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February 26-March 4 is Eating Disorder Awareness Week Weight and Eating Disorders

February 26-March 4 is Eating Disorder Awareness Week Weight and Eating Disorders

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN It is that time of year again where I see an influx of New Year’s resolution articles related to weight loss, as well as a bevy of marketing and promotional programs for weight loss supplements, quick-fix diets, gadgets, and exercise equipment. The shiny appeal of ‘New and Improved’ or the promise of all your ... Read More »

Help for Those with Eating Disorders

A Place of Healing is the Tri-Cities’ first and only Eating Disorder Resource Center. The non-profit organization provides free services that include a lending library, professional referrals, guidance on choosing a treatment center, and general education on eating disorders, disordered eating, and related body issues.  As a resource center, they do not treat or diagnose, but this is a good place ... Read More »

Chase Away your Double Chin with Kybella™

Chase Away your Double Chin with Kybella™

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! ... Read More »

Like us, friend us, follow us and all that other social media stuff!

Like us, friend us, follow us and all that other social media stuff!

By Will Graybeal CP/LPO As this year starts to unfold into a wonderful and exiting time, I’d like to share with everyone where you can find us.  Whether you are seeking out a new provider for Orthotics and Prosthetics or you just want to see some motivational videos, pictures, and stories, our social media and website provide all the enjoyment you ... Read More »

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

We’ve all seen the movie scenes where a man gasps, clutches his chest and falls to the ground. In reality, a heart attack victim could easily be a woman, and the scene may not be that dramatic. “Although men and women can experience chest pressure that feels like an elephant sitting across the chest, women can experience a heart attack without ... Read More »

Making Your Retirement Healthier – Do something really loving this Valentine’s Day

Making Your Retirement Healthier - Do something really loving this Valentine’s Day

By Michael D. Bird, CFP®, MBA Valentine’s Day is probably a good thing for couples, especially husbands.  It’s another opportunity to think about your spouse and loved ones.  As if we don’t think about them the rest of the year. But seriously, it’s good for flower shops and jewelry stores, too.  It’s not all bad.  In the world with me ... Read More »

Common Marriage Advice You Shouldn’t Listen To

Common Marriage Advice You Shouldn’t Listen To

By Cassandra Soars At our co-ed wedding shower, people had all kinds of marriage advice for us. Things like: marriage should be hard work, address any problems head on, and never go to bed angry. It took us a few sleepless nights to realize these pieces of well-meaning advice might not actually be the best rules for us to live by. ... Read More »

Greenways Are a Boon for Everyone

By Johnny Molloy The average city park of the 1950s, with a metal swing set, a seesaw, a few picnic tables with peeling paint and a dusty baseball diamond, are now passé. City dwellers of the 21st century are demanding more than just a little park for their neighborhoods. In addition to traditional ball field parks, they want greenways upon ... Read More »

Regional Collaborations Show Great Promise

By Sylvia Crum More than 130 people attended a conference, Intersections: Aligning Agriculture, Nutrition, Health and Economic Development, that was hosted by Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) on January 9 at Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast TN, in Kingsport Tennessee. Farmers, funders, academics, non-profit partners, USDA, and more, from both Tennessee and Virginia, came together to network and identify critical next ... Read More »

A Young Mother’s Heart Stops During School Holiday Party

A Young Mother’s Heart Stops During School Holiday Party

American Heart Association News Dec. 17, 2015, began as a festive day. Lauri Evans hosted a Christmas party at her daughter’s school on the last day before the holiday break. After escorting a student out of the building to leave early, Lauri was walking back inside with Betty Chambers, the grandmother of another student, when she took a few labored ... Read More »

2017 CARDIAC ARREST AND CPR FACT SHEET

2017 CARDIAC ARREST AND CPR FACT SHEET

CPR & SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST While the terms heart attack, cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death are often used as if they are synonymous, they aren’t.  A heart attack occurs when the blood flow supply to the heart muscle through a coronary artery is severely reduced or cut off completely. Typically this is from a clot, leading to damage to ... Read More »

A Yogi’s Guide to a Joyful 2017 – Sadhguru

A Yogi’s Guide to a Joyful 2017 – Sadhguru

Sadhguru gives us 3 tips for a truly joyful new year. As we step into 2017 with a firm resolve to keep our resolutions, as the year passes by the resolutions may also start to dwindle. How do you not only keep your resolutions but fulfill them? Sadhguru: Ask yourself, “In the past year, how many full moons have I seen? ... Read More »

A New Frontier: The Moon Landing & The Rise of Stem Cells for COPD Treatment

A New Frontier: The Moon Landing & The Rise of Stem Cells for COPD Treatment

On July 20th, 1969 America did the impossible: it landed two men on the moon. To say this was an unfathomable concept for its time would be an understatement. In a time where basic computers filled entire buildings, the technology and know-how to launch a manned flight seemed decades beyond our grasp. In truth, the Apollo Program was an extraordinary ... Read More »

Differences in Hearing Aid Technology Levels

Differences in Hearing Aid Technology Levels

By Lydia Dudney, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA, Johnson Audiology Even when working with a licensed audiologist, choosing the appropriate hearing aid to assist with your hearing difficulties can be a challenging undertaking. Private audiologists have the capability to work with any number of hearing aid manufacturers to best meet their patients’ hearing and lifestyle needs. However, the number of available options can ... Read More »

The Health Benefits of Kindness

The Health Benefits of Kindness

Kindness is contagious. The positive effects of kindness are experienced in the brain of everyone who witnessed the act, improving their mood and making them significantly more likely to “pay it forward.” This means one good deed in a crowded area can create a domino effect and improve the day of dozens of people! KINDNESS INCREASES: Oxytocin: The Love Hormone ... Read More »

Is your heart hurting? Have you been disappointed in love?

Is your heart hurting? Have you been disappointed in love?

By Cheryl Rogers When your special relationship has ended through death or divorce, you may feel lost. You may feel very much alone, but the Bible tells us you are not. “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart,” it says in Psalm 34:18. Your maker knows exactly how you feel. He knows you like no one ... Read More »

8 Ways to Quickly Reverse Holiday Weight Gain

8 Ways to Quickly Reverse Holiday Weight Gain

Despite your best intentions, you might have found yourself overindulging during the holiday season. Do your jeans feel a little bit tighter all of a sudden? Weight gain is a normal side effect of the holidays but luckily there are some easy ways to shear off those extra pounds when the Halloween candy and Christmas parties have passed. 1. Keep Eating ... Read More »

Treating Age Spots

Treating Age Spots

By KMC Dermatology and MedSpa Age spots—also called solar lentigines or liver spots—are flat brown or tan spots on sun exposed areas of the body. They can vary in size and most commonly appear on the face, hands, arms and shoulders—areas that have had the most sun exposure over the years. This happens due to an increase of pigmented cells ... Read More »

Listen up if you have diabetes: It’s time to think about your feet!

Listen up if you have diabetes: It’s time to think about your feet!

By Terry Colley, Licensed Pedorthist, COF, COPA As the New Year begins, most everyone sets goals for the upcoming year.  If you have diabetes or diabetic neuropathy, it’s time to set goals for your body, paying more attention to your body and what it is telling you. People with diabetes need to think about their feet.  Most people with diabetes don’t ... Read More »

Take the 1st Step

Take the 1st Step

By Abigail Weaver January. New Year’s Resolutions. A fresh start. Maybe lose a couple of pounds? It seems very natural for January 1st to evoke a desire in many to “change their life.” It’s a fresh start and a time to hit the reset button in your journey toward living healthier. The Kingsport Y is here to provide tools to ... Read More »

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