WELLNESS

Bladder Matters: What to Know about Keeping It under Control – Health Education Article

From dribbles to gushes, leaking urine when you cough, jump, sneeze or lift can be embarrassing. Urology experts explain how to reclaim your freedom from stress incontinence. What causes it? Stress urinary incontinence is defined as the leakage of urine during physical movement or activity, such as coughing, jumping or sneezing. It’s not related to psychological stress. “This leakage can occur,” said Nancy Howden, MD, a board-certified, fellowship-trained urogynecologist with Western Carolina Women’s Specialty Center, “when the muscles and tissues…

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Turkey & Veggie Wraps – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

This is a fast, easy and delicious way to use up those Thanksgiving turkey leftovers! Ingredients:  2 cups chopped turkey 2 cups salad greens or spinach ½ cup corn (fresh, frozen or canned no-salt added) ½ cup shredded carrots ½ cup Craisins ½ cup cranberry sauce 4 Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas Directions: Combine turkey, salad greens/spinach, corn, carrots and Craisins in a bowl.  Warm tortillas according to package directions or serve as is.  Spread 2 T of cranberry sauce on…

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Healing Updates + Waking Back Up to My Soul’s True Nature – Health Article

Hellllooo my loves! Wow, it’s been almost a month since my last blog post. I have been loving micro-blogging on Instagram and basically making every caption a blog post so I guess that’s where I’ve been. ???? But I have also been doing deep, deep healing work and I have been feeling like it’s time for a bigger update on my healing journey here. Close to a month ago I decided to start telling myself that not only am I…

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Spring Slump? Don’t Ignore Your Mental Well-being – Health Article

Just when most people feel energized because it is spring, others want to pull the covers over their heads. Seasonal change can be harder on those with anxiety and depression. Speaking with your primary care physician can be a first step in feeling better. “Often patients dismiss their earliest suspicions of depression or anxiety,” said Jesse Pace, DO, a family practice physician with Mission Family Medicine Glenwood. “Patients usually come in because they aren’t sleeping or are feeling irritable.” People…

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COFFEE ENEMAS! Alllll of the Deets – Health Article

Hi guys!! Thank you for bearing with me with this sporadic posting schedule these days. It’s been so nice to take this downtime to heal and just post when I feel inspired to — and also use Instagram captions to pour my heart out on the daily in mini blog post style. It’s so fun to connect all over the place. Truly. What I’ve realized about myself is that connecting and expressing myself creatively is what I LIVE for… it’s…

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What You Can Expect from a Nation’s Top Heart Hospital (Infographic) – Health Article

When IBM Watson Health announced its list of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals last fall, Mission Hospital found itself among the nation’s best centers for heart care for the thirteenth time. Who said 13 isn’t a lucky number? Mission Health is proud to celebrate Heart Month this February knowing that our patients and families here in western North Carolina have access to some of the highest quality heart care in the nation. That is why we #KeepTheBeat! What makes a…

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Sunday Evening Musings + Healing Musts – Health Article

Happy Sunday evening! I wanted to write this tonight for anyone else who isn’t into watching the Super Bowl and is just perusing the internet while your significant other / friends / family are watching the game… like me. ???? When I first started blogging these posts were what it was all about for me, and I want to get back to those this year. Just sharing when it’s EASY and spilling what’s on my mind. So let’s set the…

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Common Tennis Injuries and How to Prevent Them – Health Article

By Thomas Starnes, MD Playing tennis is not only fun, but it’s a great way to exercise. Like with all forms of exercise, you have to be careful not to hurt yourself. Here are some tips to help you prevent injuries while you’re on the court. Tennis Elbow Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is an overuse injury of the common extensor tendon, the connection between your elbow and the forearm muscles that help you hit a powerful backhand.You can help to…

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How Long After Tooth Extraction Can I Eat Solid Food – Health Article

Today Let’s talk about what you can do after you have a tooth removed to help promote faster healing and get that area back to normal as quickly as possible. Also, you may wanna know how long after tooth extraction can I eat solid food and get back to your routine diet. The first thing you want to do is as soon as you use a dental office you want to make sure you’re still fighting on the gauze that…

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Top 10 Best Condoms in India – Health Article

Condoms are those products that help in having safe and happy sex with the partner. Though in previous days people used to shy to buy a condom, in these days people are able to understand the importance of them. Condoms not only prevent pregnancies but at the same time even Sexually transmitted diseases which ruin a life is transmitted. So, for these reasons the use of condoms has increased tremendously in present days, even in traditional countries like India, where…

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Need medical care for the flu? – Health Article

The flu is hitting people especially hard this year. In fact, you’ve probably heard about the young and otherwise healthy people who are becoming very sick — and even dying — from the flu. These are rare cases, but they raise the question of when you need medical care for flu symptoms, and when you can just care for yourself at home. John Dunn, MD, Kaiser Permanente physician, offers some guidelines on how you can decide. When self-care isn’t enough…

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