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Tennova among state's first for robotic assisted knee replacement
Tennova among state's first for robotic assisted knee replacement

Tennova Healthcare - Lebanon is one of the first hospitals in the Volunteer State to offer robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery. The technology offers a new surgical option for patients with chronic knee pain.

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Charter memberships available at The Pavilion
Charter memberships available at The Pavilion

The response to The Pavilion Senior Living's charter membership has been remarkable, according to Heather Nicholson Sadler, marketing director.

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What's all the buzz about?
What's all the buzz about?

Who knew an insect could be so interesting?

Hairstylist-by-day, wife, mother and beekeeping enthusiast, Jessica Dodds, explained to The Wilson Post how honeybees inspired her to create a non-profit organization.

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Tennova recognizes Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Tennova recognizes Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Tennova Healthcare - Lebanon is making a special effort to educate the community on the vital role of screenings in the fight against the disease.

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Premier Orthopaedics partners with Hughston Clinic
Premier Orthopaedics partners with Hughston Clinic

The Hughston Clinic, a nationally known orthopaedic group, has announced its partnership with Lebanon's Premier Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.

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Walk Across Wilson
Walk Across Wilson

Join us on March 25 at 9 a.m. at Don Fox Community Park in Lebanon as the Wilson County Health Council and Tennova Healthcare host Walk Across Wilson.

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Make a donation, make a difference
Make a donation, make a difference

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood, according to the American Red Cross.

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New Year, new you
New Year, new you

Two local fitness centers are offering programs to help folks reach their health and wellness goals in 2017.

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The blessing of being healthy
The blessing of being healthy

As human beings we sometimes take for granted being healthy or realizing how truly blessed we are to have our health. Normally, only after we've lost something we had before, like good health, do most of us realize the many blessings that come with good health.

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MJ Turkey Trot 5K registration open
MJ Turkey Trot 5K registration open

Two Rivers Ford presents the 7th Annual Turkey Trot 5K and Family Fun Run on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24.

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News You Can Use- A schedule to keep Thanksgiving safe
News You Can Use- A schedule to keep Thanksgiving safe

Hosting Thanksgiving can be a logistical challenge that starts with planning what to cook and ends with figuring out what to do with all of those leftovers. Janie Burney, a food safety specialist with University of Tennessee Extension, recommends that you streamline your Thanksgiving planning to ensure you have a fun and food-safe holiday.

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What Supp, Doc?
What Supp, Doc?

Are you familiar with the acronym K.I.S.S.? I first heard it from my high school health teacher, who doubled as the tough-as-nails football coach. I forget the context, but he told the wide-eyed class to "Keep It Simple, Stupid."

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Mood supplements
Mood supplements

Last week we covered some basic suggestions for beating back the blues. In case you missed it, these included increased activity, fish oil and vitamin D. Near the end, I made mention of a few supplements that can offer additional benefit. Today we're going to take a look at a few of these.

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Stopping Depression
Stopping Depression

How many people in the U.S. suffer from depression? Care to wager a guess? If you said over 15 million Americans, you're going to the Showcase Showdown. What's worse, roughly 80% of those people never receive any help. Plus being a resident of Tennessee means you're among the top 7 states for adults meeting the criteria for depression.

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Teach kids to say 'boo!' to cavities
Teach kids to say 'boo!' to cavities

With Halloween mere days away, local children are no doubt anxious to get into their costumes and go trick-or-treating.

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Humble Beginnings
Humble Beginnings

Rome wasn't built in a day. A jug fills drop by drop. Put one foot in front of the other, etc. You can take your pick, but the sheer number of sayings that emphasize the need to start small and be consistent provides a hint to its success.

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WCSO to host Drug Take Back Saturday
WCSO to host Drug Take Back Saturday

The Wilson County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) will host a Drug Take Back Initiative on Saturday for anyone who wishes to dispose of unwanted and/or expired prescription and non-prescription drugs.

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Prioritize Yourself
Prioritize Yourself

In my professional career, I've noticed some distinct lines being drawn between all the assessments I perform and clients I train. I can usually pick up on it within a matter of seconds.

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Let's play a game
Let's play a game

Have you ever watched a child's eyes as they play a video game? They become so transfixed and are no longer mentally sitting on the couch. They've been transported to a different dimension, focused on saving the universe or rescuing the princess.

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Ask a better question
Ask a better question

There's a saying that goes, "If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done." So the question then becomes, how do we know what the right thing is if we've never done it before?

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Golf tourney raises thousand for juvenile diabetes
Golf tourney raises thousand for juvenile diabetes

The third annual Kids Battle Diabetes Golf Classic was held Monday at Five Oaks Golf & Country Club in Lebanon.

Around 130 golfers came out - not only to take swings - but to raise funds for the Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. The event was coordinated by Rick Martin, whose son is affected by diabetes.

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I Get By (with a little help)
I Get By (with a little help)

Well, we've come to the end. Week 8 of the core values series introduces the final, and likely the most difficult, value for many of the go-getters out there. We often associate the act of achieving with personal satisfaction so we absolutely abhor the thought of asking for help. But maybe we could use a little assistance in seeing things clearly.

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Oops, my mistake
Oops, my mistake

Our second-to-last core value in the series could quite possibly be my favorite. But since I feel like I've said that about each value, I'll narrow it down by saying it's probably my most-often committed core value. After all, to err is human.

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Keep it clean
Keep it clean

In the past few weeks, we've covered many different areas. Some I've practiced for years, others I'm trying to improve upon. But whether you're a seasoned pro or a practicing rookie, the core values we've covered can all provide immediate benefit.

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Teeter totter
Teeter totter

I'm not sure playgrounds even exist anymore. When I was a kid (oh no, I said it... I'm officially an adult) we would frequent the swings, slides and merry-go-rounds. But there was one piece of playground equipment that best describes this week's core value of balance; the teeter-totter.

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WCSO Lt. Harrison to be remembered at Sherry's Run
WCSO Lt. Harrison to be remembered at Sherry's Run

Wilson County Sheriff's Office Lt. Bob Harrison was a man who dedicated half of his life to serving his neighbors through law enforcement. Though he was a highly decorated officer, he was best known for his kind spirit and incomparable sense of humor.

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The Sum of Five- How your five closest friends shape who you are
The Sum of Five- How your five closest friends shape who you are

Who is your best friend? Think about his/her qualities, good and bad. OK, now how about your closest family members? What are they like? While we're at it, think of anybody that your close with, be it family, friends, coworkers, online buddies... who makes up your inner circle?

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Check Your Surroundings
Check Your Surroundings

Sometimes people don't realize how hard it can be to make a permanent change. They struggle with overcoming a bad habit or with creating a new, more beneficial one and they get frustrated. They question everything from what they eat, to what exercises to do and in what order. They even look for the miracle pill that doctor so-and-so was talking about on the teletube. But seldom do they look at their environment.

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Ralphie and the Art of Living Filter-Free
Ralphie and the Art of Living Filter-Free

Last week while grocery shopping with my dad, we ran into someone my parents first met at least four decades earlier. Dad didn't remember her but, to be fair, unless you've wronged him or his family in some way, you're a stranger. His son's favorite elementary school teacher, "Sorry, not ringing a bell." The kid who pulled his daughter's hair in fourth grade, "I remember that little bastard."

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Ommm Nom Nom
Ommm Nom Nom

There are so many over-hyped supplements and pieces of equipment that I get asked about, many of which cause me to tilt my head like a dog trying to understand what you just said. But oddly enough, I get the exact same reaction from many clients when I recommend what could be one of the most beneficial habits around.

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BCAAs - Yay or Nay?
BCAAs - Yay or Nay?

I'll be the first to admit that my weekly submissions may be somewhat scatter-shot. It's because I write each article about whatever is on my mind at the time. At least it's only once a week that you're subjected to this brief peek into my brain, imagine what my poor girlfriend has to deal with on a daily basis.

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Walk Across Wilson raises thousands for schools
Walk Across Wilson raises thousands for schools

Stepping up to promote good health paid off in a big way for county and city schools.

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Don't Be Ambivalent
Don't Be Ambivalent

Is there something in your life that you want to change? Something you think about occasionally, maybe even often? But no matter how much you think about the change you just never get around making it happen?

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Awesome New Supplement!
Awesome New Supplement!

One of the questions that I get asked most often is some form of "I just heard about this new supplement X, what do you think about it?" I usually respond with what facts (some) or evidence of effectiveness (little to none) to help the curious individual. In most cases I'll tell them that supplement X really doesn't do much and that they should save their money.

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The doctor is (back) in
The doctor is (back) in

Dr. Robert Steves is getting back-to-the-basics of treating patients. His direct primary care practice, The Town Doctor, in Lebanon, will open next Tuesday.

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Choose Wisely
Choose Wisely

This week I thought we could get a little more practical. Even though habits, happiness, willpower and having fun are at the core of living a healthy lifestyle, they can be hard to nail down. So I thought giving some solid advice would help.

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Progress Not Perfection
Progress Not Perfection

When was the last time somebody said something mean, hurtful or downright rude to you? Think about it for a second. It could be anything. Asking if you've put on weight. Telling you those shoes are ugly. Saying you look like you had a rough night. Do you remember?

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An Industry Apologizes
An Industry Apologizes

This week I'm going to take a break from the usual fare to offer an apology. One that I think is long overdue and one that the entire fitness industry should supply. I don't think many of my professional peers will see where I'm coming from though, so I'm offering it on their behalf. Let me explain.

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Locals dab to support diabetes research
Locals dab to support diabetes research

She says her friend saved her son's life.

It was a casual comment, about five years ago.

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TriStar Summit employees 'Go Red'
TriStar Summit employees 'Go Red'

Honoring American Heart Month, TriStar Summit Medical Center employees wore red to work on National Wear Red Day, Friday, Feb. 5, to show their support for women's heart disease awareness.

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Are you planning a cheat meal?
Are you planning a cheat meal?

Ahhh cheat meals. One of my favorite topics. And by the looks of some of these Facebook and Instagram posts, it's a pretty popular one with everyone else, too. Let's be clear though. I'm talking about cheat meals, not cheat days... there's a difference.

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Cardio or weights, a deeper look
Cardio or weights, a deeper look

Last week we discussed the most effective training method. I covered, briefly, whether you should do your cardio before or after your weight training. Long story short, I kept it simple and explained that for newer gym goers it was more important to simply develop the habit of actually going to the gym.

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Weights first? Or Cardio?
Weights first? Or Cardio?

One of the questions I get asked most often is if you should do cardio before or after lifting weights. I know the reason I get this so often is because people want to make the most of their gym time. I get it. We don't have all day to spend at the gym. So let's see if I can provide some answers.

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Let's get lean
Let's get lean

Last week I mentioned a bit about Lean In Lebanon. Some of you may be familiar with it, either because you participated or you know someone who has. I'd like to use my time today to go into a little more detail about the program and the possibilities it provides.

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I Challenge You
I Challenge You

We're a few days into the new year now. How are those resolutions holding up? Statistically speaking, there are already some readers who have slipped up... and then there's everybody else, wondering what they've gotten themselves into.

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New Year, New You?
New Year, New You?

It's that time of year again - time for your New Year's Resolutions.

A popular pick on almost everyone's list is to get fit and healthy. Resolutions are easy to make - and unfortunately, easy to break.

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Kids Battle Diabetes awards over $30K for Type 1 research
Kids Battle Diabetes awards over $30K for Type 1 research

Kids Battle Diabetes recently presented a check for $33,000 to Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Center - money raised in October via the Kids Battle Diabetes Second Annual Golf Classic at Five Oaks Golf & Country Club.

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New Year's Resolutions

Now that the New Year is upon us, I thought it would be the best time to tell you to keep up the great work and stay the course with your 2016 resolutions. Every New Year seems to bring many resolutions. Keeping resolutions can be tough if not impossible. Most only last about eight weeks or so. Some resolutions include quitting smoking, quitting drinking alcohol, starting an exercise program and so on.

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Let's Have Fun
Let's Have Fun

The time is officially upon us. We've been waiting all year for this. Drum roll please... let's all get ready... to go see "Star Wars!" Wait, no. That's not it. Oh yeah, New Year's Resolutions!

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One Man's Trash
One Man's Trash

Sing it with me now! It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas, ya silly goose. I'm talking about New Year's Resolution time! That magical time of year when we all say things we're going to do and then 95 percent of us fail to make it more than a week or two.

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Get Outta Here!
Get Outta Here!

Well, the weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful. And since we've no place to go... go outside, go outside, go outside! What, did you really think I'd mention snow? Pssh, not from me. I'd plant palm trees in my front yard, if they'd survive and if I had a front yard.

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Get Uncomfortable
Get Uncomfortable

Every time I sit down to write an article, I try to think of something groundbreaking. The want to deliver some life-shattering piece of advice is almost overpowering.

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Bubbles
Bubbles

I have fond memories of being a kid and going out to eat with my parents. Hitting the usual fast food fare was a normal thing, probably three or four times each week. We would even occasionally go during the holidays, if my mom didn't feel like burning another roast (just kidding mom, love ya!).

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Gratitude, Dude
Gratitude, Dude

Hello once again, all you amazing people. If you're just now joining us, we've been covering different tips and tactics to make it through the holiday season without adding an additional area code to your frame.

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Turkey Day Tricks
Turkey Day Tricks

Last week we covered how the simple act of becoming more mindful about your thoughts can create a huge change in your actions. I think this is an extremely powerful habit to create, but it can be a difficult one to create. We are sometimes so busy, that it is quite easy to simply switch on the autopilot and just try to make it through the day.

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Asbestos in 9 schools no concern: Hall
Asbestos in 9 schools no concern: Hall

Several Wilson County schools have asbestos in their buildings. However, Deputy Director of Schools Mickey Hall says it isn't dangerous to the health of students or staff.

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Who is in charge?
Who is in charge?

In keeping with the "survive the holidays in one piece" theme, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about urges. We certainly face a menagerie of them during our everyday lives, bombarded by the sights of commercials and billboards, the sounds of radio ads and even the smell of the fast food restaurants and bakeries.

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TriStar Summit nationally recognized for patient safety
TriStar Summit nationally recognized for patient safety

An announcement released last week by the independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group shows key shifts among many hospitals on the A, B, C, D and F grades, rating them on errors, injuries, accidents and infections.

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Hundreds of employees come out for County Health Fair
Hundreds of employees come out for County Health Fair

Current and retired Wilson County Employees benefited from an annual Health Fair on Wednesday.

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WCSO sets up account to help paralyzed deputy
WCSO sets up account to help paralyzed deputy

The Wilson County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) has planned a number of fund-raisers for 49-year-old Deputy Earl Dyer, who recently suffered a bilateral stroke as a result of a prior surgery and is now paralyzed and unable to work.

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Who Ya Gonna Call?
Who Ya Gonna Call?

So, Halloween has come and passed. How did you fare? Did you make it through in one piece or did you try to eat every single piece? No big deal, there's always tomorrow... right?

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Kidney for a kidney
Kidney for a kidney

Kim Stroud-Hendrick is living proof of what lengths a loving daughter will go to in order to extend her mother's lifespan.

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TriStar Summit website offers chance to voice support for MJ ER
TriStar Summit website offers chance to voice support for MJ ER

Wilson County residents are welcomed to share their personal voices of support for a proposed emergency room in Mt. Juliet.

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Maddie's Dash to raise funds for local infant's liver transplant
Maddie's Dash to raise funds for local infant's liver transplant

Maddie's Dash 5K and Children's 1-Mile Costume Fun Run will be held on Saturday at College Hills Church of Christ for the Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA) in honor of Maddie Whitlock, a Mt. Juliet area infant in need of a liver transplant.

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Hold your Horses!
Hold your Horses!

Did you know that if you skip having dessert and can wait for those more nutritious vegetables, that you'll most likely eventually lose weight? Did you also know that if you can put off another hour on the couch, relaxing all comfortable-like, and choose to go to the gym for an hour of uncomfortable exercise, that you'll also most likely get in better shape?

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Oops!
Oops!

Let's take a quick trip back. We're going back to your childhood. Hopefully, for the sake of the article, you learned to ride a bike at some point. If not, then maybe you learned how to swim, learned to walk or learned to talk. The task is not what's important, just pick something that you learned to do that wasn't inherently easy... at first.

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Braydon's Birthday Bash to bring bikes, big motors and hearts
Braydon's Birthday Bash to bring bikes, big motors and hearts

The community is invited to Braydon's Birthday Bash this Saturday at Snow White Drive-In in Lebanon.

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Get Emotional!
Get Emotional!

Long time, no see! It feels like it's been forever, I mean, I know it's only been a week... but I... I... I'm just so happy that you're here!

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What gets monitored, gets measured
What gets monitored, gets measured

Alright! Who wants some homework? Huh? You? Maybe you over there? OK, you in the red shirt, how about it? No? Anybody? Bueller?... Bueller?... Bueller?

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Locals gear up to 'Run Around the World' Saturday
Locals gear up to 'Run Around the World' Saturday

Several Lebanon-area schools are set to take part in a special running event Saturday morning at Winfree Bryant Middle School.

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Slow it down... NOW!
Slow it down... NOW!

Excuse me sir/ma'am, do you know how fast you were eating? This is a residential area and you were clearly eating over the limit. (Some of you should be thanking your lucky stars I can't write food tickets or send you to food jail... man, I can digress FAST!)

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Mold report released for Watertown Elementary
Mold report released for Watertown Elementary

Wilson County Schools recently released the results of a mold assessment report conducted at Watertown Elementary School's Building A on Sept. 14.

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Concerned parents meet about school mold
Concerned parents meet about school mold

Concerned parents gathered at Round Lick Baptist Church on Wednesday to garner support for their petition to address mold removal at Watertown Elementary School.

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Mr. Push Ups
Mr. Push Ups

In a life filled with ups and downs, Tony Ward set a bar for himself that appeared to be way over his head.

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Teen choices may lead to addiction
Teen choices may lead to addiction

Teens today face a complex and often complicated lifestyle.

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Are you really hungry? Really?
Are you really hungry? Really?

As a personal trainer and nutrition coach, I hear a lot of hungry excuses. Let's see if any of these sounds familiar: "I'm an emotional eater;" "I eat when I'm bored;" "I eat late at night;" or even "I'm not sure why I eat."

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Austin's Legacy
Austin's Legacy

It was a typical day for a teen just days away from the big "17."

Austin Wilkerson, the class clown at Mt. Juliet High with a crazy luminous smile, had a set of wheels, a license in his wallet and was a senior with a full-throttle future.

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Sherry's Run: Patient leaves a legacy of love
Sherry's Run: Patient leaves a legacy of love

12th annual run/walk to honor life of Amanda Ray

A family's first trip to Disney World is a very special time.

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Will Power or Won't Power
Will Power or Won't Power

Look, we all know that in order to live a healthy life you simply need to eat more veggies, exercise religiously and be a very disciplined individual who never strays from the path.

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Product Comparison: Oatmeal
Product Comparison: Oatmeal

So, let's just get this out of the way from the start. Today, I'm discussing oatmeal. Yes, this may be the first time in recorded history that the words "awesomeness" and "oatmeal" have been used together in an article. Leave it to me.

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TriStar Summit hopes to construct ER in MJ
TriStar Summit hopes to construct ER in MJ

TriStar Summit Medical Center hopes to invest $11 million in Mt. Juliet to build a satellite emergency room.

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Are your products trying to kill you?
Are your products trying to kill you?

See the title, and I will say, first off, no. But wouldn't that make for a great movie? "Attack of the Killer Lotion!" Run, before it's your last lather... dun dun dunnnnn. I'm going to be a screenwriter when I grow up. Alright, alright, let's get serious.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness forming new support group in Wilson

It's really easy to look at the actions of others and make judgments then tell ourselves how we could have done it differently or better.

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Lookout! It's carbs!
Lookout! It's carbs!

Hopefully you've been working on your happiness since last week. Maybe you've even noticed a difference in your day. Maybe, juuuust maybe, you've even considered this whole "healthy eating" thing everybody keeps going on about. And being the go-getter that you are (or are not, hey, who am I to judge) you even looked on the internet for some answers to your dietary dilemmas.

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Don't hurry, be happy
Don't hurry, be happy

Here we are, only a month in, and I'm already digressing and diverting from the fitness and nutrition game plan. I think I have the attention span of a - SQUIRREL! Huh? Oh, sorry, back to the article.

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Body Fat and Hormones
Body Fat and Hormones

A few weeks back I shared a video on my YouTube channel that has received a pretty good response discussing body fat measurements. You can view it below or on my YouTube channel if you haven't yet. In it I shared that, in addition to learning your body fat percentage, you can reveal hormonal issues that you might be suffering from as well. I'd like to dive a little more in depth with this week's article.

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Stop being perfect
Stop being perfect

I'm a big believer in goals. I think they're a critical factor in achieving anything that is truly worthwhile. If you want something big, you have to plan and act big. Remember, big goals require big behaviors. But there is an insidious side to goal setting that we allow to creep in and sabotage our best laid plans before we ever get started.

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Goals and Behaviors
Goals and Behaviors

So I began my first column introducing myself, what I stand for and what I believe in. Today I would like to talk about you. More specifically, about your goals and your behaviors. Don't worry, you're not in trouble... yet. Muahahaha!

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The Definition of Fresh Evolution
The Definition of Fresh Evolution

I would first like to thank the awesome people at The Wilson Post for allowing me this opportunity to share my voice and to hopefully impact those in the community. I would also like to thank you, the reader, for sharing a few minutes of your precious time with me as I talk all things health and fitness.

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If you need something to read while you are relaxing by the pool, Wilson Living Magazine's health and well-being issue is out now.

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Live. Breathe. Believe.
Live. Breathe. Believe.

MJ girl and family holding their breath on lung transplant

Cassie Thornton admits she sings a little off key, but her little girl thinks she has the voice of an angel.

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Local woman credits UMC surgeon for saving her life
Local woman credits UMC surgeon for saving her life

Cindy Hodge credits surgeon Dr. Mark Kent with saving her life.

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Letter to the Editor

It's time for New Year's resolutions, particularly those about our health. Although gun violence remains the leading cause of death among young people, our most dangerous weapon is still our fork. Forty-five times as many die of chronic diseases linked to a diet containing animal products, sugar and salt.

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