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“Love Local… A Food Truck Event”

March 29, 2015 – showing the benefits of community partnerships By Sylvia Crum, ASD Director of Communications and Development As winter turns to spring, this local event is a reason to get outside. Enjoy great entertainment and great food…all for a great cause On March 29, rain or shine at Steele Creek Park in Bristol TN, local non-profit Appalachian Sustainable …

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March is National Kidney Month

In a popular 1970 song, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell asked, “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone”—a question that could have been aimed at people with kidney disease.  The kidneys play a crucial role in maintaining overall health, but are rarely appreciated until they become damaged and can no longer do their …

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National Poison Prevention Week is March 15-21

More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to the poison control centers across the country. More than 90 percent of these occur in the home. The majority of non-fatal poisonings occur in children younger than six years old. And, poisonings are one of the leading causes of death among adults. National Poison Prevention Week is a week nationally …

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Are Stem Cells the Next Penicillin?

By David Ebner, Staff Writer Chances are that you have heard about stem cells—they have been in the news for years. But did you know that stem cells are being used right now in the United States to treat debilitating lung diseases? Sufferers of diseases like COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema and interstitial lung disease are receiving life changing stem cell …

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Giving: Good for the Mind, Body and Soul

By Jamey Campbell, CFRE The early results are in, and it appears that Americans gave $456.7 billion to charity in 2014. That’s a 9 percent increase over 2013. Giving to everything from religious organizations, to social services, to education, Americans continue to be the most generous people in the world. Americans may give away more money than any other country …

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Sinus Infections: Do Antibiotics Help?

Sinusitis, or a sinus infection, occurs when the sinuses and nasal passages become inflamed. If you or your child is diagnosed with sinusitis, the infection does not need to be treated with antibiotics unless you or your child has acute bacterial sinusitis, which is caused by bacteria. Acute bacterial sinusitis can last up to 4 weeks and subacute bacterial sinusitis …

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By Douglas New, MD, Dermatology Associates – Everyone knows that teenagers suffer from acne, but have you ever had breakouts as an adult?  It’s actually not that uncommon for an adult to suffer from acne breakouts.  But, what causes them? 1.     Hormones.  Fluctuating hormone levels can cause acne breakouts, which is why women tend to see breakouts around the …

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By Brad Dobner, PT, DPT, Results Physiotherapy – Murfreesboro – Do you ever find it difficult to chew or yawn due to pain, clicking or locking in your jaws? Do you suffer from headaches, neck pain, ringing or stuffiness in the ears? A common source of many of these symptoms is from the temporo-mandibular joint, better known as TMJ or …

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Agape Women’s Services. . . Empowering Women

A gape Women’s Services provides testing and information for pregnancy and sexual health issues offered in a caring and confidential setting, regardless of race, religion or income. We offer a variety of services, including medical pregnancy testing and limited ultrasound. We do not offer abortions or referrals for abortions but believe that every woman considering abortion needs to have all …

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15 Ways to Exercise Your Kindness Muscle in 2015

1.    Year of Kindness Box: Create a Year of Kindness Box. Throughout the year, fill up the box with: compliments you received, thank you notes, moments of kindness you witnessed, acts of kindness you did, inspiring quotes, etc. Then after the year is over, review the contents! 2.    Create a Gratitude Journal: A five-minute a day gratitude journal can increase …

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Go Red for Women – Heart Health Guide

Cardiovascular diseases kill more women than men. But 80 percent of cardiac events in women could be prevented if women made the right choices for their hearts involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking. Heart Attack A heart attack occurs when the blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked, usually by a blood clot. If this clot …

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The Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

How do I know if I have the flu? You may have the flu if you have some or all of these symptoms: – fever* – cough – sore throat – runny or stuffy nose – body aches – headache – chills – fatigue – sometimes diarrhea and vomiting *It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have …

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AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration) or Low Vision

By Johnson City Eye Clinic “AMD is the number one cause of vision loss in senior citizens,” says Dr. John Johnson of Johnson City Eye Clinic and Surgery Center.  Age related macular degeneration often results in “low vision” or significant vision loss which cannot be helped by normal correction such as eyeglasses or contacts lenses. What is AMD? Age-related macular …

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So What About Those Resolutions?

By Dustin Clark, MD It has been a month or more since we all made those New Year’s resolutions. How is your progress? Are you continuing to plod along? Have you given up already? Are you still laser-focused on obtaining that goal? There are some interesting statistics regarding New Year’s resolutions. According to research published in the Journal of Clinical …

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Take Care of Your Heart By Way of Your Mouth and Stomach

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN Do you love fat, salt, and sugar? Most Americans do, and that can be detrimental to health and longevity as well as quality of life. Cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, is the number one killer in the United States. Yet, the truth of the matter is that it is PREVENTABLE. Sure genetic predispositions and …

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How to Combat Dry, Winter Skin

By Dermatology Associates In the winter there are many rashes that may possibly occur, in addition to just getting itchy from being overly dry.  During the winter months, it is important to moisturize your body and face more often than we do in the warmer seasons.  This is largely due to the lower humidity levels.  The air gets much dryer …

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February is Wise Healthcare Consumer Month – Are You a Wise Healthcare Consumer?

For the most part, Americans are champ consumers. We spend a lot of time shopping for gadgets, groceries and home goods. We love sales, coupons, and consumer reviews. We vote with our dollars. But we’re not such good shoppers when it comes to our own health. Studies show that Americans spend more time researching car purchases and new appliances than …

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Y Afterschool: Fun, Activity & Character Building

By Abigail Weaver At the Y Afterschool, kids have the opportunity to experience physical and engaging activities that encourage them to make friends, have fun, and get active! Through guided play, children learn to respect themselves and others, work out their differences, and discover the value of friendship.  Our staff places much value on getting to know each child and …

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The Reminder You Really Need

By Lindsay Fooshee What do you need most in 2015? Most of us are undoubtedly reevaluating our lives and considering making changes for the New Year. More exercise, tweak the diet, get up earlier, reduce media. I’ve been doing the same. Recently, however, one of my best friends gave me what I really need most for 2015. She knew I …

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February 20th is Love Your Pet Day.

By Jodi Thomas I personally am known to be a little over the top about my hounds, Scout and Bear.  My husband keeps saying he’s going to get a dog suit so he can get pet as much as they are.  Our furry family members enrich our lives in so many ways.   Pets love us unconditionally.  Its proven that companion …

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