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Monday, July 18th, 2016

Can You Hear Me Now?

The chirping of birds, the tinkling of wind chimes in a gentle wind, the laughter of a child, the melody of your favorite song, a loved one’s voice ……. all these and many more sounds combine to make our lives richer and fuller. They are delivered to our brains via the transmitters located on the

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Monday, July 18th, 2016

The Entrepreneurial Doctor Is In . . . a new business model in healthcare

Dr. Matthew McCarthy, Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), employs an innovative model of healthcare that allows a direct relationship between the patient and physician without involvement of third party insurance, drug or hospital corporations. It’s called direct primary...

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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...

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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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