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Eliminating Unsightly Spider Veins

Eliminating Unsightly Spider Veins

By Dermatology Associates Spider veins are small blood vessels that appear blue or red in the skin. They commonly occur on the legs but are also found on the face or other areas of the body. Spider veins can occur in a small area where they are not very noticeable, or they can cover a large area of skin. What causes ... Read More »

Colorectal Cancer is Preventable, Treatable and Beatable

Colorectal Cancer is Preventable, Treatable and Beatable

By Gastroenterology Associates Colon Cancer is often a silent disease that has no symptoms. On average, lifetime risk is one in twenty people will develop colon cancer. This is a cancer that is preventable. Beginning at age 50 (age 45 for African Americans according to American College of Gastroenterology), all men and women should be screened for colorectal cancer. The ... Read More »

Summer Adventures For Kids’ Well-being

Summer Adventures For Kids’ Well-being

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

Making Your Retirement Healthier – More Lessons from 20 Years as an Advisor

Making Your Retirement Healthier

By Michael D. Bird, CFP®, MBA Did we ever really have winter?  As I write this, the temperature is upwards of 65º and the weather just hasn’t been very cold for very long.  But this is a good time to continue thinking about the future with lessons from the past.  Recall that I am celebrating 20 years as a Financial Advisor, ... Read More »

Improving the Emotional Connection in Your Marriage

Improving the Emotional Connection in Your Marriage

By Cassandra Soars My husband and I used to say that emotional intimacy was where we needed to grow the most. Not anymore! It’s normal for most couples to experience a lack of intimacy at one time or another, and there’s nothing wrong with that. . . as long as you are willing to work to grow and build more intimacy. ... Read More »

Tennessee Lakes and Rivers are Wildlife Corridors

Tennessee Lakes and Rivers are Wildlife Corridors

By Johnny Molloy Whether you are in a motorboat, pontoon boat or simply a canoe or kayak, Tennessee’s lakes and rivers can be rewarding venues for wildlife observation. Stretching east to west the landscape of Tennessee offers everything from mountain bears furtively roaming beneath trees more common in New England than down South to high bluffs overlooking rocky streams to dense ... Read More »

Planting Seeds for a Healthier Life with ASD’s Grow Your Own Program

Planting Seeds for a Healthier Life with ASD’s Grow Your Own Program

By Sylvia Crum Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) operates several programs that address food insecurity. One of its programs, Grow Your Own, is seeing big success and is launching its 2017 season at full capacity. This program supports local individuals, families, and market-scale gardeners in their efforts to grow nutritious, organic vegetables in land-based gardens. In the last 3 and a half ... Read More »

Local Doctor Gives Gift of Healthy Vision in Guatemala

With Jeffrey Carlsen, M.D. – Dr. Jeff Carlsen of Johnason City Eye Center recently traveled to Guatemala on a medical missions trip. Dr. Carlsen discussed his trip in a recent interview with Tri-Cities Health & Wellness Magazine Where did you go and what was it like? Our trip was to Nuevo Progresso, Guatemala, which is on the northwestern side of ... Read More »

Engineer Yourself Out of Depression

Depression is a Large Problem in Tennessee The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 10 adults in the United States suffer from some form of depression. The federal health agency identified Tennessee as one of the top 10 states with the highest rates of depression, psychological distress and other indicators of poor mental health, with ... Read More »

Drawing Closer: The Meaning of Lent

By Jodi Thomas I was not raised in the church, so, honestly, I have been pretty clueless about Lent. I’ve had several friends during the years say they were giving up sugar, coffee, or media for Lent, but I never fully understood why. After doing a little research, I’ve come to better understand and certainly appreciate this potentially powerful practice ... Read More »

Health & Wellness Within Your Walls: How Quality Design Affects Your Quality of Health

Health & Wellness Within Your Walls

By Natalie Creel, Dead Horse Branding When leading Nashville celebrity designer Kathy Anderson of Anderson Design Studio designs spaces, she is not just concentrating on the incredible design of the project, she has a very big beneficial health and wellness aspect behind her creative mind. We have heard the rumors that colors can affect your mood, space can enhance the ... Read More »

March is National Kidney Month Six-Step Guide to Protecting Kidney Health

Most people know that a major function of thea kidneys is to remove waste products and excess fluid from the body. There are two kidneys, each about the size of a fist, located on either side of the spine at the lowest level of the rib cage. Each kidney contains up to a million functioning units called nephrons. A nephron consists ... Read More »

Tax Tips for Parents of a Child with Special Needs

By Robert B. Fleming Do you have a child with a disability? If so, there may be income tax deductions, exemptions or credits available to you. Some of the available income tax benefits are unfamiliar even to tax preparers, and some of the favorable treatment options are available to people who provide care for other family members, as well. Let’s ... Read More »

Invited

Invited

By Jodi Thomas Have you ever felt rejected? Or uninvited? Or not included? It’s a feeling most of us are familiar with. That awful feeling of finding out there was a function where everyone was invited, except you. Whether it’s a group of 3, 13, or 30, it always stings. It leaves you feeling left out, lonely, even less than. ... Read More »

Healing Hands Health Center’s 7th Annual “Sweets for the Sweet” Cupcake Fundraiser

Healing Hands Health Center’s 7th Annual “Sweets for the Sweet” Cupcake Fundraiser

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 7th Annual “Sweets for the Sweet” Cupcake Fundraiser! Each donation helps underwrite the cost of patient care expenses which includes ... Read More »

February 20th is Love Your Pet Day.

February 20th is Love Your Pet Day

By Jodi Thomas Four years ago, we walked outside my inlaws‘ front door and saw a little dog hiding under their Japanese maple.  Cowering towards us was an emaciated pit-bull mix, covered in ticks. We had no plans of adding a dog to our family, but this sweet little dog stole our hearts, and he quickly was grafted in to the ... Read More »

Our love-hate relationship with resolution

Our love-hate relationship with resolution

By Results Physiotherapy As we head into a new year, most of us at least think about something we want to make better in our lives. It may be family or work-related, or it may focus on self-improvement. One resolution that tends to cause a good deal of anxiety is committing to get in better shape and/or losing weight. Why love-hate? ... Read More »

February is Low Vision Awareness Month Living with Low Vision

February is Low Vision Awareness Month Living with Low Vision

By Johnson City Eye Clinic Normal aging of the eye does not lead to vision loss.  The loss of vision is the result of eye diseases, injuries, or both.  Whether or not you experience vision problems, it is very important to schedule routine eye exams. Low vision is the term used to refer to a visual impairment that is not correctable ... Read More »

February is National Senior Independence Month Redefining the Senior Years with Improved Mobility

February is National Senior Independence Month Redefining the Senior Years with Improved Mobility

By Lauran Kobienia The golden years can be the best years of your life, as it can provide a lifestyle free from responsibility and the constraints of the working life, as well as freedom of time for travel and leisure.  All the wisdom and experience you have earned are treasures only you can share to the privileged few you select.  Today’s ... Read More »

The Importance of Activity to Heart Health

The Importance of Activity to Heart Health

February is American Heart Month By Chris Sanders, Kingsport YMCA Wellness Director, CSCS When you go for a walk, complete a fitness challenge, or complete a 5k, how do you know the impact it’s having on your body? Whether you’re counting the amount of steps you take in a day, the amount of time you participate in moderate to vigorous activity, ... Read More »

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