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Stroke ScreeningBrevard, N.C. (May 8, 2014) – Spots are still available for a free public stroke screening event to be held at Transylvania Regional Hospital on Friday, May 16.

Asheville, N.C. – Mission Hospital has been recognized by The Joint Commission for meeting the national organization’s standards for Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification.

Asheville, N.C. -  Mission Health announces the addition of Michele Harvey, MD, to the team of neurologists at Mission Neurology. Dr. Harvey is an associate member of the American Academy of Neurology and an active community volunteer.

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Stroke Tips

Quit Smoking

Quit smoking. It's the single most important health change anybody can make. Mission’s smoking and tobacco cessation program offers classes and support for people wanting to quit smoking or using other forms of tobacco. Call 828-213-5527 for more information.

Freedom From Smoking classes and Mindfulness Training for Smokers classes will begin the second week of January 2014.  To enroll and get the details, call the number above.  There will be an affordable fee for both programs.  See our events calendar for more information.  Individual counseling sessions are available if the class schedules do not meet your needs.  Appointments can be made directly or by calling Central Scheduling at 213-2222, Option 2.

Maintain a Healthy Blood Pressure

According to the American Heart Association, a healthy blood pressure is less than 120/80 mm Hg. However, some physicians consider the ideal reading to be 115/75 mm Hg. Your physician may suggest medications if needed to bring your blood pressure to a healthy level.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

Even a 10-pound weight loss can help reduce blood pressure. Mission's Wellness Resource Center offers exercise classes and other wellness programs to keep people healthy. Call 828-213-8250 for more information.

Exercise Consistently

Walking is excellent. And it IS fun once you get in the habit!

Try the DASH Diet:

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Developed at Harvard University, this approach invites you to enjoy large quantities of fruits and vegetables and fat free dairy products. It is proven effective in lowering blood pressure for many people.  At the very least, eat more produce - higher produce consumption is linked with a lower risk of stroke.

 

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