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New ways of treating old problems

New ways of treating old problems

By Will Graybeal The field of prosthetics is just like life—when something isn’t working, you need to evaluate the situation and figure out what you need to do different in order to obtain the result that you want. This past year, we’ve seen some things we were doing and not achieving the changes in the patient that we had desired. …

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5 Healthy Eating Tips for Diabetics for the Holidays

5 Healthy Eating Tips for Diabetics for the Holidays

Your recipe for staying on track no matter what’s cooking. ‘Tis the season for family, festivity, and food—lots of food. Temptations are everywhere, and parties and travel disrupt daily routines. What’s more, it all goes on for weeks. How do you stick to your diabetes meal plan when everyone around you seems to be splurging? Here are 5 tips that …

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Get Holiday-Ready!

Get Holiday-Ready

By Changes Medical Spa & Laser Center It’s time for the holidays and holiday parties! And that means dressing up, putting on makeup, going out, and lots of photos. This time of year can be stressful… is that Little Black Dress a little TOO little? Anxious over all those candid pictures that get posted on social media? Getting ready to …

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Making Your Retirement Healthier – Retirement Savings vs. Retirement Income

Making Your Retirement Healthier

By Michael D. Bird, CFP®, MBA For most, retirement savings is about increasing the size of your account so that it reaches some mythical “number” or achieving the amount of money you think you need at retirement. And then retirement appears and your thinking has to change. The number one question then becomes, how do you go from growing your …

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Tips for Being Prepared for Winter Driving

Tips for Being Prepared for Winter Driving

Driving in the winter means changes in the way you drive. Snow, sleet and ice can lead to hazardous road conditions. Prepare your vehicle for the upcoming winter season with these helpful tips. Check the Weather Before You Go If the weather is frigid, you’re going to want to warm up the car before you drive it. To prevent carbon …

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Seborrheic Dermatitis: Diagnosis & Treatment

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Diagnosis & Treatment

By Casey Watkins, MD Seborrheic dermatitis (seb-uh-ree-ick dur-muh-tahy-tis) is a common skin disease that causes pink or red, scaly, itchy patches on the skin. These areas can also be swollen and greasy or moist in appearance. White or yellowish crusty scales can flake off. Most often it occurs in patches where the skin is oily, such as the scalp, sides …

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Looking Back and Looking Forward: Johnson City Eye Clinic Celebrates 75 Years

Looking Back and Looking Forward

By Johnson City Eye Clinic The Johnson City Eye Clinic has proudly celebrated 75 years of revolutionary and innovative eye care history in 2017. We look forward to the next 75 years as we continue to provide our region with top-quality comprehensive eye care. Johnson City Eye Clinic’s illustrious history began in 1942, when Dr. Tom McKee founded the McKee …

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Cheers to Healthy Holidays Across the Globe

Cheers to Healthy Holidays Across the Globe

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN We live in a world filled with variety and uniqueness in culture, tradition, food and holiday celebrations. This December, while Christmas could be one family’s main event, another family may be celebrating Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or Boxing Day, to name a few additional traditions. Each has its own special place in history, as well as …

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Physical Therapy and Opioid Abuse: Decreasing opioid use through pain reduction

Physical Therapy and Opioid Abuse

By Results Physiotherapy The evidence supporting the opioid epidemic in the United States continues to mount. Recently, two distinct sources released data and guidance regarding these highly addictive prescription drugs, with brand names such as OxyContin® and Vicodin®. The first source, from a study¹ published in the journal Addictive Behaviors, found that between 2002 and 2014, the risk of prescription …

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Sexual Violence – Prevent sexual assault before it starts

Sexual Violence Prevent sexual assault before it starts.

Sexual violence is a very serious public health problem that affects millions of women and men. In the United States, 1 in 5 women have experienced completed or attempted rape, and about 1 in 15 men have been made to penetrate someone in their lifetime. Most victims first experienced sexual violence before age 25. Statistics underestimate the problem because many …

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Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping

Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping

Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression. The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. And it’s no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands — parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few. …

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Tips to Protecting Your Identity

Tips to Protecting Your Identity

Equifax, one of the nation’s three main credit bureaus, suffered a data breach from mid-May through July 2017, exposing 143 million U.S. customer’s personal information such as names, birth dates, social security numbers, addresses, and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers. In light of recent data breaches involving Equifax and other companies, the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s …

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Being Generous on a Meager Budget

Being Generous on a Meager Budget

By Susan Merrill Do you wish you could be more generous? Many people find it hard to be generous while living paycheck to paycheck; but, surprisingly, there are plenty of creative ideas and simple ways you can give. Sometimes the strongest forms of generosity come in the most simple, seemingly unimportant acts. We give because we have been given so …

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Pet Holiday Safety Tips

Pet Holiday Safety Tips

The holiday season is upon us, and many pet parents plan to include their furry companions in the festivities. As you gear up for the holidays, it is important to try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. Also, please be sure to steer pets clear of the following unhealthy treats, …

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GPSs Are a Boon for Outdoor Enthusiasts

GPSs Are a Boon for Outdoor Enthusiasts

By Johnny Molloy Global Positioning Systems (GPS) have come a long way in recent years and have crept into our everyday lives. And they can be of use in the backcountry as well, for hunters, backpackers, hikers and anglers. GPSs are an integral part of my writing hiking and paddling guidebooks. I use GPSs to create maps for hiking books. …

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Appalachian Sustainable Development… Helping us all “Live Better. Locally”

Appalachian Sustainable Development

By Sylvia Crum Since 1995, Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) has been working in Central Appalachia to further its mission to transition Appalachia to a more resilient economy and a healthier population by supporting local agriculture, exploring new economic opportunities and connecting people with healthy food. In the beginning ASD worked exclusively in 15 counties in northeast TN and southwest VA. …

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He’s Coming Toward Us Now

He’s Coming Toward Us Now

By Jodi Thomas Right this very second I have several friends facing the darkest of circumstances. One friend’s brother—a 51-year old gas and oil executive—caught West Nile after Hurricane Harvey, and not only has he been in the hospital for six weeks unable to speak or move, but more than likely will be a quadriplegic, if he survives. Another friend’s …

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Healthy Holidays To You!

Healthy Holidays To You!

By Karina Hammer, Certified Health & Wellness Coach It’s that time of the year again! It’s time to celebrate the holidays with parties, get-togethers, corporate dinners, and of course the endless family celebrations. While the holidays can sneak up on us, every year doesn’t mean the pounds have to follow. The average American will gain 7-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New …

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Giving Tools to Prevent a Deadly Disease

Giving Tools to Prevent a Deadly Disease

By Abigail Weaver November was National Diabetes Awareness Month, but there’s another important facet of awareness regarding the growing epidemic of diabetes’ relative—prediabetes.  According to the CDC, “a person with prediabetes has a blood sugar level higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes.” (visit www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/prediabetes). Odds are everyone has at least one friend with prediabetes or …

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

By Gastroenterology Associates – Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the name given to several chronic conditions that involves inflammation in all or some parts of your small and large intestines. The intestinal walls become inflamed, red, swollen and ulcers (sores) may develop. The two most common forms of IBD are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC). Crohn’s disease can affect …

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