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Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Posture Perfect . . Smartphone Use Affects Spinal Health

Despite the many benefits of having information at your fingertips, smartphones and tablets can damage your body and overall health in unexpected ways. You may not realize it, but all that time spent with your head down checking e-mail and texting may be creating more than a social gap — you may also be harming

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Monday, September 28th, 2015

Downsizing

By Joanne M. Anderson   There comes a time in many a life when a homeowner finds he or she simply has too much house ~ too big, too expensive, too much maintenance, too burdensome to clean...

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Thursday, July 16th, 2015

“He Gave Me My Life Back”

By Joanne M. Anderson The year 1891 is not only noteworthy for the Hormel Company introducing its Spam product, James Naismith creating basketball and Carnegie Hall opening with Tchaikovsky as guest conductor, but also for the first...

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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...

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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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