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Finding Health Care in Appalachia
June 23rd, 2012 - (0 Comments)

Access to health care is still a major challenge for many Americans, even with the recent government overhaul.  In Appalachia, access can be even more limited.  With the nearest  health specialists sometimes hundreds of miles away, many people rely on free clinics for their medical, dental, and vision needs.  Thousands travel to Wise, Virginia each year for a weekend of teeth […]

You Got To Move
December 24th, 2011 - (1 Comments)

There’s no doubt that the number of obese Americans has increased dramatically over the last 25 years – putting them at risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and osteoarthritis. But Cathy Roy (Longwood University) says it’s not necessarily the fat making people sick.  Her research suggests a lack of physical activity might be […]

You Got To Move
January 1st, 2011 - (1 Comments)

It’s time for New Year’s resolutions.  One of the most popular goals: a new diet.  There’s no doubt that the number of obese Americans has increased dramatically over the last 25 years – putting them at risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and osteoarthritis. But Cathy Roy (Longwood University) says it’s not necessarily […]

Finding Health Care in Appalachia
July 31st, 2010 - (1 Comments)

Access to health care is still a major challenge for many Americans, even with the recent government overhaul.  In Appalachia, access can be even more limited.  With the nearest  health specialists sometimes hundreds of miles away, many people rely on free clinics for their medical, dental, and vision needs.  Thousands travel to Wise, Virginia each year for a weekend of teeth […]

Achieving Love and Intimacy in Marriage
June 26th, 2010 - (0 Comments)

After teaching courses on marriage and family relations to community college students for 40 years, it’s clear to Russ Crescimanno (Piedmont Virginia Community College) that most couples don’t have a clue on how to compromise.  There is, he says, a science to love and intimacy, and many rocky marriages could thrive if couples would just […]

A Government Out of Sight
January 16th, 2010 - (1 Comments)

Many historians say the United States government of the nineteenth century did little to improve the lives of its citizens. But Brian Balogh (University of Virginia) argues the federal government was quite active even before the era of big government, and laid the groundwork for America to become a superpower in the twentieth century.   Also: Chris […]

To Test or Not to Test?
May 16th, 2009 - (0 Comments)

Genetic testing of our risks for disease is the latest trend in medicine. The technique offers hope for some, but also raises medical, ethical, psychological, and practical concerns for many, including whether genetic information is worth acquiring. Doris Teichler Zallen (Virginia Tech) is the author of a new book, To Test or Not To Test, […]

Wii-habilitation
November 15th, 2008 - (1 Comments)

A Nintendo game is a hot new exercise video for seniors.  Nancy King visits with some “Wii Bowlers” and recreation therapists Susan Lynch and Cathy Roy (Longwood University). Meanwhile, researchers are creating virtual-reality scenery and games to encourage therapy patients to extend their workouts on a treadmill.  Martha Walker’s team is seeing success with adults […]

Autism in Contemporary Film, Literature – and Life
August 23rd, 2008 - (2 Comments)

One in every 150 American-born children is diagnosed with an autism-spectrum disorder. Christofer Foss (University of Mary Washington) has examined how autism is portrayed in contemporary literature and film and says it is time to re-think difference, dignity, discrimination, and other disability issues. Also: Nicole Myers (University of Mary Washington) says with proper training, teachers […]

The Dark Side of Teen Popularity
May 3rd, 2008 - (0 Comments)

“Losers shop at Target.” That’s one of the messages coming through in ‘Gossip Girls,’ a popular teen book and TV series. Naomi Johnson (Longwood University) says these books are filled with product placements that try to convince young girls that the most important thing in life is to get a boy through buying and wearing […]