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Graham Enloe is one of 20 ‘real men’ who have teamed up with the American Cancer Society to fight breast cancer this October.

American Cancer Society

Graham Enloe is a ‘real man’ who is taking part in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign to take punches against breast cancer in honor of his mother, Anna Fleetwood, who is a breast cancer survivor. Enloe explains that breast cancer is a cause that he is passionate about because he watched his ... Read More »

Breast Cancer Awareness: Early detection IS the BEST protection!

Breast Cancer Awareness

The sun is shining, leaves are beginning to turn, and the weather is cool and breezy. Fall is here …and with it, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! October is chock full of fun activities, survivors and forever fighters celebrating life, families and friends honoring those who have passed, and fundraising to support breast cancer education, early-detection, treatment, and research efforts. At ... Read More »

What’s the Latest on Stuttering?

By Ellen M. Kelly, PhD, CCC-SLP October 22nd is International Stuttering Awareness Day. Those familiar with The King’s Speech, or recent America’s Got Talent contestant Drew Lynch, have obtained glimpses into the communication, social, emotional, and vocational challenges that stuttering may bring. But, what do we know about who stutters, why, and whether, when it occurs in a young child, he ... Read More »

Spine Health Foundation Providing Spine Pain Relief to the Disadvantaged

Spine Health Foundation

Spine Pain is the #1 cause of disability.  Spinal issues can strike anyone at any time.  There are estimates that over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic back pain, according to the Institutes of Medicine, costing the U.S. $600 billion dollars a year in treatments and lost productivity.  In the U.S. we are living in a fast paced, ever changing healthcare ... Read More »

Help for Migraine and TMJ Sufferers: Botox Therapy

Botox Therapy

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 from ... Read More »

Knee Pain in Athletes: Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

By John Paszkiewicz, PT, MS, COMT, Results Physiotherapy Of the seven most common sports injuries the knee is  associated with two of them – ACL Tears and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). This month we will focus on PFPS. What are the common symptoms of PFPS syndrome?   Usually this condition presents as pain on either side of the patella (kneecap) ... Read More »

There May Be a Better Way to Get the Cash You Need

By Angel Campbell A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage, or HECM, allows you to turn the equity in your home into funds you can use today.  You can use the tax-free funds to pay off an existing mortgage and eliminate that monthly expense, postpone tapping into your savings, delay taking your Social Security payments to maximize your total benefits, or just ... Read More »

Appalachian Sustainable Development is Empowering Appalachians

Appalachian Sustainable Development

By Sylvia Crum, ASD Director of Communications and Development As summer turns to fall, local farmers begin changing their focus to planting cold weather  crops  and  reviewing  the  ever changing 2015 growing season.  At Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) we’re busy with fourth quarter reporting, looking to the new year, planning for the future and reviewing our impacts. As our 20th year ... Read More »

October is Self Improvement Month Tai Chi: An Ancient Art for Modern Times

October is Self Improvement Month Tai Chi

By Chris Laing Why should a Chinese martial art, over a thousand years old, be of interest to people today? There are many answers to this question. A student of Tai Chi can experience many benefits from this ancient art. The practice of Tai Chi can add discipline to your life. Tai Chi can be used as a martial art to ... Read More »

Spotlighting Bristol Orthotics and Prosthetics in Greeneville

By Will Graybeal CP/LPO By 1984 our family business had grown from the original office, Kingsport Brace and Limb in downtown Kingsport, to a second office, Bristol Orthotics and Prosthetics in Bristol TN, and finally to to opening Greeneville Orthotics and Prosthetics in downtown Greeneville.  Some of the local orthopedic surgeons including Dr. Chapman had encouraged my papaw, Bob Graybeal ... Read More »

Mount Rogers is Great for Fall Colors

Mount Rogers

By Johnny Molloy Mount Rogers National Recreation Area is less than an hour’s drive distant and a great fall color destination for Tri-Cities residents. Autumn recreationalists have numerous activities in which to indulge while enjoying the color mosaic: hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, and fishing. Over 430 miles of trails await you, including the federal recreation area and Grayson Highlands ... Read More »

Fun for All in the Fall!

Fun for All in the Fall

October is many folks in this area’s favorite season, and for good reason—with fall leaves bursting with color, corn mazes to explore, and pumpkins to carve.  There are so many fun things to do in this area this month, there is no way you can be bored!  It’s a great time to spend with family and friends, so get out your ... Read More »

October is Self Improvement Month – Ready, Setbacks, Let Go!

Self Improvement

By Kimberly Toby Oh, how Setbacks come back to us with willowy, unassuming steps. They appear without us even noticing that they have returned to surreptitiously steer us off our chosen course.  Then one day, we notice that we do not feel as well as we have been or that our bodies are changing in ways that make us a bit ... Read More »

The Power of Positivity

The Power of Positivity

By Jodi Thomas The last few months I have really struggled with negativity.  Although I am an upbeat person, negativity runs pretty deep on both sides of my family tree.  My grandmother’s name was Nina, but her nickname was “No-na,” since one of her favorite words was, “No.”  So, seeing the optimistic, bright side of things often is a real effort ... Read More »

Test Your Ovarian Cancer Knowledge

Ovarian Cancer Knowledge

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Ovarian Cancer Quiz—True or False? 1. Ovarian cancer can be detected by a Pap test. 2. Ovarian cancer is usually detected at already advanced stages. 3. Most people who develop ovarian cancer have a family history of ovarian cancer. 4. Birth control pills reduce the risk for developing ovarian cancer. 5. The gene for hereditary ... Read More »

Hair Loss: Causes, Solutions

Hair Loss- Causes, Solutions

By Dermatology Associates Everyone loses hair. We can lose up to 50-100 hairs every day. But, if you are noticing a lot of thinning or bald patches, you may be experiencing hair loss.  Alopecia, or hair loss, may not seem like an important medical condition, but studies have shown that premature hair loss can be associated with depression, introversion, low ... Read More »

Botox®: A Surprising Treatment for Migraine and TMJ Sufferers

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 from ... Read More »

Snacks: Fueling Your Metabolism or Adding Unnecessary Calories?

Fueling Your Metabolism

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN The right snack can keep you on track Do you feel like you are starving when you get home from class, work, or a workout? Do you often grab the first thing you see or overindulge in dinner because you have gone so long in between meals? Some studies have suggested that Americans consume ... Read More »

BACK PAIN Q&A

BACK PAIN Q&A

By Results Physiotherapy Question: I’ve been training for a marathon. The lower left hand side of my back is giving me problems. It is best described as a hitch, it tweaks me as I stand from sitting or get out of the car, about halfway through the range of motion. Is this serious? Answer: It sounds like you may have ... Read More »

September is Healthy Aging Month Don’t Be Blindsided! Common Eye Diseases to Be Aware Of

Common Eye Diseases to Be Aware Of

By Johnson City Eye Clinic It’s inevitable that our vision will change as we continue to age.  However, these changes don’t have to affect your lifestyle or activities.  It is important to know what to expect and when it’s an appropriate time to seek medical care.  Doing so can safeguard your vision and ensure you’re getting the most out of ... Read More »

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