Triad Journal

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Publisher's Note

A Year for a Clearer Vision

This issue we are featuring the idea of positive change, within ourselves and the community. Along with educational features by our loyal contributors, we are partnering with changemakers, such as the Forward High Point that is transforming downtown High Point as a vibrant destination, Piedmont Environmental Alliance creating educational and community sustainability projects that we will be promoting throughout the Triad, KIDS Café offering healthy eating options, and we are always on the hunt for people and organizations giving back to the community.

Winter 2020 Articles


If you have hearing loss, wearing your hearing aids should be at the top of your to-do list – and not just because they can help you hear better. A new study suggests hearing aid use may also play a role in staving off dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, anxiety and falls with injuries.

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We all have experienced or know someone with dizziness or vertigo. But what does that mean? Dizziness is a general term used to describe a sensation of being lightheaded, spinning, floating and sometimes an imbalance. True vertigo can be defined as a perception of movement or spinning of a person or the environment, when in reality, the movement is not happening.

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It’s easy to put off uncomfortable conversations about issues such as end of life, living choices and finances. However, that procrastination could have unfortunate consequences. Two-thirds of family disputes over aging or end-of-life issues that end up in court could have been avoided if families had clearly discussed wishes in advance.

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First, realize that perfection is not only unrealistic, it can be damaging to maintaining a positive outlook. Think realistically and write down how you are going to manage your holiday season.

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NC ranks 16th in the nation for adult obesity. Poor eating habits and “couch potato” lifestyle used to be the main culprits for obesity. The new culprit is the American workplace. 120-140 calories lost per day continues to be reflected in rising rates of obesity. 80 percent of American jobs involve low physical demand sedentary work.

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There isn’t a better time than now to start getting fi t with health information and products so easily accessible. Simply incorporate the basics into your daily routine - good nutrition, adequate exercise and a daily supplement - and start down the path toward better health.

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FAll 2019 Articles


EVERY TRAY COUNTS

EVERY TRAY COUNTS

On Tuesday, August 27th, the WS/ FC school board announced that they will be eliminating Styrofoam trays throughout the school district this fall, transitioning to reusable or compostable trays instead

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LoveLine - A light for someone you love

LoveLine - A light for someone you love

Please plan to join High Point Medical Center and the Hayworth Cancer Center start on Tuesday, December 10 beginning at 5:30pm in Millis Regional Health Education Center for a Remembrance Ceremony, or at 6:15pm outside of Hayworth Cancer Center for a Celebration of Life Ceremony.

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THE 411 ON HEARING LOSS: THERE’S MORE THAN ONE TYPE

THE 411 ON HEARING LOSS: THERE’S MORE THAN ONE TYPE

Do you feel like you are not hearing as well as you once did? Or have you noticed that a child or a parent seems to have lost some hearing? All hearing loss is not the same. There are four main types, which have different characteristics and different treatment options.

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THE SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGH YOUR DOCTOR DOESN’T KNOW ABOUT…YET

THE SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGH YOUR DOCTOR DOESN’T KNOW ABOUT…YET

Potentially the most extraordinary therapeutic and preventative breakthrough in the history of medicine. WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

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ARE YOU READY FOR A HURRICANE?

ARE YOU READY FOR A HURRICANE?

The Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Division would like to give you preparation tips in case a hurricane is forecast for our area.

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ANXIETY & DEPRESSION IN PREGNANCY

ANXIETY & DEPRESSION IN PREGNANCY

More than 1 in 10 women experience anxiety or depression during pregnancy or in the postpartum period.

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ARE YOUR HORMONES “UP” TO TASK?

ARE YOUR HORMONES “UP” TO TASK?

Don’t live in denial men! This is a MALE problem too! Testosterone starts dropping 1 percent after age 30.

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ENHANCING THE LIVES OF OLDER ADULTS IN THE TRIAD

ENHANCING THE LIVES OF OLDER ADULTS IN THE TRIAD

Through education and social interaction our seniors gain valuable knowledge and lifelong friendships.

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STICKING TOGETHER THROUGH ALZHEIMER’S

STICKING TOGETHER THROUGH ALZHEIMER’S

Regular communication – whether it’s by email or phone – is the single biggest key to helping families cope with Alzheimer’s disease.

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EDUCATION IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS

EDUCATION IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS

Business leaders and professionals have a critical role to play in helping students explore career paths and the world of work.

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Summer 2019 Articles


PEAK PERFORMANCE THIS SUMMER WITH PRP

PEAK PERFORMANCE THIS SUMMER WITH PRP

“I could barely lift my right arm because my shoulder hurt so much. My right knee hurt too. It took about 3 months for me to heal. PRP saved me from surgery. Now, I have no pain.”

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MEASLES CASES INCREASING IN SOME AREAS OF THE UNITED STATES

MEASLES CASES INCREASING IN SOME AREAS OF THE UNITED STATES

From January 1 to April 19, 2019, 626 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 22 states. This is an increase of 71 cases from the previous week. This is the second-greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since measles was eliminated in 2000, second only to the 667 cases reported during all of 2014. In the coming weeks, 2019 confirmed case numbers will likely surpass 2014 levels.

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SUMMER SAFETY TIPS FOR BACK HEALTH

SUMMER SAFETY TIPS FOR BACK HEALTH

As the weather heats up across the country, so does everyone’s physical activity and in turn, so do the chances for neck and back injury. Here are important tips about how to stay safe and healthy—prevent the risks for spine injuries—while being active this summer.

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE GENES

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE GENES

Having a healthy child is the ultimate goal when building your family. Prenatal genetic screenings are valuable tools which offer parents important information about themselves and how the test results may impact their future family.

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COULD A DEAFNESS CURE BE IN YOUR GENES?

COULD A DEAFNESS CURE BE IN YOUR GENES?

Did you know that research also is underway to determine If, one day in the future, doctors might be able to restore your hearing by injecting a specific gene into your ear?

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Flat Earth?

Flat Earth?

According To Ivan Da Silva, The Earth is flat.

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Spring 2019 Articles


Triad Journal Spring Issue Articles

EVERYTHING IS NOT NORMAL: Underestimating the Power of Our Thyroid Gland!

EVERYTHING IS NOT NORMAL: Underestimating the Power of Our Thyroid Gland!

A growing number of people suffer from a thyroid which is not functioning at its OPTIMAL level. This is EVEN with taking high doses of Synthroid, Levothyroxine, Tirosint, Levoxyl, Unithroid, or Levo-T. A disconnect exists!

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GROWING HIGH POINT SPARKS NEIGHBORHOOD CHANGE

GROWING HIGH POINT SPARKS NEIGHBORHOOD CHANGE

Victoria Hensley is on a mission. She helps leads Growing High Point, a local nonprofit, and works to transform under-resourced local neighborhoods through community engagement, empowerment, and entrepreneurship. How? Through urban gardens.

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5 THINGS PARENTS SHOULD KNOW BEFORE CHOOSING A SUMMER CAMP

5 THINGS PARENTS SHOULD KNOW BEFORE CHOOSING A SUMMER CAMP

Get a jump start on the process with this guide to choosing an enriching summer activity, where your child will also have a blast.

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6 CYBERSECURITY TIPS FOR OLDER ADULTS

6 CYBERSECURITY TIPS FOR OLDER ADULTS

Encouraging older adults to practice cyber safety can go a long way toward protecting their identity and sensitive personal information.

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A STROKE SURVIVOR’S PERSONAL TRIUMPH

A STROKE SURVIVOR’S PERSONAL TRIUMPH

On the verge of the 10th anniversary of her stroke, Meredith has reason to celebrate. Though Austin, her oldest son, still recalls, “I remember when mom couldn’t talk.”

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Greensboro Beautiful / Celebrating 50 Years

Greensboro Beautiful / Celebrating 50 Years

Incorporated in 1968, Greensboro Beautiful, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501(c) 3 volunteer organization which partners with the City and citizens of Greensboro to conserve and enhance the beauty and ecology of our community.

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Women and The Earth

Women and The Earth

It is often said that women hold up half the sky. The actual percentage could easily be argued, but the importance and impact of women in the world cannot be denied. There has been a long-awaited surge in the advancement and visibility of women in the workplace, media, entertainment, and politics.

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BRAINPOWER: YOU DON’T HEAR JUST WITH YOUR EARS

BRAINPOWER: YOU DON’T HEAR JUST WITH YOUR EARS

When you think of hearing, chances are you automatically picture your ears. You may be surprised to learn that your brain plays as important of a role as your ears in helping you hear sounds.

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SCIATIC NERVE PAIN RELIEF TIPS

SCIATIC NERVE PAIN RELIEF TIPS

Sciatic nerve pain can take different forms, such as tingling, burning, aching or stabbing. Numbness can also be present. Those who suffer from sciatica have several options for self-care at home, and surgery is rarely needed.

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Jan/Feb Articles


THE 411 ON AUDIOGRAMS:

THE 411 ON AUDIOGRAMS:

THE 411 ON AUDIOGRAMS: Have you worried that you are not hearing as well as you once did and may need a hearing evaluation? Do you wonder what is involved in having your hearing tested?

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CAN RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION REDUCE BACK PAIN?

CAN RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION REDUCE BACK PAIN?

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive pain relieving procedure usually performed with mild sedation and local anesthetic.

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WHY SHOULD MEN CONSIDER FREEZING SPERM?

WHY SHOULD MEN CONSIDER FREEZING SPERM?

There are several reasons why men may choose to freeze sperm for future use. Sperm that is frozen (cryopreserved) is actually “suspended in time” and does not age.

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SUCK IT UP! You can be successful without diet pills!

SUCK IT UP! You can be successful without diet pills!

Lipotropic (loves fat elimination) natural weight loss and metabolism management for a HEALTHIER YOU in 2019.

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HAND-WASHING: A GREAT PREVENTION MEASURE

HAND-WASHING: A GREAT PREVENTION MEASURE

The Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services – Public Health Division is reminding residents that handwashing is one of the most important preventive measures against illnesses.

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STAY AGILE: 5 TIPS FOR EASIER AGING IN PLACE

STAY AGILE: 5 TIPS FOR EASIER AGING IN PLACE

If you’re an aging adult or have parents or other loved ones who are getting older, here are some important services and options that can make aging in place easier.

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DON’T HAVE TIME TO WALK & MEDITATE? TRY THEM TOGETHER

DON’T HAVE TIME TO WALK & MEDITATE? TRY THEM TOGETHER

Walking meditation, which doesn’t take much of an investment in time or money, can be a good way to reap multiple benefits.

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Nov/Dec Articles


The Salvation Army in the Triad: More Than A Red Kettles

The Salvation Army in the Triad: More Than A Red Kettles

The Salvation Army during the holiday season goes far beyond the Kettles and the Bells. In fact, if this were a TV infomercial, the next line would be, “But wait! There’s more!”

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FIBROIDS: WHAT TO DO? PT. II

FIBROIDS: WHAT TO DO? PT. II

80 PERCENT of women will have fibroids in their lifetime, although not all of these women have bothersome symptoms

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LET’S BURY THE STIGMA OF TREATING HEARING LOSS

LET’S BURY THE STIGMA OF TREATING HEARING LOSS

Recent studies have documented links between hearing loss and such conditions as dementia, depression and social isolation, as well as a greater risk for falls.

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BACK PAIN IN CHILDREN AND TEENS

BACK PAIN IN CHILDREN AND TEENS

Older people aren’t the only ones who can experience pain in their backs. Children and adolescents also can experience back pain that can affect their activity level and quality of life.

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GARDENING TIPS FOR WINTER

GARDENING TIPS FOR WINTER

Gardening isn’t in the forefront of minds in the cool months of November and December, but there are still quite a number of tasks that can be done in the winter months. These tips include what can be done with ornamentals, lawns, and edibles and also any other tips you can use to be successful.

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REGENERATE NOT OPERATE! Natural Pain Relief Through PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

REGENERATE NOT OPERATE! Natural Pain Relief Through PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

Not every painful condition requires surgery. Your body has the natural capability to heal injured, damaged areas. You are able to do this through your PRP (platelet rich plasma).

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Sept/Oct Articles


WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE?

Your Food Choices May Affect How Well You Hear. Good news! Your healthy eating habits may pay off with another benefit: a lower risk of hearing loss as you age.

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CAN YOU AFFORD A PRIVATE SCHOOL EDUCATION?

Your first thought may be a simple, no. Many people hear the term “private school” and assume that a five-figure tuition for kindergarten is a luxury for the super wealthy. Yet more and more middle-income families are enrolling in independent schools and making it work. How?

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UNRETIRE YOURSELF

Discover ways you can contribute your passions, skills and experiences in a fulfilling post-retirement career.

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ARE YOUR HORMONES “UP” TO TASK?

Don’t live in denial men! This is a MALE problem too! Testosterone starts dropping 1 percent after age 30. Hormonal imbalance typically affects women older than 35 and 80 percent greater than age of 50.

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THE HOUSING BUBBLE IS OVER

5 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward A Housing Bubble

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FIBROIDS: WHAT TO DO? WHEN? HOW?

The diagnosis of fibroids is usually based on the finding of an enlarged irregularly shaped uterus on physical exam and is usually confirmed by ultrasound. Symptoms attributable to fibroids can be classified by their impact on bleeding, pain, and fertility.

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Rhiannon Giddens

Shines a Light on Her Hometown : “I have always been very vocal about how much North Carolina as a state and as a culture has played into who I am as an artist today,”

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Regenerative Medicine: Your NEW Non-Operative Options

You’ve tried physical therapy, medication, and injections without pain relief…surgery must be next, right? Not necessarily.

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Easy Gardening Hacks to Bring More Birds to Your Yard

Few things are more delightful than bird-watching off your deck or patio, or just right through the kitchen window. Here are some simple steps you can take to increase the diversity and quantity of birds in your yard.

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