Research links a healthy body to healthy brain

By Dan Heyman Keeping kids active not only keeps their bodies healthy but also their brains, according to new research. “White matter” describes the bundles of axons that carry nerve signals from one area of the brain to another. Laura Chaddock-Heyman and other researchers at the University of Illinois found a link between physical fitness and the More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Bits & Pieces

By Brenda Boykin Alderson Where Are the Doctors! I think I have actually seen my doctor as a patient, twice in about 3 years and that was on “well” visits. My son has not seen his doctor as a patient in over More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 22nd, 2014

WRIGHT TO THE POINT

Jonathan Wright It was absolutely the greatest family gathering possible—without being connected to a funeral. I’m talking about a phenomenal event I attended last weekend in St. Simons Island, Georgia—none More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 8th, 2014

‘I’ve got a little list’

Dear Editor: The names of J. Edgar Hoover, Sir William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan don’t often appear at the same time in the same story but there is a connection when you look at certain details. Mr. Hoover’s More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 8th, 2014

Bits & Pieces

By Brenda Boykin Alderson Daily Life Challenges As if life does not offer enough challenges, my stove quit working. It is partially my fault. My bottom oven element burned out, so DIY me ordered a replacement and More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 8th, 2014

National Breastfeeding Month – It’s the perfect baby food

By Dan Heyman August is National Breastfeeding Month, and supporters are touting the benefits of mother’s milk – often called “nature’s perfect baby food.” Mothers who breastfeed can reduce their risk More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 8th, 2014

Concerns over radioactive waste going into WV landfills

By Dan Heyman As West Virginia revises its emergency landfill rules, concerns are rising about the tons of low-level radioactive waste from Marcellus drilling going into the state’s dumps. One Marcellus well can More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 8th, 2014

WRIGHT TO THE POINT

Jonathan Wright   As you walk around the West Virginia State Fairgrounds the next few days during the fair’s color-splashed nine-day run, think about some things that have changed in the past decade or so. While More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 8th, 2014

Top reasons to shop at a WV Farmers Market

Richard V. Snuffer II State Executive Director WV Farm Service Agency This week marks the 15th Annual National Farmers Market Week, where we celebrate the abundance of summer with the farmers and ranchers who make More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 1st, 2014

Bits & Pieces

By Brenda Boykin Alderson Watch Out!  As I have gotten older I have found that my nerves are not as steady as they were years ago. This really hit home when I had the duty of teaching my son how to drive when he More...