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Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD)… Planting Seeds for Appalachia’s Future

Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD)

By Sylvia Crum, ASD Director of Communications and Development Non-profits are designed to make social changes through day-to-day programs. Along with meeting immediate needs, ASD also has a vision for the future and is planting seeds. . . one rural community at a time. Funding streams via financial support is an obvious issue that impacts most non-profit’s daily operations. Funding impacts ... Read More »

The Future of Healthcare

The Future of Healthcare

By Bill Reichart, MDiv Nothing is more important to the future of healthcare in America than raising up a strong generation of Christian healthcare professionals. That’s why the core of Christian Medical & Dental Associations’ (CMDA) ministry is rooted on healthcare campuses in communities across the country, including the Tri-Cities. Our Campus & Community Ministries department encourages and equips incoming healthcare ... Read More »

Choosing the Right Ophthalmologist

Choosing the Right Ophthalmologist

By Johnson City Eye Clinic Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that diagnoses, treats, and helps prevent diseases and disorders of the eye. An ophthalmologist provides a broad range of services, from correcting vision with glasses or contacts, to treating eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, as well as performing eye surgeries, including cataract, refractive or vision correction, ... Read More »

Can Yoga Help With Addiction? Sadhguru looks at the root cause of addiction, and how yoga can create such a hugely blissful experience that addiction can fall by the wayside.

Questioner: Sadhguru, I work with addicts and, in America, there is this concept that addiction is a disease and once an addict, always an addict. I am struggling with this idea. Addiction may be a medical condition at some point, but is it a permanent disease? Sadhguru: It depends what kind of addict you are talking about. There are food ... Read More »

COPD Treatment Takes Center Stage

COPD Treatment Takes Center Stage

By David Ebner – Staff Writer The world will never forget the momentous day when four young men from Liverpool, England, walked onto the stage of the Ed Sullivan show in 1964. The Fab Four strolled onstage, squinting in the glare of the lights and smiling at the squealing fans, and that grainy black and white image became the music ... Read More »

4 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help With Lower Back Pain

4 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help With Lower Back Pain

By Results Physiotherapy If you’ve ever suffered from low back pain, you know first hand how uncomfortable it can be, and how it can negatively impact your every day life. According to a survey by the American Physical Therapy Association, almost two-thirds of Americans experience low back pain, yet 37% don’t seek help from a professional for pain relief. Causes of ... Read More »

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumor is malignant (cancerous) if the cells can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. Breast cancer occurs almost entirely ... Read More »

Tricking Out This Year’s Halloween Treats

Tricking Out

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN Fall is full of nature’s beautiful bounty, like buckets of crisp glistening apples, artist-palette dipped leaves, and fields piled with giant pumpkins and gourds. But beware. The beast of October can rear its ugly head, snatching up nutrients, crashing blood-sugar levels and overwhelming parents and children alike. It’s not the ghouls and goblins or ... Read More »

Bristol Orthotics & Prosthetics Johnson City: Offering Caring, Concierge Service

Bristol Orthotics & Prosthetics Johnson City

By Will Graybeal CP/LPO, Bristol Orthotics and Prosthetics A little over a year ago, I wrote about our newest location opening in Johnson City.  After a few delays and adding new additions to the team, we are now open and accepting new patients for the Johnson City office.  I am excited to write that we have had people coming in ... Read More »

Preparing for the Future, while Stuck in the Present

Preparing for the Future, while Stuck in the Present

By Michael D. Bird, CFP®, MBA Sometimes in retrospect, I wish that I could have talked more sense into my younger self, especially when it comes to saving.  Last month this column looked at how a simple habit of saving could literally change your life, or at the very least, the lives of your children.  Alas, like so many of you, ... Read More »

7 Creative Ways to Connect with Your College Kid

7 Creative Ways to Connect with Your College Kid

By Lisa Appelo iMOM.com Last month, many parents all across the country packed up their graduating seniors and moved them into apartments and dorm rooms to begin college. It’s such a transition, not just for kids learning a new school and new classes, but also for parents learning how to navigate these years. The distance is a hard adjustment. And even ... Read More »

Pedaling Our Way to Parkinson’s Relief

Pedaling Our Way to Parkinson’s Relief

By Tyler Ramey Adding to the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, the YMCA in Kingsport is moving toward expanding their chronic disease prevention programming by soon offering a Parkinson’s Cycling Program.  The Y is in the process of hosting a pilot class and is in search of participants to join in and form a group.  The class adapts to participants in various ... Read More »

October is ADHD Awareness Month Understanding ADHD

ADHD is a highly genetic, brain-based syndrome that has to do with the regulation of a particular set of brain functions and related behaviors. These brain operations are collectively referred to as “executive functioning skills” and include important functions such as attention, concentration, memory, motivation and effort, learning from mistakes, impulsivity, hyperactivity, organization, and social skills.  There are various contributing factors ... Read More »

October is National Literacy Month Coalition For Kids: Shaping the Future Through Reading To Children

Shaping the Future Through Reading To Children

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, round numbers to the nearest ten, and pronounce the names of all the planets.  And while my reading pace was still choppy, I no longer ... Read More »

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

October Ushers

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 three-day celebration of ... Read More »

Get to know the #1 Cause of Disability in America

By Carol Conduff, Executive Director “I got to the point where my life wasn’t worth living.  I was standing on the edge of the bridge, figuring it was better to jump than to go back to where I was.  I have a new life now.” Bill Walton, NCAA & NBA Legend as reported in the San Diego Union Tribute, on ... Read More »

Practice Trail Etiquette

Practice Trail Etiquette

By Johnny Molloy We often think of the great outdoors as a wild place, and it can be. However, even when you are in the back of beyond, there is a certain amount of decorum that accompanies hikers. After all, we don’t want to act like a bunch of heathens just because we are beyond the glare of an electric light. ... Read More »

Appalachian Sustainable Development receives $1.5 Million to create jobs in coal-impacted communities

Appalachian Sustainable Development receives $1.5 Million

By Sylvia Crum, ASD Director of Communications and Development By now you have probably heard the news that Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) has been named one of 29 recipients of funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.  A total of $38.8 million dollars will be ... Read More »

Seasons

By Jodi Thomas Recently, I had to give my “Life Story” at our community group.  There was a chart that I had to fill out, helping me identify the various phases of life, high points and low points, “Heroes”—both good and bad.  I got a bird’s eye view of my life, if you will, and noticed there were distinct phases.  ... Read More »

Sadhguru’s North American Tour – Release of New Book: Inner Engineering – A Yogi’s Guide to Joy

Sadhguru’s North American Tour

Sadhguru, world renowned yogi and visionary humanitarian will be touring 17 cities during his North American Fall Tour. Sadhguru will offer refreshing and unique insights into many aspects of life, ranging from the mundane to the ultimate. Being in Sadhguru’s presence creates an extraordinary opportunity to experience one’s natural state of freedom, love and limitless joy. It is an opportunity to ... Read More »

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