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Can Yoga Help Those Undergoing Chemotherapy?

Can Yoga Help Those Undergoing Chemotherapy?

Cancer patients who practice yoga as therapy during their treatment often refer to their yoga practice as a life-saver. No matter how sick from treatments and no matter how little energy, many find the one thing that would bring relief was yoga practices. As the interest in more holistic approaches to healing is growing, yoga for cancer patients and cancer ... Read More »

Postpartum Physical Therapy: we could learn a lesson or two from the French

Postpartum Physical Therapy

By Mark Tinsey, Chief Marketing Officer When you think of France, you may picture a fine wine from Bordeaux, Daft Punk or perhaps a cozy chalet in the Alps. But postpartum pelvic floor physical therapy? Yup. Add it to the list. It seems fairly intuitive to consider that giving birth puts tremendous stress and physical trauma on a woman’s body. Yet, ... Read More »

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic Dermatitis

By Casey Watkins, MD Seborrheic dermatitis (seb-uh-ree-ick dur-muh-tahy-tis) is a common skin disease that causes 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 of nose, eyebrows, ... Read More »

Spine Health Foundation: Providing Hope and Healing to those with Chronic Back Pain

Providing Hope and Healing to those with Chronic Back Pain

By Carol Conduff, Founder and Executive Director At the Spine Health Foundation (SHF) we are dedicated to advocating for the “working poor” to help them get the specialized spine care they need to get past the pain and back to life. Untreated spinal issues can lead to depression, loss of employment, pain medication addiction issues and even suicide.  SHF is ... Read More »

InMode™ Aesthetic Medical Solutions: The Answer to Fresh Looking Skin

The Answer to Fresh Looking Skin

By Johnson City Eye Clinic Cosmetic Laser Skin Care is committed to the adage “out with the old and in with the new.”  In 2017, we continue to seek new and improved services to offer at the Med Spa at Johnson City Eye Clinic.  The InMode™ Laser Platform includes facial resurfacing and rejuvenation, face and body remodeling, pigmentation correction, hair reduction, ... Read More »

Charge Into Summer with Free Family Fun!

Charge Into Summer with Free Family Fun

By Abigail Weaver According to a recent survey conducted by the Sullivan County Health Department, the rate of childhood obesity and childhood diabetes ranks among the highest in Tennessee. When the school year ends, the physical and educational health of many kids worsens. Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out, and grow, but sometimes when the school ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Branch Out, with Olive Oil and More!

Branch Out, with Olive Oil and More!

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN The expansion of oils available for cooking and food preparation has grown significantly over the past few years, confusing consumers with various health claims, names, and additional ingredients. It is no longer a simple choice between olive oil or vegetable oil. Oils making an appearance on grocery store shelves across the country currently include: ... Read More »

Spring is in the air! Learn how to avoid common seasonal and perennial allergy triggers

Spring is in the air

By The Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to avoid spring or year-round allergy triggers? You’re not alone! While you might not be able to avoid all of them, you can take specific measures to significantly lessen your exposure to the most common ones, namely, house dust mites, mold, animal dander, and pollen. Knowing ... Read More »

Watchmen on the Walls: Making a Difference in Kids’ Lives

Watchmen on the Walls

By Randy Hensley, Executive Director I bet you were not thinking about graduating from high school while in 3rd grade. I wasn’t!  I was busy learning how to spell words with more than one syllable and while my reading pace was still choppy, I no longer sounded out every word while reading with my mom or Nana every evening.  Graduating from ... Read More »

Autism Society of East Tennessee: Local Events and Activities

Autism Society of East Tennessee

By Chris Demas One in 68 children have been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Generally, Autism is 5 times more common in boys than girls. Each child is unique with special abilities and challenges. Most of us probably know someone who has autism or is affected by autism in some way. The Autism Society of East Tennessee serves the 36 ... Read More »

7 Steps to a Strong Sibling Bond

7 Steps to a Strong Sibling Bond

By Dana Hall McCain My brothers and I had a pretty solid sibling bond, but we also fought as kids. I guess that makes us normal. Yet I always felt a little guilty about it when our dad—usually after one of those spirited fights—would quietly say that all he really wanted from us was to know that we would always love ... Read More »

Relating to a child with Asperger’s Syndrome

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Autism, or Asperger’s Syndrome, is on the increase. Here’s some advice on how to recognize and relate to someone with the condition. Individuals who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome are unique in that they usually demonstrate average or above-average intelligence, but they often have problems interacting with others. They tend to have difficulty relating ... Read More »

Beginner’s Meditation – What You Need to Know to Get Started

Beginner’s Meditation - What You Need to Know to Get Started

By Dana Jean Costantino The idea of starting a daily meditation practice often sends many into a state of, “Oh I can’t do that, my mind is far too busy.” However, that is even more reason to get started. See, the thing is, meditation is not about perfection, but about finding moments in each day where you can come back to ... Read More »

How to Avoid Tooth Damage This Easter

How to Avoid Tooth Damage This Easter

Easter is a fun holiday filled with sweet treats, snacks and desserts. Unfortunately, all that sugar isn’t much fun for your teeth, and you could risk damage to your oral health. You might chip a tooth on solid sweets, suffer from tooth decay as a result of too much sugar, or fall out of your usual oral hygiene routine and ... Read More »

The Outdoor Life Lends a Unique Perspective

The Outdoor Life Lends a Unique Perspective

By Johnny Molloy Out here, I live by the sun, transported by muscle, feeling the vastness of the natural world … my milieu. It takes a while to get to the back of beyond, the depths of nature. And how much more I appreciate it. The world is changing by the second; I want to see it while I can. God-given ... Read More »

The Very Greatest: The Final Fight of Muhammed Ali and the Future of Stem Cell Therapy for COPD

The Very Greatest

There isn’t much debate when it comes to the legacy of Muhammed Ali. He was, as he often claimed, “the greatest” boxer of his era, winning his first Olympic Gold medal at the age of 18. And, he was a rebel too. As a civil rights vanguard, he blatantly refused the draft leading to his arrest and the stripping of ... Read More »

Upcoming Activities and Workshops Offered by Appalachian Sustainable Development Earth Day 2017, how will you celebrate?

Appalachian Sustainable Development Earth Day 2017

By Sylvia Crum The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Today, more than 1 billion people participate in Earth ... Read More »

The Silence of Jesus

The Silence of Jesus

By Jodi Thomas Lately I’ve been camping out in the Passion of Christ.  Using those words, Passion of Christ, make it sound so neat ately I’ve been camping out in the Passion of Christ.  Using those words, Passion of Christ, make it sound so neat and tidy.  But have you ever really spent time, I mean extended time, meditating on all that ... Read More »

Making Your Retirement Healthier Are Investments Poised to Drop in Value?

Making Your Retirement Healthier

By Michael D. Bird, CFP®, MBA Or as some would ask, are we in a bubble?  That’s a fairly common theme right now in the news. Of course, everyone has an opinion.  What you need to realize is that most of those that offer strong opinions are trying to sell a book, or strategy, or something.  Most, not all.  And so, ... Read More »

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