Healthy Living

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 2, 2020

7 Misconceptions about the Flu Shot

The 1918 influenza (flu) pandemic is still remembered as one of the worst plagues in history. It’s estimated that 500 million people were infected by the 1918 flu virus and at least 50 million people or more died worldwide from the strain, including an estimated 675,000 Americans. We have learned the lessons of yesterday: take […]

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November 20, 2020

5 Tips to Survive Winter

Many of us stay indoors more in the winter, which can lead to cabin fever. But with a few simple changes, you can make your home more comfortable and inviting — in winter or any other season of the year. Light can be a fantastic mood lifter. Except for the Addams family, almost nobody likes […]

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November 20, 2020

5 Benefits of Choosing a Baby-Friendly Designated Hospital

By Carolyn Comeau Countless studies underscore breastfeeding’s powerful benefits, including reducing a baby’s risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), respiratory tract and ear infections, a wide range of allergies and even diabetes. That’s why Mission Hospital McDowell’s new Baby-Friendly® hospital accreditation from Baby-Friendly USA, the organization that recognizes facilities that commit to enacting a […]

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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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July 20, 2020

Healthy Recipe—Oatmeal Pecan Waffles (or Pancakes)

Take this breakfast favorite up a notch. Top with fruit to make it an extra healthy start to your day. ingredients For waffles: 1 cup whole-wheat flour ½ cup quick-cooking oats 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp sugar ¼ cup unsalted pecans, chopped 2 large eggs, separated (for pancakes, see note) 1½ cup fat-free (skim) […]

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July 16, 2020

Avoiding Injury While Recreating Outdoors—But Safe Care Is Available if You Need It

By Carolyn Comeau North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper put a stay-at-home order into effect in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. It was lifted on May 22, to many outdoor enthusiasts’ and athletes’ reliefs. This meant that citizens could again enjoy the outdoors with more frequency, while observing social distancing etiquette. Even though […]

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July 7, 2020

Healthy Recipe—Sweet Potato and Spinach Turkey Burgers

Fire up the grill! This tasty burger will be the star of your next cookout. And for dessert, try berry yogurt popsicles. ingredients 1 medium sweet potato, cut into ¾-inch chunks (about 2 cups) 1 lb lean ground turkey 2 cups medium packed fresh spinach, chopped small 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 large cloves […]

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June 22, 2020

Healthy Recipe—Berry Yogurt Popsicles

Blueberries are full of nutrients that keep your body healthy, and they’re the main ingredient in this no-bake, kid-friendly treat perfect for these hot summer days. ingredients 1½ cups pitted fresh or frozen cherries ½ cup fresh or frozen blackberries 1 Tbsp honey 24 oz vanilla Greek yogurt 12 3-oz paper cups 12 popsicle sticks […]

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June 9, 2020

Healing through Supporting: Words of Inspiration from a Hospital Chaplain

“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. Here, Jerene shares what […]

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