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The cold nose, the loving eyes, and the faithful return all describe man’s best friend. It’s no wonder we seek to offer our canine friends the best care. Many pets, especially large-breed dogs, are prone to developing arthritis. The larger the breed, the more debilitating arthritis can be. 

 

OurHealth Roanoke and New River Valleys magazine series “How-to in Healthcare” is a step-by-step guide to pursuing a career in healthcare.  

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 00:00

Graduating … To Graduate School

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OurHealth’s four-part series: How to in Healthcare, is a step-by-step guide for those interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.

Imagine a career that has the potential to save lives each and every day. From emergency medical technicians and anesthesiologists to physical therapists and trauma surgeons, those who work in the healthcare field come together to save lives or improve the quality of life for their patients.  

 

Our New Kitchen, New Nutrition, New You series focuses on helping you get healthier in the kitchen — one ingredient at a time. In each edition of OurHealth, we suggest small changes in your food preparation and grocery shopping habits that can make a big, positive impact on your overall nutrition and health. Our goal is to present you with ideas you can use and build upon and will help you create a healthier kitchen — and life — by year’s end.

In this edition’s segment of our New Kitchen, New Nutrition, New You series, we have a few tasty, alternate recipes for you to try with your favorite grilling foods.


Making BBQ Better (and Healthier)

There is not much in the world better than sitting outside on a golden, summer evening with friends, a cold beverage and a plate piled high with steak hot off the grill, barbecue baked beans and fresh coleslaw. The bold essence of a steak contrasts the cool, sweet crunch of coleslaw, and baked beans top it all off with salty-sweet savory flavor.

This combination is a summertime masterpiece and you are the artist. But as every great artist knows, even a masterpiece has room for improvement. Give these recipes a try! You will be amazed how swapping out a few ingredients will make your grilled foods healthier and just as scrumptious!

The Meat Makes the Man

In our recipe for steak on the grill, we substitute a skirt steak for a flank steak. These two cuts of meat can be used interchangeably in many recipes. The difference between them lies in where these steaks come from. The skirt steak comes from the muscle that makes up a cow’s diaphragm while the flank steak comes from the lower abdominal muscles of the cow. Both are similarly textured— tough with lots of fibers running through them. While the skirt steak has a more intense, beefy flavor, the flank steak is the leaner of the two cuts of meat. Any meals made with flank steak tend to be lower in fat content.

The Importance of Being “Herbiest”

Using herbs and seasonings in your cooking, as opposed to store-bought sauces, can really spice up your kitchen. Switching ingredients in recipes like the ones we’ve provided is a great way to cut back on the sodium and sugar content in your meals.

Sweeter Than Sugar (And Better for You)

Many people are familiar with using honey in place of sugar in hot tea, but honey can be used as an alternative sweetener in lots of other recipes, as well. Honey has a lower GI (glycemic index) value, meaning it doesn’t raise blood sugar as quickly as regular sugar.

The Meaning of “With the Mother”

Apple cider vinegar with the mother is said to have more health benefits than it does without. “Mother” is what gives organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar its cloudy appearance. Mother is made up of enzymes, protein strands, and good bacteria.

Please visit the OurHealth Southwest Virginia RECIPES section of our website for a few tasty, alternate recipes to try with your favorite grilling foods!

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OurHealth Southwest Virginia magazine’s four-part healthcare education series is a step-by-step guide for those interested in pursuing a career in medicine.  

Monday, 11 April 2016 00:00

New Kitchen, New Nutrition, New You - Part 2

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In 2016, our "New Kitchen, New Nutrition, New You" series puts the focus on helping you get healthier in the kitchen — one ingredient at a time. Each edition of OurHealth will highlight small changes you can make in your food prep and shopping habits that can add up to a major positive impact on your nutrition and health.

Sunday, 10 April 2016 00:00

Living a Kendall Life

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Like the final pages of a book left unwritten, Kendall Bayne’s story is not yet complete. The beautiful teenager with a promising future left the final chapters for others to write on her behalf.

As with many teenage girls, Kendall Bayne was busy studying, cheerleading, dancing and hanging out with friends. She also happened to be inspiring others while fighting for her life.  

Know Your Care - Understanding your health and how to maintain it. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. This age-old proverb certainly carries its share of credibility. It’s spawned several studies by researchers about the health benefits of apples. People around the world live by it by keeping their crispers crammed with the tasty treat. No doubt about it, loyalty to the apple is long lived because this proverb professes how good it is for us.

Friday, 05 February 2016 00:00

New Kitchen, New Nutrition, New You!

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In 2016, our New Kitchen, New Nutrition, New You series puts the focus on helping you get healthier in the kitchen — one ingredient at a time. Each edition of OurHealth will highlight small changes you can make in your food prep and shopping habits that can add up to a major positive impact on your nutrition and health.

Friday, 04 December 2015 00:00

The 9th Annual Best Bedside Manner Awards

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BSM spreadMedical expertise and compassionate care should always go hand-in-hand when it comes to treating patients. Going to the doctor or health provider can be an unnerving experience for many people. Professionals who incorporate The Golden Rule into their practice philosophy are ones that stand out in people’s minds for the better.

The 2015 Best Bedside Manner Awards, presented by OurHealth Southwest Virginia magazine, honor medical providers who were voted by the local community for their kindness, empathy and attentiveness—attributes that go a long way in gaining a patient’s confidence.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST OF THE 2015 BEST BEDSIDE MANNER AWARD WINNERS!

The Voting Process

 From May 1st – June 15th 2015, the Best Bedside Manner Awards Voting Form was available on OurHealth’s website, www.ourhealthswva.com. The form consisted of over 50 medical specialties (with definitions of each specialty) in which the public could submit the first and last names of local medical providers by the applicable specialty.

Please join us in congratulating this year’s 9th Annual Best Bedside Manner Award winners. If you have any questions, please contact Stephen McClintic Jr., publisher of OurHealth, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 540.387.6482.

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