January 18, 2019

Straight Talk about Scoliosis – What Happens When Your Spine is Curved and How to Prevent Progression

Early detection is key to preventing progression and promoting good posture When you look at a healthy back, you should see a spine that runs straight down the middle. With scoliosis, a person’s spine has an abnormal curve. Today’s modern medicine is proving that early detection can help prevent progression of spinal deformities. It’s important […]

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January 18, 2019

Carrying on the Spirit of Dr. King: Mission Health Team Members Awarded for Diversity and Inclusion

By Ferriss Roberts It was an inspiring afternoon on Thursday, January 17, when Mission Health held its annual celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and members of our community who keep his light shining bright here in western North Carolina. Lakesha McDay, director of diversity, inclusion and healthy equity at Mission Health, carried […]

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January 18, 2019

Don’t Be Afraid of Carbs – Just Eat the Right Carbs

By Rebecca Alexander Do you love carbs – or do you avoid them? You’ve probably heard something along the lines of, “carbs are bad for you.” But we’re here to tell you not to be afraid of carbs! Rather than asking yourself if you should eat carbs, the better question is – what kinds of […]

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January 15, 2019

Child’s Play: How Physical Therapy Helped Baby with Congenital Muscle Condition

Olivia Stille was born in April 2016 with congenital muscular torticollis (CMT), a congenital condition caused by shortened neck muscles on one side of the body. But at the time, that was the least of her parents’ concerns — in fact, neither they nor Olivia’s doctors were aware of it yet. “When I was pregnant […]

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January 15, 2019

Birthmarks Explained: Should You Be Concerned about Your Child’s Birthmark?

Is a birthmark more than a birthmark? Most of us have birthmarks or a mark on the skin that is present when we are born or soon after. Where do they come from? Why do we have them? Our expert, William Allen, MD, with Mission’s Fullerton Genetics Center explains. Some people believe birthmarks to be […]

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January 14, 2019

Making Decisions with Your Child Now to Help Protect Against HPV Later

By Stephen Kimmel, MD Elizabeth Stone famously wrote, “Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” As parents we are tasked with nurturing our young ones, protecting them and preparing them to live full lives. Some things […]

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January 14, 2019

Michele Pilon: Build Resilience in 2019 with Some Easy Health Shifts, Courtesy of Transylvania Regional Hospital

By Michele Pilon President/CNO, Transylvania Regional Hospital Most everyone I know – myself included – creates a few New Year’s resolutions each year. Many have to do with taking better care of ourselves, with the end goal of improving our health. Unfortunately, after just a few months elapse, the resolutions are often long forgotten. The […]

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January 14, 2019

Carol Wolfenbarger: Mission Hospital McDowell on the Cutting Edge of Telehealth

By Carol Wolfenbarger President, Mission Hospital McDowell As you step into 2019 looking forward to great accomplishments, so too is Mission Hospital McDowell (MHM) thrilled to enter an exciting new era of caring for you! The healthcare delivery advance that will fuel the most change is unquestionably telehealth – the use of telecommunication devices and […]

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January 14, 2019

Jackie Medland: Community Participants Wanted for New Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Council

By Jackie Medland President/CNO, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital January finds many of us thinking about the old habits we need to shed and what we might do differently as we usher in the New Year. Lots of us think about health resolutions, but I am going to ask you to think about a different kind of New […]

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January 14, 2019

Becky Carter: Five Easy Steps for a Healthier 2019

By Becky Carter President/CNO, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Welcome to 2019! Many of us – myself included – think about adopting new health resolutions after a holiday season of extravagant meals and abundant sweets. The problem is that usually, after just a few months, we fall back to our old ways again. Why? Because our […]

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