March 23, 2020

Pregnancy and COVID-19

Information and guidance around the current strain of COVID-19 (coronavirus) is rapidly evolving, and we understand that this may prompt some questions regarding the safety of expectant mothers. We are here to provide you with answers. What Is COVID-19? Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Symptoms […]

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March 19, 2020

Questions about COVID-19? (Video)

By Robert A. Poarch With COVID-19, the safety of Mission Health patients and visitors remains our top priority. Produced March 18, 2020, Mission Health’s Chief Medical Officer William Hathaway, MD, talks about how it’s affecting our community, addressing: • preventative measures for reducing its spread • how Mission Health and HCA Healthcare are sharing resources […]

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March 18, 2020

COVID-19: 6 Tips for Coping with the Stress (Infographic)

News about COVID-19 seems to be everywhere. It’s normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis. To deal with your emotions in a healthy way have a plan ready in case you do start to feel overwhelmed. (Transcript below infographic)   Download PDF. COVID-19 (coronavirus): 6 Tips for Coping with the […]

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March 17, 2020

Ask the Doctor: Medical Genetics

By Robert A. Poarch Chad Haldeman-Englert, MD, a clinical geneticist with Mission Health’s Fullerton Genetics Center, answers some questions about the diagnosis and management of hereditary disorders with genetics. What training and education do you have? I completed medical school, a residency in internal medicine-pediatrics, then a fellowship in clinical genetics. I also spent time […]

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March 13, 2020

5 Reasons to Consider Locking Your Medications if You Have Young Kids

By Robert A. Poarch The statistics make a clear case. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, a poison control center answers a call about a young child getting into medicine every minute, which adds up to nearly 500,000 calls per year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says, “about 60,000 young children end up […]

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March 12, 2020

Genetic Consultations at Your Convenience: Telehealth Services at Angel Medical Center

By Trisha McBride Ferguson While finding the causes to hereditary health conditions was once a mystery, today genetic evaluations can help patients understand how their genes affect their health and that of their family. Mission Health’s Fullerton Genetics Center now provides telehealth consultations at Angel Medical Center, making it easier than ever for patients in […]

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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 4, 2020

COVID-19 Update – Answers to Common Questions

By Robert A. Poarch The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19). North Carolina reported it’s first case of COVID-19 on March 3, 2020. William R. Hathaway, MD, FACC, Chief Medical Officer, North Carolina Division, HCA Healthcare, offers information to clear up some of the mystery surrounding the COVID-19. What […]

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March 4, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Nutritious Winter Stew

Fiber, lean protein and lots of vitamins and antioxidants make this the perfect meal for a chilly evening. ingredients 2 tps canola oil ½ medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 oz sliced mushrooms 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces 1 bunch kale (about ¾ lb), stems 1 15-oz can diced […]

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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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