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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November 27, 2019

Healthy Recipe – Green Bean Casserole with Cauliflower Sauce

Gathering around the table with friends and loved ones this Thanksgiving? Bring this holiday favorite that puts a healthy twist on green bean casserole. Happy eating and be well! ingredients Roasted green beans and mushrooms 1 medium yellow onion, about 1 cup chopped 1 lb green beans, ends trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces 8 oz […]

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November 21, 2019

Healthy Recipe – Spaghetti Squash with Homemade Marinara Sauce

By Mary Lindsay Jackson, RN, LDN Keep things on your plate light this with this tasty dish. Whether as a side dish or the main course, spaghetti squash is a nutritious stand-in for traditional noodles. Happy and healthy eating! ingredients 1 spaghetti squash, cut in half and seeds scooped out nonstick spray 1 28-oz can […]

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November 20, 2019

A Special Bonding: Kangaroo Care Gave Neonatal ICU Baby Josephine a Steady Start

Most expectant parents don’t prepare for their newborn to go into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit [NICU] after labor,” said Caroline Twiggs from Weaverville. “Now I tell friends they should tour the NICU.” High blood pressure and a prolonged delivery were hard on Twiggs and her husband, Michael Whetsell. But when baby Josephine showed distress, […]

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November 19, 2019

Give Your Heart a Boost – Is LVAD Right for You?

In the US, thousands of people with advanced heart failure are awaiting heart transplants. Others have hearts so weak, they’re not expected to live a year, but they no longer meet the criteria for a transplant. For them, one option is a left ventricular assist device (LVAD), a pump surgically connected to the heart that […]

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November 15, 2019

Tim Layman: A Visit to Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s Emergency Room: What You See, and What You Don’t

By Timothy Layman Interim Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital This month I thought it would be exciting to pull back the curtain, so to speak, on what goes on once you enter Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s Emergency Department. There are all the things that you, as a patient or family member of a patient, see […]

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November 15, 2019

Becky Carter: Gratitude for the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Team: They Show Up in More Ways Than One

By Becky Carter Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital November is traditionally a time when we reflect on all we have to be grateful for. I’d like to take the opportunity to extend a huge “thank you” to the extraordinary staff of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. They should be recognized for so […]

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November 13, 2019

What Goes Around Comes Around: Are You Prepared for Flu Season?

Don’t spread the flu! Stay home if you’re sick. Wash your hands frequently. Avoid touching your face, mouth, nose or eyes. Cover your mouth with a tissue, or sneeze or cough into your sleeve. Help prevent the flu by getting your vaccine! The 2017-2018 flu (influenza) season was one of the deadliest with 48.8 million […]

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November 11, 2019

Bladder Matters: What to Know about Keeping It under Control

From dribbles to gushes, leaking urine when you cough, jump, sneeze or lift can be embarrassing. Urology experts explain how to reclaim your freedom from stress incontinence. What causes it? Stress urinary incontinence is defined as the leakage of urine during physical movement or activity, such as coughing, jumping or sneezing. It’s not related to […]

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