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Your Gut Health and Why You Should Care About It

Why is everyone talking about “gut health”? It’s a broad statement that may need some clarification. Many think that all bacteria are dangerous to our health, but that’s not the case. Get this: there are trillions of bacteria in our body. While that might make you feel a little squeamish...

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Pets of the Week

This adorable little wiry-haired female puppy was found on New Hope Church Road. If she is your dog or you would like to adopt her, call the shelter.   Now have you ever seen anything so pitiful and sad? She is available for adoption right now and would really like...

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Pets of the week

This handsome blue Pit mix is a sad fella that has been waiting for too long to find a home. He loves to play fetch, is very friendly and an overall good boy. Please someone give him a chance. This little white female was found in Meadows of Dan. If...

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It’s official: Processed Food is Bad for Your Heart

A recent study confirmed what we knew all along is true: that the increased consumption of ultra-processed foods correlates directly to bad cardiovascular health. Researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control in November 2019 released their findings after analyzing data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES),...

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Pets of the week

This handsome red hound mix is just 1- or 2-years old. He is neutered and needs a new home for a new year. Visit him or call the Patrick County Public Animal Shelter at 276-694-6259.   This is a switch - a little black pot belly pig found in the...

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Are You A Speed Eater?

Like most people, I never really noticed the speed at which I ate. That is until I went on a business trip and sat down to eat with a registered dietitian. Most of our group had arrived late but we still were able to meet at a restaurant to have...

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Pets of the Week

This white male was found on Hollandsworth Drive. If you recognize him or are interested in adopting him, please call the shelter.   This sweet little black and white girl was found on VFW Road in Patrick Springs. She also lives at the shelter.   Call the Patrick County Public...

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Extend the life of your leftover eggnog 

Eggnog has a limited shelf life, but consumers can still indulge post-Christmas cravings, and do so safely, with a few kitchen hacks. Mary Rapoport, consumer affairs and educational director for the Virginia Egg Council, shared some tips in a January 2021 episode of Virginia This Morning on CBS 6 News Richmond. “It’s a wonderful time...

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