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Autism Society of East Tennessee: Local Events and Activities

Autism Society of East Tennessee

By Chris Demas One in 68 children have been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Generally, Autism is 5 times more common in boys than girls. Each child is unique with special abilities and challenges. Most of us probably know someone who has autism or is affected by autism in some way. The Autism Society of East Tennessee serves the 36 ... Read More »

7 Steps to a Strong Sibling Bond

7 Steps to a Strong Sibling Bond

By Dana Hall McCain My brothers and I had a pretty solid sibling bond, but we also fought as kids. I guess that makes us normal. Yet I always felt a little guilty about it when our dad—usually after one of those spirited fights—would quietly say that all he really wanted from us was to know that we would always love ... Read More »

Relating to a child with Asperger’s Syndrome

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Autism, or Asperger’s Syndrome, is on the increase. Here’s some advice on how to recognize and relate to someone with the condition. Individuals who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome are unique in that they usually demonstrate average or above-average intelligence, but they often have problems interacting with others. They tend to have difficulty relating ... Read More »

Beginner’s Meditation – What You Need to Know to Get Started

Beginner’s Meditation - What You Need to Know to Get Started

By Dana Jean Costantino The idea of starting a daily meditation practice often sends many into a state of, “Oh I can’t do that, my mind is far too busy.” However, that is even more reason to get started. See, the thing is, meditation is not about perfection, but about finding moments in each day where you can come back to ... Read More »

How to Avoid Tooth Damage This Easter

How to Avoid Tooth Damage This Easter

Easter is a fun holiday filled with sweet treats, snacks and desserts. Unfortunately, all that sugar isn’t much fun for your teeth, and you could risk damage to your oral health. You might chip a tooth on solid sweets, suffer from tooth decay as a result of too much sugar, or fall out of your usual oral hygiene routine and ... Read More »

The Outdoor Life Lends a Unique Perspective

The Outdoor Life Lends a Unique Perspective

By Johnny Molloy Out here, I live by the sun, transported by muscle, feeling the vastness of the natural world … my milieu. It takes a while to get to the back of beyond, the depths of nature. And how much more I appreciate it. The world is changing by the second; I want to see it while I can. God-given ... Read More »

The Very Greatest: The Final Fight of Muhammed Ali and the Future of Stem Cell Therapy for COPD

The Very Greatest

There isn’t much debate when it comes to the legacy of Muhammed Ali. He was, as he often claimed, “the greatest” boxer of his era, winning his first Olympic Gold medal at the age of 18. And, he was a rebel too. As a civil rights vanguard, he blatantly refused the draft leading to his arrest and the stripping of ... Read More »

Upcoming Activities and Workshops Offered by Appalachian Sustainable Development Earth Day 2017, how will you celebrate?

Appalachian Sustainable Development Earth Day 2017

By Sylvia Crum The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Today, more than 1 billion people participate in Earth ... Read More »

The Silence of Jesus

The Silence of Jesus

By Jodi Thomas Lately I’ve been camping out in the Passion of Christ.  Using those words, Passion of Christ, make it sound so neat ately I’ve been camping out in the Passion of Christ.  Using those words, Passion of Christ, make it sound so neat and tidy.  But have you ever really spent time, I mean extended time, meditating on all that ... Read More »

Making Your Retirement Healthier Are Investments Poised to Drop in Value?

Making Your Retirement Healthier

By Michael D. Bird, CFP®, MBA Or as some would ask, are we in a bubble?  That’s a fairly common theme right now in the news. Of course, everyone has an opinion.  What you need to realize is that most of those that offer strong opinions are trying to sell a book, or strategy, or something.  Most, not all.  And so, ... Read More »

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Is It Accessible to People with Disabilities?

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Is It Accessible to People with Disabilities?

By Lauran Kobienia Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month was proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1987 to promote awareness and opportunities necessary for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so that they may reach their fullest potential and participate in their communities through integration and inclusion. Over five million Americans are estimated to have a developmental disability.  The term developmental disability means ... Read More »

Living Life As An Amputee

Living Life As An Amputee

By Terry Colley, Licensed Pedorthist, COF, COPA What is an amputee?  An amputee is a person who has lost a limb. There are different classifications of an amputee.  Below knee, above knee, hip disarticulation, below elbow, and above elbow are the most common.  In our profession, we see a lot of below knee and above knee amputees. Amputees will go ... Read More »

March is National Nutrition Month Put Your Best Fork Forward

March is National Nutrition Month Put Your Best Fork Forward

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN It’s time for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ annual National Nutrition Month® celebration, and the theme for 2017 is “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” reminding us that using this tool wisely and concisely can yield some positive changes to our health and habits. One small change at a time, like actively choosing what is ... Read More »

If the pain’s all in my head, why does my back hurt so much?

If the pain’s all in my head, why does my back hurt so much?

By Mark Tinsey, Chief Marketing Officer On February 13th, the American College of Physicians (ACP) released new guidelines for the treatment of lower back pain. The biggest change: don’t prescribe medication – not even over-the-counter remedies – and especially don’t prescribe opioids. This is sage advice, given the opioid epidemic that’s been discussed in previous articles (www.resultspt.com/opioids). The new guidance suggests ... Read More »

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 »

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