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Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Transplanting Hope – the gift of second chances through organ donation

When Chelsea Hartman of Christiansburg was 8 years old, she was diagnosed with Alport Syndrome and told she would need a kidney transplant in her 20s. It is news no one wants to receive but kidneys are the most commonly transplanted organs worldwide followed by the liver and the heart. The first transplant can be

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

PAs on the Front Lines

Chances are very high these days that when you go to see a doctor, you see a physician assistant or PA instead. These healthcare specialists have a unique role in the medical field for being on the...

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Keeping Kids Safe Online

These days, there are fewer and fewer kids playing in the streets, darting from house to house, riding bikes or playing at the park by themselves. It seems that in our efforts to keep kids safe, we...

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Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Dinner Time at the Retirement Home

Baby boomers have always been the pig in the python, refashioning the culture and environment around them. In the early ’60s, it was an increase in building elementary schools for them; in the ’70s, it was the...

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Monday, July 16th, 2018

When Ya Look Good ~ Ya Feel Good

Rarely do we say: “My house looks 10 years younger!” But year after year, we spend thousands of dollars on home maintenance just to keep our homes looking good and lasting long. Our bodies are no different....

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Friday, September 15th, 2017

Heritage Park

Folks of a certain age remember a time when the main job of children was to go outside and play. A combination of increased fear, “plugged-in” play, school reform that doesn’t allow for direct outdoor experience and...

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Friday, September 15th, 2017

Goat Yoga

Having baby goats in a yoga session raises the bar on the fun and frolic and brings out new people who may not otherwise approach the yoga scene. “We saw goat yoga events in other parts of...

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Friday, July 7th, 2017

Lifelong Fitness ~ Lifelong Friendships

Let’s be honest, working out doesn’t feel like work when you’re surrounded by friends who share your fitness goals. Many of today’s fitness instructors have learned that while we are building strength, we are also building community....

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Friday, July 7th, 2017

Walking for a Healthy Life

Walking is one of the best exercises there is because it – • is free • can be done just about anywhere • is easy on the joints • improves circulation • decreases bone loss • leads...

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Friday, July 7th, 2017

Myopia and New Control Treatments

By Dr. Steve Jacobs Myopia, or nearsightedness, is more than having to wear glasses to see things clearly far away. It is a lifestyle disease that has increased in prevalence by 60 percent in the U.S. over...

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