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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 greater community we love. According to both national and local surveys about 90% of older adults (age 60+)

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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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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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