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Dermatology Associates Welcomes Dr. Kyle Radack

Dr. Kyle Radack

For over 50 years, Dermatology Associates has provided the most up-to-date and proven skin care techniques and procedures.  We have grown and adapted our practice with the goal of being the premier dermatology practice in the area.  In keeping with this mission, we are pleased to announce the newest addition to our healthcare team:  Dr. Kyle Radack. Dr. Radack, originally from …

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Growing, Changing, & Living Better: Gearing Up For a Fabulous Fall

Growing, Changing, & Living Better

The YMCA is helping build a stronger Kingsport, providing safe and healthy activity opportunities for ages 6 weeks to 106. The Y’s focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, results in an environment that encourages all involved to learn and grow. This fall, we’re continuing some of our favorite traditions, as well as adding some new chances to benefit …

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5 Back-to-School Confidence Boosters for Your Kids

By Susan Merrill The first day of school at my house ran the gamut from, “I am so excited to go back to school!” to “My stomach hurts. I don’t want to go to school.” In other words, there were years my kids couldn’t wait to go back, and there were other years when the dread they felt made my …

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Executive Functioning is at the Heart of an ADHD Diagnosis

Executive Functioning is at the Heart of an ADHD Diagnosis

How Parents/Educators Can Support Students with ADHD By Jane N. Hannah, Ed.D Over summer break, I was in a hospital elevator carrying a new book on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and a person on the elevator inquired about the book. She commented that her son was just diagnosed with ADHD, which sparked a conversation between the two of us. This …

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‘Brown Bagging It’ Has Never Been So Colorful or Fun!

‘Brown Bagging It’ Has Never Been So Colorful or Fun!

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN Quickly winding down are the days of a laid back summer schedule, picnics, ice cream outings and the thrill of amusement park or vacation adventures. Creeping back into the school season, August is the time for back to school shopping, more regularity in family meals and slight anxiety for parents about feeding the kiddos at …

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Providence Academy hosts 2017 Christian Storytelling Festival with Featured Guest, Danny Gokey for an evening of Stories and Song

Christian Storytelling Festival with Featured Guest

Providence Academy will be featuring Dove Award winner and BMG recording artist Danny Gokey at the 11th Annual Christian Storytelling Festival on August 26, 2017. Gokey became a favorite of millions of fans as a Top 3 finalist on Season 8 of American Idol. Gokey released his debut album, My Best Days, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top …

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20 Ways Music Can Improve Your Health

20 Ways Music Can Improve Your Health

Here in Lexington, we have access to a lot of live music. Music is the universal language and makes us feel good. Read on to learn how listening to tunes can ramp up your health. 1. Ease pain. Music can meaningfully reduce the perceived intensity of pain, especially in geriatric care, intensive care, or palliative medicine (an area of healthcare …

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Practically Perfect Fruits & Vegetables …coming to a grocery store near you

By Sylvia Crum In July, Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) launched a ground-breaking pilot program to offer nutritious but cosmetically imperfect produce at approximately 30% discounts in four area grocery stores in Southwest Virginia. Shoppers can now find affordable healthy fruits and vegetables in Food City stores in Wise and Big Stone Gap, and in IGA stores in Pennington Gap and Jonesville. …

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State Park Provides Historical Quick Destination

State Park Provides Historical Quick Destination

By Johnny Molloy Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park marks the beginning of the life of one of Tennessee’s most notable residents. During his time, he was always known as David Crockett. It was only after the 1950s television series trilogy put forth by Disney in which he was dubbed “Davy,” that this erroneous name came to rise. The state of Tennessee …

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Perseverance, CHARACTER; and CHARACTER, HOPE.

Perseverance

By Jaime Vernon All entrepreneurs who stand on a mountain of success can also share about the even larger valleys of failures where they nearly threw in the towel or lost it all. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a physician, housewife, husband, cashier, mechanic, or a CEO…you can relate. Life is tough. We accept unfathomable challenges to help others with the best …

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Is Your Child’s Backpack Safe?

Is Your Child’s Backpack Safe

– By the American Occupational Therapy Association – Think the books and school supplies that your child is carrying in a backpack slung haphazardly across one shoulder are harmless? Think again. Heavy loads carried by more than 79 million students across the U.S. can cause low back pain that often lasts through adulthood. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety …

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Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

By Casey Watkins, MD Summer is here and now is a good time to remind everyone that if a plant has leaves of three, let it be! Poison ivy is a very common type of allergic contact dermatitis. Contact dermatitis is caused by your body’s reaction to a substance that comes in direct contact with your skin. Poison ivy rashes …

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Improve Your Golf Swing

Improve Your Golf Swing

By Jay Sears, PT, DPT, COMT The game of golf is popular among individuals of all ages and skill level. Golf can be a sport of great enjoyment as well as a game of tremendous frustration, due to inconsistencies with a player’s swing. Amateur golfers spend countless hours and significant money trying to improve their swing. Golfers will change clubs and …

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Building Healthier Kids through YMCA Afterschool

Building Healthier Kids through YMCA Afterschool

By Abigail Weaver Summer is moving quickly, which means it’s time to start thinking about where your kids might need to be in the afternoons during the school year! As the short summer comes to a close, parents often find themselves looking for a safe, engaging, and fun option for their kids during those after school hours.  At Y Afterschool, kids …

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Custom orthotic shoe inserts can help! By Stacy Harkleroad LO, CPed Plantar fasciitis is probably the most common cause of heel pain. Symptoms come on gradually and are often worse first thing in the morning. Plantar fasciitis means inflammation of your plantar fascia band of tissue (like a ligament) that stretches from your heel to your middle foot bones. It …

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July is Eye Injury Prevention Month In the Blink of an Eye

July is Eye Injury Prevention Month In the Blink of an Eye

By Johnson City Eye Clinic That’s how quickly it can happen – in the blink of an eye. You have no time to react. That’s why it’s so important to protect your eyes from harm. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, an estimated 90 percent of eye injuries are preventable with the use of proper safety eyewear. Even a …

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Summer Fun with Food Safety First

Summer Fun with Food Safety First

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN As summer heats up, picnics prevail and family gatherings fill the calendar. The farmer’s markets are hopping as warm weather recipes are whipped up in kitchens across the country. Whether it be a parade, an Independence Day celebration or family reunion, the joy of a social gathering around some summer favorites is one of the …

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What does Independence Day Mean to Your Financial Advisor?

What does Independence Day Mean to Your Financial Advisor?

By Michael D. Bird, CFP®, MBA As a nation, we celebrate Independence Day on July 4th amidst fireworks, and whatever else we decide.  Maybe it’s outdoor activities, including parades or something more strenuous.  It’s more than just a day from work—we’re celebrating the founding of our country.  But the idea of independence can mean different things to different people.  For some …

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July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month Juvenile Arthritis: Early Signs and Symptoms

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month Juvenile Arthritis

Learn the early signals that could indicate your child’s symptoms result from a juvenile rheumatic disease. By Susan Bernstein Young children often are sidelined by illness or fatigue – the flu-like bug picked up from playmates at daycare or the sore arm caused by a tumble on the playground. When symptoms like pain, stiffness or fevers occur at odd times, …

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Facilitating God’s Healing Power with Healing Touch

Facilitating God’s Healing Power with Healing Touch

By Paula Swift As long as I can remember, the idea of things beyond what we can see has always been a fascination for me. Whether it was “supernatural” activity, the space beyond our telescopes, or the mysteries of the wind, there was always a sense of something more than the logic and theories of matter. It was instinctively real, …

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