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Healing Chapped Hands & Lips

Healing Chapped Hands & Lips

By Dermatology Associates February brings Valentine’s Day, but winter brings cold temperatures and harsh weather. Winter can be very hard on our skin, and especially on those areas exposed more.  When we go outside in the winter, we cover up the rest of our body, but many times we leave our face and hands exposed to the cold dry air. Many …

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Women’s Nutritional Health Center Presumes Health to be Our Natural State

Women’s Nutritional Health Center Presumes Health to be Our Natural State

By Dr. Charley F. Ward – Chiropractic Physician & Master Nutrition Response Testing Clinician I will Praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works. Ps 139:14 The verse above says it all.  We at Women’s Nutritional Health Center presume our natural, God-given state to be one of vibrant health reflecting the fearfully and wonderfully made …

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Heart Attacks Know the facts

Heart Attacks Know the facts

Presented by ETSU Heart Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the US; beating cancer, respiratory diseases, and stroke. Knowing the signs of a heart attack can save your life or the life of a loved one. If you see or have any of the listed symptoms, immediately call 9-1-1. Not all these signs occur in every …

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Making Your Retirement Healthier

Making Your Retirement Healthier

Some Healthy Financial Habits in Retirement By Michael D. Bird, CFP®, MBA Many people look fondly to retirement, but most don’t plan for it.  Think you are different?  Several years ago, The American College tested the knowledge of those age 60 to 75 and 20% passed.  Worse, the average score was 42% (see how you do by looking up The American …

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Busy Schedule? We’ve Got a Class for You!

Busy Schedule? We’ve Got a Class for You!

By Abigail Weaver Healthy living through physical activity is central to the Y’s cause.  The YMCA’s Group Exercise programs are fun and provide interactive ways to engage individuals in a supportive group setting, enhancing social bonds and strengthening community. Group exercise helps create accountability, encourages new friendships, motivates, and enables growth in the YMCA family.  Group exercise classes are a …

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Treatment for eating disorders

By Heather Braddock MA, LPC-MHSP As a professional counselor, I see many clients who compare having an eating disorder to having constant noise inside your head all day, every day.  It is as if someone else is talking to you constantly and controlling your every move, only it’s not a hallucination, it’s your own conscious thoughts turning against you.  The …

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Eating Disorders: Let’s Get Real

Eating Disorders: Let’s Get Real

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN It is that time of year again where I see an influx of New Year’s resolution articles related to weight loss, juice cleanses, ‘it’ diets, as well as a bevy of marketing and promotional programs for weight loss supplements, quick-fix programs, gadgets and exercise equipment. With spring break around the corner, the focus on …

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February 20th is Love Your Pet Day.

February 20th is Love Your Pet Day.

By Jodi Thomas My husband gave me a wooden sign a few years back that reads, “Dogs Welcome. People Tolerated.”  Sadly, it’s not too far from the truth.  It’s hard to compete with a furry creature that is always happy to see you, does what you say (most of the time), and is always there for you.  I’m known to be …

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Ladies, Get Relief from Menopause Symptoms

Ladies, Get Relief from Menopause Symptoms

By Dr. Angela Shelton Menopause brings many changes to a woman’s body, which can lead to life changes that are usually unspoken and untreated.  New developments in laser medicine are changing that situation, and giving women relief of irritating symptoms.  One of the leaders in addressing these changes, and offering the latest innovations in laser procedures, is Richard Jackson, MD, medical …

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Core Foods

Core Foods

By Karina Hammer, Certified Holistic Wellness Coach Did you know that we are fed by not just what we eat, but by other areas in our life that “feed” us?  These are what I call Core Foods. Core Foods can nourish us just as much as food can. They satisfy us internally at our core and provide energy on a …

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Planning and Preparation: Key for Improving Outcomes After Amputation

Key for Improving Outcomes After Amputation

By Adam Fann MPO CPOA CPED As the weather has begun to warm, many of us have started to plan and prepare for our gardens. The experts among us know that the early work of site planning and soil preparation will save them time and energy down the road and is the key to a successful garden. The principles of …

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The Burden of Irresponsibility

The Burden of Irresponsibility

By Johnny Molloy While hiking the Hazel Creek Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, my partner tall John Cox and I encountered two backpackers leaving a littered backcountry campsite. John and I exchanged glances of surprise and disgust. I bit my tongue, not wanting to lecture these two fellow backpackers who were ending an obviously rewarding backpacking venture. We …

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February is AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration) and Low Vision Awareness Month

February is AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration) and Low Vision Awareness Month

By Johnson City Eye Clinic AMD is the number one cause of vision loss in senior citizens.  Age related macular degeneration often results in “low vision” or significant vision loss which cannot be helped by normal correction such as eyeglasses or contacts lens. Age-related macular degeneration is a complex, multifactorial disease with progressive degeneration of the retinal pigment epithelium and …

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Moving Forward in a New Year!

Moving Forward in a New Year

By Sylvia Crum YOU are the reason we’re able to bring hope to Central Appalachia! And today, we need you more than ever. 2017 was a challenging year for folks in our region—due to  job loss, food insecurity, poor health and prescription drug abuse. So once again, we have our work cut out for us. But with your support www.asdevelop.org, we’re …

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Love is in the air; Start with Your Heart

Love is in the air; Start with Your Heart

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN February is a month focused on love but it also is the month for heart health, perfectly fitting. Why not start showing more love to your heart by what you eat but also how you strengthen it physically and nourish it emotionally, spiritually? Do you adore the beloved combination of fat, salt, and sugar a.k.a. …

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Wholehearted

Wholehearted

By Jodi Thomas I love Valentine’s Day. Not just the flowers and the chocolate and all that good stuff, but I have always loved the idea of celebrating love . . . and on a trivial note, seeing all the pink and red hearts just makes me happy for some reason. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my own …

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Hypothyroidism: A Hidden Menace

Hypothyroidism

We’ve all experienced changes in our bodies from time to time that seem more of a nuisance than a medical issue. Take, for example, forgetfulness or fatigue, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, perhaps even muscle or joint pain. Too often we chalk these symptoms up to the stresses of modern life or simply getting older. And that may seem to …

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Got Water? 4 Reasons to Drink More H2O

Got Water? 4 Reasons to Drink More H2O

(NewsUSA) We all know water is good for us and that we should probably drink more of it. So why, then, do Americans find it so difficult to sip from what is arguably the fountain of youth? Answers vary, but the fact is, one in 10 Americans drinks zero cups of water per day, according to a study by Dr. …

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It Pays to Prep Your Tires for Winter Roads

It Pays to Prep Your Tires for Winter Roads

Driving safely in the winter can be a challenge, even for the most experienced driver. In fact, an alarming three in five “Tires are one of the least-discussed safety devices on your vehicle, so many consumers aren’t aware of just how much they contribute to keeping you safe on the road,” says Ron Margadonna, Michelin winter tire expert. Michelin urges all …

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New Year, New You! Happy New Year — Now, Fix Yourself.

New Year, New You! Happy New Year — Now, Fix Yourself.

By Lisa Webb, D.Psy, MPH and Kenith L. Robins, PhD Most of us know that about 90% of New Year’s resolutions never actually get resolved. And it’s clear why: We all have habits that we fall back on; that’s why they’re habits. But there’s no reason why you can’t keep some resolutions to point you in the direction of what …

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