April 5, 2022

5 easy ways to reduce stress

Everyone experiences stress at some point in their life, whether it’s related to work, family life or health. While occasional feelings of stress are normal and generally harmless, long-term stress can have a negative effect on your overall wellness. However, stress doesn’t have to take over your life. Read on for more about what stress […]

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March 25, 2022

Endometriosis awareness month: Common endometriosis symptoms that often go ignored

Endometriosis is a common health issue for people who menstruate. It affects an estimated one in 10 people with uteruses — roughly 176 million individuals worldwide — during their reproductive years, which is generally between the ages of 15 and 49. Despite how common the condition is, endometriosis awareness is often lacking for both patients […]

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March 22, 2022

National LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week

National LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week (March 21-25) exists to raise awareness of the unique health care disparities facing the LGBTQ+ community. This year’s theme, “Live out Loud,” encourages speaking openly about LGBTQ+ health – including discussing and raising awareness of mental health and trans health, and ending stigma through accessible, affirming, and inclusive healthcare services.In […]

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March 17, 2022

National Nutrition Month Encourages Us to Think About Our Relationship With Food and Eat to Support Our Health

It’s March, and thankfully spring is in sight, as well as an easing of COVID-19 numbers in our community, and we are all so grateful for that. March is also a time to think about nourishing our bodies well, since it is National Nutrition Month. The campaign was created by the Academy of Nutrition and […]

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March 17, 2022

Volunteering at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital and the Eckerd Living Center Brings Joy Not Just to Patients and Residents, But to You, the Volunteer

I am anticipating the arrival of spring even more than usual this year. Of course I’m looking forward to the milder temperatures and the explosion of green on our Plateau, but I’m also elated that we are in a different place with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic we have faced these past two challenging years. […]

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March 17, 2022

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Learn How to Lower Your Risk and Don’t Put Off Your Screening

March is associated with many things, from a time that foreshadows spring to the “wearing of the green” on Saint Patrick’s Day. Very importantly, March is also Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a good time to review how to do everything possible to lower our colorectal cancer risk, as it is the third most commonly diagnosed […]

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March 17, 2022

Angel Medical Center Focuses on Community Engagement, Colorectal Cancer Awareness, and Nutrition for March

March is a time of year that signifies renewal and calls for celebration. In the world of healthcare, we acknowledge several special highlights this month. I believe our community has much to celebrate — specifically who we are and what we have done in the face of this harrowing storm called COVID-19 — which we […]

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March 17, 2022

Patient Safety at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital: What it Means, Why it Matters

March 13-19 is Patient Safety Awareness Week and it is accurate to say that patient safety is not just our top priority, it is our entire mission when we enter Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH) each day to care for our patients. What you may find interesting is all that patient safety encompasses. There are […]

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March 4, 2022

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: When should you start screening?

Colorectal cancer has gone through a rebranding campaign during the past few years thanks to awareness efforts not just during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place in March, but all year long. These efforts have sought to reposition public thinking about cancers of the colon and rectum. “While these conditions were once considered problems […]

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February 22, 2022

How to advocate for yourself with your physician

Many patients struggle with speaking up when they go to the doctor. Although learning how to advocate for yourself with your physician can be uncomfortable at first, it’s necessary for getting the best possible care. Why are patients afraid to speak up? There are many reasons patients may be afraid to speak up when they […]

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