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Fall Prevention in the Elderly

Fall Prevention in the Elderly

By Josh Smithson, Executive Director If you have an elderly parent or grandparent in your family, you may be concerned with their risk for falls. Each year, 1 out of 3 adults age 65 and over falls. The results from a fall can be minor, such as bruising and abrasions, to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head trauma. …

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OUR AMAZING ADVENTURES AT WILDERNESS AT THE SMOKIES

OUR AMAZING ADVENTURES AT WILDERNESS AT THE SMOKIES

By Millie Stubblefield After familiarizing myself with “Wilderness at the Smokies” from reading the articles in Middle Tennessee Health & Wellness Magazine about all the fun to be had there, I decided I had to go and check this place out for myself! Upon reviewing the website and discovering the multitude of room options that accommodate anywhere from 1 up to …

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9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented, Study Finds

9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented, Study Finds

High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor. Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability, but the vast majority of strokes are preventable, according to a new study. Researchers discovered that 10 controllable risk factors account for 90 percent of all strokes worldwide. Of these modifiable risk factors, high blood pressure (hypertension) is the most important. …

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8 Ways to Get Organized for Back to School

8 Ways to Get Organized for Back to School

By Kali Raymer Preparing for a new school year can be an overwhelming task, almost as overwhelming as staying organized throughout the school year. Here’s some ways to start out organized, and stay that way! 1. Create a filing system. Files aren’t just for offices – they’re also a great way to keep your home organized! Set aside a drawer to …

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August is Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month Video Games & Children’s Eye Health

Video Games & Children’s Eye Health

As with television viewing, eye care professionals generally agree that video games will not harm your child’s eyes or vision, if you follow a few viewing tips. While there is usually less strain involved in gaming than in doing close work such as sewing or reading, being in front of a screen for long stretches of time can leave your eyes …

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Women Physicians in Christ. . . Connecting Women in Healthcare

Women Physicians in Christ

By Mandi Mooney C.S. Lewis said, “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” Each woman in healthcare faces unique challenges in her multiple roles—whether that role is a doctor, wife, mother, board member, caregiver of elderly parents, department head or supporter of struggling family members. …

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LISTEN UP – PROTECT YOUR HEARING ON INDEPENDENCE DAY!

PROTECT YOUR HEARING ON INDEPENDENCE DAY

Ten million Americans have suffered hearing damage due to noise. Many think the irreversible hearing loss caused from noise only occurs with exposure over time, such as with factory or farm machinery. However, nothing could be further from the truth. A noise-induced hearing loss can also occur from one sudden blast of sound….even from a single firecracker. According to the American …

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Alternative Treatments Help Improve Quality of Life

Alternative Treatments Help Improve Quality of Life

By Phoebe Brown – Staff Writer     When people are diagnosed with chronic diseases, the challenge of living life fully, navigating the healthcare industry and finding the right treatment options can pose issues. For people with lung diseases, treatment options which address the disease itself are scarce and don’t usually go beyond traditional medications, supplemental oxygen or a lung transplant. …

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10 Tips to Parenting by Sadhguru

10 Tips to Parenting by Sadhguru

Parenting involves a certain amount of discretion. There is no one standard rule for all children. Different children may need different levels of attention, expressions of love, and toughness. Suppose I was standing in a coconut garden and you asked me, “How much water per plant?” I would say, “At least 50 liters per plant.” When you go home, if you …

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Tips for Staying Cool During a Summer Run

1. Try Running Early in the Morning It’s the coolest, most serene part of the day, and there’s nothing like a morning run to boost your mood all day long. 2. Drink Like Crazy Even if you don’t feel thirsty, drink at least 8 oz. of fluid each hour, and more if you’re outside or tend to perspire a lot. …

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“Mom, I’m bored!” “Dad, there’s nothing to do!” Guidelines to manage summer’s lack of structure

By Kenith L. Robins, PhD and Lisa Webb, D.Psy, MPH Hooray for summer! School’s out, the weather is warm, and your kids are ready to play. Summer camp may be in the picture, but what’s most enticing is the freedom and luxury to do absolutely nothing — until you’ve done it for a while. It’s amazing how quickly the thrill …

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SculpSure

SculpSure

We Are Excited To Be The First To Offer SculpSure In The Middle Tennessee Area Charles F. Fatseas, M.D., Plastic Surgeon and owner of Rejuvenation Health and Wellness in Franklin, TN is the first in Middle Tennessee to offer this FDA approved, NON-INVASIVE fat melting laser that is being considered “a game changer” in fat reduction technology. SculpSure is the world’s …

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Celebrating Truth, Goodness, and Beauty

Celebrating Truth, Goodness, and Beauty

By Dustin Williams – Secondary Principal of Providence Academy Since coming to Providence Academy, I am often asked a very simple yet important question: what exactly is classical and Christian education?  While I could go on and on with definitions and information, I want to share three very important words in regards to classical Christian education:  truth, goodness, and beauty… and …

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TREETOP ADVENTURE PARK AT NASHVILLE SHORES

TREETOP ADVENTURE PARK AT NASHVILLE SHORES

Features Five Huge Aerial Ropes Courses and 10 Zip Lines The Treetop Adventure Park at Nashville Shores, which opened in July 2012, contains a series of aerial adventure courses where individuals navigate close to 100 different obstacles. Course challenges include suspended bridges, 10 zip lines, cargo nets, scrambling walls, ladders, Tarzan jumps and many other thrilling elements. The Adventure Park features …

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Avoiding the Summer Slide – Learning All Year Long

Avoiding the Summer Slide – Learning All Year Long

By Jane N. Hannah, Ed.D., Assistant Head of School for Academics and Programs, Currey Ingram Academy Summer brings a lot of fun for many school-aged children. Going to the pool. Traveling.  Attending day camps while parents work. Sleeping in a little later. No matter your child’s summer plans, it is crucial to remember that learning should not stop when the …

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Men & Depression

By Kenith L. Robins, PhD and Lisa Webb, D.Psy, MPH Men don’t get depressed? Of course we do, but we tend to hide it well. Men tend to deal with depression differently than women and may show different signs that they are depressed. Depression is often a hidden problem with men, since many men tend to suffer in silence, rather …

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The Air in Tennessee: Is it Poor for Those with COPD?

By David Ebner – Staff Writer Each year, the American Lung Association’s State of the Air Report accounts for the air quality in America’s most heavily populated counties. Though metropolitan areas throughout the state received varying results in air quality, not a single Tennessee city made the top 25 list for most polluted in the country. On the other hand, …

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Treatment Options for Shin Splints

Treatment Options for Shin Splints

By Tavis Gibson, PT, DPT, CI, Cert. MDT, SFMA Level 1 Certified Clinic Director of STAR Physical Therapy, Clarksville North, TN Shin splints can be an athlete’s worst nightmare. Shin splints are a common cause of pain along the front or inside of the leg in many individuals no matter their level of fitness, but most notably those having a higher …

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Learn or Teach Yoga!

Learn or Teach Yoga!

Celebrate International Yoga Day June 21 The United Nations has declared that June 21 will be celebrated every year as International Yoga Day. The resolution was co-sponsored by 175 of the 193 member nations, and was so popular that it did not have to go for a vote and was adopted by an acclamation. International Yoga Day is Crucial The word …

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Is it Important for My Child to Wear a Mouth Guard for Sports?

Is it Important for My Child to Wear a Mouth Guard for Sports

By Kellye N. Rice, DMD Whether your child is playing a contact sport or just monkeying around on the monkey bars, accidents happen. A recently published study of the University of Alabama at Birmingham analyzed data of injuries treated at hospital emergency departments. Researchers found the five most common causes of childhood injuries were, in order of frequency, basketball, football, bicycling, …

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