Dog owners know the positive effects of having their animals around as companions. Turns out, dogs can impact sick or injured individuals in much the same way. Pet therapy has grown in popularity over the past three decades.
Through its newest column Healthy Observations, OurHealth Roanoke & New River Valleys magazine partners with area physicians and health organizations to raise awareness about conditions and topics tied to specific national health recognition days, weeks and months during the year.
Not many people work in a profession that requires them to dedicate their lives to helping others like the field of healthcare does. During national healthcare recognition, we have challenged people to sum up in a few words the impact their profession means to them and how important it is for their community.