August 7, 2019

Karen Gorby: Angel Medical Center Creates Comprehensive Strategy to Curb Opioid Misuse in the Community

By Karen Gorby Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Angel Medical Center This month holds a health-related recognition day that’s both poignant and highly relevant to our community. August 30 is National Opioid Misuse Prevention Day. It will prompt our awareness of the devastating effects of this cruel and seemingly unrelenting public health crisis. I also […]

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August 5, 2019

Thyroid 101: The Lowdown on Its Purpose, Problems and Prevention

Brian Ware, DO, an osteopathic family physician with Mission Family Medicine – Old Fort, refers to the thyroid, a small gland at the base of the neck, as the body’s thermostat. “It determines metabolism — how much energy you burn, how energetic you feel and your weight,” he said. Hormones Levels Are Everything The brain […]

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July 26, 2019

Conforming Healthcare for Nonconforming Youth – Creating a Safe Space for Trans, LGBTQ Individuals

Diversity enhances the intellectual, emotional, economic, moral and spiritual life of a community. Lucky us! With 83 percent more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer (LGBTQ) residents than an average American city, the Asheville area is vibrant and thrives on diversity. But diversity isn’t always understood and its acceptance can be outweighed by social stigma, […]

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July 26, 2019

Healthy Summer Recipe – Broiled Tilapia with Mustard and Yogurt Sauce

Looking for a light summery entrée? Try this quick and easy seafood classic. Happy and healthy eating! ingredients 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4 (6-oz) tilapia fillets salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste ¼ cup 2 percent Greek-style yogurt 1 tsp Dijon mustard ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 Tbsp fresh chives, […]

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July 26, 2019

It’s Not Okay to Leave a Child in a Hot Car – Even for 1 Minute

By Beverly Hopps, WNC Safe Kids In just 10 minutes, your car can heat up by 20 degrees. Children are more vulnerable to heatstroke than adults – a child’s body temperature rises three to five times faster. When a child is left in a hot vehicle, their temperature can rise in a quick and deadly manner. […]

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July 18, 2019

Why You Should Always Wear a Helmet – Bike Safety Tips for Kids and Adults

By Beverly Hopps Did you know that properly fitted helmets can reduce the risk of head injuries by at least 45 percent? It’s a true, hard fact, yet less than half of children age 14 and under usually wear a bike helmet. Like we were here to tell you that, yes, sunscreen is cool, wearing […]

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July 16, 2019

Are You Tired of Being Tired? It Could Be an Elevated Calcium Level

By Andrew Rhodes, DO With the way our lives pull us in different directions, it can be difficult to take the time to listen to what our bodies are telling us. Perhaps you have experienced overwhelming fatigue over the last several months that’s caused you to not be yourself. Perhaps you have developed unexplained kidney […]

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July 12, 2019

Play It Safe by the Pool – Water and Pool Safety Tips for the Kids

By Beverly Hopps, Safe Kids Hanging out on the pool deck with the kiddos this summer? Summertime brings a lot of open water for kids to jump into and play. Between pools, lakes, beaches and hot tubs, remember these essential safety tips so that you and your family have a safe and fun summer. 1. […]

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July 12, 2019

Healthy Summer Recipe – Black Bean Sweet Potato Burgers

If you’re looking out for your colon and looking for an alternative to a meaty burger, consider making it a veggie burger. Perfect for a poolside or backyard picnic, this healthy twist on a traditional summer favorite offers a flavorful punch. Happy eating! ingredients 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup baked sweet […]

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July 12, 2019

4 Ways to Keep Joints Healthy as You Age

Head, shoulders, knees and toes – knees and toes! Why don’t they sing about our joints – the cartilage between the bone that provides a “cushion” and allows the bones to glide over each other? What happens when this cushion wears away? It is not uncommon to have joint issues be the limiting factor for […]

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