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Raising Food Awareness

Raising Food Awareness

American physician, medical adviser for Bill and Hillary Clinton, and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Mark Hyman joined Sadhguru on World Peace Day, 2014 to explore matters of health and wellbeing. In this excerpt, they explore how health is created not just by what food we eat, but also how we eat. Mark Hyman: Over 50 million people a …

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Good Times, Bad Times: The Rolling Stones & The Rise of Stem Cells for COPD Treatment

Good Times, Bad Times

In the early 60s, America was given its first taste of the British Invasion. It was February 9th and a young British rock band named The Beatles had just finished a performance on the Ed Sullivan show to a crowd of screaming fans. The young men were a spectacle to see. Dressed to the nines in tailored suits, pristine haircuts …

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Getting Right with Food

Getting Right with Food

By John R. Murphy, Founder of Rock House Center Given the current rate of rampant obesity in this country and the dire predictions of more, unhealthy weight gain has become the center of the national health discussion. Simplistically viewed as a matter of the will, healthcare professionals are stumped as to why weight loss programs do not actually foster sustained …

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Safety and Planning to Stay in Place

Safety and Planning to Stay in Place

By Lauran Kobienia As we approach the “golden years,” to live a life of independence surrounded by our prized possessions and to age in place is what most people want.  However, we rarely give it much thought, until it’s too late.  With 14% of the current population over the age of 65, it’s important to start the conversation with your loved …

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Glaucoma 101 with Tri-Cities’ Best Ophthalmologists

Glaucoma 101

By Johnson City Eye Clinic At Johnson City Eye Clinic, we are very privileged to have three of the area’s top glaucoma specialists – Dr. James Battle, Dr. Jennifer Oakley, and Dr. Michael Shahbazi. Dr. Battle is a Johnson City native and attended Science Hill High school.  He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996 and ETSU College of Medicine …

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Try Tennessee’s Other National Park

Try Tennessee’s Other National Park

By Johnny Molloy Do you know about a national park in our midst? It borders a neighboring state, has an excellent system of trails leading to great views and outstanding geological features, and even boasts an historic community of restored buildings that preserves the way pioneers lived who settled the rugged area. Sound familiar? It’s not the Great Smoky Mountains National …

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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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How to Handle Cancer Sadhguru Responds from a Yogic Perspective

How to Handle Cancer Sadhguru Responds from a Yogic Perspective

Every minute in the United States, there are 3 new cancer cases and 1 death caused by cancer. In 2016 alone, there are estimated 1,685,210 new cancer cases and 595,690 cancer deaths. The National Cancer Institute estimates overall annual costs for cancer treatment at $107 billion; $37 billion for direct medical costs, $11 billion for morbidity costs, and $59 billion for …

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Stem Cell Therapy and Willie Nelson: Rebels by Their Own Rules

Stem Cell Therapy and Willie Nelson: Rebels by Their Own Rules

By Matt Reinstetle – Staff Writer    In the world of country music, few people march to the beat or their own drum – or better yet, guitar – quite like Willie Nelson. Nelson, 82, has been active in the country music scene since the mid 1950s and continues to tour. In the 1970s, country music was confined to a …

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Staving Off the Winter Itch. . . How to Keep Your Skin Moisturized During Colder Months

Staving Off the Winter Itch

By Dermatology Associates Winter brings harsher weather and colder temperatures, and as the season changes so does your skin. Now is the time to prepare your skin for the winter weather ahead. During the winter months, it is important to moisturize your body and face more often than in the summer.  This is largely due to the lower humidity levels.  …

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Preparing for the New Year—Now

Preparing for the New Year—Now

By Johnson City Eye Clinic A new year is approaching and many people use this time to set new goals and refocus priorities.  Often at the top of the list is taking better care of ourselves and adopting a healthier lifestyle.  As your eye care physicians, we couldn’t hope for better resolutions than a year of good health.  Try adding the …

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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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Lift the Worries of Falling on the Stairs Away: How Mobility and Accessibility Solutions Can Help

Lift the Worries of Falling on the Stairs Away

By Lauran Kobienia Mr. Lazcano of Johnson City, TN, lives in a two-story condo with his adult daughter, Maria.  At the tender age of 95, the stairs posed a challenge, and he felt unsafe climbing them by himself.  He was dependent on others for assistance and relied heavily on his daughter to help him up and down the stairs.  Mr. Lazcano …

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

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

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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Making Your Retirement Healthier

Making Your Retirement Healthier

Some Lessons from 20 Years as a Financial Advisor By Michael D. Bird, CFP®, MBA Do you remember a time in school where everything just clicked?  Or maybe it was just life; whether it was an event or something that you read, the proverbial lightbulb turned on and some things just made sense?  That’s the way it was with me and …

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5 Ways to Beat the Holiday Frenzy

5 Ways to Beat the Holiday Frenzy

By Dana Hall McCain Around December 15th of last year, a mom at my kids’ school looked at me, with hollow eyes, and said, “It’s official: December is worse than May.” The jam-packed schedule of holiday school festivities, church events, neighborhood gatherings, and the ever-growing list of what it takes to make Christmas “special” for your family had sapped her …

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Teatime Anyone?

Teatime Anyone

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN Second to water as the most consumed beverage is tea.1  The variety of tea available today makes finding a favorite easy—and the nutritional benefits are a potent added bonus. Tea has a remarkable history and is renowned for its taste, variety, and healing properties all over the world. China, India, Egypt, and the United Kingdom …

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Protect Your Pet During Winter and Cold Weather

Protect Your Pet During Winter and Cold Weather

Follow our tips to keep cats, dogs and horses safe and comfortable Pets are happiest and healthiest when kept indoors, especially during extreme cold snaps. In many areas, winter is a season of bitter cold and numbing wetness. Make sure your four- footed family members stay safe and warm by following these simple guidelines: Keep pets indoors The best prescription …

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Coping with Grief During the Holidays

Coping with Grief During the Holidays

Holidays mark the passage of time in our lives. They are part of the milestones we share with each other and they generally represent time spent with family. They bring meaning to certain days, and we bring much meaning back to them. But since holidays are for being with those we love the most, how on earth can anyone be expected …

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Feed New Traditions This Holiday Season

Feed New Traditions This Holiday Season

By Kathryn Smith, Community Relations Director There’s something about the holidays that can make every kid, every adult, every family smile: their family traditions. For 1 in 5 people in Northeast Tennessee who struggle with hunger, traditions look a little bit different. This season, simple acts of kindness can help families in need find a little magic. When you donate or …

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