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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July 12, 2021

Is It Lyme Disease or Something Else?

Lyme disease affects an estimated 300,000 people in the United States each year. Despite its increasing prevalence, there are many lingering myths about this tick-borne illness. Also known as the “great imitator,” Lyme disease often affects more than one system in the body and can trigger a wide range of symptoms that may mimic other […]

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June 29, 2021

Providing Excellence: Removing a Complex Hernia with Robotic Surgery

Two surgeries in one day. Thanks to Mission Health’s commitment to bring world-class technology to the people of western North Carolina, 74-year-old Alice McLaughlin, a retired blanket mill worker who lives in Swannanoa and is the caregiver to her 47-year-old son who was paralyzed in a car accident, only spent one night recovering in the […]

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June 22, 2021

How to Avoid Burns from Fireworks, the Grill and the Sun

The Fourth of July is a holiday filled with fireworks, food and fun in the sun! Before enjoying your holiday weekend, make sure you are taking the right safety precautions to avoid getting burned this summer. Fireworks burns In 2014, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported 10,500 people treated in ERs across the country […]

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