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JUNE 2017

Go Take a Hike

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” -John Muir John Muir, the naturalist and conservationist, wrote these words in 1901. Muir,...
It’s December! Freezing temps! Nasty rain and snow! The shortest days of the year! Doesn’t it make you want to just get outside and exercise? Okay, maybe not. But maybe we just need a little shift in mindset? December really can be a tough time to be motivated to get outside, but too many people use the weather as an...
I said goodbye to an old friend this month. On October 15 at 5 a.m. the last patient was admitted to the old ER in the main hospital at U.Va. Our new ER opened in a newer building and began caring for patients. The new ER is about three times as large as the old one and it is beautiful,...
As a veterinarian and an owner of two dogs, I can completely understand the desire of pet owners to try to take care of problems at home if they can, before taking their dog or cat to the vet. There are times when the need for a veterinary visit is obvious—a very sick dog, bloody diarrhea, large cuts or...
Fall–the BEST time of year for running! And marathon/half marathon season is upon us! This is one of my favorite times of year because we get to see all sorts of “regular folks” who have worked all summer towards this goal and are finally about to execute.  We celebrate in the victories and empathize with the defeats, but we...

Eight Hours

By Dr. Lillian Mezey What if there were something that could make you smarter, improve your memory, enhance your creativity, help you perform better, improve your mood, help prevent weight gain, protect against dementia, boost your energy and concentration, and promote a longer life? And what if this thing were free, natural, and without side-effects? Would you sign up? Would...
Regular readers may start to wonder why I write so much about Jarmans Gap Road, my favorite mountain road in our little mountain town.  My simple answer is that getting your body up Jarmans is hard, and we learn the most from things that are hard.   Last month, on Saturday August 3, starting at 12:01 pm, we hosted the...

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Go Take a Hike

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their...

Back to Fitness: Cold Weather Exercising

It’s December! Freezing temps! Nasty rain and snow! The shortest days of the year! Doesn’t it make you want to just get outside and...

Crozet Annals of Medicine: Tempus Fugit

I said goodbye to an old friend this month. On October 15 at 5 a.m. the last patient was admitted to the old ER...

Gazette Vet: Home Fixes

As a veterinarian and an owner of two dogs, I can completely understand the desire of pet owners to try to take care of...

Back to Fitness: Non-Generic Marathon Tips

Fall–the BEST time of year for running! And marathon/half marathon season is upon us! This is one of my favorite times of year because...

Eight Hours

By Dr. Lillian Mezey What if there were something that could make you smarter, improve your memory, enhance your creativity, help you perform better, improve...

Back To Fitness: Do. Not. Quit.

Regular readers may start to wonder why I write so much about Jarmans Gap Road, my favorite mountain road in our little mountain town. ...