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Hearing loss occurs naturally: A solution can be found

We commonly associate hearing loss with advancing age, but that isn’t the whole story. Although hearing loss is common in older adults, affecting approximately 30 percent of people over age 60, hearing changes can occur in one’s 30s and 40s.


New issue of Y Magazine on the streets: Produced by Augusta Free Press

The Summer issue of the Y Magazine, which highlights fitness, child-development and senior programs and activities at the Waynesboro YMCA, is available for pickup at the Y and will be mailed to members in Waynesboro and Augusta County in the coming days.


Central Shenandoah EMS Council announces regional EMS award winners

The Central Shenandoah EMS Council honored the dedication and commitment of its emergency medical services providers at the council’s regional awards ceremony June 3 at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton.


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Augusta Health marks National Cancer Survivors Day on June 7

Augusta Health Cancer Program’s Cancer Survivors Day Celebration coming up on Sunday will be an afternoon of Meaningful Mindfulness: Celebrating Life in the Moment for Cancer Survivors and their Families.


Missing link found between brain, immune system: With major disease implications

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.


Dinner Diva: Easy fixes for eating on the go!

As a frequent flyer myself, I’m here to tell you that you can, indeed, stay Paleo on the go. All it takes is a bit of planning.


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Randy Forbes: Bringing mental illness out of the shadows

Mental illness is both innately personal and profoundly national. This is not “their” issue — it is our issue. The mental health of our military men and women creates a wake throughout our society that is directly connected to the health of our economy, our families, our military readiness, and our overall well-being as a nation.


Fat wasn’t my fate: Body-acceptance movement wrongly tells you to accept what you can change

“Many decry her body-acceptance movement as encouraging obesity.” The words of People magazine about its plus-size cover model, Tess Holliday, a size-22, who describes her modeling career as an effort to “help other women feel confident and comfortable in their bodies, regardless of their size or what society tells them is beautiful.”


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What causes hearing loss?

Our ears are delicate instruments, and our ability to hear can diminish for a number of reasons. The majority of people develop hearing loss as they get older. Over time, part of the ear’s delicate mechanism may break down or simply wear out.


Waynesboro rocks! New YMCA fitness director aims to change fitness, wellness paradigm

The model for fitness centers has been, come to the gym, do your fitness here. The Waynesboro YMCA is turning the model on its head with a new approach to fitness.


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DBHDS to hold town hall meetings on Transformation Team Recommendations

During the month of May, Commissioner Ferguson of the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services (DBHDS) and the Transformation Team Co-Chairs will host four town hall meetings across the state to solicit feedback from the general public on the Transformation Team recommendations to the Commissioner.


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Recall of Good Seed soybean sprouts due to possible health risk

Good Seed Inc. of Springfield is recalling all packages of soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to individuals with weakened immune systems.


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Babies born within five miles of downtown Richmond face up to 20-year difference in life expectancy

A new life expectancy map released today illustrates that opportunities to lead a long and healthy life can vary dramatically in Richmond based on where you live.


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UVA identifies a surprising contributor to Rett syndrome

The immune system is designed to protect us from disease. But what if it was malfunctioning? Would it make a disease worse? That appears to be the case with Rett syndrome.


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UVA study: Cancer diagnoses will rise as population ages

Cancer is a leading cause of death in Virginia and researchers at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service project that the rate of growth in new cancer cases will far outpace the growth of the population in the next 25 years, due to the overall aging of the population.


Virginia volunteers to help Indiana fight HIV outbreak

Health specialists from Virginia are on their way to Indiana today, lending their expertise to that state’s HIV outbreak response.


Waynesboro man loses 161 pounds, 22 pants sizes in 54 weeks: How he did it

Jeff Hoke, 44, of Waynesboro, has lost 161 pounds over the past year, dropping from 409 pounds to his current 248. It started, literally, with “baby steps” at the Waynesboro YMCA, Hoke said.


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UVA study: Gastric bypass improves long-term survival

Obese patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery have significantly better long-term survival rates than obese patients who do not receive the surgery, according to a University of Virginia Health System study.


Virginia Tech’s Linsey Marr studies health impacts of engineered nanomaterials

Virginia Tech professor Linsey Marr is now among a handful of researchers in the world who are addressing concerns about engineered nanomaterials in the atmosphere.


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Randy Forbes: The heroes behind our heroes

Andrea Sawyer of Colonial Heights, VA, takes her husband to all of his medical appointments as often as three or four times a week.