Holidays

December 19, 2019

How, When and Where to Get Care during the Holidays

Spread cheer this holiday season – not germs! We hope you have a happy and healthy holiday – but if you find yourself in need of medical care this Christmas, New Year or any day in between, don’t think twice! With Mission Health, you can get care online or in-person – even during the holidays. […]

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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 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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November 27, 2019

Holiday Recipe – Cranberry Orange Pear Sauce

Add a little extra flavor to your holiday dishes this year! Drizzle this Cranberry Orange Pear Sauce, putting a flavorful twist on traditional cranberry sauce. Happy, healthy eating and be well! ingredients  12 oz fresh cranberries 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and diced 1 cup orange juice zest of ½ an orange ¼ cup pure […]

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November 27, 2019

Healthy Recipe – Green Bean Casserole with Cauliflower Sauce

Gathering around the table with friends and loved ones this Thanksgiving? Bring this holiday favorite that puts a healthy twist on green bean casserole. Happy eating and be well! ingredients Roasted green beans and mushrooms 1 medium yellow onion, about 1 cup chopped 1 lb green beans, ends trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces 8 oz […]

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October 30, 2019

Tips and Reminders to Avoid the ER on Halloween

Carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating may seem like harmless fun, but Halloween injuries send many children to emergency rooms in the United States every year. Out of eight holidays, Halloween had the fifth-highest number of ER visits involving children aged 18 years and younger, according to 2007-2013 data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, with […]

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October 18, 2019

Tempted by Halloween Candy? Tips and Tricks for a Healthy Halloween

For health-conscious parents, Halloween can be tricky. Do you set limits? Do you let kids decide how much to eat? There isn’t just one right answer. Instead, use your best judgment based on your child’s personality and eating habits. Kids who generally eat just a couple of pieces and save the rest might be trusted […]

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October 11, 2019

Halloween and Asthma: Don’t Let Allergies or Asthma Get in the Way of Halloween Fun

By Steven Julius, MD, Pediatric Pulmonologist Wearing masks made of latex and taking hayrides are among the Halloween festivities that could be risky for children with asthma, according to the American Lung Association. And we can’t forget about the happiness and entertainment that pumpkins on display bring on the wonders of Halloween. But what happens […]

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July 1, 2019

5 Tips for a Safe and Happy Fourth of July – Fireworks Safety

By Beverly Hopps, Safe Kids Fireworks are often used in celebration of special events and holidays. We know fireworks are fun and little ones look adorable holding those sparklers. Unfortunately, fireworks can lead to accidents for children, including devastating burns and other injuries that lead to many families seeking emergent care on the holiday. This […]

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December 28, 2018

When MAMA Saved Christmas – A Holiday Tale

There are many stories that circulate about Santa Claus, but a Mission Health favorite is the time that MAMA (Mountain Area Medical Airlift) saved Christmas. You know how the story starts: “Twas the night before Christmas…” MAMA flight nurse Barbara Sawyer and her flight medic teams were readying their MAMA supplies, when much to their […]

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