February 23, 2018

Skiing vs. Snowboarding – Is One Safer than the Other?

By Marc Haro, MD, MSPT As snowboarding took effect as a mainstream sport in the 90s, the sport has seen an astronomical increase in participants, especially with the X generation and millennials of today. Albeit, as access to more equipment became available and ski resorts retrofitted their facilities for use by snowboarders, more and more […]

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February 19, 2018

Spine Injury in December, Olympic Skiing in February – How’s That Possible?

By Marshall Ney, MD After completing her run in a downhill skiing competition in Switzerland this past December, four-time Olympian Lindsey Vonn fell to the ground and appeared to be in immense pain while reaching for her lower back. The 2018 Winter Olympics were less than two months away, and the darling of the U.S. […]

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February 8, 2018

Olympics Curling and Your Posture – What’s the Connection?

By Jennifer Morales, MD While curling is largely a novelty in the U.S. (seems the vast majority of us don’t really understand it), many of us become fascinated by the sport for a few weeks each time the Olympics roll around. Interestingly, there is a lot to be learned from the sport’s reliance on skill […]

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August 19, 2016

Olympics Have You Feeling Inspired to Get Fit? Six Easy Tips to Start an Exercise Regimen

By Mikey Landreth, ACE Certified Personal Trainer The Olympics are an exciting time of year as the world’s top athletes compete not just for themselves, but also for national pride. As spectators of these sports, we become enthralled with the athletes and the events, developing an interest in sports we might not have considered before. For […]

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August 17, 2016

These Olympic Athletes Didn’t Let Asthma Stop Them, Neither Should You

By Robert A. Poarch If you have asthma, you have something in common with these athletes: Amy Van Dyken, Olympic medalist, swimming Danell Leyva, Olympic medalist, gymnastics Greg Louganis, Olympic medalist, diving Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic medalist, track Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic medalist, figure skating Mark Spitz, Olympic medalist, swimming Misty May-Treanor, Olympic medalist, beach volleyball Tom […]

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August 15, 2016

Whether Riding at Home or the Velodrome, Make Sure You’re Fit Properly to Your Bike

Cycling is a fun and healthy activity that can help you get in shape while enjoying our community. To help cyclists approach the hobby safely, CarePartners offers a Bike Fit program that assists with: Improved power, comfort and efficiency Improved handling, control, stability and aerodynamics Prevention and treatment of injuries Alleviation of aches, pains and […]

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August 12, 2016

Green Pool or Not – These Summer Safety Tips Will Keep Your Little Ones Swimming Safe

By Lizzie Laws If you’re like me, you’ve been tuning in day and night to watch the Olympics. And, if you’re like me, you’ve noticed some intriguing things changing around the pool deck – from the green color of the diving pool to Ryan Lochte’s hair changing colors. The water at the diving venue in […]

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August 10, 2016

What Is Cupping? Michael Phelps Swears By It, But Is It Safe?

By Adam Harris If you have been watching the Olympics this week, then you have likely noticed some strange looking purple marks on Michael Phelps. These perfectly circular marks have been hard to miss on the highly decorated U.S. swimmer. The marks, what Phelps identified as bruises, could be spotted on his shoulders, back and […]

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August 8, 2016

In the Fast Lane: Q&A with Olympic Swimmer Turned Mission Health Team Member Kathleen Hersey

By Robert A. Poarch Kathleen Hersey, Consistency Gift Officer in the Department of Philanthropy, turned her love of being in the water as a kid into two trips to the Olympics. Retired from competitive swimming, she has successfully transferred what she learned as an elite athlete to engage donors at Mission Health.  When did you get […]

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July 28, 2016

Fear of Zika Virus Surrounds Rio Olympics, But Should You Be Concerned in WNC?

By Kendall Greenway, Mission Infection Prevention While many may think that the Zika Virus is something only Olympians are worried about or people in faraway lands, the truth is there have been 1,305 travel-associated cases reported in the U.S., with 18 in North Carolina as of July 13. The Zika Virus is spread to people primarily through […]

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