Wellness

September 17, 2019

Earth, Wind, Fire and Mountain Views – A Healing Environment Means a Faster Recovery

By Robert A. Poarch Great doctors and nurses. Check. State-of-the-art medical equipment. Check. A variety of food options. Check. When you’re in the hospital, all these things matter. But so does the space you, and your family and friends, will be spending time in. That’s why subtle aspects in Mission Hospital North Tower are all […]

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September 11, 2019

Healthy Recipe – Mushroom Barley Soup

Fall is near! In that spirit, try this hearty – and healthy – easy to make soup to get you in the mood for the crisp air and cooler temperatures. ingredients 1 Tbsp canola oil, divided 1 medium onion, chopped 2 celery ribs, chopped ½ cup pearl barley, rinsed and drained 6 cups reduced-sodium vegetable […]

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September 11, 2019

Healthy and Fun: Tips for a Healthier Experience at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair

By Rachel Vincent, Registered Dietitian An annual western North Carolina tradition is here: the North Carolina Mountain State Fair. With food trucks and vendors serving fair favorites, like candy apples, homemade ice cream, corn dogs, fried Twinkies and funnel cakes, it can be all too easy to cave in to the temptation. But with a […]

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September 4, 2019

Ask the Doctor: What Is Lifestyle Medicine? Brian Asbill, MD, Answers

Brian Asbill, MD, cardiologist at Asheville Cardiology Associates and Mission Heart, became the first person in the world to become certified in Lifestyle Medicine. Who better than to answer some questions about it? What is lifestyle medicine? Lifestyle medicine is the evidence-based practice of helping individuals adopt and sustain healthy behaviors that affect health and […]

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August 29, 2019

Straight Talk about Incontinence: How It Affects the Quality of Life for Men and Women

Incontinence — the inability to make it to a bathroom before urine begins to leak — affects men and women differently,” said Brian Cohen, MD, MPH, FACS, a urologist with Mission Urology. “Both men and women are equally affected by overactive bladder symptoms. These symptoms include frequent urination, urgency of urination and urge incontinence.” For […]

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August 29, 2019

Pedaling On: Robotic Precision Gets Longtime Biker Back into the Race after Two Knee Surgeries

By Cherry Odom, BSN, RN-BC Seasoned triathlete and retired Mars Hill University sociology professor Tom Plaut knew nine years ago that the pain in his left knee meant his many years of running, biking and swimming had taken a toll on his body. “The wear and tear on my knee resulted in bone landing on […]

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August 16, 2019

9 Vaccines for Your Kids – A Guide to Essential Immunizations

School supplies aren’t the only back-to-school essentials. Childhood vaccinations also top the list of must-haves. Whether it’s your little one’s first day of preschool or your high school graduate is heading off to college, getting your children immunized on time will help them stay healthy long after the school year ends. Vaccines protect individuals from […]

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August 12, 2019

Healthy Impulses: Measuring Brain Activity Can Help Diagnose Brain Disorders

Even while sleeping, your brain is hard at work. About 100 billion specialized cells in the brain called neurons act like tiny messengers. Neurons send and receive messages using electrical impulses that create brain waves, which indicate what’s happening inside your brain. A simple, noninvasive test called an electro encephalogram (EEG) measures and records the […]

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August 9, 2019

Healthy Summer Recipe – Glazed Chicken and Swiss Chard Roll-Ups

Keep the food on your plate light this summer with this healthy choice. This glazed chicken is a perfect protein for your dish. Happy and healthy eating this summer! ingredients 4 chicken cutlets (1 lb) 4 large Swiss chard leaves 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut in 1-inch diagonal […]

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August 8, 2019

Feet First: 4 Things to Consider before Choosing Running Shoes

Whether you’re training for your first 5K or already have several under your belt, the proper shoes and training techniques can mean the difference between pain and gain. Thomas Starnes, MD, a runner himself and a primary care sports medicine physician at Asheville Orthopaedic Associates, explains how to kick-start your running habit with the right […]

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