Wellness

January 18, 2020

Breathing Easier: Michael Nakamura Credits Support for Improving His Quality of Life after COPD

By Carolyn Comeau Michael Nakamura’s “can do” attitude is contagious, but until he signed on as a participant in Angel Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, he was anything but energetic. “In 1999, I got diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, a disease that makes you struggle for air,” said Nakamura. “It got worse […]

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January 17, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Sautéed Swiss Chard

Looking for a tasty way to add greens to your diet? Try this quick, easy-to-make dish as a side for dinner or take it to lunch at work. Ingredients 1 bunch Swiss chard 2 cloves garlic, chopped pinch of red pepper flakes 1 Tbsp olive oil salt and pepper 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (or […]

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December 19, 2019

How, When and Where to Get Care during the Holidays

Spread cheer this holiday season – not germs! We hope you have a happy and healthy holiday – but if you find yourself in need of medical care this Christmas, New Year or any day in between, don’t think twice! With Mission Health, you can get care online or in-person – even during the holidays. […]

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December 17, 2019

Cholesterol – A Silent Killer: Don’t Let High Cholesterol Steal Your Vitality

By Stephen Kimmel, MD, Blue Ridge Medical Center – Yancey Campus One of my favorite professors from medical school started a lecture by walking to the center of the stage without any notes, staring out into the class and saying dramatically, “I know how you are going to die!” It was an engaging start to […]

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December 12, 2019

Healthy Recipe – Walnut-encrusted Tilapia

By Mary Lindsay Jackson, RN, LDN Keep things on your plate hearty and healthy with this flavorful seafood dish. Team it with a salad for a quick meal. Happy and healthy eating this winter! ingredients 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 large egg zest of 1 lemon 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 […]

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December 6, 2019

Healthy Recipe – Pomegranate Salsa

By Mary Lindsay Jackson, RN, LDN Keep things on your plate light with this perfect side dish rich in nutrients and color. Happy and healthy eating this winter! ingredients 1 cup pomegranate arils ½ nectarine, peach or Fuji apple, finely chopped 1 Tbsp finely chopped red onion 2 tsp finely chopped jalapeño pepper, optional 2 […]

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December 5, 2019

Tips for Exercising and Staying Healthy during Cold and Flu Season

By Benjamin Heyen, MD, Primary Care Worried about cold or flu impacting your exercise regimen? It can be frustrating when you’re feeling under the weather and don’t have the energy to work out. And sometimes, that cold weather may increase your motivation for a cozy night in instead of making it to the gym or […]

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December 4, 2019

Not in the Mood for Winter? What to Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder

By Robert A Poarch Some people see the changing of the colors of leaves in the fall as a reason to spend more time outdoors and to start getting excited about the festivities ahead. There are some who react to this time of year with drained energy and feelings of depression. The clinical name for […]

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November 27, 2019

Are You Tired of Being Tired? Sleep Apnea May Be the Problem – Here’s the Cure

If you’re not getting quality sleep, you’re not living your best life. Sleep is an active state essential for renewing the body both mentally and physically. Poor sleep negatively affects every area of life — from mood, energy level and focus to increasing the risk of serious diseases — and sleep apnea is frequently the […]

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November 27, 2019

Holiday Recipe – Cranberry Orange Pear Sauce

Add a little extra flavor to your holiday dishes this year! Drizzle this Cranberry Orange Pear Sauce, putting a flavorful twist on traditional cranberry sauce. Happy, healthy eating and be well! ingredients  12 oz fresh cranberries 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and diced 1 cup orange juice zest of ½ an orange ¼ cup pure […]

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