Wave Worthy: ‘Rad’ and Ratel – A Dynamic Law Enforcement Duo

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In the heart of Louisa County, Officer Andre Rademeyer, a former combat medic and K-9 handler, patrols the streets with his steadfast companion, Ratel, a Belgian Shepherd whose name translates to “honey badger” in Rademeyer’s native Afrikaans. Ratel and “Rad” are more than just a K9 team; they are a symbol of resilience, loyalty, and unwavering dedication to serving and …

Running from a Lion? 7 Ways to Rapidly Destress

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In the face of life’s constant challenges, stress has become an unwelcome companion for many, impacting health and well-being in our daily lives. In many ways, our bodies and minds react as if we were running from a lion. Medical research indicates that 90% of illness and diseases is related to stress, according to the NASD; stress interferes with our …

Seasonal Affective Disorder is Real: Understanding the Symptoms to Prevent and Treat Depression

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Virginia’s four seasons are nothing to complain about. Many states don’t see fall colors or snow on the ground. But the cold, colorless days of winter can be long, and for some, it can be more than just a feeling of boredom or restlessness. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs during specific seasons, particularly winter. …