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Communicating Grace in an Ungracious World

Communicating Grace

By Bill Peel, DMin. Whether we work on a factory floor, in a cramped cubicle, or in the corner office, each of us has the opportunity to bring grace to our workplace. Even small things—a word of encouragement or a simple act of kindness—can be used by God to accomplish big things. Graciousness Stands Out In a world grown accustomed to ... Read More »

Living With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Living With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

By Robert W. Herring, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.G., Dr. Herring is Board Certified Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Internal Medicine Irritable bowel syndrome, or ‘IBS’, is an unpleasant, yet surprisingly common, disorder that can severely disrupt an individual’s life. As with any problem, psychological or physical, it is important first to understand what it is. Having found out all you can about its nature ... Read More »

Companionship Matters Social Activity Can Help Combat Memory Loss

Social Activity Can Help Combat Memory Loss

There are several lifestyle habits aging adults can use to combat or prevent memory loss, including regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, and doing such brain-stimulating activities as puzzles. Another way to prevent memory loss is through regular social engagement. While scientists aren’t yet sure why social activity prevents memory loss and dementia, there have been several recent studies to show ... Read More »

Healthy Kids Exercise!

Healthy Kids Exercise

By Leanna S. Dugan, RN, MSN, CPNP After a long, hot summer, the fall season is approaching! This can bring along wonderful activities such as pumpkin carving, hay rides, and bonfires. But as the weather gets colder, this can unfortunately mean that more time is being spent doing sedentary activities indoors. This presents the perfect time to think about how much ... Read More »

7 Steps to Turn Your Self-Improvement Desires Into Reality

Desires Into Reality

By Lisa Webb, D.Psy, MPH and Kenith L. Robins, PhD How many times have we told ourselves in complete earnestness, “I’m going to be more organized and productive from now on.”? Or that the diet starts tomorrow? Or that we’re going to make a real effort to exercise now? Only to have that enthusiasm fizzle away, and all our best intentions ... Read More »

Could Treating Lung Disease Lower Your Risk for Dementia?

Lung Disease Lower Your Risk

By Cara Tompot | Staff Writer It’s 2015, and it feels like the healthcare dialogue has shifted greatly in the last decade. We live in a society that constantly uses buzzwords like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Movies such as Still Alice and Away From Her have brought these debilitating conditions into the limelight. Just recently at a World Health Organization ... Read More »

What is Manual Therapy?

What is Manual Therapy

By Jena Beasley, PT, DPT, COMT Most patients arrive at their first physical therapy appointment anticipating the traditional treatment of ice/hot packs, electrical stimulation and a list of exercises to complete. In many instances these treatments are justifiable and most therapists would agree are quite beneficial in assisting a patient to better health. However, many therapists have sought a different approach ... Read More »

Alcohol Liability Accident Injuries (WHAT TO DO?)

Alcohol Liability Accident

By David E. High, Attorney-At-Law There are many serious injuries every year in our community caused by intoxicated or drunk drivers. These are often irresponsible people who have either no insurance or very limited insurance. Under Tennessee law, the minimum limits for liability insurance for personal injury is only $50,000 per accident, for a maximum of $25,000 per person injured. Lots ... Read More »

Trouble With Walking?

Trouble With Walking

By Chris Taleghani, M.D., M.B.A. You’re not alone. The CDC states that in America, 17.2 million people aged 18 years and older find it ‘impossible or very difficult’ to walk a quarter of a mile. That type of limitation can really impact a person’s ability to live a full and active life. Just a few of the many health benefits of ... Read More »

Murphy’s Orthopedics/Human Technology, Inc. Prosthetics and Orthotics Introduces Custom Breast Prosthesis in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Prosthesis

By Teresa Caruso, CFOM Breast cancer survivors can feel like themselves again with hand-crafted, USA made custom breast prosthesis. Each partial or complete breast form is individually sculpted for a natural, custom fit despite healing patterns and surgical depth after breast removal. Murphy’s Orthopedics/Human Technology, Inc. Prosthetics and Orthotics is proud to be one of the premier providers of Virage Custom ... Read More »

What’s the Latest on Stuttering?

By Ellen M. Kelly, PhD, CCC-SLP October 22nd is International Stuttering Awareness Day. Those familiar with The King’s Speech, or recent America’s Got Talent contestant Drew Lynch, have obtained glimpses into the communication, social, emotional, and vocational challenges that stuttering may bring. But, what do we know about who stutters, why, and whether, when it occurs in a young child, he ... Read More »

Considering Breast Implant?

Considering Breast Implant

A woman deserves to feel beautiful, sexy and confident about her body – in all stages of her life.  Because a woman’s full, shapely breasts  are  widely considered attractive in our society, it is no wonder that breast augmentation is currently the most popular procedure in aesthetic surgery today. Have you ever been bothered by the feeling your breasts are too ... Read More »

The Importance of Athletes Protecting Their Teeth with a Mouthguard

Athletes Protecting Their Teeth

By Kellye N. Rice, DMD Losing any of your teeth can make talking and eating quite difficult. Plus, you don’t want to smile if you’re missing your front two teeth! Unfortunately, trauma can occur to your teeth and mouth during sporting events and recreational activities. That’s why it’s vital to wear a mouthguard to protect your mouth from the impact ... Read More »

October is Self Improvement Month Tai Chi: An Ancient Art for Modern Times

October is Self Improvement Month Tai Chi

By Chris Laing Why should a Chinese martial art, over a thousand years old, be of interest to people today? There are many answers to this question. A student of Tai Chi can experience many benefits from this ancient art. The practice of Tai Chi can add discipline to your life. Tai Chi can be used as a martial art to ... Read More »

Aging Gracefully

Aging Gracefully

By Nicole D. Harrison, AYC Caregiving Inc. How do you feel when the thought of aging comes up? For many, it fills them with concern, anxiety, and even dread. This is because aging is usually associated with negatives, such as diminishing looks, frail body, memory loss, and chronic disease. Whether confronted with age related problems or not, most people wish to ... Read More »

When is an Apicoectomy Required?

Apicoectomy Required

By Jaime A. Romero, Jr., D.D.S. The teeth are held firmly in place by strong roots that extend into the jawbone. Molars and premolars tend to have several roots, whereas the front incisors only have a single root. The end or tip of each root is termed the apex. The apex is where the nerves and blood vessels enter the tooth ... Read More »

UNDERSTANDING HORMONES

UNDERSTANDING HORMONES

By T. Taylor Minchey, NP – Indian Lake Medical Weight Loss & Wellness What are hormones? Hormones are basically chemicals that carry messages from your glands to the cells of tissues and organs in your body. They are also responsible for achieving a state of balance or stability in your body by maintaining proper chemical levels in your bloodstream. The ... Read More »

The Power of Positivity

The Power of Positivity

By Jodi Thomas The last few months I have really struggled with negativity.  Although I am an upbeat person, negativity runs pretty deep on both sides of my family tree.  My grandmother’s name was Nina, but her nickname was “No-na,” since one of her favorite words was, “No.”  So, seeing the optimistic, bright side of things often is a real effort ... Read More »

ADVANCED NUTRITIONAL TESTING

ADVANCED NUTRITIONAL TESTING

Specialized testing at Rejuvenation Health and Wellness  delivers personalized insights about the way nutrition  and environment impact your body. By Charles F. Fatseas, M.D. Over half of all adult Americans take at least one vitamin supplement and for good reason. Studies have shown that there has been a dramatic reduction in the amount of nutrients in our food today compared ... Read More »

The Importance of Being Prepared

The Importance of Being Prepared

By Jonathan Wentworth, LMSW As a hospice social worker, I log many miles as I travel to assist patients and families in Middle Tennessee. Recently, I experienced a situation that caused me to stop and contemplate the importance of being prepared. Follow me on my journey. As I was driving to a health care facility, I unexpectedly hit some road ... Read More »

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