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Protect Against Actinic Keratosis

Protect Against Actinic Keratosis

By Casey Watkins, MD Actinic Keratosis (AK), also known as a solar keratosis, is a skin lesion that can cause the texture of the affected area to feel scaly and rough. These lesions are a sign of extensive sun damage and are considered precancerous.  AKs are caused by damage to the skin by ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or indoor ... Read More »

Treatment of Cataracts

Treatment of Cataracts

By Johnson City Eye Clinic A cataract is the clouding of the natural lens inside the eye, causing vision to become blurry, hazy, and less colorful.  Cloudiness may start out in only a small part of the eye and may not initially be noticeable. As the cataract grows bigger, however, it will continue to cloud more of the lens and affect ... Read More »

Ladies, Don’t Let PMS Cramp Your Style: Nutrition and lifestyle modifications can help!

Ladies, Don’t Let PMS Cramp Your Style

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN Is premenstrual syndrome (PMS) literally cramping your style month after month? Do you often feel overwhelmed by how your menstrual cycle affects your mood, sleep, appetite, cravings and energy level? Nutrition, physical activity, and sleep transcends into all facets of our life—positively or negatively enhancing it. The intricate hormonal cascade and physiological changes during the ... Read More »

Making Your Retirement Healthier

Making Your Retirement Healthier

Preparing for Retirement Starts Today  By Michael D. Bird, CFP®, MBA Many people think about a worry-free retirement, where each week is a comfortable collection of pleasurable activities along with a nice vacation occasionally.  The reality is that retirement is a continuation of what you’ve been doing and what I call the “MacGyver” retirement.  You know about the character of ... Read More »

Beach Safety – Make Sure Your Beach Time Remains Fun and Safe

A day at the beach is one of the favorite ways families like to spend their vacation or holiday time. However, the beach is a natural environment that may harbor a number of dangers for both children and adults. Make sure your beach time remains a happy time, free of accidents and injuries. Sunburn No matter how much experience people have with sunburns, they always seem to forget their own individual tolerance to ultraviolet rays and suffer a painful burn. Never go to the beach without a good supply of sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Re-apply the sunscreen frequently, even if the label says it will last for hours. Sweat and water will wash off the sunscreen, leaving you vulnerable to severe burns. Children, in particular, should be monitored carefully for sunburn. Apply sunscreen before they leave the house to allow it to penetrate into the skin and re-apply every few hours. Always carry extra clothing. If you are on the beach for a protracted period, cover up little ones with a tee shirt and long pants to prevent painful burns. Use a lidocaine-containing cooling ointment to soothe minor burns after a day on the beach. Heatstroke Beach time can be so much fun that you can forget the amount of time you've been out in the sun. Heatstroke can occur any time you are in high temperatures and are engaged in vigorous physical activity. Signs of heatstroke include high body temperature, lack of sweating, flushed skin, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, rapid heart rate and fainting. If someone in your group suffers these symptoms, immediately get them to a cooler spot. Cool down the body with damp cloths or a fan. If the person is conscious, have them drink water to re-hydrate the body. Take them for medical treatment to prevent further damage to the brain and body organs. Water Dangers Being at the beach includes water dangers. Ensure that your family knows the rules of safe swimming so that every beach visit is a happy occasion: • Drowning dangers: Teach all family members to swim as soon as they can understand the instructions. Small children who have not yet learned to swim require constant supervision. Always assign one family member for this task to avoid confusion that leads to unattended children getting into trouble in the water. • Never dive off rocks or jetties unless you know the depth of the water for certain. Reckless diving can cause neck and spine injuries. • Heed warnings about riptides. These warnings are often posted in swimming areas. If you are caught in a sudden riptide, swim parallel to the shore until you can break free of the pull of the current. Wave your hands to call attention to yourself to get help from lifeguards or other people on shore. Foot Injuries One of the most common beach injuries is cuts and scrapes on the foot. Many beaches are strewn with rocks or fragments of seashells, many of which have sharp edges that can easily cut the skin. In addition, beachgoers may leave pop tops, bottle caps or broken glasses behind that can be a hazard to walking with bare feet. Wearing aqua shoes or flip-flops whenever walking the beach can help to prevent these injuries. However, your beach bag should also contain a small first-aid kit that contains some Band-Aids, gauze and tape to treat minor foot injuries instead of going to the emergency room. The kit should also contain over-the-counter pain reliever such as aspirin or ibuprofen to relief discomfort from these minor injuries. Jellyfish Stings Jellyfish are aquatic creatures found in many coastal beach areas. These sea animals have long, trailing tentacles that contain thousands of microscopic barbs when in contact with human skin. The sting generally causes a burning sensation, reddish marks on the skin and itching or throbbing of the area. Some individuals may be sensitive to the toxins and may feel nausea, headache, dizziness, muscle spasms or fainting. In severe reactions, death can result. Anyone that has been stung should be carefully monitored for severe reactions. To treat minor stings, remove any visible tentacles from the skin, rinse the injured area with household vinegar for 30 seconds and soothe the area with calamine lotion or lidocaine sunburn-relieving gel. If you suspect a severe reaction, get medical attention for the victim immediately.

A day at the beach is one of the favorite ways families like to spend their vacation or holiday time. However, the beach is a natural environment that may harbor a number of dangers for both children and adults. Make sure your beach time remains a happy time, free of accidents and injuries. Sunburn No matter how much experience people ... Read More »

Tips for a Healthy Prostate:

Tips for a Healthy Prostate:

Reduce inflammatory foods – Avoid sugar, processed foods, fried foods, red meat, processed meats, gluten and alcohol to keep your prostate healthy. Increase anti-inflammatory foods – Consuming a diet rich in organic fruits and vegetables, Omega 3’s (from Wild Alaskan Salmon), high fiber foods, walnuts and especially pumpkin seeds will help to reduce inflammation. Reduce stress – Stress increases inflammation, ... Read More »

Male Hormonal Health

Male Hormonal Health

By Karina Hammer As men age – nearing 30 and beyond – certain issues become more common for them. This includes hormonal imbalances and prostate issues, which are the most prevalent. Besides that, men may encounter a lack of energy and libido, as well as impotence. Male Hormones There are three hormones that come into play for men’s health: • ... Read More »

10 Facts You Must Know About Heart Disease  

It kills more men in a year than any other ailment. But you can protect yourself, starting now By Mike McMullan 1. Heart disease refers to several different types of heart conditions, starting with coronary heart disease. That’s when plaque builds up and narrows the walls of your arteries, which pump blood to your heart. It’s the most common kind. ... Read More »

The Ease of an Open Hand

The Ease of an Open Hand

By Will Graybeal CP/LPO, Bristol Orthotics and Prosthetics What I love about the field of prosthetics, is that I am constantly learning from both my clients and the profession itself.  Lately, working with clients with prosthetic hands has taught me a lot about learning to let go. When teaching a new arm amputee to use their prosthetic hand, most of the ... Read More »

Runners and Shin Splints

Runners and Shin Splints

By Results Physiotherapy Running season is always occurring. Throughout the year people will be hitting the track, roads and trails.  With the start of a new year many will add running to their fitness plans. Whether you are brand new to running or an experienced runner, increased intensity, mileage or terrain can take its toll on your legs.  As mileage ... Read More »

Top 5 Things Your Husband Needs from You

By Cassandra Soars My husband is a great man. He’s kind; he’s humble; he has a gift of hospitality, which means he’s happy to serve the people around him, and he rarely complains. But this often translates to him not telling me what he wants or needs. So it’s taken some guess work on my part to understand what he wants from me. After almost nine years of marriage, I think I’ve started to figure out what he wants and needs. Are you wondering what things your husband wants from you? After talking to a number of couples, I noticed some common themes. While each man is different, here are the top 5 things your husband might want from you. 1. Recreational companionship: There are different types of intimacy, and recreational intimacy is one of them. Many men connect best over an activity or sport. There are no negative emotions involved, just a healthy and fun sense of competition. On your next date, try engaging in a sport or activity you both enjoy. 2. Trust: Part of being in an intimate relationship is a sense of trust. He wants to know that you trust him–that you trust him to make good decisions and be your equal. Sometimes I tend to give my husband advice as if I know better than he does. I grew up as an older sister to younger brothers, and he was the youngest child in his family. This dynamic often doesn’t contribute to making him feel like I trust him, but I’m working on it. I have started asking him for his advice on the things I’m working on, and I realize just how valuable his strategic input is. This helps build my sense of trust in him so I’m better able to show him that I trust him. Many wives question their husbands about why or how he does things, making him feel like he has to justify himself. All he really wants is to know you trust that his way could work too. 3. Sexual fulfillment: Many husbands feel like this part of their lives is lacking. My counsel to wives who struggle with spouses not feeling fulfilled sexually is always to work on their own sexual fulfillment. This will ultimately lead to their husbands being more satisfied. You can’t do something all the time for someone else. When sex is mutually satisfying, both partners will feel more content. 4. Appreciation: Your husband wants to know that you appreciate him. Especially for those things he does for you that you might naturally take for granted like taking out the garbage, changing light bulbs, mowing the lawn or other little things he knows you want him to do. Acknowledgment shown through thanking him will go a long way in helping him feel appreciated. (And when your husband feels appreciated, you might just find he helps out even more.) For some ideas on how to affirm and appreciate your husband, see the inset. 5. Space: Sometimes your husband just needs a little space. He wants, even needs, a few hours or even a whole day where he can just be, where he doesn’t have to work or do anything for anyone else, where he can just take care of his own needs. This will be good for both of you. Affirmation and Appreciation Words of affirmation go a long way for all of us, but especially for the man in your life. Men really do like hearing compliments – especially from their wives. So, today, try to compliment your husband at least once. 1. Compliment Him on the Physical. Compliment his strength, his eyes, or his hands. Compliment the way he walks (I recently saw my husband walking in the distance, and noticed he walked with confidence and purpose. When he reached me, I said, “You have such a strong walk.”). Tell him he looks great or handsome when he leaves for work, for church or to work out. Compliment his profile, his back, his shoulders. Compliment him for something physical that only you would know. 2. Compliment Him on the Mental and Emotional. Tell your husband he’s smart, witty or wise. When he’s done a good job figuring something out, or putting something together praise him for it. Compliment him for being a rock emotionally. Give him a compliment for being mature, steady and dependable. 3. Compliment Him on His Father/Husband Role. Praise him for his success at work. Compliment him when he has a good day on the job, or when he earns more than he expected. Compliment him as a father for the way he relates to your children; the way he plays with them; or makes time for them. 4. Compliment Him on the Way He Treats You. Say, “You really hear me when I talk” or, “I really appreciate the way you’re always there for me when I’ve had a bad day.” Men like hearing that they are being successful in making you feel loved and secure. Try this one: “I always know that as long as you’re around, I’m safe.” Try to give your husband a sincere, specific compliment every day. Doing so will help you focus on your husband’s positive traits, and it will make him want to be around you even more.

By Cassandra Soars My husband is a great man. He’s kind; he’s humble; he has a gift of hospitality, which means he’s happy to serve the people around him, and he rarely complains. But this often translates to him not telling me what he wants or needs. So it’s taken some guess work on my part to understand what he ... Read More »

Living With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Living With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome, or ‘IBS’, is an unpleasant, yet surprisingly common, disorder that can severely disrupt an individual’s life. As with any problem, psychological or physical, it is important first to understand what it is. Having found out all you can about its nature and causes you can begin to seek out treatments. What is IBS? IBS is a disorder ... Read More »

Could Your Diet Be Causing Your Insomnia?

Could Your Diet Be Causing Your Insomnia?

Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders in the West, with chronic insomnia affecting one person in ten. While there can be several reasons why people suffer from insomnia, scientists have discovered that what we eat plays a significant part in our ability to sleep well. What is insomnia? Insomnia is a sleep disorder wherein people are unable to ... Read More »

Wellness: It’s Social, Too!

Wellness: It’s Social, Too!

By Abigail Weaver At the Y, a supportive community is a big part of wellness. At every age and every level of activity, you’ll find people just like you looking to live a little bit healthier. Members and program participants often cite the support and enthusiasm of fellow participants and staff as some of the key factors in their achievement of ... Read More »

June is Lightening Safety Month Lightning Myths and Facts

Lightning Myths and Facts

Summer hails longer days, homemade ice cream, pool parties. . . and thunderstorms!  Lightening strikes the United States about 25 million times a year.  Alhtough most lightening occurs in the summer, people can be struck at any time of the year.  Lightening kills an average of 47 people in the US each year, and hundreds more are severely injured.  Be ... Read More »

Painkillers Killing People: The Epidemic of Prescription Drug Addiction

Painkillers Killing People

America’s most fatally abused drug is legal and sitting in the medicine cabinet. Every day, 52 people die from opioid pain medications. Every year, 47,000 die from a drug overdose, mostly from prescription pain medications. Opioids are being overprescribed. And it is not children reaching in medicine cabinets who have made drug poisoning the #1 cause of unintentional death in the ... Read More »

How ASD Promotes Resiliency In Our Region’s Rural Areas

How ASD Promotes Resiliency In Our Region’s Rural Areas

By Sylvia Crum Does rural matter? We sure think so! But sometimes researchers or those who work to move people and places out of poverty have a difficult time creating strategies that recognize the differences between urban and rural.  Rural metrics just can’t compete with urban metrics. Often, rural areas do not receive funding and support simply because the population numbers ... Read More »

Looking Glass Rock is a Carolina Icon

Looking Glass Rock is a Carolina Icon

By Johnny Molloy Looking Glass Rock, one of North Carolina’s iconic peaks, is within easy driving distance of Johnson City. This monolith rises nearly 2,000 feet above the surrounding forest floor to an elevation of 3,969 feet. Sheer granite walls curve around the peak on three sides, giving it an unmistakable appearance. The summit provides wonderful views of the surrounding ... Read More »

Failing Forward

Failing Forward

By Bill Peel, DMin Some people refuse to use the word failure. Instead, they substitute words like slip-up, setback, glitch, mistake—or at least frame the failure in a positive light. Take IBM founder Thomas Watson, for example. He was legendary for his ability to turn a serious mistake into a learning opportunity. On one occasion, a young executive lost $10 million ... Read More »

May is ALS Awareness Month JOSH WANDELL MAY HAVE ALS BUT ALS DOESN’T HAVE JOSH WANDELL

JOSH WANDELL MAY HAVE ALS

Dr. Josh Wandell, former principal of East Side Elementary School in Elizabethton, is approaching the fourth year of his ALS diagnosis. To say he has surpassed the deadline he was given is a gross understatement. His motto of Faith Over Fear has never been put to the test more than this past year. Josh was hospitalized the day after Christmas with ... Read More »

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