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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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March 25, 2019

Maximum Performance – Get in Gear with a Cycling or Running Analysis

By Lindsey Grossman With the weather warming up, there’s no better time to spring back into action outside. But before you lace up those running shoes or hit the bike trail, consider a personalized running analysis or bike fitting at the CarePartners Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic. These services can help athletes of all skill levels improve […]

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March 6, 2019

How Better Tasting Prep Makes for Easier Colonoscopies

In order for a colonoscopy to be complete and accurate, the patient’s colon must be completely cleaned. While this part of the test has been met with apprehension by patients over the years, it is now easier than ever. At Mission Hospital McDowell, the preferred test prep drink is a combination of Gatorade and Miralax. […]

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March 4, 2019

Healthy Recipe – 20-minute Chicken Creole

This nutritious dish is quick, simple and packed full of flavor and nutrients. Warm up with our 20-minute chicken creole recipe – created and nutritionist-approved by Mary Lindsey Jackson, a clinical nutritionist educator with Mission Weight Management. ingredients 12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips 1 cup canned whole peeled tomatoes, chopped 1 […]

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March 1, 2019

How Child Life Makes the Hospital Experience Better for Pediatric Cancer Patients

For some children, their home away from home is Mission Health’s SECU Cancer Center. They receive world-class, evidence-based cancer treatments while there. But to them, they’re still in a hospital — a place where they get poked and prodded, and where they sometimes have to spend extended periods of time away from their friends, social […]

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February 22, 2019

Children and Eating Disorders – 4 Signs You Can Look For

While kids can make endless excuses for not eating right, restricting or fixating on food can point to dangerous eating disorders in teens and children. Since February is National Eating Disorder Awareness Month, Jenny Combs, MSW, LCSW, a behavioral health expert at Mission Pediatrics – McDowell, takes a closer look. “You don’t have to be […]

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February 21, 2019

A Higher Standard: Teamwork helped Lucille McClure Survive A Stroke

Having a stroke is a scary and confusing experience. During such a disorienting time, your life is in someone else’s hands. When those hands also happen to be capable and caring, it can make all the difference in your outcome. Lucille McClure of Highlands, and her husband, Richard, said that was definitely the case when […]

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