Spring

April 22, 2020

The Bucket Garden Project: Growing Hope Out of COVID-19

By Robert A. Poarch “What’s sort of unique about my role is that I’m not just a diabetes educator sitting in an office doing traditional diabetes education. My role is more primarily in the community,” said Kimberly Freeman, RN, CDE, CTTS, NBC-HWC, Diabetes Program, Community Outreach and Education, at Mission Hospital McDowell. “I’m fortunate to […]

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March 11, 2020

Spring into Action! 7 Steps to Take Now to Reduce Your Risk of Falls

By Cheri Hinshelwood Are these balance issues preventing you from enjoying spring? • Unsteady gait • Inability to stand from a seated position without pushing up on furniture • Walking around the house holding onto furniture • Using a cart at the store to steady yourself • Becoming inactive or deconditioned • Using shower chairs, […]

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March 2, 2020

Game Changer: High School Team Athletic Trainer Aids Heart Attack Victim during Football Game

By Cherry Odom, BSN, RN-BC “My symptoms started during the second quarter of the ball game,” said Tommy Gassaway, a baseball coach at Asheville Middle School. He was working his seasonal job as the clock operator at a junior varsity football game at Asheville High School, when he had shoulder pain and felt like he […]

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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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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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May 4, 2018

Healthy Spring Recipe – Quinoa, Black Bean and Mango Salad

Springtime is the perfect season to eat light – and healthy! Try this crowd-pleasing, tasty dish at your next get-together: Quinoa, Black Bean and Mango Salad Ingredients 1 cup cooked quinoa (can buy frozen) 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained 1 sweet red bell pepper, finely chopped ½ red onion, finely chopped 1 […]

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March 30, 2018

Healthy Spring Recipe – Asparagus with Lemon Sauce

Springtime is the perfect season to eat light – and healthy! Try this crowd-pleasing, tasty dish at your next get-together: Asparagus with Lemon Sauce Ingredients 20 medium asparagus spears, rinsed and trimmed 1 fresh lemon, rinsed (for peel and juice) 2 Tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise 1 Tbsp dried parsley 1/8 tsp ground black pepper 1/16 tsp […]

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March 16, 2018

Time to Get Outside – Safety Tips for Outdoor Exercise and Activity

With spring weather comes the opportunity to be more active outdoors, like hiking, running and biking. Regular exercise can help increase your energy and improve your balance, health and mood. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise. Before you put on your […]

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March 7, 2018

Spring Forward, Rest Easy – 5 Sleep Tips for Daylight Saving Time

By Calvin Gardner, RPSGT, RST Mission Sleep Center  When the clocks “spring forward” for daylight saving time, many of us are understandably concerned about the impact it’ll have on our sleep. You might be worried about “losing” that hour if you can’t sleep in, or wondering how the time shift will impact your restfulness during […]

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March 29, 2017

Eight Reasons Laughter May Really Be the Best Medicine

In addition to starting off the month with April Fools’ Day, April is also National Humor Month. With that in mind, here are eight reasons why laughter is one of the easiest ways to improve your well-being and relieve stress: In only 10 minutes of laughing, you can burn as many calories as a half-hour […]

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