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What’s food got to do with diabetes?

Nancy Baughn had tried everything. She counted carbs and weighed her food. She checked her blood sugars and visited her doctor. But after an eight-year battle with type 2 diabetes, those blood sugars were only getting worse. “I had two friends with diabetes and they were already on kidney dialysis...

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Protect your personal financial data with these tips

With more financial transactions taking place online, it’s important for consumers to protect their personal data, especially as cybercrimes like ransomware, phishing attempts and identity theft continue to increase. “These risks are nothing new in our digital-first world, but far too many people still fail to properly protect themselves,” said...

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The Power of Forgiveness

There is an old saying that “when you forgive, you set a prisoner free — that prisoner is you.” Forgiveness is defined as “giving up resentment, granting relief from payment, or ceasing to feel resentment against an offender.” Forgiving an injury or injustice is an active virtue that requires...

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The heat is on: how to stay cool and spurn the burn

When the sun comes out to play, many of us make plans to do the same. The summer months bring the promise of backyard barbecues, pick-up games in the park and wasting away lazy afternoons in the water. This year’s summer season feels extra special as COVID-19 vaccines have paved...

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Pets of the Week

This happy looking male tri color hound mix would love to go home with you.  A home is all this handsome dark brindle male pit mix needs to make him happy. The $10 adoption fee includes neutering and a rabies vaccination. Call the Patrick County Public Animal Shelter at (276)...

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Life After Loss

Loss is a part of life—the hardest part—and it starts early. Grief has many faces and strikes every age. It is impossible to make sense of many terrible losses. Whether it’s death, a disabling injury, the loss of property, pets, health, friends, or a job—loss can make you feel like...

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Summer Family Program detailed

  Primland, Auberge Resorts Collection, the luxury boutique resort set amid the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, welcomes the summer season with a full slate of weekly family-oriented activities, complimentary to guests 11 years of age or younger. With ventures such as guided hikes through the property’s 12,000 pristine acres, gazing...

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Pets of the Week

This short guy with one ear up is back again this week because he is desperate for a home. If anyone on Raven Rock Road recognizes him, or if anyone would like to give him a home, call the Patrick County Public Animal Shelter.   This handsome black sad pooch was...

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Healing After Loss

Grief counselor Larry Yeagley in his book, Grief Recovery, outlines a plan for readjustment after loss that he calls “CPR.”  It is: Communication. The environment of our society can make it difficult to talk about sad feelings.  Someone in grief may need to talk but feel as if they are...

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