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Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 22-28 – 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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Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) Plans for Collaborative Year

Appalachian Sustainable Development

As a leader in sustainable agriculture, local food and food access, ASD continues to make a difference by keeping farmers on their land, donating fresh, local produce to food banks and educating children and adults about where their food comes from. With a strong commitment to cross-sector partnerships that deepen collective impact, in 2016, ASD’s board of directors will be made …

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The True Valentine

The True Valentine

By Jodi Thomas I have been a Christian for almost 30 years, and in that time I have studied a lot about the nature and character of God, as revealed in the Bible. The more I learn, the more I marvel. He is. . . marvel-ous, really. God is, to the infinite degree, all the following: holy, just, merciful, gracious, …

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New YEAR, New Y, New YOU!

A fresh start

By Abigail Weaver January. New Year’s Resolutions. A fresh start. A new outlook. The Y is experiencing all these things as the new 19,000 sq.ft. expansion has just been opened for use. What a perfect time for new spaces, new friendships, and new habits. The Y has made the following improvements: • added an improved and relocated Family Adventure Center …

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Nail Care

Nail Care

By Dermatology Associates Look closely at your fingernails. Are they healthy and strong looking? Or do you see dents, ridges, unusual shapes or colors? Many undesirable nail conditions can be avoided through proper fingernail care. Others might indicate an underlying condition that needs attention. One common myth is that nails can be repaired.  Nails, like hair, are made up of layered …

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Perfectly Imperfect. . . It’s Natural

Perfectly Imperfect

By Will Graybeal CP/LPO Bristol Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc Every January we have lots of ideas about how we are going to be different this year. . . how we are going to change our old habits and routines so that we can accomplish “new goals.”  Somehow the majority of these changes tend to settle out, and we are back to …

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Healthy Gums, Healthy Teeth

Healthy Gums, Healthy Teeth

Patients are aware that it is recommended to have dental check-ups typically twice a year. Often these appointments are delayed or skipped by individuals who rarely, if ever, get cavities. The rationale makes sense… If I never seem to get cavities, then postponing really should not make a difference. It is important to realize that checking for cavities comprises only half …

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Pelvic Health Therapy in Johnson City

Pelvic Health Therapy in Johnson City

By Sara Lynn Johnson, PT, MS, ATC/L, CSCS, Director of Pelvic Health Services Results Physiotherapy I have an embarrassing situation.  After having 2 children, I frequently wet my underwear when I cough, sneeze, and exercise. Is this normal? Can something be done about it? Urinary leakage at inappropriate times is known as urinary incontinence. This condition is very common but …

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It’s a NEW YEAR!! It’s time to give your body some love and respect by ditching the post-holiday guilt and excess fat for good

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN Maybe you’ve overdone the holiday treats, meals and lounging and you’re feeling less than stellar as 2016 arrives on the scene. The guilt, frustration, shame, desperation and resentment can be temporary or something you fight daily. Guess what? There’s hope, and it’s in your hands, by the choices you make. With some support and the …

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Yoga: The Ultimate Expression

Yoga: The Ultimate Expression

Yoga has now become a part of mainstream culture. When people think of yoga, they think about stretching exercises or contorting the body into difficult positions. However, at its root, the meaning of yoga is more significant than a few postures. The word “yoga” literally means union. It comes from the same root as the English word “yoke,” which also …

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Have You Heard of the Low-Cost Home Equity Conversion Mortgage?

Low-Cost Home Equity Conversion MortgageLow-Cost Home Equity Conversion Mortgage

All the benefits of a reverse mortgage—with substantially reduced closing costs By Angel Campbell The Low-Cost Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) from Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC (RMF) is a great way to take advantage of the traditional benefits of a reverse mortgage, while saving you thousands of dollars in closing costs.  Now, you can supplement your monthly income, establish a safety …

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Midwifery: A safe, low-intervention option for natural childbirth New Midwife Practice Opens In Johnson City

New Midwife Practice Opens In Johnson City

By Lisa Vance, CNM, MSN “Call the Midwife!” is a phrase that is commonly spoken now only when referring to a popular BBC television show. When, in fact, midwives date back to Biblical times, and women predominately used midwives for deliveries for many years. Technological advancements and cultural trends direct women to use an OB/GYN in a hospital setting, even …

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Healing Hands Health Center’s 6th Annual “Sweets for the Sweet” Cupcake Fundraiser

Sweets for the Sweet

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 6th Annual “Sweets for the Sweet” Cupcake Fundraiser! Each donation helps underwrite the cost of patient care expenses which includes …

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Winter Storm Preparedness

Winter Storm Preparedness

Here in Northeast Tennessee, winter weather is sure to hit. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain. Regardless of the severity of a winter storm, you should be prepared in order to remain safe during these events. Winter Storm Outlook – Winter storm conditions are possible in the …

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Thyroid Cancer: Common but often Treatable

Thyroid Cancer

The thyroid gland is located in the lower front of the neck, above the collarbones and below the voice box (larynx). Thyroid cancer (carcinoma) usually appears as a painless lump in this area. In most cases, the lump is only on one side, and the results of thyroid function tests (blood tests) are usually normal. There are four main types of …

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Meet Theresa Burriss: Mother, Professor, Runner, Stroke Survivor. . . A Woman of Inspiration

Meet Theresa Burriss

By Sylvia Crum, ASD Director of Communications and Development I knew I liked her from the moment I laid eyes on her. Her sparkling eyes and wide smile were as infectious as her passionate personality. She exuded such kindness and warmth that felt so familiar; we chatted easily, just like long-lost friends. She listened so intently that she made me feel …

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7 Resolutions for an Organized New Year

7 Resolutions for an Organized New Year

By Tara Aronson We’ve just come through the sound and fury of the holidays – and our homes, nerves, and bank accounts reflect it. Relax. It’s a new year, and we can get things back under our control. The 7 tips below are the place to start. The best part? They all build on one another. 1. Downsize! Consider instituting this …

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Keep Your Pet Healthy This Winter

Keep Your Pet Healthy This Winter

Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws. To help prevent cold weather dangers from affecting your pet’s health, please heed the following …

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Ideas for Enhancing Your Outdoor Experience

Enhancing Your Outdoor Experience

By Johnny Molloy Outdoor enthusiasts love to share our love of nature and the mental and physical rewards it brings with others. And when we bring others into the Great Outdoors, we want them to have a good time. Here are some tips to help you enhance your outdoor experience. Try new places –open your mind If you like the mountains, …

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From Physical Pain to Spiritual Healing: Finding a new purpose after a tragic accident

Spiritual Healing

By John Van der Werff, DDS I have always believed God smiled on my life, and He has led me in some incredible ways. Dentistry has been my passion since 8th grade. I began my career as a dentist in 1982. At the same time, I married a Christian woman, and God later blessed us with two sons. Even when we …

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