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Nutrition Basics

Let’s begin with a puzzling thought: A recent article by a financial analyst suggests that it is now cheaper to eat at a fast food restaurant than to cook at home. I don’t know about you but my first thought that crossed my mind was: How is this possible? Has our...

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Pets of the Week

This male Collie mix was found on VFW Road in Patrick Springs. He would like to return to his home.   This feline has many friends at the shelter, and all of them are seeking a long-term relationship with a new family. Call the Patrick County Public Animal Shelter at...

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Social Stretches for Anxiety

We used to think of people with psychological disorders as “crazy” types tucked away in institutions, barely able to speak a coherent sentence. No more. Since counseling “mainstreamed” in the late-1900s, psychological treatment has become commonplace. People visit their dentist, their doctor, and their therapist, not because they’re necessarily doing...

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Pets of the Week

This sweet girl with the white stockings is hoping for a home. She is available right now.   This senior lady got lost on Iron Bridge Road. She appears to be a Cocker Spaniel or Setter type. She is so sweet and wants to go home. Call the Patrick County...

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Prepare your home during Fire Prevention Week

"The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week™ for 99 years, has announced “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 3-9. From beeps to chirps, this year’s campaign works to better educate the public about the sounds smoke alarms make, what those sounds mean, and...

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Pets of the Week

This black male dog was found on South County Line Road. He seems like a nice guy. If you recognize him, call the Patrick County Public Animal Shelter (PCPAS).   This handsome male red Heeler was found on Pole Bridge Road. He is bound to be someone’s missed buddy. Call...

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Pets of the Week

It is white dog week in Patrick County.    The first canine is a female. She is available for adoption now. She is a 1-year-old German Shepherd mix.    The next white shepherd mix was found on Big Dan Lake in Claudville. Hopefully, her owners are looking for her. If...

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How to Dampen the Fires of Inflammation

Is there anything we can do to dampen the fires of inflammation in our bodies? Fortunately for our arteries, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Although most doctors can correctly tell you that evidence indicates the “statin” drugs can ease artery wall inflammation, fewer seem to realize that lifestyle practices...

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Prostate cancer nonprofit urges men to get informed

To raise awareness about a cancer with the second-most cases in Virginia, a Richmond-based nonprofit has launched a campaign designed to encourage men to get better informed about prostate cancer, including understanding the results of their PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test. “Get Proactive for Prostate Health” is a public education initiative...

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Pets of the Week

This cute little sweetheart weighs just 27 pounds and is waiting for someone to come adopt her. A great little girl that the everyone at the shelter is rooting for to find her new home quickly.   This sad looking male pit was found on Soap Stone Road in the...

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