April 22, 2019

Farro Salad with Asparagus, Almonds and Goat Cheese

This is the second farro-based salad featured on the Mission Health Blog – and for good reason! Farro is packed with protein, fiber and other key nutrients, making this grain a much healthier alternative to white rice or other refined grains. Bon appétit! ingredients 12 oz (2 cups) pearled farro 2 Meyer lemons, zested and juiced 1 […]

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April 18, 2019

Michele Pilon: Rehabilitation Services at Transylvania Regional Hospital: Helping Patients Get Back to Living Life Fully

By Michele Pilon Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Transylvania Regional Hospital We often associate emergency services, specialty care, or the latest and greatest new treatments on the horizon for such things as cancer and heart disease, with the services that hospitals provide. One service area that can go unsung but is all-encompassing and vitally important […]

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April 18, 2019

Carol Wolfenbarger: Mission Hospital McDowell Celebrates National Healthcare Decisions Day by Offering No-Cost Education and Materials about Advanced Care Decisions to the Community

Carol Wolfenbarger Chief Executive Officer, Mission Hospital McDowell When I think of advance healthcare decision making, I remember my mother, who would frequently tell my sisters and me that she never wanted to be on a device to support her breathing. When it came time to make a determination about her survival, all of the […]

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April 18, 2019

Jackie Medland: Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Thanks Outgoing Board of Trustees Members, Welcomes New Members, and Positions Itself to Enter a New and Exciting Institutional Era

By Jackie Medland Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Spring is on its way to the Plateau and with it, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, the Eckerd Living Center, and our affiliated practices are entering an exciting new era of growth with Mission Health’s becoming part of HCA Healthcare. We are already feeling how the health system […]

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April 18, 2019

Becky Carter: Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Recognizes National Healthcare Decisions Day, Provides Education to Community on the Power of Advanced Medical Directives

By Becky Carter Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital As we welcome the beauty and warmer temps of spring, it’s also an ideal time to do a little spring cleaning, and our file cabinets are a great place to start. Papers seem to multiply so quickly in our homes and offices, but […]

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April 18, 2019

Karen Gorby: Spring Isn’t an Energetic Time for Everyone: Angel Medical Center Offers Range of Resources to Help Those Experiencing Depression

By Karen Gorby Chief Executive Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Angel Medical Center Spring’s longer days and milder weather are finally on the horizon, and many happily anticipate plentiful opportunities to spend time outdoors and lead more active social lives. I learned something surprising and sobering about spring at a recent education session I attended, however. It’s […]

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April 17, 2019

Intermittent Fasting: Unhealthy Fad or Evidence-Based Weight-Loss Strategy?

By Rachel Vincent, RD, LDN According to Google’s latest “Year in Search” report, intermittent fasting was among the most searched diet terms in 2018 and is still on the rise in 2019. Notably, a recent March article on Cooking Light’s website featured Minneapolis Chef Mike DeCamp of P.S. Steak, who lost 55 pounds shrinking his […]

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April 17, 2019

Kidney Stone Treatment, Causes and Prevention

By Linda Gale, PA Studies show that approximately 1 in 11 people in the US will have a kidney stone at some point in their life, and residents in western North Carolina have a higher rate of needing kidney stone treatment than the rest of the country. These rates continue to increase and may be […]

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April 15, 2019

Spice Up Spring: Baja-style Salmon Tacos

Wipe off your outdoor furniture and set the table because these delicious and nutritious salmon tacos – created by Mary Lindsey Jackson, a clinical nutritionist educator with Mission Weight Management – are best enjoyed outside in the sunshine. Packed with flavor and just enough spice, your taste buds will be begging for more. ingredients 12 […]

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April 12, 2019

4 Diseases Sealed with a Kiss

By Sam LaRose Kissed anyone lately? Mononucleosis (better known as mono) may be the king of “kissing diseases,” but other orally transmitted diseases are no joke. Bacterial meningitis, herpes simplex-1 and cytomegalovirus can all spread through saliva. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself (and any teenagers under your roof). Mononucleosis Mono is […]

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