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May 17, 2019

Stick to the Plan: How Bev Barney Reached Her Goal and Lost More than 130 Pounds

A simple conversation with her mom tipped the scales for Bev Barney, a house cleaner from Flat Rock, who decided to have bariatric surgery after decades of battling her weight. “Weight is going to be a constant struggle in your life, isn’t it?” Barney remembers her mom asking a simple question that seemed to linger. […]

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May 13, 2019

Put Your Sleep Skills to the Test: How to Do a Sleep Study at Home

Do you snore? Do you feel tired during the day? Do you feel restless at night? Has anyone ever told you that you stop breathing in your sleep? Do you wake up gasping or choking at night? If you answered yes to any of these, you would probably benefit from a sleep study. There are […]

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May 8, 2019

How Early Treatment, Support and Advocacy Helped Jacob Ingram Overcome a Learning Disability

When Jacob Ingram first took the ACT (American College Test), it was without the accommodations provided for someone with a learning disorder. “I didn’t even know what I was doing,” he said. “I was in a room full with other kids and I just started working on problems, and a few minutes later, the teacher […]

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May 6, 2019

Spring Slump? Don’t Ignore Your Mental Well-being

Just when most people feel energized because it is spring, others want to pull the covers over their heads. Seasonal change can be harder on those with anxiety and depression. Speaking with your primary care physician can be a first step in feeling better. “Often patients dismiss their earliest suspicions of depression or anxiety,” said […]

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May 3, 2019

Providing Care Close to Home – Franklin Seizure Clinic

Mission Health’s Angel Seizure Clinic is truly a gift for people who have seizures and live in the more remote areas of western North Carolina. One such resident is Cynthia Clark of Franklin. “Having the clinic closer to where I live is awesome,” said Clark. “It’s easier to make earlier appointments, and we don’t have […]

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May 1, 2019

Tough Conversations – Teens Opening Up About Their Health

Memes. Texts. Gifs. While teens keep things light with friends, studies show they want to know more about important topics that can affect their overall adult health but are reluctant to talk with parents present. Just when teens are exploring their interests and boundaries, an open relationship with their physician could be a roadmap to […]

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April 22, 2019

Farro Salad with Asparagus, Almonds and Goat Cheese

This is the second farro-based salad featured on the Mission Health Blog – and for good reason! Farro is packed with protein, fiber and other key nutrients, making this grain a much healthier alternative to white rice or other refined grains. Bon appétit! ingredients 12 oz (2 cups) pearled farro 2 Meyer lemons, zested and juiced 1 […]

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April 15, 2019

Spice Up Spring: Baja-style Salmon Tacos

Wipe off your outdoor furniture and set the table because these delicious and nutritious salmon tacos – created by Mary Lindsey Jackson, a clinical nutritionist educator with Mission Weight Management – are best enjoyed outside in the sunshine. Packed with flavor and just enough spice, your taste buds will be begging for more. ingredients 12 […]

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April 8, 2019

I Know I’ve Made a Difference – McDowell Volunteer Tells Her Inspiration

By Nancy Northrop Sluzinski Editor’s Note: Mission Hospital McDowell volunteer and children’s book author Nancy Northrop Sluzinski is the author of Eric’s Trip to the Emergency Department coloring book and ABC’s for the Child Within, both donations to the hospital. The inspiration for creating the coloring book for children entitled Eric’s Trip to the Emergency […]

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April 2, 2019

Beyond Disability – Building a career with Project SEARCH

By Shelley Pereda My daughter, Zoe, faced significant challenges at a very young age. She was nonverbal and mostly catatonic at 18 months, and her neurologist at the time predicted that she might need to be institutionalized. Needless to say, the idea of her one day having a job seemed completely unattainable. It was Dr. […]

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