Incontinence — the inability to make it to a bathroom before urine begins to leak — affects men and women differently,” said Brian Cohen, MD, MPH, FACS, a urologist with Mission Urology. “Both men and women are equally affected by overactive bladder symptoms. These symptoms include frequent urination, urgency of urination and urge incontinence.” For […]

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August 16, 2019

9 Vaccines for Your Kids – A Guide to Essential Immunizations

School supplies aren’t the only back-to-school essentials. Childhood vaccinations also top the list of must-haves. Whether it’s your little one’s first day of preschool or your high school graduate is heading off to college, getting your children immunized on time will help them stay healthy long after the school year ends. Vaccines protect individuals from […]

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July 16, 2019

Are You Tired of Being Tired? It Could Be an Elevated Calcium Level

By Andrew Rhodes, DO With the way our lives pull us in different directions, it can be difficult to take the time to listen to what our bodies are telling us. Perhaps you have experienced overwhelming fatigue over the last several months that’s caused you to not be yourself. Perhaps you have developed unexplained kidney […]

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July 12, 2019

4 Ways to Keep Joints Healthy as You Age

Head, shoulders, knees and toes – knees and toes! Why don’t they sing about our joints – the cartilage between the bone that provides a “cushion” and allows the bones to glide over each other? What happens when this cushion wears away? It is not uncommon to have joint issues be the limiting factor for […]

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July 1, 2019

Is Meat Destroying Your Colon? The Link between Meat and Colorectal Cancer

Years ago, cigarettes were put on notice as we decided to eschew the nostalgia of the Marlboro Man and the James Dean cool of a smoke. We accepted the direct link of cigarettes to both vascular disease and lung cancer, and the need to avoid inhaling a strong carcinogen. As a result, lung cancer deaths are […]

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June 20, 2019

Tech Time and ADHD – How Much Is Too Much?

Limiting Screen Time “Too much screen time may push people on the cusp over the edge,” said Penny O’Neill, MD, a pediatrician at Mission Women’s and Children’s Center Franklin. Dr. O’Neill believes the brain can be trained or untrained by fascinating games that reward impulsivity. Those with poor attention are later challenged to focus on […]

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June 19, 2019

Men’s Health: 4 Things to Know about Your Prostate and Urological Health

Knowledge is power, and our urology team at Mission Health wants you to be as educated as you can about your prostate health so you can be empowered in your well-being. We sat down with Brian Cohen, MD, to open up the tough conversation that is easier to shy away from: different aspects of men’s […]

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June 17, 2019

5 Fresh Ideas for Weight Loss: Top Tips to Attain and Maintain Your Weight Goals

If you’re like many people, weight loss is always top of mind. Yet, attaining and maintaining a healthy weight is a goal that seems just out of reach for many. Whether you have a few pounds to lose or a more significant goal, try incorporating these expert tips from Garth Davis, MD, Medical Director of […]

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