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Perk up your skin with a peel!

Perk up your skin with a peel!

By Dermatology Associates Hello fall! Does your skin look tired, dull, or just not as vibrant as it should? The summer months can cause damage to your skin due to time spent in the sun, heat, chlorinated pools, and salt water. Fall is the perfect time for a peel series. Don’t let the term “chemical peel” scare you away.  Most chemical …

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Healthy Vision Starts with YOU

Healthy Vision Starts with YOU

By Johnson City Eye Clinic and Surgery Center Did you know regular eye exams should begin at the age of 6 months?  Your eye care physician will test for excessive or unequal amounts of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, eye movement ability and other eye health problems.  While these problems are not common, it is important to identify them early on.  …

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Making Your Retirement Healthier – October is Planning Month: Time to Think Ahead

Making Your Retirement Healthier - October is Planning Month: Time to Think Ahead

By Michael D. Bird, CFP®, MBA At this time of year we naturally look ahead to the holidays coming at us.  But before everything gets too busy, look even further ahead and think about how you’d live in retirement.  By taking a small amount of time now, you can see far ahead and set up your retirement plan.  Why can’t it …

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month We have awareness, now what?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month We have awareness, now what?

By Lori Brown, Director of Special Events Tri-Cities In 1982, Susan G. Komen started a conversation that became a movement and changed lives. Thirty-five years later we are charting a bold path forward. We are turning awareness into more action, moving intentions into more impact.  We will harness our community and honor the everyday heroes. We’ll celebrate the impact of every …

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What is the Behavioral Health Safety Net?

What is the Behavioral Health Safety Net?

By Jennifer L. Foster, RN, Attorney-at-Law Last month, we recognized National Suicide Awareness Prevention Week. With permission from his family, this article is dedicated to the memory of Matt Moore who lost his battle with mental illness on August 24, 2017. If you are suffering from mental illness, please understand that you do not have to walk alone. The number …

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October 6-8 Ushers in the National Storytelling Festival, a World-Famous Tradition

In Jonesborough, Tennessee, the storytelling capital of the world, tickets are now on sale for the National Storytelling Festival (NSF), an annual gathering of some of the world’s top talent. The oldest and most prestigious festival of its kind, NSF offers one-day and weekend passes for regular programming, as well as one-time admission to special events. The autumnal celebration of …

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Should Silver-Mercury Amalgam Fillings Be Replaced?

Should Silver-Mercury Amalgam

By Dr. Randall LeDuke, DDS Much is written these days about the dangers of the elemental metal, Mercury, in our environment. We are frequently warned about mercury contamination in our rivers and lakes and the danger of eating fish or shellfish that have high concentrations of mercury compounds. The source of these contaminates come from industrial chemical runoff, agricultural fungicides and …

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October is Bullying Prevention Month Cyberbullying

October is Bullying Prevention Month Cyberbullying

Just as the use of technology itself has evolved, so has the ability to bully. Bullying, once restricted to the school or neighborhood, has now moved into the online world. Bullying through electronic means is referred to as “cyberbullying.” As adults, thinking back, it was just a generation ago that kids and teens were asking their parents for a phone in …

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October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month Infant Safe Sleep & Tummy Time

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month Infant Safe Sleep & Tummy Time

By Karen Speropulos, PT, MPT, PCS One of the most peaceful sights in all of life is to see a sleeping infant, eyes closed, breathing quietly.  But, leaving a child to sleep can be scary for families sometimes, so it’s important to know the facts.  We now know that there truly is a right way to lay infants down to sleep. …

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Scary Good Healthy Halloween Ideas

Scary Good Healthy Halloween Ideas

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN Fall is full of nature’s beautiful bounty, like buckets of crisp glistening apples, artist-palette dipped leaves, and fields piled with giant pumpkins and gourds. But beware. The beast of October can rear its ugly head, snatching up nutrients, crashing blood-sugar levels and overwhelming parents and children alike. It’s not the ghouls and goblins or mysteries …

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Don’t Miss Barktoberfest October 27th Benefitting The Humane Society of Washington County

Don’t Miss Barktoberfest October 27th Benefitting The Humane Society of Washington County

On October 27th 5-10pm, the first annual Barktoberfest at Founders Park, presented by Ferguson, Bath Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, will be a Howlaween Wonderland for your children and furry four-legged family members. But, there’s more. You can help by becoming a hero and save homeless and abused animals in our community by participating in The Monster Dash Glow Walk. You and …

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Bringing Up Boys

Bringing Up Boys

By Nancy Jergins and Dana Hall McCain Boys need to remember one thing most of all when it comes to their feelings, especially anger:  they always have a choice for how to respond, so says author and pediatrician Meg Meeker. I hear her loud and clear on this because I have a boy on the cusp of puberty (hello, testosterone)—the entry …

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Tennessee’s Most Dramatic Waterfall

Tennessee’s Most Dramatic Waterfall

By Johnny Molloy Burgess Falls is one of Tennessee’s most dramatic and favorite cataracts, and a great place to visit during autumn. This destination – Burgess Falls State Natural Area — is more than just one waterfall, though 136-foot Burgess Falls is clearly the jewel in the “triple crown” that also includes roaring Middle Falls and cascading Upper Falls. A …

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Servant Leadership Proverbs for Today’s Leaders

Servant Leadership Proverbs for Today’s Leaders

By David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) If you look up the term “servant leadership” online, you will find that the phrase was coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in The Servant as Leader, an essay he first published in 1970. Yes, he may have coined the term, but the concept itself dates back to Christ, the greatest servant leader who ever lived. …

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ASD: Helping our Region Live Better, Locally

ASD: Helping our Region Live Better, Locally

By Sylvia Crum Since 1995, Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) has been working in Central Appalachia to further its mission to transition Appalachia to a more resilient economy and a healthier population by supporting local agriculture, exploring new economic opportunities and connecting people with healthy food. In the beginning ASD focused exclusively on 15 counties in northeast TN and southwest VA. Today …

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Eating for Energy

Eating for Energy

By Karina Hammer, Certified Holistic Wellness Coach Have you ever run out of toothpaste? You squeeze the tube from every angle, roll it up from the bottom, just trying to pinch the last bit out. The amount of energy you have each day is a lot like your toothpaste: it’s an essential part of taking care of yourself. With toothpaste, though, …

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Pedaling Our Way to Parkinson’s Relief

Pedaling Our Way to Parkinson’s Relief

By Tyler Ramey Adding to the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, the YMCA in Kingsport is moving toward expanding their chronic disease prevention programming by soon offering a Parkinson’s Cycling Program.  The Y is in the process of hosting a pilot class and is in search of participants to join in and form a group.  The class adapts to participants in various …

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The rise of Farm to Table Restaurants in Nashville

The rise of Farm to Table Restaurants in Nashville

“One of the new trends in the restaurant business today is providing “farm to table” food, but what does that mean? ‘Farm to table’ refers to using local ingredients as the source for the restaurant’s food-a trend toward being both health conscious and environmentally friendly. Makenzie Jones (pictured) reviews some Nashville restaurants offering this new approach. Farm to table ingredients …

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Yoga and Nutrition: Two Peas in a Pod!

Yoga and Nutrition: Two Peas in a Pod!

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN September is both Fruits & Veggies More Matters Month and National Yoga Month. As a dietitian and yoga teacher I couldn’t wait to highlight how they can complement each other and are so important for health in mind, body, and spirit! As an integrative registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), I use a variety of coaching techniques, …

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Treatment of Spider Veins

Treatment of Spider Veins

By Dermatology Associates Telangiectasia, or spider veins, are small dilated blood vessels that are located under the surface of the skin and are caused by dilation of capillary vessels or arterioles. Telangiectasia can cause threadlike patterns on the skin. These can form gradually and often in clusters. They are known as “spider veins” because of their web-like appearance and are common …

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