Summer

July 3, 2019

Rattled: One Man’s Unbelievable Snakebite Survival Story

“Surreal. Unimaginable,” said Scott Vuncannon, attempting to describe the ordeal he went through last summer. A former Boy Scout, 58-year-old Scott was more than prepared when he and his dog, Boone, set out on the Ellicott Rock Trail in the Nantahala National Forest on a sunny day last August. But even the most experienced hiker […]

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June 25, 2019

Don’t Touch That! And Other Tips for Safe and Rewarding Experiences in Nature this Summer

By Gabriel Cade, MD Summer. Crocuses popping up optimistically in the yard. Kids yelling at each other outside instead of inside. Looking through half-full bottles of sunscreen and bug repellent, and wondering how on earth we already have poison ivy. Start getting ready for those glorious outdoor days ahead. Sun Protection It’s great to be […]

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June 21, 2019

Healthy Summer Recipe – Cold Fusilli Pasta with Summer Vegetables

Keep things on your plate light this summer with this healthy dish. This summer vegetable pasta salad is perfect to enjoy as your entree or alongside your favorite entree. Happy and healthy eating this summer, friends! ingredients 8 oz whole-wheat fusilli (spiral) pasta 2 cups cherry tomatoes, rinsed and halved 1 large green bell pepper, […]

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June 17, 2019

5 Fresh Ideas for Weight Loss: Top Tips to Attain and Maintain Your Weight Goals

If you’re like many people, weight loss is always top of mind. Yet, attaining and maintaining a healthy weight is a goal that seems just out of reach for many. Whether you have a few pounds to lose or a more significant goal, try incorporating these expert tips from Garth Davis, MD, Medical Director of […]

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June 11, 2019

Does SPF 100 Actually Work? Sunscreen Is Cool! And Other Sun Safety Tips

By Ferriss Roberts and Sam LaRose Sheryl Crow’s “Soak Up the Sun” reminds us that summer or vacation is near. A summer classic since 2002, Crow sings about some of life’s “downs” – a crummy job and tight budget – but she always manages to “look up” by having a good attitude and soaking up […]

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June 4, 2019

Sun Smart: How to Identify and Treat Sun Poisoning

You’ve heard the term, but do you know what sun poisoning is? “Basically, sun poisoning is a bad sunburn,” said David Mulholland, MD, a Family Medicine Physician with Mission Community Primary Care – Haywood. “It’s an inflammatory reaction to sun damage of the skin that can make you feel like you have the flu.” What […]

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September 19, 2018

Summertime Flavors – Hawaiian Chicken Skewers with Pineapple

Fire up the grill one last time this summer to enjoy this Hawaiian Chicken Recipe while the pineapple is still juicy and fresh. Stack these skewers for a plate full of rich flavors that make healthy taste, oh so good. ingredients For chicken: 12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes (24 cubes) […]

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August 31, 2018

Healthy Summer Recipe – Summer Farro Salad

Enjoy some of your favorite summertime flavors in this take on a summer farro salad. Either on the side or for your main dish, farro (a nutty grain) holds its own and pairs great with your favorite flavors and ingredients. Ingredients 2 cups cooked farro (or other grain such as quinoa or wheat berries) 2-3 […]

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June 29, 2017

Healthy Summer Recipe – Savory Potato Salad

Warm weather means fun and hanging out with friends. Check out this simple — and healthy — dish that’s great for any summer gathering. Savory Potato Salad Ingredients 6 medium potatoes (about 2 pounds) 2 stalks celery, finely chopped 2 scallions, finely chopped ¼ cup red bell pepper, coarsely chopped ¼ cup green bell pepper, coarsely […]

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June 8, 2017

Healthy Summer Recipe – Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Warm weather means fun and hanging out with friends. Check out this simple — and healthy — dish that’s great for any summer gathering. Jamaican Jerk Chicken Ingredients ½ tsp cinnamon, ground 1½ tsp allspice, ground 1½ tsp black pepper, ground 1 Tbsp hot pepper, chopped 1 tsp hot pepper, crushed, dried 2 tsp oregano, crushed […]

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