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Friday, July 17th, 2020

Logan Smith’s Inspiring Life ~ of Courage, Faith and Community

Coming home from school on Oct. 21, 2016, Logan Smith lost control of his red Ford F250 hydroplaning on a slick road in Dublin and plunging 35 feet down. The truck rolled over and landed on rocks which compressed the roof, rendering him motionless and trapped in the unseen cab for nearly an hour. A

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Friday, July 17th, 2020

Distance Healing

The ‘tele’ prefix means ‘at a distance,’ which is apropos for describing life these days. Our increased use of the telephone and television may be leaving us with desires to teleport elsewhere – perhaps closer to friends,...

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Friday, July 17th, 2020

How therapy dogs curtail the stigma of mental health

The use of animals for therapy is not a new thing. In fact, the first iteration of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) can be traced back to the ancient Greeks who used horses to lift the spirits of...

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Passing the Baton

We always knew 2020 would be an auspicious year – it’s a special number for eye doctors the world over. No one, however, knew how auspicious it would be, for what reason, and what the date would...

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Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Celebrate Agriculture 7 ag-focused ways to get involved

From the food on your table to the clothes on your back, agriculture provides a variety of things you eat, wear and use daily. Those items don’t magically arrive in the New River Valley at the store...

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Monday, September 16th, 2019

There’s No Place Like Home

Growing old gracefully certainly has a delightful ring to it. Perhaps we picture ourselves flitting about our homes, doing much of the same things we’ve always done, living out the days surrounded by family, friends and the...

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Monday, September 16th, 2019

NRV Senior Assisted Living: Exceptional!

Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying: “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain but death and taxes.” Franklin wrote these words in 1789, when the average life expectancy for women was 62, and for...

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Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Seeing the Value of a Healthy Lifestyle

The eye, the brain and the body are inextricably interconnected. As an eye doctor, I am reminded of this every day when dealing with “eye” diseases that are really whole body or lifestyle issues. These include glaucoma,...

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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...

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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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