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With older people accounting for nearly 90 percent of COVID-19 related deaths in North Carolina, and thousands of individuals over the age of 65 socially isolated for almost two months due to the State’s stay-at-home order, a team of Buncombe-area community organizers, agencies, and provider…

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Mercy Urgent Care is now offering two types of COVID-19 testing, viral testing and antibody testing, at all eight of its urgent care facilities across Western North Carolina. By offering both tests, Mercy hopes to improve tracking of the virus and slow its spread throughout the region.

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Take this truth and embrace it: Weight gain isn’t your fault. It actually has nothing to do with you or your personality. We are often told that we need to execute more discipline or willpower, but it really doesn’t have much to do with that. Listen here: you can only starve yourself for so …

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Buncombe County Government and Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS) will partner to offer community-based COVID-19 testing in the coming weeks for people who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. This is an important and necessary step in understanding and addressing th…

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“The message has to be out there. Don’t be afraid. Listen to your symptoms. Call 911,” warned Angela Solesbee, RN, CCCC, Code STEMI Coordinator with Mission Heart Services at Mission Health. Solesbee has been with Mission Health’s Code STEMI team for 20 years, and she said, “In my career her…

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Multiple news outlets have reported recently that hospital emergency departments across the country are experiencing noticeable drops in patients coming in who suspect they may be having a stroke, due to trying to heed widespread messaging about COVID-19.

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The spread of COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus) has sparked concern worldwide and prompted many leaders to take decisive action to contain the virus.

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COVID-19 is an ever-evolving issue. There’s a lot of information available about COVID-19 symptoms and whether you should call your physician or visit the emergency department, which should remain a resource for only those who are critically ill or injured. In an effort to help you make that…

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If you’re a cancer patient in this time of social distancing due to COVID-19, you’re probably feeling particularly susceptible and have a lot of questions surrounding your care. Here to help, Albert Quiery, MD, a board-certified physician who serves as the Medical Director of Mission Medical…

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I pride myself on routine. I wake in the wee hours of the mornings. My coffee is set to brew precisely 2 minutes before my alarm chimes. While I sip my hot brew, I turn on a single lamp, sit in in the corner spot on the couch and read my morning emails. A few minutes later, I don my pre-chos…

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During periods of stress and uncertainty, supporting a healthy immune system is one of the best things you can do for your body. An article published in the New England Journal of Medicine with details of the virus indicate that those have worse symptoms are twice as likely to have preexisti…

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Chad Haldeman-Englert, MD, a clinical geneticist with Mission Health’s Fullerton Genetics Center, answers some questions about the diagnosis and management of hereditary disorders with genetics.

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Based on the guidance from local public health agencies regarding COVID-19, the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s /The Longest Day Expo in Asheville originally planned for March 21 will be delivered through a virtual option. The Virtual Expo will ta…

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In Buncombe County, the Department of Health and Human Services on Monday afternoon confirmed 12 new positive cases of COVID-19 and 4 out of state travelers, and the case count is expected to increase, as stated by Dr. Jennifer Mullendore during a community briefing on Tuesday.

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Weight loss is much more complicated than calorie in and calorie out. For decades, we have been told that if we just exercise more, eat less, practice more willpower and be sure to “eat everything in moderation”, we will finally achieve the weight of our dreams.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19). As of March 4, according to the CDC, there are 60 confirmed cases, 6 deaths and 12 states reporting cases in the US. Worldwide, more than 50 countries have confirmed COVID-19 cases, and the…

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Think of the heart as a pump. Specifically, an electro-mechanical pump that propels blood through the lungs and throughout the whole body. It has electrical wiring that generates electricity. That electric current causes the heart muscles of the pumping chambers to contract to push blood thr…

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What was the last thing you ate? Why did you eat it – because you were hungry? Bored? A protein bar or bag of chips was just sitting there? A coworker brought cookies or donuts to the break room? Or maybe you started your day with breakfast like you always do. Whatever it was, whenever it wa…

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February is designated as American Heart Month. In the US, thousands of people with advanced heart failure are awaiting heart transplants. Others have hearts so weak, they’re not expected to live a year, but they no longer meet the criteria for a transplant. For them, one option is a left ve…

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Some people get excited about the change in temperature and the colder weather, but there are some who react to this time of year with drained energy and feelings of depression. The clinical name for this is seasonal affective disorder (SAD). By recognizing the symptoms, you may be able to h…

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October’s pink ribbons signify Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but many aren’t aware that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. It may get less press, but cervical cancer, which occurs when cells grow abnormally in the cervix, is a disease every woman should be mindful of.

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Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing has become extremely popular over the last few years and is often performed to learn more about ancestry and health information. But digesting your own genetic information can be complicated and even misleading. After all, not all genetic tests are cr…

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Flu is spreading in our area and across the state. Buncombe County Health and Human Services (BCHHS) would like to notify the community of the first confirmed flu-related death in a Buncombe County resident during the 2019-2020 flu season. The death occurred in an adult under age 65. No furt…

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For many people, winter can seem a difficult time to stay physically active. Cold weather, gray skies and shorter days all make it more tempting to settle into that recliner by the TV, rather than heading outdoors or finding some other way to stay active.

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Ah, ‘tis the season for many households to find themselves with one or more children suffering from a cold or the flu. Damp, chilly weather and all that contact with other sniffling children at school almost guarantees that winter illness will strike most homes.

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We hope you have a happy and healthy new year – but if you find yourself in need of medical care on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day or any day, don’t think twice. With Mission Health, you can get care online or in-person – even during the holidays.

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It seems inevitable to most people: You will gain weight during the holidays. It’s a season that offers plenty of opportunities to indulge in fattening food while at the same time offers challenges to physical activity.

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Worried about cold or flu impacting your exercise regimen? It can be frustrating when you’re feeling under the weather and don’t have the energy to work out. And sometimes, that cold weather may increase your motivation for a cozy night in instead of making it to the gym or doing your daily run.

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If you’re not getting quality sleep, you’re not living your best life. Sleep is an active state essential for renewing the body both mentally and physically. Poor sleep negatively affects every area of life — from mood, energy level and focus to increasing the risk of serious diseases — and …

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The holiday season leaves many people feeling anxious and nervous as they receive invitations to holiday office parties, family gatherings and other social events that they would rather avoid. It’s understandable, for while such events can be a great time to socialize, they also can lead to …

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Have you ever found yourself standing in the toothbrush aisle confused as to what toothbrush you should purchase? There are so many options in today’s world, knowing that your toothbrush is the right “fit” for you can be challenging. Do you pick based on size, shape, comfort, bristles, firmn…

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Stress has become our constant companion in our fast-paced lifestyles. A little stress has its benefits, without it we might get nothing done, but few of us have just a little stress. The side effects of chronic stress are many and unfortunately include an expanding waistline. There are heal…

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A mammogram is an important step in taking care of yourself and your breasts. Early detection of breast cancer is the key to successful treatment.

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Homecoming Retreat is coming to Asheville Dec. 6. This weekend workshop is bringing together top scientists, holistic healers, advocates and thought leaders in the field of addiction recovery to share the most effective treatments available for families with loved ones suffering.

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Asheville recently welcomed Dr. Daniel Campolieto to the dental community. Dr. Campolieto, along with his wife and their 2-year-old son, relocated to Asheville from the Charlotte area after purchasing Brilliant Dental (formerly Brush Dental) in June 2019.