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Dr. Neal Barnard’s grandfather was a small-town doctor. Back in the days when there was no health insurance, he delivered babies, took care of children and adults and helped people through serious illnesses. When he was about 60, he had a heart attack. Soon folks noticed that he had become forgetful and confused. Sometimes he wondered off from the house without knowing where he was going. Once in a while,
Wellness is not a destination but rather a journey. Like any journey, it’s a good idea to have a map before you travel. This road to wellness has different parts or segments. Here are 7 important parts that I found all put together by a wellness website. When I personally stopped and thought about each of these, I realized I’ve not arrived yet! How well do you do? Social Health:
The Sewanee Business Alliance and the Community Engagement Program of the University of the South on Friday, November 15, will host two information sessions about the Affordable Care Act. The sessions will offer basic information about how the new health insurance marketplace works, who can benefit from it, the cost of the policies, and how to sign up. Session One: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., in Convocation Hall on the University
People throughout Tennessee are in the midst of open enrollment, the time between September and December when most Americans select or switch their health insurance plan for the following year. In Tennessee, about 2.2 million employees are reviewing and selecting their health benefits package for 2014. In many cases, consumers who spend time reviewing their health plan options can find ways to save money on their health care costs –
Ten minutes of burst training can burn fat for an additional 36 hours! That’s right! The 10 minutes of exercise I do today can help burn fat for the next day and a half. I like that. And it’s something we all can do, even if we are sitting in a wheelchair. That’s why I want to talk about it today. So what is a “burst”? It’s alternating between exercising
Members of the Grundy County Diabetes Coalition met last week in Gatlinburg with 19 other coalitions from the Appalachian Region to share what we’ve been doing about diabetes. At times I had goose bumps as I listened to their stories! Here’s a little snapshot of some of what we heard. Mingo County, West Virginia reported their lunchtime walking program has grown from 13 teams to over 40 teams. They are
Charlene Nunley, director of the Grundy County Health Department, has been honored with the R.H. Hutcheson, Sr., M.D. award from the Tennessee Public Health Association. The award was presented at TPHA’s annual meeting in Franklin in September. The Hutcheson Award is considered the highest award given by TPHA and is named in honor of Dr. R.H. Hutcheson, Sr., who was commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health for several years.