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How Do Pets Help Reduce Anxiety?

Do you suffer from anxiety? Anxiety can be as simple as that flutter in your chest or that pit in your stomach or you just don’t feel“right”. Anxiety can be defined as the feeling of fear, dread, or uneasiness (National Institute of…
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Exercise and Mental Health

For this blog I’m taking a more serious tone compared to my last one about a Virginia winter. At the beginning of each year many of us make resolutions to change something in our lives, whether it’s to add a new habit or modify…
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Are You Really Ready for Winter?

As a physical therapist assistant I meet many members of the community on a daily basis. This week, I was very surprised when hearing how many of our patients were facing power outages. I was just as surprised when speaking to neighbors who…
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New Year, Same Snow Story

I sit here writing this blog following our most recent snow storm and first of the New Year, in which it shut down I-95, left people without power for days, and turned local roads into an ice rink. I think to myself “How is Virginia always…