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How to Avoid Holiday Heartburn

How to Avoid Holiday Heartburn

By Karina Hammer, Certified Holistic Wellness Coach The holidays are around the corner and with all the over-indulging and overeating, this can be a time of pain and discomfort. Are you tired of being in pain after every meal? Is acid reflux keeping you up at night? Are you waking up with heartburn more than 2 days a week? Do …

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Feel Better, Younger with BioTe® All-Natural Hormone Balancing

Feel Better, Younger with BioTe® All-Natural Hormone Balancing

By Changes Medical Spa & Laser Center Everyone would like to reduce their risk of cancer, heart disease, and dementias, including Alzheimer’s. Most people would also like to feel better, younger, and with more energy. Now there are all natural ways to do all of these safely and effectively, according to Richard Jackson, MD, Medical Director and on-site physician at …

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November 16th is the Great American Smokeout Smoking and its toll on your nutritional health

November 16th is the Great American Smokeout Smoking and its toll on your nutritional health

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN You’ve seen the commercials and social media efforts, healthcare literature and promotions prompting the importance of smoking cessation. The Truth Campaign at thetruth.com attempts to help curb smoking among youth, facts littered with various hashtags like #FinishIT and many free resources are splashed across buses, newspapers and websites. It’s a serious health concern. Whether …

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Mooney’s Home Medical Equipment Offers Diabetic & Mastectomy Supplies

Mooney’s Home Medical Equipment Offers Diabetic & Mastectomy Supplies

Mooney’s Home Medical Equipment first opened its doors in 2006. From the beginning, our primary focus has been delivering excellent care and service to you, our patients and customers. Our knowledgeable staff makes every effort to ensure we fully understand your needs. By working with your physician, we will determine the proper equipment or treatment necessary. Our mission is to …

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Important Reasons to See a Gastroenterologist

Important Reasons to See a Gastroenterologist

By Gastroenterology Associates Colorectal cancer screening should begin at the age of 50 and age of 45 for African Americans. A colonoscopy is still the gold standard of screening. During the colonoscopy procedure, the gastroenterologist will be able to see the lining of the large intestine to look for early signs of cancer, inflamed tissue, abnormal growths (polyps), ulcers, and …

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Making Your Retirement Healthier – Making the Most of your Social Security Benefits

Making Your Retirement Healthier - Making the Most of your Social Security Benefits

By Michael D. Bird, CFP®, MBA For those of you who have Social Security on your radar, you need to understand the two things that affect most your Social Security benefits. Namely, your earnings record and when you file. Really? That’s it? Yes, that’s it. But, we’re going to look at the whole system, so that you understand how it …

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Go Dashing All the Weigh through the Holidays!

Go Dashing All the Weigh through the Holidays!

By Abigail Weaver You might have heard the term “small starts” in our community, encouraging the notion that a healthy lifestyle often sticks when it starts with incorporating small changes over a period of time. This approach tends to be less overwhelming than attempting major changes, which can be frustrating and often lead to burnout. With the holidays right around …

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Get Remarkable Results with the Latest Laser Technology

Get Remarkable Results with the Latest Laser Technology

By Dermatology Associates Dermatology Associates is proud to now offer our patients new technology treatments  that  provide  a  complete  skin rejuvenation solution, enabling our providers to offer remarkable results. Listed below are some of the skin concerns that can be addressed. Tattoo Removal Ready to lose your tattoo? Do it better and faster with PiQo4™! The PiQo4™ from Lumenis® encompasses …

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Thanksgiving Family Fun

Thanksgiving Prayers

By imom.com Thanksgiving Day is for fun, food, and football. So when the food is enjoyed and the football is over (or the score is out of reach), it is time for fun! We have some creative activities for kids and adults alike…rain, shine, or snow. • Pin the tail on the turkey. Have your kids draw a turkey with …

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November is National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Caregiving can be a 24-hours a day/7-days a week job. Caring for a senior with Alzheimer’s or a child with special needs can be non-stop. Providing care around the clock can crowd out other important areas of life. And you never know when you will need to rush to the hospital or leave work at the drop of a hat. …

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Veterans Day is November 11th Honoring Our Veterans

Veterans Day is an important day for showing appreciation to members of our military, past and present. If you’re looking for an appropriate way to honor a veteran in your life, or would like to contribute in a way that’s meaningful for veterans everywhere, here’s a list of suggestions to start you off. 1. Show Up Attend a Veterans Day …

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What is Overactive Bladder?

Overactive Bladder (OAB) isn’t a disease. It’s the name of a group of urinary symptoms. The most common symptom of OAB is a sudden urge to urinate that you can’t control. Some people will leak urine when they feel this urge. Having to urinate many times during the day and night is another symptom of OAB. As many as 30 …

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Living Life As An Amputee

Living Life As An Amputee

By Terry Colley, Licensed Pedorthist, COF, COPA What is an amputee?  An amputee is a person who has lost a limb. There are different classifications of an amputee.  Below knee, above knee, hip disarticulation, below elbow, and above elbow are the most common.  In our profession, we see a lot of below knee and above knee amputees. Amputees will go …

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Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic Eye Disease

By Johnson City Eye Clinic and Surgery Center Every patient with diabetes is at risk of developing diabetic eye disease, specifically diabetic retinopathy, cataracts or glaucoma.  It is important for the diabetic patient to have a dilated eye exam on a yearly basis.  The yearly dilated eye exam allows you to detect the disease early, before it severely affects your vision.  …

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Lower Back Pain?

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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November is American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month

Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. This is also called hyperglycemia. When you eat, your body breaks food down into glucose and sends it into the blood. Insulin then helps move the glucose from the blood into your cells. When glucose enters your cells, it is either used as …

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Where is God in the Fire and the Flood?

Where is God in the Fire and the Flood?

By Jodi Thomas Lately, I’ve gotten to a point where I dread turning on the news.  Regardless of your network affinity, when you hit the remote, more than likely bad news will flicker across the screen.  The calamity tsunami of late has overwhelmed us all—Harvey & Irma, the Las Vegas shooting horror, the Golden State set on fire.  Do you ever …

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Women in Agriculture Conference Coming to Our Region on December 9, 2017

Women in Agriculture Conference Coming to Our Region on December 9, 2017

By Sylvia Crum The Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition, Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE), Farm Credit, and Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) have come together to offer a daylong agricultural conference to celebrate women in agriculture. Open to the public and designed for both men and women, The Women in Agriculture Conference is December 9th, from 9am until 3pm at the Southwest …

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Life After Mastectomy

By Stacy Harkleroad, LO Cfom C.Ped Cancer is the scary “C” word that so many people fear today.  Cancer affects the lives of the person diagnosed and the people that surround them.  Technology is advancing each year and early detection and treatment options are increasing the survival rate exponentially.  In 2009, 211,731 women were recorded as being diagnosed with breast cancer.  …

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Perk up your skin with a peel!

Perk up your skin with a peel!

By Dermatology Associates Hello fall! Does your skin look tired, dull, or just not as vibrant as it should? The summer months can cause damage to your skin due to time spent in the sun, heat, chlorinated pools, and salt water. Fall is the perfect time for a peel series. Don’t let the term “chemical peel” scare you away.  Most chemical …

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