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Invisalign: The Clear Way to Get Beautiful Straight Teeth Without Wearing Braces!

Invisalign

By Dr. Mark Mappes, DDS, MS What is Invisalign? Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removeable and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. So, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with a 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the U.S. and ... Read More »

What is SculpSure™?

By Charles Fatseas, M.D. Good question! SculpSure™ is the very first FDA cleared, non-invasive laser platform for permanent fat reduction. SculpSure™ works by heating up the fat cells above a threshold temperature to which they are no longer viable. The body then clears away the damaged fat cells on its own. SculpSure™ utilizes cooling plates to keep the skin cool ... Read More »

THERE’S HELP FOR STUTTERING!

By Ellen M. Kelly, PhD, CCC-SLP What do James Earl Jones, Emily Blunt, Ed Sheeran, James Rodriguez, and Annie Glenn have in common? They are all wellknown, accomplished in their respective fields, and they stutter. October 22nd – International Stuttering Awareness Day, is an opportunity to honor them, learn about stuttering, and support those who stutter. PRESCHOOLERS About 5% of ... Read More »

What Are These White Spots on My Gums?

Are These White Spots on My Gums

By Kellye N. Rice, DMD Unfortunately, oral cancer (also known as gum cancer) affects an average of 40,000 people in the United States each year. Here at Cool Springs Laser Dentistry, we screen for oral cancer and gum disease right here in our office, providing each patient with the highest possible level of care along the way. Common Signs of Oral ... Read More »

MAKING Strides Against Breast Cancer®

MAKING Strides Against Breast Cancer®

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held Saturday, October 22 at Nissan Stadium, and will unite the community with a shared determination to help create a world free from the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer. Registration for this noncompetitive, and inspirational event begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 15th annual walk is ... Read More »

Manual Therapy in a Physical Therapy Setting

Manual Therapy in a Physical Therapy Setting

By Jeremiah Wakefield, DPT, COMT STAR Physical Therapy, Dickson, TN Physical therapists use many different types of treatment interventions with their patients in order to reduce pain, improve movement, and restore function. One of these interventions is manual therapy. There are many types of manual therapy approaches and physical therapists can implement these techniques to facilitate the healing process. Manual therapy ... Read More »

Do You Have Lower Back Issues?

Do You Have Lower Back Issues

By Christopher Taleghani, M.D., M.B.A. Board-Certified Neurosurgeon, Pinnacle Surgical Partners The SI Joint May Be Why The sacroiliac joint, or SI joint, might be the source of your problem. The SI joint is on each side of your lower spine, between the sacrum (the triangular bone) and the ilium of the pelvis, which are surrounded and reinforced by strong ligaments. ... Read More »

Balanced pH Needed For Successful Weight Loss

Balanced pH Needed For Successful Weight Loss

By Dr. Karen Phillip A correct pH balance is essential for the health of our body and crucial to obtain the weight loss we want. Doctors stress the importance of pH because a balanced pH protects us from the inside out. They advise that disease is less able to develop in a body whose pH is in balance. When the body ... Read More »

Tips for Preventing the Flu

Tips for Preventing the Flu

By Pediatric Associates of Franklin Children’s natural inclinations toward close interactions with one another and their failure to wash their hands often is one reason why influenza begins spreading when kids go back to school. The flu can be harmful to children, causing mild to severe fever, chills, cough, vomiting, and diarrhea. As flu season hits its peak in October, take ... Read More »

Don’t Be Forced to Divorce

Obeying What God Asks Me To Do For HIM! By Faith Groves As this story of my life begins to unfold, I am reminded of all the times I have leaned on my Creator.  I have to be honest with you, I am about to be very vulnerable and transparent in hopes that what I am about to share with you ... Read More »

Advanced Therapy for Cancer Pain

Advanced Therapy for Cancer Pain

By Donald E. Jones, M.D., DABA, ABIPP – If you or someone you know is living with chronic pain due to cancer, you may think this is something that must be endured. A common misconception is that side effects from pain medications must be tolerated in exchange for pain control. However, managing pain as well as side effects from your ... Read More »

3D Imaging Minimizes Time and Cost of Dental Procedures

3D Imaging Minimizes Time and Cost of Dental Procedures

By Jaime A. Romero, Jr., D.D.S. Physicians have relied on computerized axial tomography scans (CAT) for many years. CAT scans are an X-ray procedure that uses many different X-ray images with the help of computers to generate cross-sectional or even 3D views of internal organs and structures within the body. A knee replacement surgery, for example, would never be performed ... Read More »

Auto Accident Injuries (WHAT TO DO?)

Auto Accident Injuries

By David E. High, Attorney-At-Law If you are injured in an auto accident, it is imperative that you seek immediate medical treatment.  It is best to be examined there at the scene and to obtain emergency treatment as soon as possible. If you are unable to do so, have someone take photographs of the vehicles, debris, skid marks and other ... Read More »

September is Cholesterol Awareness Month Have you had your cholesterol checked lately?

One in every six adult Americans has high cholesterol. Too much cholesterol in the blood is one of the main risk factors for heart disease and stroke—two leading causes of death in the United States. One way to prevent these diseases is to detect high cholesterol and treat it when it is found. What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like ... Read More »

Staying Healthy As You Age – How to Feel Young and Live Life to the Fullest

Staying Healthy As You Age

By Kenith L. Robins, PhD and Lisa Webb, D.Psy, MPH A key ingredient in the recipe for healthy aging is the continuing ability to find meaning and joy in life. As you age, your life will change and you will gradually lose things that previously occupied your time and gave your life purpose. For example, your job may change, you may ... Read More »

Isha Institute of Inner–sciences to Make Life Better with Yoga and Meditation

Make Life Better

Two thousand feet above the Sequatchie Valley, enveloped in timeless tranquility, the Isha Institute invites you to step into the stillness of meditation. Scientific studies clearly demonstrate that yoga and meditation promote health and wellbeing. To be healthy, achieve harmony, and to perform at the peak of one’s potential is the goal of every human being. Yoga is an effective ... Read More »

Enjoy Everyday Life

Enjoy Everyday Life

Preparedness for personal care services a step above the rest.  Unique opportunities to connect our caregivers with your loved ones.  You can discover innovative ways to keep your independence and  need to stay balanced. By Nicole D. Harrison, AYC Caregiving Inc. In the last year, we at Always Your Choice Caregiving Inc. have made a great effort to provide you ... Read More »

SculpSure™ Non-invasive, Non-Surgical, Pain-Free Fat Reduction and Contouring

SculpSure™ Non-invasive, Non-Surgical, Pain-Free Fat Reduction and Contouring

A lot of us have excess fat on our abdomen and waist that we would like to get rid of. This stubborn layer of fat does not seem like it will ever go away, even after consistent workouts and attempts at spot-reduction techniques. While there are a number of invasive procedures that can help you lose that fat, they are often ... Read More »

2015 Nashvillian of the Year Award

2015 Nashvillian of the Year Award

Dr. Ming Wang, Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD (laser physics) Presented by Kiwanis Club International The Kiwanis Club of Nashville is proud to announce Dr. Ming Wang, director of Wang Vision 3D Cataract and LASIK Center, world-renowned laser eye surgeon, author, and philanthropist as the 35th recipient of their coveted Nashvillian of the Year Award for 2015. ... Read More »

September is Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month

According to the CDC, each year more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, leaving behind thousands of friends and family members to navigate the tragedy of their loss. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among adults in the U.S. and the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-24; these rates are increasing. Suicidal thoughts or behaviors are ... Read More »

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