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“Run To Remember” Registration Open

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New Goals for Annual 5K: 750 Runners and $20,000 Raised for Wounded Veterans

Covington, Louisiana: Dynamic Physical Therapy’s 7th annual “Run to Remember” 5K and One-Mile Fun Run hopes to raise $20,000 for Wounded War Heroes, a non-profit dedicated to empowering and honoring wounded veterans. The race will be held Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the scenic Terra Bella Village nature preserve in Covington, LA. The One Mile Fun Run begins at 5:00 PM and the 5K begins at 5:30 PM. Racers should arrive at 4:00 PM to pick up their registration packets. Participants should register online by 11:59 PM on April 15th at

All proceeds from “Run to Remember” benefit Wounded War Heroes, which provides opportunities for wounded veterans to enjoy their favorite outdoor hobbies despite their life-altering physical limitations. Last year, the annual community race raised $19,000 for this charity organization. “As a clinic, we have seen these heroes and the family members of our heroes come through our doors,” said Steve and Michelle Sierra, owners and founders of Dynamic Physical Therapy. “They carry the burden and fight for all of us… They live in our community. They are our siblings, cousins, friends, and neighbors. These brave individuals put their lives on the line and their service and sacrifice should be honored by all of us.” Racers and spectators will also have the opportunity to write thank-you notes to active military members and their families. Photos of family members or friends serving in the military can be submitted for inclusion on a display wall honoring our heroes.
About Our Company: Dynamic Physical Therapy offers specialized therapeutic treatment plans for clients struggling with a variety of physical pains and limitations. Dynamic’s teams of professional therapists in Covington, Slidell, and Marrero administer well-rounded treatment plans including aquatic therapy, dry needling, balance training, and women’s health. Dynamic is home to the winners of Northshore’s Best Physical Therapist, an award from Sophisticated Woman Magazine, for 2 years running. The teams at the Covington, Slidell, and Marrero clinics are ready to guide you on your journey to wellness and get you feeling like a new you!

Working together we can help our veterans enjoy the great outdoors!

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Terra Bella Village Announces 2nd Annual Stars & Stripes Independence Day Celebration

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“Stars & Stripes” Independence Day Celebration

Terra Bella Village, Covington LA

Friday, July 1, 2016




Terra Bella Village is excited to announce the 2nd Annual “Stars & Stripes” Independence Day Celebration.  I would like to invite you to partner with Terra Bella to present a spectacular event to honor all military and benefit the QuadVets.  In an effort to serve and give back to the community, the “Stars & Stripes” event will benefit the QuadVets Program. “Our mission at QuadVets is simple: to honor every veteran with dignity and respect, and to serve those who may find themselves in difficult circumstances.” Read more:


“Stars & Stripes” will feature a flag raising to honor all military, waterslide, balloon artist, snowballs, food & beverage by Forks & Corks, Sweet Daddy’s BBQ and PJ’s Coffee plus a Military Helicopter landing & display.

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Tanning Anyone? By Sandra Thornhill FNP-C, Opalescense Day Spa

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602791_315235025260514_344047495_nMay is skin cancer awareness month. I will present some very interesting and concerning facts for you to ponder over. Many of you may be aware that there exists three types of rays emitted by the sun. These are UVA, UVB and UVC. UVC rays are absorbed by the ozone layer and never reach the earth. Both UVA and UVB penetrate the atmosphere and play a vital role in premature aging of the skin, eye damage such as cataracts, and skin cancers. These rays also suppress the immune system and reduce one’s ability to fight certain diseases.

It was once believed the UVB, longer rays, caused most of the skin cancers.  Although these rays cause reddening and sunburn, they tend to damage the skin’s superficial layers and the development of skin cancer. Research findings have revealed that UVA rays, shorter rays, penetrate deeper and damage skin cells deep in the basal layers of the skin where most of the skin cancers occur. UVA is the dominant tanning ray. This applies to both indoor and outdoor tanning. A tan results from injury to the skin’s DNA. The skin darkens in an imperfect attempt to prevent further DNA damage. These mutations can lead to skin cancer.

Tanning booths emit UVA in doses as much as 12 times that of the sun. People who use tanning salons are 2.5 times more likely to develop squamous cell cancers and 1.5 times more likely to develop basal cell cancers. According to recent research, first exposure to tanning beds in youths increases melanoma risk by 75%. Every year 2.3 million teens visit tanning salons. The World Health Organization notes that those who use tanning beds have a 15% higher risk of developing melanoma. Those who use tanning beds before age 35 increase the risk by 75%. Melanoma kills more than 8,000 people a year! According to the International Journal of Cancer, tanning beds do not offer any health benefits and they do not prevent sunburn. Many of you may have read my post on Facebook about the 17 year old who visited me in the dermatology clinic seeking treatment for acne. During a skin exam, I observed a dark mole behind her left knee. The biopsy findings revealed melanoma. She had been using the tanning bed since she was 12 years old.

So please think before you take that leap into the tanning bed. Spray tans yield a brown color to your skin. Many offer organic based products. You may contact us if you wish to have a spray tan done. So enjoy your summer and play safe in the sun. For more information visit my Facebook page, “Opal Escense Day Spa” or

Opalescense will be at Winos and Tacos this Wednesday May 8th from 6 – 9 pm during the wine sampling to give away fantastic specials, goodie bags and a free spray tan!