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DAMASCUS, Va. — A Damascus woman is making it her business to help people eat healthier in the new year.

“About this time of year, our resolutions begin to fade a bit,” said Shelley Gadola. “But it’s never too late to start eating right.”

An ultra marathon runner, Gadola, 41, is helping nearly 100 people in the community stay on track with their fitness goals through a meal-prep business she started in 2018.

Sun Meal Prep allows customers to preorder weekly her homemade meals, which are not only healthy and convenient but creative. A customer favorite is “My Mama’s Cabbage Rolls,” the same recipe her mother made

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A Healthier Community Is Perhaps a Click Away | Healthiest Communities Health News

It’s no secret that the pandemic exacerbated the need for mental health resources for many of us. Simultaneously, there is a shortage of mental health professionals able to meet true patient demand. In fact, an American Psychological Association analysis estimates that for everyone who needs support to have it, we’d need to add 20,220 more psychologists by 2030, above the baseline estimated need of 101,120 – and those estimates were published in 2018.

We simply don’t have enough people to help all the people who need help. And addressing these needs is not a one-size-fits-all approach: A full 55% of employees in the U.S. workforce are languishing somewhere on the spectrum of needing some level of mental health support, according to SilverCloud Health’s 2021 Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing Checkup.

With that in mind, I’d like to share some of the basics about mental health support, as well as

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Christus breaks ground on Longview surgical hospital, orthopedics institute | Local News

Christus Good Shepherd Health System on Tuesday broke ground on a $35 million project that will see an expansion of the NorthPark campus in Longview as well as the creation of the city’s first integrated orthopedics and sports medicine institute.

The project, which will be completed in 2022 and 2023, will transform the existing Institute for Healthy Living into the new Christus Good Shepherd Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute and add 27,000-square-feet of space, including dedicated operating rooms for orthopedic surgical procedures, at NorthPark. The Institute for Healthy Living will continue to serve as a community gym, but will expand its hours of operation to 24 hours a day and will be integrated into the recovery process on the orthopedic and sports medicine services offerings at the facility.

The new Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute will work seamlessly with NorthPark to offer a complete scope of services, allowing Christus to

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Aegis Living Appoints Senior Vice President of Clinical and Health Services | State News

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Aegis Living, a national leader in senior assisted living and memory care, announced the appointment of Constance Schein, RN, as Senior Vice President of Clinical and Health Services. Schein will lead major nursing and care initiatives across the company, during a time when Aegis Living is moving toward a more integrated healthcare model and deepening its commitment to wellness.

“The last 14 months have certainly tested us, in every imaginable way, in terms of keeping our residents and teams safe and healthy,” said Aegis Living President Kris Engskov. “Today, we are emerging stronger as a company and are doubling down on our commitment to helping older adults live more vibrant and full lives.” Constance will help us propel this work forward in so many ways and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring her skills, experience, and vision

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