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Appalachian Sustainable Development: Working to help strengthen the local food culture by creating jobs in agriculture and increasing food access

As our local food culture develops and has more partners, there are so many ways to get involved   with   Appalachian   Sustainable Development (ASD): Appalachian Farmers Market Association and the 2017 Local Food Guide Get your free listing in the 2017 Local Food Guide. Just go to: asdevelop.org/AFMA. If you would like to support the local food movement with an ad ... Read More »

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – How to Avoid Prostate Cancer and Other Prostate Problems

How to Avoid Prostate Cancer

By Millie Stubblefield If you are a man approaching middle age, make it a priority to get to know, love, and care for your prostate. Ignore this little organ at your peril! Roughly half the male population of North America and Western Europe will have enlarged prostates by their mid-50s. And prostate cancer remains frighteningly common. What is the Prostate? The ... Read More »

Tweetsie Trail: Already Booming

Tweetsie Trail: Already Booming

By Johnny Molloy I recently took a Saturday spin on the Tweetsie Trail. The now well-established path has quickly become a staple for Tri-Cities walkers and bicyclers. To access the Tweetsie Trail from my Cedar Place home, it is simply a matter of hopping on my bicycle and wending through the Tree Streets to Maple, and heading east to the ... Read More »

September is Cholesterol Awareness Month Have you had your cholesterol checked lately?

One in every six adult Americans has high cholesterol. Too much cholesterol in the blood is one of the main risk factors for heart disease and stroke—two leading causes of death in the United States. One way to prevent these diseases is to detect high cholesterol and treat it when it is found. What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like ... Read More »

Isha Institute of Inner–sciences to Make Life Better with Yoga and Meditation

Make Life Better

Two thousand feet above the Sequatchie Valley, enveloped in timeless tranquility, the Isha Institute invites you to step into the stillness of meditation. Scientific studies clearly demonstrate that yoga and meditation promote health and wellbeing. To be healthy, achieve harmony, and to perform at the peak of one’s potential is the goal of every human being. Yoga is an effective ... Read More »

Dealing with Children’s Fall Allergies

Dealing with Children’s Fall Allergies

By Pediatric Associates of Franklin Summer is over and school has started – and you may have noticed your kids coughing and sneezing up a storm. Don’t panic; they’re most likely experiencing simple fall allergies. While spring is most commonly associated with hay fever and pollen allergies, the same problems are carried into the fall months. As much as your children ... Read More »

6 Ways to Feed Your Boys’ Need for Adventure

6 Ways to Feed Your Boys’ Need for Adventure

By Lisa Appelo iMOM.com Two summers ago, my 9-year-old son and his neighborhood friends embarked on a quest. “Can we dig a hole?” they asked me one afternoon. Sure, I thought and directed them to the far corner of our backyard. And so began what turned out to be a summer of high adventure. Armed with shovels, buckets, and wheelbarrows, ... Read More »

Discover Your Destiny

Discover Your Destiny

By Bill Peel, DMin Do you ever have questions about your purpose? What you have to offer the world? Why you even exist in the first place? If so, you’re not alone. Most people are confused about their place and purpose in the world. They conclude that life just doesn’t make sense. But wait! Shouldn’t Christians have a clearer picture ... Read More »

Stem Cells Break 25-year Stalemate in COPD Options for Tennesseans

While the mortality rates for heart disease and cancer are on the decline, lung disease mortality has seen a sharp increase in the last 20 years.

By David Ebner – Staff Writer According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States despite a drop in death rates by more than 35 percent for heart disease since 1990. While the cancer death rate has dropped by about 9 percent, in the same period of ... Read More »

Dermatology Associates Welcomes Dr. Casey Watkins

Dermatology Associates Welcomes Dr. Casey Watkins

For over 35 years, Dermatology Associates has provided the most up-to-date skin care techniques and procedures.  We have grown and adapted our practice to become the largest, most comprehensive dermatology practice in the Tri-Cities region.  In keeping with this mission, we are pleased to announce the newest addition to our healthcare team: Dr. Casey Watkins. Dr. Watkins hails from Charlotte, NC ... Read More »

Spice up your diet, enhance your health

Spice up your diet, enhance your health

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN As the summer festivities wind down but the warmer weather remains, hopefully time for cooking and family meals abound. Sure, cook-outs and grilling are well known summer staples, but having some fun in the kitchen with cold salads, cold soups (think gazpacho), fruit and frozen treats, salad dressings, marinades, mocktails and quick appetizers can ... Read More »

August is Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month

August is Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month

By Johnson City Eye Clinic The new school year is upon us, and with that comes important information that every parent should know regarding their child’s vision. While most of us are busy getting the necessary school supplies, outfitting our children in new clothes, we often overlook one of the very basic things our child needs – an eye exam.  Now ... Read More »



By Results Physiotherapy You don’t realize how much time you spend on your feet until you have to deal with heel pain. Many physicians don’t think about physical therapy as a way of dealing with heel pain. That’s because there’s a big difference between traditional physical therapy and hands-on physical therapy, which makes all the difference with plantar fasciitis, or common ... Read More »

Growing, Changing, & Living Better

Growing, Changing, & Living Better

By Abigail Weaver The YMCA is helping build a stronger Kingsport, providing safe and healthy activity opportunities for ages 6 weeks to 106. The Y’s focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, results in an environment that encourages all involved to learn and grow. This fall, we’re continuing some of our favorite traditions, as well as adding some new ... Read More »

Being uplifted while being uplifting: The joy of orthotics and prosthetics

The joy of orthotics and prosthetics

By Will Graybeal CP/LPO, Bristol Orthotics and Prosthetics I know many people can say that they get so much more out of their career than a paycheck, and there are many professions that are enjoyable. But being in the orthotics and prosthetics profession seems unbeatable. When a client has that “aha” moment—learning to trust their new prosthetic knee or foot ... Read More »

Botox®: A Surprising Treatment for Migraine and TMJ Sufferers


Most people are familiar with Botox® being used for cosmetic purposes. But did you know that Botox® is now being used as a very effective alternative treatment for migraines, TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint), and jaw tension? When injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, Botox® relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often eliminate headaches resulting ... Read More »

Making Your Retirement Healthier Investing is Not Speculation

Making Your Retirement Healthier

The last few months I’ve written about retirement income and putting together an income plan that would help you enjoy your retirement, while not worrying about where your income comes from.  Because the last thing you want to do in retirement is worry about your income and whether a check will be deposited in your account next month.  And so, a ... Read More »



By Chris Lawyer, Communications Manager, Bristol Motor Speedway If there’s one week on the NASCAR circuit to see, it’s the August race week at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS). The sights, sounds and spectacle of gladiators doing battle under the lights of The Last Great Colosseum bring the nation’s attention to the state line of Tennessee and Virginia. Already voted a ... Read More »

Free Summertime Fun: Summer’s Not Over Yet!

Free Summertime Fun

Even though school is starting back up, there is still plenty of fun to be had! Lakeside Concert Series at Winged Deer Park Bring your lawn chairs, picnic basket, and your dancing shoes. Johnson City Parks and Recreation department presents their free Lakeside Concert Series taking place at Winged Deer Park’s Goulding Amphitheatre off Carroll Creek Road. The August concert ... Read More »

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

Willie Nelson’s rebel mentality led him to finding alternatives to traditional standards both inside the recording studio and for treating his lung disease.

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 set ... Read More »

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