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Invited

By Jodi Thomas Have you ever felt rejected? Or uninvited? Or not included? It’s a feeling most of us are familiar with. That awful feeling of finding out there was a function where everyone was invited, except you. Whether it’s a group of 3, 13, or 30, it always stings. It leaves you feeling left out, lonely, even less than. …

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Healing Hands Health Center’s 7th Annual “Sweets for the Sweet” Cupcake Fundraiser

Healing Hands Health Center’s 7th Annual “Sweets for the Sweet” Cupcake Fundraiser

Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day” like a delicious cupcake from Blackbird Bakery, and that cupcake tastes even sweeter when it helps working, uninsured individuals access quality, compassionate, charitable health care. Healing Hands Health Center is now accepting cupcake orders for our 7th Annual “Sweets for the Sweet” Cupcake Fundraiser! Each donation helps underwrite the cost of patient care expenses which includes …

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February 20th is Love Your Pet Day.

February 20th is Love Your Pet Day

By Jodi Thomas Four years ago, we walked outside my inlaws‘ front door and saw a little dog hiding under their Japanese maple.  Cowering towards us was an emaciated pit-bull mix, covered in ticks. We had no plans of adding a dog to our family, but this sweet little dog stole our hearts, and he quickly was grafted in to the …

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Our love-hate relationship with resolution

Our love-hate relationship with resolution

By Results Physiotherapy As we head into a new year, most of us at least think about something we want to make better in our lives. It may be family or work-related, or it may focus on self-improvement. One resolution that tends to cause a good deal of anxiety is committing to get in better shape and/or losing weight. Why love-hate? …

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February is Low Vision Awareness Month Living with Low Vision

February is Low Vision Awareness Month Living with Low Vision

By Johnson City Eye Clinic Normal aging of the eye does not lead to vision loss.  The loss of vision is the result of eye diseases, injuries, or both.  Whether or not you experience vision problems, it is very important to schedule routine eye exams. Low vision is the term used to refer to a visual impairment that is not correctable …

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February is National Senior Independence Month Redefining the Senior Years with Improved Mobility

February is National Senior Independence Month Redefining the Senior Years with Improved Mobility

By Lauran Kobienia The golden years can be the best years of your life, as it can provide a lifestyle free from responsibility and the constraints of the working life, as well as freedom of time for travel and leisure.  All the wisdom and experience you have earned are treasures only you can share to the privileged few you select.  Today’s …

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The Importance of Activity to Heart Health

The Importance of Activity to Heart Health

February is American Heart Month By Chris Sanders, Kingsport YMCA Wellness Director, CSCS When you go for a walk, complete a fitness challenge, or complete a 5k, how do you know the impact it’s having on your body? Whether you’re counting the amount of steps you take in a day, the amount of time you participate in moderate to vigorous activity, …

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February 26-March 4 is Eating Disorder Awareness Week Weight and Eating Disorders

February 26-March 4 is Eating Disorder Awareness Week Weight and Eating Disorders

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN It is that time of year again where I see an influx of New Year’s resolution articles related to weight loss, as well as a bevy of marketing and promotional programs for weight loss supplements, quick-fix diets, gadgets, and exercise equipment. The shiny appeal of ‘New and Improved’ or the promise of all your …

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Help for Those with Eating Disorders

A Place of Healing is the Tri-Cities’ first and only Eating Disorder Resource Center. The non-profit organization provides free services that include a lending library, professional referrals, guidance on choosing a treatment center, and general education on eating disorders, disordered eating, and related body issues.  As a resource center, they do not treat or diagnose, but this is a good place …

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Chase Away your Double Chin with Kybella™

Chase Away your Double Chin with Kybella™

By Dermatology Associates Until recently, if anyone was looking to achieve a more slim, trim, and well defined chin, surgery with anesthesia was the best option. Now there is a new injectable treatment available to improve your chin profile. If you’re bothered by moderate submental fullness, commonly referred to as “double chin,” Dermatology Associates may have the solution just for you! …

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Like us, friend us, follow us and all that other social media stuff!

Like us, friend us, follow us and all that other social media stuff!

By Will Graybeal CP/LPO As this year starts to unfold into a wonderful and exiting time, I’d like to share with everyone where you can find us.  Whether you are seeking out a new provider for Orthotics and Prosthetics or you just want to see some motivational videos, pictures, and stories, our social media and website provide all the enjoyment you …

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Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

We’ve all seen the movie scenes where a man gasps, clutches his chest and falls to the ground. In reality, a heart attack victim could easily be a woman, and the scene may not be that dramatic. “Although men and women can experience chest pressure that feels like an elephant sitting across the chest, women can experience a heart attack without …

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Making Your Retirement Healthier – Do something really loving this Valentine’s Day

Making Your Retirement Healthier - Do something really loving this Valentine’s Day

By Michael D. Bird, CFP®, MBA Valentine’s Day is probably a good thing for couples, especially husbands.  It’s another opportunity to think about your spouse and loved ones.  As if we don’t think about them the rest of the year. But seriously, it’s good for flower shops and jewelry stores, too.  It’s not all bad.  In the world with me …

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Common Marriage Advice You Shouldn’t Listen To

Common Marriage Advice You Shouldn’t Listen To

By Cassandra Soars At our co-ed wedding shower, people had all kinds of marriage advice for us. Things like: marriage should be hard work, address any problems head on, and never go to bed angry. It took us a few sleepless nights to realize these pieces of well-meaning advice might not actually be the best rules for us to live by. …

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Greenways Are a Boon for Everyone

By Johnny Molloy The average city park of the 1950s, with a metal swing set, a seesaw, a few picnic tables with peeling paint and a dusty baseball diamond, are now passé. City dwellers of the 21st century are demanding more than just a little park for their neighborhoods. In addition to traditional ball field parks, they want greenways upon …

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Regional Collaborations Show Great Promise

By Sylvia Crum More than 130 people attended a conference, Intersections: Aligning Agriculture, Nutrition, Health and Economic Development, that was hosted by Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) on January 9 at Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast TN, in Kingsport Tennessee. Farmers, funders, academics, non-profit partners, USDA, and more, from both Tennessee and Virginia, came together to network and identify critical next …

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A Young Mother’s Heart Stops During School Holiday Party

A Young Mother’s Heart Stops During School Holiday Party

American Heart Association News Dec. 17, 2015, began as a festive day. Lauri Evans hosted a Christmas party at her daughter’s school on the last day before the holiday break. After escorting a student out of the building to leave early, Lauri was walking back inside with Betty Chambers, the grandmother of another student, when she took a few labored …

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2017 CARDIAC ARREST AND CPR FACT SHEET

2017 CARDIAC ARREST AND CPR FACT SHEET

CPR & SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST While the terms heart attack, cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death are often used as if they are synonymous, they aren’t.  A heart attack occurs when the blood flow supply to the heart muscle through a coronary artery is severely reduced or cut off completely. Typically this is from a clot, leading to damage to …

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A Yogi’s Guide to a Joyful 2017 – Sadhguru

A Yogi’s Guide to a Joyful 2017 – Sadhguru

Sadhguru gives us 3 tips for a truly joyful new year. As we step into 2017 with a firm resolve to keep our resolutions, as the year passes by the resolutions may also start to dwindle. How do you not only keep your resolutions but fulfill them? Sadhguru: Ask yourself, “In the past year, how many full moons have I seen? …

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A New Frontier: The Moon Landing & The Rise of Stem Cells for COPD Treatment

A New Frontier: The Moon Landing & The Rise of Stem Cells for COPD Treatment

On July 20th, 1969 America did the impossible: it landed two men on the moon. To say this was an unfathomable concept for its time would be an understatement. In a time where basic computers filled entire buildings, the technology and know-how to launch a manned flight seemed decades beyond our grasp. In truth, the Apollo Program was an extraordinary …

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