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Health and Wellness Classes at Nashville Community Education

Health and Wellness Classes

It’s that time of year again: time for changes, time for resolutions and time to refresh. Nashville Community Education, an affordable enrichment program for adults in Middle Tennessee, is not immune to the season of change. It’s time to breathe fresh life into our program by adding several new classes and partnerships this Spring! A Variety of Classes and Workshops We ... Read More »

The Diabetes–Dental Infection Connection

The Diabetes–Dental Infection Connection

By Dr. Randall LeDuke, DDS Diabetes is a very complicated disease condition in which the body becomes unable to regulate blood levels of carbohydrates (sugars) for prolonged periods of time. Diabetes has reached epidemic status in this country, affecting around 20 million Americans and at least 150 million people worldwide. It’s a disease characterized by an increased susceptibility to infection, poor ... Read More »

Yoga: The Ultimate Expression

Yoga: The Ultimate Expression

Yoga has now become a part of mainstream culture. When people think of yoga, they think about stretching exercises or contorting the body into difficult positions. However, at its root, the meaning of yoga is more significant than a few postures. The word “yoga” literally means union. It comes from the same root as the English word “yoke,” which also ... Read More »

Senior In-Home Care

Senior In-Home Care

Whether you need companionship for an elderly relative or 24/7 personal senior care assistance for a family member, Seniors Plus More in Nashville has a staff of quality caregivers available to assist you. Organizing Appointments It can be difficult keeping track of life as well as different appointments. Our caregivers in Nashville can assist your loved ones in organizing, making and ... Read More »

About LPR and Acid Reflux

About LPR and Acid Reflux

By Robert W. Herring, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.G., Dr. Herring is Board Certified Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Internal Medicine Most people are familiar with acid reflux, and many have heard it referred to as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. But there is another variation on acid reflux not that many except those diagnosed with it have heard of. It is called laryngopharyngeal reflux ... Read More »

Hope Springs Eternal

Hope Springs Eternal

By Richard B. Dressler, Marketing Director, AMMC One of the questions we often hear from patients at American Male Medical Centers is, “Am I too old for this treatment?” Our standard reply is, “Erectile Dysfunction affects men of all ages. We have patients in their twenties, we have patients in their eighties, and everywhere in between.” Truth is, we also have ... Read More »

3D Laser Kamra

3D Laser Kamra

Tennessee’s first-of-its-kind new eye procedure to treat aging eyes performed Dr. Ming Wang, Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD (laser physics), announced that he performed the state’s first (and one of the country’s first) newly FDA-approved procedure to treat presbyopia – 3D Laser Kamra procedure – at Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center, Nashville, TN. Presbyopia is ... Read More »

Aging Gracefully ~ Love the Skin You’re In!

Aging Gracefully

By Nicole D. Harrison, AYC Caregiving Inc. We all get a little relaxed with our beauty regimen during winter. You may wonder if it really makes a difference to care for our skin as we age. The answer is a simple, Yes. We have many avenues to protect, heal and preserve the skin we are in! Unique requirements are involved ... Read More »

Tech Gifts for Tweens and Teens: Instructions Not Included

Tech Gifts for Tweens and Teens

By Ginann Franklin, Director of Libraries & Educational Technology at Currey Ingram Academy The holidays bring gadgets, toys and “some assembly required” items that have us up to our ears in instructions. Yet,  there are some “big” gifts that come without the instructions parents most need — such as those tech gifts for tweens and teens. In what seems like ... Read More »

Brain Tumors: Signs and Symptoms

Brain Tumors: Signs and Symptoms

By Chris Taleghani, M.D., M.B.A. A brain tumor is a scary thing to face. While the diagnosis can feel daunting, it helps to be aware that there are many different kinds of brain tumors, and many different kinds of treatments. Some tumors are benign (non cancerous) and some are malignant (cancerous). Brain tumors can begin in your brain…or cancer can begin ... Read More »

The Most Common Reasons People Do Not Adhere to Exercise Routines

Exercise Routines

By Spence Tomlinson, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT Clinic Director of STAR Physical Therapy, Kingston Springs, TN Nearly 50% of Americans will make New Year’s Resolutions in 2016, and the two most common goals are weight loss and exercise. Considering in 2008 that 34% of the U.S. was classified as obese, these resolutions are important. Currently, less than 50% of Americans meet ... Read More »

Murphy’s Orthopedics and Foot Care, part of Human Technology, Inc. Prosthetics and Orthotics Offers WalkAide: Helping You Get a Leg Up on Foot Drop


WalkAide is a class II, FDA cleared medical device, designed to improve walking ability in people experiencing foot drop caused by upper motor neuron injuries or conditions such as: • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) • Stroke (CVA) • Cerebral Palsy (CP) • Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Using the WalkAide, in most cases, frees the patient from ... Read More »

Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Exercise Routine this New Year

Exercise Routine

By Ross Maldonado, PT Partner and Regional Director for all West Tennessee Clinics It’s the new year and, for many, with it comes the resolution to get into shape. If you haven’t been to the gym or had an exercise routine in a while, we want to make sure you get off on the right foot. The last thing you need ... Read More »

A New Year a New Beautiful You

New Beautiful You

In the world of enhancing beauty, we use a variety of methods to improve a person’s appearance. While injectables such as Botox and facial fillers are a great way to enhance volume and reduce wrinkles, they do not address a vital aspect of regaining that youthful look you desire: Radiance. A radiant, glowing and youthful appearance comes from the body ... Read More »

“Mom, My Throat Hurts”

By Phyllis Townsend, M.D. “My throat hurts” are words parents hate to hear. We wonder is it strep throat which requires a doctor’s visit or is it just a virus which has to “run its course” without a prescription. Strep throat is caused by bacteria that are spread by inhaling or touching contaminated respiratory secretions from an infected person. It ... Read More »

Yoga and Youth: Benefits for Body, Mind and Soul

By Dana Jean Costantino Over the past decade, we here in the states have seen an enormous rise in the popularity of Yoga and Meditation. Through many different outlets and resources, we are coming to understand the power of combining the practices of Eastern and Western philosophies. We understand more and more that Yoga and Meditation can work in conjunction ... Read More »

Undiagnosed Groin, Abdominal and Pelvic (UGAP) Pain in Males

Undiagnosed Groin

By Pramod Wasudev, M.D. Males can suffer from numerous conditions affecting the structures surrounding the pelvis and in the pelvic cavity itself. The volume of these patients, including economic impact, is staggering. It is estimated that in the USA alone, literally millions of patients are reported as having chronic groin, abdominal and pelvic pain. In males, it is estimated that 50% ... Read More »

From Physical Pain to Spiritual Healing: Finding a new purpose after a tragic accident

Spiritual Healing

By John Van der Werff, DDS I have always believed God smiled on my life, and He has led me in some incredible ways. Dentistry has been my passion since 8th grade. I began my career as a dentist in 1982. At the same time, I married a Christian woman, and God later blessed us with two sons. Even when we ... Read More »

Gadgets for Grandpa or Grandma: 5 Fabulous Tech Treats for Seniors

5 Fabulous Tech Treats for Seniors

Do you love discovering new elder care products and services you can share with your loved ones? Are you always on the hunt for brain-training apps or cool services for seniors? Seniors Plus More certainly is and came across five tech treats we just had to share! Thanks to entrepreneurs who are focusing on the senior sector, there are now ... Read More »

The Importance of Plaque Removal

The Importance of Plaque Removal

By Kellye N. Rice, DMD You may have heard that plaque removal is important at your recent dental hygienist appointment at Cool Springs Laser Dentistry: Kelly N. Rice, DMD, our dental office. Did you know why we always recommend that plaque removal is so important? Learn the real importance behind plaque removal today. Why Cool Springs Laser Dentistry Recommends Plaque Removal ... Read More »

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