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Food for the Fall

By: Victoria Franco A new year hastens upon us. Not a calendar new year, but a new school year. New school years are a time of reunion, as friends meet up after a long summer apart, but they’re also a time of change as students embark on the next level of their academic studies. At […]

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Man Vs. Food: Fayetteville Edition

By James Johnson In this, the month in which our nation celebrates its independence, it is difficult to think of any custom more uniquely American than that of a “food challenge.” A food-challenge, for the uninitiated, is an event in which a restaurant offers its customers an opportunity to prove to their friends, family and themselves, […]

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The Making of Men

By: Bill McFadyen           My favorite wake-up call in the pre-dawn comes by text from my swell pal about 10 minutes before my alarm goes off. I already tumble between sleep and consciousness, having looked at the time thrice in the last two hours out of fear of oversleeping. So the text ding jars me […]

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Medical & Dental Directory 2015

Designed by Doctors – 06/22/2015 11:52AM Solving the Problem – 06/22/2015 11:57AM Say Cheese – 06/22/2015 12:00PM Bedside Manor – 06/22/2015 12:02PM A Growing Need – 06/22/2015 12:06PM The PA Will Now See You – 06/22/2015 12:09PM Labor Intensive – 06/22/2015 12:17PM The Good Kind of Grease – 06/22/2015 12:19PM A Promise Made, A Promise […]

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Phi-lan-thro-py

By: Kelly Twedell Phi-lan-thro-py Noun: The desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes.               With today’s high cost of providing medical care, hospitals often do not have enough funds for services, programs, and much needed equipment, that’s the catalyst behind the inception of […]

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Prevent Senior Falls

It’s a sobering statistic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three older adults over age 65 falls each year, but less than half are expected to bring their accident to the attention of a healthcare provider.             “A fall by an older adult is a warning sign as it […]

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The Good Kind of Grease

By: Miriam Landru             What comes first? The rooster or the relief?             In the case of using actual rooster grease to combat arthritis, it’s the former.             Dr. Brad Broussard of Cape Fear Orthopedics is an advocate of the practice, injecting it (or a synthetic version made from bacteria) into the patient in order […]

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Labor Intensive

By: Courtney Phillips                 “There’s a secret in our culture,” said Natasha Baker, a certified lactation consultant, birth and postpartum doula, founder of Natasha Doula Birth Marks and mother of two in Fayetteville. “It’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.”                 Natasha is one of a growing number of specially trained […]

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The PA Will Now See You

By: Roxanna Ross The Methodist University Physician Assistant Program was established in 1996. Now in its 19th year, the PA Program has a well-established track record of educating high quality mid-level medical practitioners. Nearly thirty-five years earlier and two hours up the road in Durham, the late Dr. Eugene A. Stead at Duke University Medical […]

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A Growing Need

By: Donnie Byers Jihad Arteh, M.D., completed a residency in Internal Medicine but deals with almost every ailment imaginable at his job. One minute, he could be sitting with a heart attack patient or accident victim. Then, he could see a struggling diabetic or gunshot wound victim the next. He does it throughout the halls […]

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Bedside Manor

By: Courtney Phillips             In the current political climate, the definition of healthcare is changing for many patients and doctors. As mandated by the Affordable Care Act, most Americans will be required to have health insurance. According to research by the Annals of Family Medicine, family physicians will experience a dramatic 22 percent increase in […]

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Say Cheese

Contributed by Village Family Dental Infant CLEANING You should start cleaning your infant’s mouth during the first few days after they are born. Every time you feed your baby, wipe their gums with a clean, wet washcloth or gauze. This will remove the plaque and left over food debris. It also makes your baby comfortable […]

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Solving the Problem

By: Donnie Byers                          Autism is a growing problem in the U.S. with no end in sight.             The brain disorder affects one in 68 children, making it more common than childhood cancer, cystic fibrosis and multiple sclerosis combined. It is the most common condition in a group of […]

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Designed by Doctors

by: Miriam Landru             Doctors in the All-America City have given birth to a skincare company that has gone global, seeing great success in the Far East.             Fayettevillian, Dr. Mark Miller, a respected plastic surgeon who is now retired from the practice, founded Dermasensa. In 2011, Dr. Miller was looking for another project to […]

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To the Sentries of My Innocence

     My closest personal experience with participation in the military was as the commanding general of plastic Green Beret soldiers. They fought regular pitched battles againstplastic Nazi soldiers. I learned to aim a Daisy BB gun while picking off the Nazis one by one and sending them tumbling down the hill in the back […]

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The Whole Hog

Some critics in Fayetteville argue there is no real food culture in a town made up vastly of chain restaurants with a few excellent local spots sprinkled in between. But what about barbeque? Isn’t that a tasty populate of our food culture? If you really look closely, one will notice that our main haunts for […]

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Popular Perk Me Ups

Rude Awakening “It started out as Mexican Spice Cocoa (which is also a very popular drink for us) back around 2001, but as coffee lovers, we quickly added espresso. I think the fresh made whipped cream is a big addition to all the drinks. We like to hear customers say they get drinks the same […]

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Iron Chefs of Fayetteville

Food and flavors from various different cultures have been circumnavigating the globe since the fifteenth century. Luckily enough for Fayetteville, three unique women from Malaysia, Quebec and one of Puerto Rican heritage, have all found their way to this diverse southern city. Although these three individuals come from very different backgrounds and areas of discipline, […]

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Easy, Delicious Meals that Make Hearts Happy

Did you know that small, positive additions to your diet and lifestyle can help promote a healthier heart? Instead of denying yourself the delicious flavors you crave, try weaving a few subtle changes into your menu and you can healthfully and conveniently meet your wellness goals. Show your heart some love Besides giving meals a […]

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Fuel Up for Fitness

Sports nutrition isn’t just the domain of professional athletes — for a good workout and quick recovery, everyday athletes need the right diet, too. “A good workout is draining and can lead to fatigue and sore muscles,” said Michele Macedonio, R.D., C.S.S.D., L.D. a veteran sports nutritionist and team dietitian for the Cincinnati Reds. “The […]

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