Senate GOP to mandate Obamacare for staff

General Health
The Washington Times reports that Senate Republicans voted “to abide by Obamacare by requiring all their staffers to sign up for insurance on the health care exchanges, a move designed to take the moral high ground when the GOP takes control of the chamber next year and moves to repeal the health care law altogether.” (more…)
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A Christmas to Remember

General Health
Harry Bagley was the father of my friend Rick, both of whom are well known in western North Carolina. Harry's book, "Listening to the Grass Grow," is a favorite of mine ... as is this wonderful story of his about a Christmas long, long ago. I hope it's a blessing for you. (more…)
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Family Focus

General Health
Christmas can be a special day of reflecting on your faith, enjoying loved ones, and exchanging gifts. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, here’s a gift you can give to impact your entire family’s health. Give yourself. (more…)
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Family History

General Health
Imagine your living room filled with family, great food, and holiday cheer. You dim the lights, start a fire … and talk about diabetes, cancer, and other medical conditions. (more…)
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Majority of Americans with depression not getting treatment

General Health
The Los Angeles Times “Science Now” blog reports that according to a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), approximately “one in 13 (about 8% of) Americans was suffering from depression at some point between 2009 and 2012, yet only 35% of people with severe depression and 20% of those with moderate depression said they had sought help from a mental health professional.” (more…)
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Five Free Books … Just in time for Holiday Gift Giving

General Health
We're closing down our online bookstore and have a limited number of my autographed books available for you at no charge, other than a mailing and handling fee of $4.99 per book. Or, look at it as $4.99 per book plus FREE shipping -- a savings of 67% to 80% off the retail price. Here's what's available: Workplace Grace: Becoming a Spiritual Influence at Work The Ultimate Girls' Body Book: Not-so-silly questions about your body Sugar Fork: A Novel Bryson City Seasons: More Tales of a Doctor's Practice in the Smoky Mountains Bryson City Secrets: Even More Tales of a Small-Town Doctor in the Smoky Mountains (more…)
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