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Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Summertime, and the seeing is easy….

By Dr. Steve Jacobs Summer is the time for contact lenses for sports, beach time, gardening… you name it. Many activities are enhanced by the freedom of not wearing framed glasses. From the first hand-blown glass contact lenses of the 1880s to today’s space age, one-day, throw-aways, technology keeps blasting forward. Popularity soared in the

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Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Urgent Care in the NRV

No appointment necessary! Those are welcome words for people who struggle to carve out time in this busy, work-a-day world for something as simple, and as vital, as visiting the doctor for a check-up. All too often,...

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

A Symphony of Motion . . . VT Crew

Visible merely from the light of the robust moon reflecting off the glass-like water of Claytor Lake, the faint figure of our coach utters: “It’s a great morning to learn to row.” Every morning, without fail, we...

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Mingling at the Markets

It’s Farmers Market Season ~ a favorite time of the year when everyone should be visiting local markets to engage with the hardworking folks who produce wonderful farm products across the New River Valley. Many farmers markets...

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Friday, August 1st, 2014

Hospital Volunteers Giving Their Time, Caring for People

At the tender age of 13, I became a “candy striper” (a youth volunteer) in a local hospital in La Paz, Bolivia. I wore the traditional red and white striped pinafore and had the privilege of working...

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Friday, August 1st, 2014

Healthcare Jobs on the Rise

At some point, every one of us gets the flu or twists an ankle. Even those with excellent health schedule regular physicals. It’s not surprising that the healthcare field, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC),...

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Friday, August 1st, 2014

See What Spot Can Spot

In the ever-growing heap of discarded stuff which technology has rendered inefficient, slow and antiquated now rests the Big E or Snellen eye chart. In its place is a handheld device akin to a digital camera with...

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Friday, August 1st, 2014

A Stroke of His Hand

As a song by Tim McGraw begins: “He said I was in my early 40s, with a lot of life before me, and a moment came that stopped me on a dime… .” Well, I was in...

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Friday, August 1st, 2014

A Treasure Trove – of Complementary and Alternative Medicine News and Research

From aromatherapy, bone health, neck pain and probiotics to tai chi, vitamins and minerals, wounds and burns and zinc, the A-Z compilation of healthcare related information is not only vast on the National Center for Complementary and...

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Friday, August 1st, 2014

Helping your Children Master and Love Reading

TIPS FROM A READING SPECIALIST Parents know that a child’s reading ability is directly related to how well he or she will do in school and in life. Helping children learn how to read can be a...

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