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What is Endometriosis?

What is Endometriosis

By Navita Modi, M.D., Obstetrician/Gynecologist The tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus is called the endometrium. In some women the endometrium grows outside of the uterus. When this happens a woman has a condition called endometriosis. The most common areas for this abnormal growth of endometrium are the reproductive organs (the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus). Endometrium …

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For Women’s Eyes Only: Part 2

Women’s Eyes Only

To refresh your memories from last month’s part 1….after the third trimester of your pregnancy until long after delivery you have a hormone circulating in your body called relaxin. Its role is to allow your muscle and ligaments to become more pliable and expand so your pelvis and birth canal will be ready for that great day of giving birth. …

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Murder by Numbers

Murder by Numbers

Dear Community, Thank you for the opportunity to tell you about the Downtown Ashland Lions Club and our first ever murder mystery dinner theater. The event will raise funding to provide eye exams and glasses to needy members of the Ashland community, a worthy cause in which we could use assistance. Murder by Numbers will take place Friday, March 27 …

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Deal with the Fear First

Fear First

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Not long ago I asked my wife a drilling question, “What would be the most important advice you could give to another person who ‘just found out’ that they had cancer?”  She went completely silent for a few moments, then looked straight into my eyes and without a hint of …

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March is National Nutrition Month – The Power of a Plant-Based Diet

Plant-Based Diet

By Monique Richard, MS, RDN, LDN It’s National Nutrition Month and I want to shout from the rooftops about the goodness and need for incorporating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, plant-based proteins (and water) into our daily diets. It’s time to STOP going ‘on a diet’ and start thinking about your diet as overall choices you make for your health. …

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Acne

Acne

By Erin Martin, MD, Dermatology Associates Everyone knows that teenagers suffer from acne, but have you ever had breakouts as an adult?  It’s actually not that uncommon for an adult to suffer from acne breakouts.  But, what causes them? 1.     Hormones.  Fluctuating hormone levels can cause acne breakouts, which is why women tend to see breakouts around the time …

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Spotlighting Bristol Orthotics and Prosthetics in Greeneville

Bristol Orthotics and Prosthetics in Greeneville

By Will Graybeal CP/LPO By 1984 our family business had grown from the original office, Kingsport Brace and Limb in downtown Kingsport, to a second office, Bristol Orthotics and Prosthetics in Bristol TN, and finally to to opening Greeneville Orthotics and Prosthetics in downtown Greeneville.  Some of the local orthopedic surgeons including Dr. Chapman had encouraged my papaw, Bob Graybeal …

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TMJ SUFFERERS HAVE ANOTHER OPTION FOR RELIEF

TMJ SUFFERERS

By Brad Dobner, PT, DPT, Results Physiotherapy Do you ever find it difficult to chew or yawn due to pain, clicking or locking in your jaws? Do you suffer from headaches, neck pain, ringing or stuffiness in the ears? A common source of many of these symptoms is from the temporo-mandibular joint, better known as TMJ or TMD (temporo-mandibular disorder). …

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How to Choose an Ophthalmologist

Ophthalmologist

By Johnson City Eye Clinic Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that diagnoses, treats and helps prevent diseases and disorders of the eye. An ophthalmologist provides a broad range of services not limited to correcting vision with glasses or contacts, treating eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and performing eye surgeries including cataract, refractive or vision correction, …

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Are Stem Cells the Next Penicillin?

Stem Cells the Next Penicillin

By David Ebner, Staff Writer Chances are that you have heard about stem cells—they have been in the news for years. But did you know that stem cells are being used right now in the United States to treat debilitating lung diseases? Sufferers of diseases like COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema and interstitial lung disease are receiving life changing stem cell …

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Colorectal Cancer is Preventable, Treatable and Beatable

Colorectal Cancer is Preventable

By Gastroenterology Associates Colon Cancer is often a silent disease that has no symptoms. On average, lifetime risk is one in twenty people will develop colon cancer. This is a cancer that is preventable. Beginning at age 50 (age 45 for African Americans according to American College of Gastroenterology), all men and women should be screened for colorectal cancer. The …

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Use of Reverse Mortgages to Buy a Home Is Gaining In Popularity

Reverse Mortgages

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) for Purchase Lets Those Age 62+ Buy a Home Without Monthly Mortgage Payments* Imagine opening the front door to your new home. It’s perfect—the home of your dreams. Imagine how happy living there makes you. Now imagine owning that home without needing to make monthly mortgage payments.* Yes, it’s possible. And, no, it’s not too …

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Agape Women’s Services. . . Empowering Women

Empowering Women

Agape Women’s Services provides testing and information for pregnancy and sexual health issues offered in a caring and confidential setting, regardless of race, religion or income. We offer a variety of services, including medical pregnancy testing and limited ultrasound. We do not offer abortions or referrals for abortions but believe that every woman considering abortion needs to have all the …

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Looking Ahead to Summer Adventures

Looking Ahead to Summer Adventures

By Abigail Weaver Summer break can mean many things for different kids and families.  At the Y, summer means Day Camp time—a positive, fun-filled spin on long days, which influences spirit, mind and body. When you enroll your child in YMCA Day Camp this summer, you can do so knowing the Y offers a unique and unforgettable experience.  We work …

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March 2-8 is Sleep Awareness Week – What is Your Sleep IQ?

sleeping time by age

True or False? During sleep, your brain rests. False. While your body rests, your brain doesn’t. An active brain during sleep prepares us for alertness and peak functioning the next day. Sleeping just one hour less a night can prevent you from learning or functioning normally. True. Most adults need around eight hours of sleep to function at their best. …

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