September 30, 2021

COVID booster shots and additional doses: what we currently know

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half of the U.S. population is now vaccinated against COVID-19. Approximately 178 million Americans are fully vaccinated, and more than 209 million have received at least one dose. As part of the ongoing fight against COVID-19, in August 2021 the Department of Health and […]

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September 11, 2021

Age-related changes and physical decline: What to look for and how to combat it

As we age, our bodies naturally begin to change, and it may become more difficult to do things as we once did. Some of these changes can be obvious, while others may be more subtle. Fortunately, some age-related changes can be combated through diet and exercise. Here’s what to keep in mind. Musculoskeletal changes According […]

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September 7, 2021

Heart problems after COVID-19: what we know now

Although COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, which means it affects the lungs and other aspects of the respiratory system, it can affect other parts of the body as well, including the heart. Heart problems after COVID-19 are not uncommon among survivors, even if they didn’t have heart disease prior to their COVID-19 diagnosis. In addition, […]

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September 1, 2021

What is an ENT doctor, and when should you see one?

Each day we use our senses to navigate, enjoy and understand our world. An ENT doctor — or otolaryngologist — helps us take care of three out of those five senses. What is an ENT doctor? ENT stands for ear, nose and throat, three connected areas above the neckline that these physicians focus on. The […]

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August 16, 2021

Back to School 2021: six healthy habits to encourage

As kids return to school this fall, they might have some concerns. After more than a year in the thick of COVID-19, experts say it’s normal for kids to be nervous about in-person classes. As a parent, you can help by reminding children of the many things they can do to keep themselves and their […]

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August 10, 2021

Could your baby have RSV and should you take them to the ER?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year, an estimated 58,000 children under the age of 5 are hospitalized due to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). This virus is highly contagious and is particularly effective at causing a number of respiratory infections in infants 6 months old and younger. If not caught […]

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August 2, 2021

Meet Mission Health’s 2021 Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina

As servant leaders, nursing teaches us to recognize ourselves in others, keep alive our common humanity and focus on single caring moments through the practice of heart-centered care. This year, Mission Health had the opportunity to honor and recognize three of our nurses as Great 100 award recipients. The three Great 100 Nurses of NC […]

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July 29, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE 07/29/2021

Nancy Lindell: Hello, this is Nancy Lindell. I am the public relations director for Mission Health. And I’m here today with Dr. William Hathaway, the chief medical officer for Mission Health and HCA’s North Carolina division. We are having a COVID update today and the reason behind that is because we are starting to see […]

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July 27, 2021

Summer Fun, Safely – Tips for Active Kids

Summer days mean more time outdoors to enjoy a variety of activities. Whether your family likes to swim, bike, boat, hike, run, or picnic in the park, putting safety first can help prevent unintended trips to the emergency room. Here are some tips to avoid interrupting the family summer fun. 1. Rely on your eyes, […]

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July 21, 2021

Staff Spotlight: Q & A with Danny Johnson, CarePartners Hospice Volunteer Manager

We are so proud of all the special work our Hospice volunteers make possible. A special thanks to Danny Johnson, CarePartners Hospice Volunteer Manager. Check out his interview below: Q: Why did you choose to be a Hospice Volunteer Manager? A: Perhaps it’s a bit more like the career chose me. I am honored to […]

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