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Living With a Prosthesis: Up Close and Personal

Living With a Prosthesis

By Terry Colley, BOCPD, C.O.P.A, C.O.F., Bristol Orthotics & Prosthetics The Early Years I often remember my child hood days when I would be outside all day long playing with no worries or cares.  I was the youngest of two children, my sister two years older than me was born with Myelomeningocele, better known as Spina Bifida.  I remember that …

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Infant and Toddler Connection

Infant and Toddler Connection

Help for Infants to Toddlers Age 3  Having Trouble Developing Basic Skills By Karen Davis, M.Ed. – Program Manager, Infant & Toddler Connection of DILENOWISCO While 2-year-old Lana was playing at day care, she looked up and saw Speech Language Pathologist Courtney Sutherland coming toward her.  Lana was excited because Courtney is always fun to play with. Lana speaks few …

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Encouragement for Those with a Terminal Illness

Encouragement for Those with a Terminal Illness

By Cathy Walker, RN, CWCN, CFCN, Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice Having a terminal illness can feel like a death sentence. In this day with its medical “miracles”, death is seen as a failure of the medical profession. Death is the enemy to be fought at all costs. We wish we could deny its very existence. We feel that …

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How Occupational Therapy can Help Children with Learning Disabilities

How Occupational Therapy can Help Children with Learning Disabilities

By Rosellen Ryals, OTR/L, Physical Therapy Services Types of Learning Disabilities March is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month.  Most of us know how hard our schools work to help children who are struggling academically. There are many reasons for learning issues. “Learning disabilities” is an umbrella term to cover many learning problems.  However, learning disabilities do not have to be associated …

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Wellness Tourism: Get Healthy on a Healing Trip to India

Wellness Tourism

By SRV Global Health, Bristol, TN Are you feeling run-down but don’t know what to do?  Do you suffer from frequent colds and fevers, asthma, chronic skin inflammation, nausea, arthritis, kidney stones, gout, sinusitis, gastro-intestinal problems, muscular pain, and headaches?  You may be in need of a detoxification. A current trend for many seeking relief is Wellness Tourism.  Wellness tourism …

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The Cost-Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care vs. Medical Care

The Cost-Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care vs Medical Care

By Dr. Craig Livesay With a shaky economy and the unknown future of healthcare in the US, consumers need better options in relieving pain and promoting health.  A visit to a medical office for neck or low back pain can quickly turn into thousands of dollars invested in diagnostics such as x-rays and MRI’s and an addiction to pain killers …

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CLEAR SKIN FROM THE INSIDE OUT: DETOX AND FORTIFY

CLEAR SKIN FROM THE INSIDE OUT

By Stacey Upton, Independent Consultant and EVP with Arbonne International Winter time can be challenging for our skin – we go from cold weather outside to warm temperatures inside, we wear wooly hats and scarves that can irritate our skin, we linger in a hot shower perhaps longer than we should, and in general we can experience drier than normal, …

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Fecal Incontinence – Don’t let it prevent you from enjoying life!

Fecal Incontinence

By Connie Pennington, MD Fecal incontinence is the recurrent uncontrolled passage of fecal material several times a week for at least one month.  It affects up to 18% of the population and increases with advancing age. Because of the social stigma and embarrassment many people hesitate to discuss fecal incontinence with their physicians. Fecal incontinence is actually not a diagnosis …

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March is American Red Cross Month

red cross

A time to remember and honor Everyday Heroes, like Carolyn Doerfert By Stan Gibert Every U.S. President since 1943 has designated March as Red Cross Month.  The American Red Cross is synonymous with helping people, and has been doing so for more than 130 years. Each March, the organization recognizes its Everyday Heroes who give of themselves and help their …

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One7: Reaching Inner City Communities in Johnson City Through Cross-Cultural Youth Ministry

Reaching Inner City Communities

By Gretchen Allie and Michael Mabry Sex.  Fitting in.  Alcohol.  Peer pressure.  Drugs.  Body image. These are all things that teenagers deal with everyday.  But what about worrying about having food or if your family will be on the streets because your parents can’t pay the rent? Or not having time for homework after taking care of younger siblings, cleaning, …

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Find Orthopaedic Pain Relief with Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

Find Orthopaedic Pain Relief with Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

By April McLeod, Watauga Orthopaedics – Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is not anything new in the medical world, although it has more recently been getting more attention in the media due to professional athletes undergoing the procedure. Football players, baseball players, golfers, and many other athletes have undergone PRP injections, experiencing quicker recoveries from surgeries and/or injuries. PRP Therapy has …

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The Blurring of Food and Love: Overcoming Emotional Eating

Overcoming Emotional Eating

By Angie Tolley, Behavior Therapist, MSHA Resolve Weight Management Solutions – Most people have heard the results of studies that tell how obesity is associated with adverse cardiac and vascular structural and functional alterations.  These results include increased carotid wall thickness and volume; elevated blood pressure, cholesterol, lipids, and triglycerides; and increased general inflammation. While the results of overeating and …

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February is AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration) and Low Vision Awareness Month

Low Vision Awareness Month

With John C Johnson, Jr., M.D. – What is AMD? AMD is the number one cause of vision loss in senior citizens.  Age related macular degeneration often results in “low vision” or significant vision loss that cannot be helped by normal correction such as eyeglasses or contacts lens. Age-related macular degeneration is a complex, multifactorial disease with progressive degeneration of …

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Get Fit with the Wellness Center’s “Hearts On the Move” Program

Risk Factors of Heart Disease With heart disease being the leading cause of death for both males and females, you may already be aware of the risk factors for heart disease.  As a reminder, you are at a greatest risk if you have one or more of the following risk factors: family history of heart disease, smoking, high blood pressure, …

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Eating Disorders: Are We Sending The Right Messages?

Eating Disorder Are We Sending The Right Messages

By Kathy Benedetto, SPE, LPC, LMFT, 
Frontier Health Senior Vice President of Tennessee Children’s Services – Eating Disorders on the Rise Disordered eating, such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating, is not a “normal” or harmless phase adolescents go through.  Problems with eating may lead to complex and devastating conditions that can become life threatening. Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating …

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Orthodontic Treatment Earlier May Reduce Treatment Later

Orthodontic

Get Screening By Age Seven By Tri-Cities Orthodontics Specialists – Look at yearbook or prom pictures from the 1950s or ’60s and you’ll see many smiles framed with heavy metal braces. It’s a less-common sight in high schools today. Why the change? Children today tend to get braces at a much earlier age. Some patients with special problems begin orthodontic …

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Get Moving. Stay Healthy.

Get Moving

By Jeff Schoondyke, M.D. – Karing Hearts Cardiology – The Big Picture Surgery, prescriptions and other professional medical services are only one small part of a total heart-healthy program. The importance of diet and exercise cannot be stressed enough. Contrary to popular belief, the COUCH IS NOT YOUR FRIEND. Reasonable activity is. Here are few tips to help your heart …

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Voice Disorders and Treatment

Voice Disorders and Treatment

By Keltie Kerney, BSN, RN, MPH, Executive Director of Mountain Region Speech and Hearing Center- Nearly everyone reading this article has experienced a problem with his or her voice at one time.  “Losing your voice” or going hoarse can be caused by different things, including colds, laryngitis, bronchitis, exposure to certain chemicals, excessive prolonged loudness such as yelling at a …

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What is Cancer?

Cancer

By Cathy Walker, RN, CWCN, CFCN, Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice – February is National Cancer Prevention Month—Screening and Early Detection Month. In an effort to educate the people of the Tri-Cities area, Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice has put together some cancer facts and figures and information to broaden your knowledge of this devastating disease. What Is …

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Life After a Stroke

Life After a Stroke

By Will Graybeal, CP/LPO, Bristol Orthotics & Prosthetics – The Statistics In 2012 nearly 800,000 people in the Untied States suffered from a stroke or a re-occurrence of a stroke.  A majority of the survivors are left debilitated in one way or another. Our medical technology today is so great that not only surviving a stroke but also returning to …

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