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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 12, 2015) – Mission Health is pleased to announce the addition of Donald A. Gajewski, MD. Dr. Gajewski joins Asheville Orthopaedic Associates, an affiliate of Mission Health, from the Brooke Army Medical Center Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation in San Antonio, Texas, where he served as an orthopaedic surgeon as well as the Director of the Center for the Intrepid. 

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 11, 2015) – Mission Health is pleased to announce that Christopher Elder, MD, of Asheville Orthopaedic Associates (AOA), an affiliate of Mission Health, will now see patients from a new practice space in McDowell County in addition to the main AOA office in Buncombe County. Dr. Elder has been in practice at AOA since 2002.  

With 12 million older adults falling every year and the number rising, we need to be more proactive in helping to prevent falls. Medication management, annual eye exams, addressing how aging changes our bodies and home modifications are critical in keeping you safe as you grow older. The areas of age-related change listed by The National Institute of Health are the brain, bones and joints, eyes and ears, and functional abilities. Additionally, studies show that as we age, we lose muscle mass at the rate of approximately 5-10 percent every decade after the age of 40.

The Stealth system, a new neuronavigational tool, allows spinal surgeons to make smaller, minimally invasive incisions during operations.  WLOS News 13’s Jay Siltzer speaks with Dr. James Hoski from Carolina Spine about this new device.  Find the full segment here.

Movement in water is often easier and less painful than on land. That is why aquatic physical therapy can provide countless benefits for individuals with a variety of needs.  Read the full story at The Biltmore Beacon.

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