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Restore Balance with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Restore Balance with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

By ProCompounding Pharmacy – Hormones affect many areas of your health, including your mood, level of anxiety, your sleep habits, sexual function and overall well-being. If you hormones become unbalanced, whether due to menopause or other factors, you may feel like a stranger in your own skin. However, bio-identical (natural) hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a way to restore balance …

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April is Stress Awareness Month – Treat Stress with Integrative Medicine

Treat Stress with Integrative Medicine

By Sudha Venkataraman, SRV Global Health, Bristol, TN – One of the newest and most exciting developments in medical care is integrative medicine. Combining the practices of two worlds, integrative medicine blends conventional medicine (the treatment from your M.D.) with alternative medical practices, such as massage, meditation, yoga, acupuncture, and nutritional and Ayurvedic approaches to disease. Numerous studies conducted at …

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April is Stress Awareness Month – Stress Relief Through Chiropractic Care

Stress Relief Through Chiropractic Care

By Dr. Craig Livesay- Effects of Stress Stress can have profound impacts on both your physical and mental health. Seventy-five percent of all diseases in the U.S. are stress and lifestyle related, including heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Stress buildup, if not dealt with from the symptom level, can impact the nervous system and, therefore, cause many physical ailments, including …

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Inspired by Very Special Parents

Inspired by Very Special Parents

After over 40 years of working with struggling young people and their families, I have developed profound respect, admiration, and enormous compassion for beleaguered parents who persistently search for help for a child whose needs go beyond the ordinary.  Each day there are anxious parents doggedly attempting to find the solution for their child who learns and/or behaves differently.  They …

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See a Physical Therapist First

See a Physical Therapist First

By Results Physiotherapy – • Get fast and effective help • Get long lasting pain relief today • Decrease your medical costs • Send your family and friends Do I need to get a physician order to come to physical therapy in the state of Tennessee? The quick answer is no. In 2007, Tennessee legislature allowed the provision of direct access …

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Earth Day is April 20 – Appalachian Sustainable Development Offering Earth Day Events for the Tri-Cities Area

By Sylvia Crum, Director of Communications and Developoment, ASD – Celebrating Earth Day can be a way of connecting with neighbors and engaging a sense of place through the bounty of our region – to live better, locally.  That’s just what the local non-profit organization Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) will be doing this Earth Day. In partnership with agencies and …

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Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids

By Connie Pennington, M.D.- Did you know that HEMORRHOIDS are the most commonly misdiagnosed and mistreated disease of the anorectum? Did you know that searching HEMORRHOIDS brings up over 14 million sites on Google, and over 30,000 videos on YouTube? Mistaken Identity:  Anal Fissures The most common reason for pain with bowel movements, bright red bleeding, and persistent anal discomfort …

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The Pursuit of Balance

The Pursuit of Balance

By Abigail Weaver, Marketing and Communications Director, Greater Kingsport Family YMCA – According to Merriam-Webster, balance can be defined as “mental and emotional steadiness.”  For someone who tends to think of herself as self-aware (and quite high-strung at times), I would rarely describe myself as one who maintains balance.  However, as my personal journey has developed alongside my professional one, …

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LEARNING DISABILITY OR LEARNING DIFFERENCE?

LEARNING DISABILITY OR LEARNING DIFFERENCE

By Sharon Morrison, Ed.D, Director and School Psychologist, Morrison School Most teachers are aware of the fact that there are intellectually sharp individuals who do not learn language related skills as efficiently as their equally bright peers.  So, what’s going on?  Are these students disabled and by implication incapable of learning or have diminished learning ability?  Or, do they just …

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Color Your Plate

Color Your Plate

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Balanced Bites Eating is a traditional delight that the human race indulges in with pride. Food is entertaining, exciting and essential for our survival.  However, as our bodies grow older, food can become more of a discouragement and a distasteful event for many reasons. We might lose interest in cooking and eating due to difficulties …

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March is National Nutrition Month Navigating Healthy Food Choices in the Grocery Store

Navigating Healthy Food Choices in the Grocery Store

Let NuVal® be Your “Nutritional Compass” By Audrey Kessler, RD, LDN Confusing package labels and misleading nutrition claims—shopping for healthy food can be a frustrating and overwhelming experience.  Good news!  There is a quick, easy and objective way to decode nutritional information about the foods you buy.  And it’s available at your local supermarket, Food City. About NuVal® The NuVal® …

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March Madness Injuries

March Madness Injuries

By April McLeod, Watauga Orthopaedics For basketball enthusiasts, it does not get much better than the month of March. For orthopaedists, March Madness means an onslaught of injuries. Basketball is a high-impact, fast-paced, very demanding sport with little to no protective gear. This provides more opportunities for injuries, specifically overuse injuries. The “most popular” basketball injuries have to do with …

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Misconceptions About Orthodontics

Orthodontics

By Dr. Leighton Wood, DDS, MS, PC, Tri-Cities Orthodontic Specialists While everyone understands that a Dentist takes care of teeth, not everyone is aware of what an Orthodontist does. This confusion sometimes leads to misunderstandings about what our practice, Tri-Cities Orthodontic Specialists, does for our patients and how exactly we can help them. Let’s take a closer look at a …

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How to Choose an Ophthalmologist and Surgeon

How to Choose an Ophthalmologist and Surgeon

By Ginger Medlock, Johnson City Eye Clinic Choosing an Eye Care Provider is an important health care decision.  Most of us consider our sense of sight more precious than any other.  There are several factors to consider when selecting the doctor you will be trusting to help you to maintain a lifetime of good vision. Research the Ophthalmology Practice Check …

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What Are We Eating?

What Are We Eating

By Jason Brice CSCS Personal Trainer Nutrition and Health As the old saying goes, we are what we eat.  If that is true, then most of us are probably composed of fast food burgers and over processed microwaveable meals.  Most of this is due to having so much to do and not enough time to do it.  Planning meals and …

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6 Simple Tips to Launch a Healthy Lifestyle through Nutrition

6 Simple Tips to Launch a Healthy Lifestyle through Nutrition

By Monica L. Cooper MS, RD, LDN – All too often, individuals find nutrition information overwhelming or difficult to incorporate into everyeveryday life.  When attempting to become healthier, small changes in diet and lifestyle choices can make a huge difference.  Making gradual modifications can lead to long-term transformation rather than failed attempts at fad diets. 1.    Set Reasonable Goals Choose …

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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. When symptoms are present, this can indicate that the disease has progressed to a more advanced stage. One in twenty people will be diagnosed with colon cancer, but fortunately this is a cancer we can do something about. Beginning at age 50 (age 45 for African …

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Watch Out for Sodium Overload

Watch Out for Sodium Overload

March is National Nutrition Month Eating too many salty foods can create all sorts of health problems, including high blood pressure. But did you know a lot of common foods are packed with excess sodium? It’s not just the fries and potato chips you need to be careful with.  Six of the highest sodium culprits are:  breads and rolls, cold …

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The Relationship Between Language and Learning Disabilities

The Relationship Between Language and Learning Disabilities

By Tonya R. Coleman, M.S., CCC-SLP, Director of Speech Pathology Services, Bristol Regional Speech and Hearing Center Does your child have trouble speaking or understanding spoken language? Because most learning takes place through spoken communication, whether in the classroom, on the playground, or at home, speech and language problems can interfere with many aspects of a child’s learning and development.  …

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ANDROPAUSE: Dealing with the Hormonal Changes of ‘MALE MENOPAUSE’

ANDROPAUSE-Dealing with the Hormonal Changes of MALE MENOPAUSE

By Whitney Larkin, ProCompounding Pharmacy IT’S NOT JUST FOR WOMEN ANYMORE! It is estimated that four out of five American men over the age of 40 suffer from “LOW T” (low testosterone), which can lead to “male menopause,” also known as andropause. Hormones affect many areas of your health, including your energy level, sexual function, mood, and overall well-being.  If …

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