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The rise of Farm to Table Restaurants in Nashville

The rise of Farm to Table Restaurants in Nashville

“One of the new trends in the restaurant business today is providing “farm to table” food, but what does that mean? ‘Farm to table’ refers to using local ingredients as the source for the restaurant’s food-a trend toward being both health conscious and environmentally friendly. Makenzie Jones (pictured) reviews some Nashville restaurants offering this new approach. Farm to table ingredients …

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Yoga and Nutrition: Two Peas in a Pod!

Yoga and Nutrition: Two Peas in a Pod!

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN September is both Fruits & Veggies More Matters Month and National Yoga Month. As a dietitian and yoga teacher I couldn’t wait to highlight how they can complement each other and are so important for health in mind, body, and spirit! As an integrative registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), I use a variety of coaching techniques, …

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Treatment of Spider Veins

Treatment of Spider Veins

By Dermatology Associates Telangiectasia, or spider veins, are small dilated blood vessels that are located under the surface of the skin and are caused by dilation of capillary vessels or arterioles. Telangiectasia can cause threadlike patterns on the skin. These can form gradually and often in clusters. They are known as “spider veins” because of their web-like appearance and are common …

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Recovery After a Stroke

Recovery After a Stroke

By Will Graybeal, CP/LPO Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke.  A majority of the survivors are left debilitated in one way or another. Our medical technology today is so great that not only surviving a stroke but also returning to life as usual is very possible.  In the realm of orthotics, (externally bracing …

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Working Together for Healthier Kids

Working Together for Healthier Kids

By Abigail Weaver The YMCA works every day to strengthen our community, with our youth as a targeted area of focus. Through efforts such as healthy snacks, intentional physical activity, encouragement of  unsweetened beverages, and group games in the Y’s Afterschool and summer Camp programs, the YMCA is seeking to make a positive impact on healthier lifestyles for our kids. The …

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A Good Time for Going Back to School

A Good Time for Going Back to School

By Michael D. Bird, CFP®, MBA One of the questions that clients ask occasionally is for my recommendation on a book to read.  Most of the books that I read are highly technical and cover advanced financial and accounting concepts, but there are some that a lay person might read and be able to apply to their lives. The first really …

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Prostate Cancer: What is it and how to avoid it

Prostate Cancer- What is it and how to avoid it

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American men. Prostate cancers usually grow slowly. Most men with prostate cancer are older than 65 years and do not die from the disease. What Is the Prostate? The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system, which includes the penis, prostate, and testicles. The prostate is located just below the …

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What Really Matters in Parenting

What Really Matters in Parenting

By Nancy Jergins I recently visited Washington, D.C. and ate the most delicious cupcake I’d ever had in my entire life.  Not only did it taste amazing, it was cleverly wrapped too. Later, as I wondered about what made that cupcake such a standout, I concluded that the baker must have figured out just the right ratio of the essential …

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Celiac Disease: A Complex Autoimmune Disorder

Celiac Disease- A Complex Autoimmune Disorder

Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications. When people with celiac disease eat gluten (a protein found …

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Ovarian Cancer: Silent but Deadly

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women’s cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2014, approximately 14,270 women will die in the United States from this disease. It is estimated by the World Health Organization IARC department that there are over 238,000 new cases diagnosed annually and nearly 152,000 deaths worldwide. …

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App(ugh)lachian Race Series

App(ugh)lachian Race Series

App(ugh)lachian Race Series: Inaugural Race Slated for September 23-24, 2017 Registration is now open for the first App(ugh)lachian Race Series event, Muster Grounds, on September 23-24. Described as a race that is a “representation of life”, with all its twists, turns and challenges; this race will appeal to those that strive to venture into the unknown. The race includes a …

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October 6-8 Ushers in the National Storytelling Festival, a World-Famous Tradition

In Jonesborough, Tennessee, the storytelling capital of the world, tickets are now on sale for the National Storytelling Festival (NSF), an annual gathering of some of the world’s top talent. The oldest and most prestigious festival of its kind, NSF offers one-day and weekend passes for regular programming, as well as one-time admission to special events. The autumnal celebration of …

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5th Annual Race For Wandell 3K Run/Walk set for September 23, 2017 Help Support ALS Survivor Josh Wandell

5th Annual Race For Wandell 3K Run/Walk

This year marks the 5th Annual Race for Wandell, and we hope for it to be the best one yet.  Dr. Josh Wandell was diagnosed with ALS in June 2013. The original diagnosis comes with a life expectancy of two to five years. Josh, his wife Tabitha, and their children, Jayla, Taylor and JT passed the four-year anniversary of his diagnosis …

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All Aboard The Policy Train: Building Political Capital in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia

All Aboard The Policy Train

By Sylvia Crum Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) and First Tennessee Development District, Second Harvest Foodbank of NET, East TN Foundation and USDA Rural Development, have received a small grant and are collaborating to educate individuals in the region about federal, state and local policy including where the decisions on certain topics are made; how to work across state lines; and how …

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Take Time to Exercise

Take Time to Exercise

By Johnny Molloy It seems we are all in a hurry these days. We rush around from sunup to sundown, then hurry some more. We demand instant results and instant gratification, from the time we gulp down our instant oatmeal to seeking instant praise from our so-called friends at social networking websites. We try to cram a lot into our day. …

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Hydrafacial MD®

Hydrafacial MD®

By Costmetic Laser Skin Care When you look in the mirror, have you noticed your skin just isn’t the same lately?  Dull, flaky, breakouts, texture issues, or pigment problems?  We have the solution for you!  Cosmetic Laser Skin Care, the Med Spa at Johnson City Eye Clinic, is the first and only facility in the region to offer the amazing HydraFacial …

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10 Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids and Teens

10 Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids and Teens

Young athletes today are bigger and stronger, and they push themselves harder than ever before. With sports camps and more structured activities, kids today are increasingly likely to play their chosen sport year-round. But more time on the field brings a greater risk of experiencing sports-related injuries, including ACL and meniscus injuries in the knee, or injuries to the labrum …

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Lower Back Pain?

FEEL BETTER, GET WELL FASTER, AND SAVE MORE MONEY By Results Physiotherapy It affects millions of Americans every year. It sends nearly 10,000 people to the emergency room every day. It consumes billions of dollars in medical costs and lost work annually. And, just after the common cold, Lower Back Pain (LBP) is the most common reason people go to the …

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Balancing Life

Balancing Life

By Rev. J. Keith Long Do you live a balanced life? When your life seems to be running smoothly and everything is happening just like you like, you may not give much thought to what it means. When you seem to be at wits end, you may be thinking there must be a better way. Luke 10:27 reads: He responded, …

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Meandering Questions While Drifting Through the Summer

Meandering Questions While Drifting Through the Summer

By Michael D. Bird, CFP®, MBA Clients frequently ask, “What does it mean to be a large cap, mid-cap, or small cap company?” There are many confusing things about personal finance but the investment question “Where do I put my money?” is a common one.  If you ask that of a financial salesperson you might get the answer “we’re putting …

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