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CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, February 9, 2017 Pagefl, benefits of cardiovascular rehabilitation By: The University of Tennessee Medical Center News Service Most people know that exercise and a healthy diet are, important for keeping their hearts healthy. But, what if someone already has heart fiealth issues or has undergone heart surgery? What are the best ways to return to opti- mal health and achieve an active life all while reduc- ing the risk of further heart problems? Dr. John Acker Dr. John Acker, C a r d i o v a s c u 1 a r Photo courtesy of Rehabilitation Medical UTMC Director at The University ure, cardiac rehab can help of Tennessee Medical patients make the appropri- Center (UTMC), explains " ate lifestyle changes based that after suffering from a on their diagnosis. serious heart condition, "Cardiac rehab is basi- such as heart surgery, a cally like a prescription heart attack, or heart fail- based on each patient's cir- cumstances," said Acker. "A healthcare team evalu- ates health, reviews medi- cal history, conducts a physical examination and performs tests to make sure a patient is ready to start a cardiac rehab program and then tailors it to his or her specific needs: Consistency is critical to recovery." "Acker says cardiac rehab is a safe and effective way to help patients feel better faster, become stronger, and reduce stress. "A cardiac rehab pro- gram is beneficial in that it reduces patients' risk of future heart problems and hospitalizations, therefore helping them live longer with a better quality of life," said Acker. According to Acker, cardiac rehab has two major components - exer- cise training and education, and counseling. Essentially, it is a service that includes: Prescribed exercise to improve heart health safe- ly. Education about how to stabilize or reverse heart disease, including how to control high blood pres- sure, lower cholesterol, control weight, and reduce or stop smoking. Tips on how to devel- op healthy eating habits. Guidance on improv- ing emotional well-being. "A patient's individual- ized program begins during his or her hospital stay, thus preparing the patient to go home where he or she can eventually reestablish day-to-day activities," said Acker." After patients leave the Eight important and simpl hospital, their sessions will continue two times a week for up to 36 sessions and an exercise specialist and reg- istered nurse work closely to individualize and maxi- mize the workouts, explains Acker. "One of the most valu- able benefits of cardiac rehab is that it often improves overall quality of life," said Acker. "When patients regularly partici- pate in their program, it's P 865.305.6920 or visit; http://www.utmedicalcen-il institute/medical-~ services/cardiovascular- ~ and-pulmonary-rehabilita-: tion/. P If you have more ques- tions about cardiac rehab or~ other health topics, conta~.~ UTMC's Health Information Center -at 865.305.9525 or online .at www.utmedicalcenter.or~/ hic. Staffed by medical likely they will come out of ' librarians it feeling better than they did before." According to Acker, UTMC's Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program has been nationally accredited since 2005. To learn more about car- diac rehab or to make an appointment, call gas 1 g safety tips and certified health information special- ists, the Health Information Center offers an extensive health library, digital an~ print resources, walk-in. assistance, and help with: research on specific health. conditions - all free of charge and available to the public. • ,: ,i 1. Always Have a Professional Install Your Gas Logs Installing a set of gas logs is not a do-it-yourself job. If installed incorrectly, gas logs can leak gas or carbon monoxide into your home, or fill your room with soot. 2. Consult Local Building Codes Before Installing Gas Logs In general, requirements for installation of gas logs are similar throughout the country, although there can be dif- ferences from place to place. 3. Purchase a Safety Pilot with your Gas Log Set Some retailers will sell you a set of gas logs without a safety pilot. The lighting system on this sort of set is called a "match light" system, and is less expensive than a safety pilot. However, without a safety pil.ot assembly, it is very easy for you to turn off the flame to your gas log set and still have gas seeping into your home. This could go on for hours before you noticed the leak. creating a dangerous situation. A safety pilot, eliminates this hazard by shutting off the gas valve whenever there is no flame. In addition, when you keep the safety pilot lit between uses of your gas logs, you can fire them up again with the turn of a knob. 4. Purchase a Carbon Monoxide Detector and an ODS Sensor A carbon monoxide detector is a good thing to have in your home even if you don't own a set of gas logs, since many home appliances can produce this toxic gas. If you own a set of gas logs, though, a CO detector is a must. This is more of a concern with vent free gas logs than with vented gas logs, since much of the CO produced by vent- ed gas logs will go up your chimney, but if your flue is not opened properly or your chimney is blocked by something then burning your vented gas logs could still be filling your home with CO. If you're buYing a set of vent-free gas logs, we highly recommend purchasing• an Oxygen Depletion Sensor (ODS) system with your set. This device automatically shuts off your gas logs if the oxygen content of the air gets too low. ': 5. Never Burn Anything in Your Gas Log Set It is very important for proper operation that your gas: logs burn cleanly, and this means that you should never throw anything into your gas log fire. 6. Find out the Safety Rating for Your Gas Logs The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) determines safety standards for most residential heating: products, including gas logs. If you're unsure aboui whether a set of gas logs is ANSI certified, give your Blossman store a call and ask. 7. Children DO NOT Operate your Gas Logs ' 8. IF A PILOT LIGHT REPEATEDLY GOES ouT' or is very difficult to light, there may be a safety probT: lem. It is strongly recommended that only a QUALIFIED SERVICE TECHNICIAN light any pilot light that has,. gone out. Carefully follow all of the manufacturer)Si instructions and warnings concerning the appliance before: attempting to light the pilot. -: J, rk/ 3 it, We are'pledged to newspaper are the letter and spirit available on an of Virginia's and equal opportunity HUD's equal basis. For more opportunity hous- informationabout ing policies.Virginia's Fair Virginia's fair Housing Law or to housing law makes file a fair housing it illegal to "adver- complaint, call the tise any preference, Virginia Fair limitation or dis-Housing Office at crimination based (804) 367=8530. on race, color, reli- Toll free call (888) gion, national ori- 551-3247. For the gin, sex, elderly-hearing impaired. ness, familial status call (804) 527- or handicap. This 4290. newspaper will not knowingly accept Mobile Homes advertising for real' for Rent estate that violates the fair housing F O R R E N T : law. Our readers are mobile homes. 2 & hereby informed 3 BR. Located in that all dwellingsSt. Paul. VA advertised in thisReference and VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION REPORT The following jobs are available through the Norton Virginia Employment Commismon: # 973721 - Part-time. Housekeeper - Norton # 976552 - Service Technician Clintwood #976542 - Part-Time Associate - Wise #973896- Concrete Finisher Big Stone #973898 Carpenter- Big Stone #977549 - Public Works Wise County #973900 - Construction Laborer - Big Stone #978698 - Front Desk Receptionist - Norton For more details On these and other current job orders, visit the Virginia Workforce Connection website,, come by the Norton local office of the Virginia Employment Commission at 1725 Park Avenue, SW, send an email to Nortor~@, or call 276-679-9413 deposit required. No pets. Call 276- 762-7159. 12-1 -tfncg FOR RENT: Carterton area, nice 3BR. 2BA mobile home. Well water, heat pump, level yard. $450 month. Will accept HUD. 276-451-5975. Call before 8 pm. 1-26-3tpd Public Notice APPROVAL OF A CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION FROM AN ENVIRONMEN- TAI~ ASSESSMENT FOR A PROJECT FUNDED THROUGH THE VIRGINIA WATER SUPPLY REVOLV- ING FUND Public Notice No.: WSL-037-15 First PublicationDate: February 9, 2017. The Virginia Department of Health has under consideration a request for a Categorical Exclusion from an Environmental Assessment for a waterworks project proposed to be funded through the Virginia Water Supply Revolving Fund. The .applicant is the Town of St. Paul. The pro- ject consists of the replacement of approximately 1,000 linear feet of 6" diam- eter and~ 1,600 linear feet of 12" diameter waterlines in the downtown area of the Town of St. Paul. The entire project will be in previously dis- turbed areas. The water line is located within VDOT/Town's ROW on the follow- ing streets: 3rd Avenue, 4th Avenue, 5th Avenue, Riverside Drive, Russell Street, Broad Street. and Wise Street.The majority of the water line is currently and will remain under the pavement in the street itself. The applicant feels that the project meets the following exclusion categories established by the Department: 1. Wate I i n e replacement/rehabili- tation to correct exfil- tration water loss problems or problems associated with inade- quate water pressure. 2. Replacement of existing equipment or structures at their pre- sent location. 3. Minor extensions of water lines, which will be located within road right-0f-ways or otherwise previously, disturbed areas. Documentation sup- porting this request includes: 1. 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