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Zika Virus Infection – Questions & Answers

Q. What places have outbreaks of Zika? A. Local transmission of Zika has been reported in many countries and territories. Specific areas where Zika is spreading are often difficult to determine and will likely change over time. Check CDC’s Zika Travel Information webpage often for the most up-to-date travel recommendations. Q. Should pregnant women travel to places with Zika outbreaks? …

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Football, Cycling and Yoga… The Common Bond

Football, Cycling and Yoga

By Dana Jean Costantino While at first read, the words football, cycling and Yoga may not seem as though they are linked or can commonly benefit one another, they sure can and do. While many may not know this, high school, college and pro football players practice Yoga as a way to be more limber and focused on the field …

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Can Melatonin Help You Sleep Better?

Melatonin is a natural hormone made by your body’s pineal (pih-knee-uhl) gland. This is a pea-sized gland located just above the middle of the brain. During the day the pineal is inactive. When the sun goes down and darkness occurs, the pineal is “turned on” by the SCN and begins to actively produce melatonin, which is released into the blood. …

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Congress and the Vatican Agree: Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise in Curing Diseases

By Maren Auxier – Staff Writer     Stem cell therapy is gaining worldwide support from international policymakers, including the U.S. Congress and the Roman Catholic Church, helping progress the field of regenerative medicine. Congress passed the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act on Dec. 16, 2015, securing stem cell industry funding for at least 5 more years. The Vatican …

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Weatherproof Your Spring Vacation at Wilderness in the Smokies ENJOY GREAT FAMILY MEMORIES AT THE WILD WATERDOME INDOOR WATERPARK!

Weatherproof Your Spring Vacation at Wilderness in the Smokies

Located inside a massive building with a see-through roof, it feels like you’re outside, but the weather is never a factor, since it is always warm and perfect for water play! This new state-of-the-art 66,000 square foot indoor waterpark features a Foil Tech glass roof that allows sunshine in and guests the opportunity to tan year round. This new addition …

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New Treatment Helps Fix That Unwanted Double Chin

New Treatment Helps Fix That Unwanted Double Chin

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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THE BASIC FACTS ABOUT COLORECTAL CANCER

THE BASIC FACTS ABOUT COLORECTAL CANCER

Colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon and rectum—is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for both men and women combined. The general population faces a lifetime risk for developing the disease of about 5 percent, while someone whose family has a history of colorectal cancer has a 10 to 15 percent chance of developing the disease. The …

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InMode™ Aesthetic Medical Solutions Now Available at Cosmetic Laser Skin Care, the Med Spa @ Johnson City Eye Clinic!

InMode™ Aesthetic Medical Solutions

Cosmetic Laser Skin Care has committed to the adage “out with the old and in with the new” in 2016 as we continue the many improvements to the Med Spa at Johnson City Eye Clinic.  The InMode™ state-of- the-art treatment technologies—including facial resurfacing and rejuvenation, face and body remodeling, pigmentation correction, hair reduction and body contouring to include cellulite treatment—are now …

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Planning Ahead for Summer Adventures

Planning Ahead for Summer Adventures

By Abigail Weaver Summer break can mean many things for different kids and families.  At the Y, summer means Day Camp time—a positive, fun-filled spin on long days, which influences spirit, mind and body. When you enroll your child in YMCA Day Camp this summer, you can do so knowing the Y offers a unique and unforgettable experience.  We work …

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Communication is Key

Communication is Key

By Will Graybeal CP/LPO Bristol Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc Bristol Orthotics and Prosthetics sees hundreds of people per week at our various locations that receive a product from us, as well as a service.  Many times these products are to fix a temporary problem, like a wrist splint or a walking boot needed after an accidental fall.  However, more often …

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Knee Pain in Athletes: Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Knee Pain in Athletes

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) or …

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Help for Migraine and TMJ Sufferers: Botox Therapy

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 …

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It’s National Nutrition Month: Know What the New Dietary Guidelines Mean to You and Your Family.

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN You may have heard some buzz about the 2015 dietary guidelines, which were just released, albeit a little late. The guidelines are developed every five years to be a guide for American consumers, healthcare professionals, and institutions regarding dietary recommendations, based on the most conclusive evidence-based science and comprehensive findings. The Dietary Guideline Advisory …

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

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 …

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March is National Kidney Disease Awareness Month

National Kidney Disease

Most Americans know that heart disease and cancer can  be  silent  killers  and understand that monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol and having regular mammograms are critical to protecting their health. Too few adults—and not enough doctors—realize, however, that chronic kidney disease (CKD) is another common, life-threatening illness that often goes undetected until very advanced when it could be diagnosed early through …

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Motivation to Exercise for a Lifetime

By Lisa Webb, D.Psy, MPH and Kenith L. Robins, PhD People seem to have a difficult time keeping up with their own fitness or exercise routines. Especially at this time of the year, when people resolve to exercise more in the new year, only to find their commitment falling flat a few weeks or months later. This happens despite the …

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How To Create a House Cleaning TimeTable

How To Create a House Cleaning TimeTable

By Tara Aronson What is the optimal house cleaning timetable for you? When it comes to a cleaning schedule, there aren’t any hard and fast rules that apply to everyone. That’s  because each home has different traffic patterns and different amounts of time spent at home each day. But you can easily determine a housecleaning schedule that will provide you with …

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pure foods Opens Global Headquarters in Kingsport

pure foods Opens Global Headquarters in Kingsport

The Tri-Cities is proud to be the brand new global headquarters and primary manufacturing location of Pure Foods, a specialty snack company; they celebrated their grand opening at Gateway Commerce Park in Kingsport on Friday, Jan. 29. The 88,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility produces nutrient-dense and reduced-fat snack foods for distribution in Canada, the United States and Mexico. “Today marks an …

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Tent Camping is An American Tradition

Tent Camping is An American Tradition

By Johnny Molloy March means camping season is just around the corner. Tent camping is a time-honored American tradition. It came about as our country established a system of parks, starting with the world’s first national park— Yellowstone. Thus began a movement, since copied worldwide, to set aside beautiful places, national parks such as Yellowstone, state parks or local parks, and …

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Rooted in Appalachia… Supporting a Foodways Revival

Rooted in Appalachia

By Sylvia Crum, ASD Director of Communications and Development What is a “foodways?”  Foodways is defined by Wikipedia as: The cultural, social, and economic practices relating to the production and consumption of food. Foodways often refers to the intersection of food in culture, traditions and history. In some cases, the word “foodways,” as it relates to Appalachian history, stirs up …

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