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Making Your Retirement Healthier

Making Your Retirement Healthier

Social Security Benefits are the Cornerstone of Income Planning By Michael D. Bird, CFP®, MBA A comfortable, and healthy, retirement starts with your Social Security benefits.  Here’s how.  If your benefits take care of your basic needs, then your “wants” will depend on your other savings, including your retirement savings.  If your benefits don’t take care of even the basics, your …

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High Blood Pressure and Stroke

High Blood Pressure and Stroke

Blood pressure measures the force your blood exerts on blood vessel walls as it travels through your body. Your blood pressure reading has two numbers (for instance, 120/80). The first number is the systolic blood pressure, and measures the force your blood exerts on blood vessel walls as your heart pumps. The second number is the diastolic blood pressure, and …

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Stay in Your Own Lane

Stay in Your Own Lane

By Christy McGriff, Founder and Executive Director Be Still and Live Ministry “Stay in your own lane!” rolls out of my mouth when another driver starts to move their vehicle into my lane. It’s quite unnerving when this happens, because their actions could result in a terrible accident that could impact lives forever. A swift blow of the horn usually …

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Staying a Step Ahead of COPD

Staying a Step Ahead of COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has grown in prevalence over the last decade and is now the third leading cause of death in America. When diagnosed with an incurable chronic illness, people tend to search for alternatives to traditional medicine. The quest for treatment options can leave a patient feeling overwhelmed. Anxiety and depression can exacerbate symptoms, creating a vicious …

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Planting Your Spring Garden For the Garden of Your Daily Living

Planting Your Spring Garden

By Nicole D. Harrison, AYC Caregiving Inc. On our journey to aging gracefully, we are excited about our “Memory in the Making” spring program. Our staff wants to continue to make a difference in your and your loved ones lives. Seniors all have different problems in their lives. It could be issues with health, family and just adjusting to your “new …

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Men’s Health Q&A

Men’s Health Q&A

Q. Why should I see a physician at American Male Medical Clinics instead of seeing my own physician or urologist for a sexual performance problem? A. At American Male Medical Clinics, we focus exclusively on treating the inability to achieve an erection, to maintain an erection, low testosterone, and premature ejaculation. General physicians or even urologists are ideal for other …

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Everything is Beautiful, when Life is in Balance

Everything is Beautiful, when Life is in Balance

In spite of all the medical information and technology we have, the percentage of people suffering with mental and emotional ailments remains quite high.  In today’s world, the symptoms of these ailments are kept within certain limits by using sophisticated and expensive medication.  So what does this medication do? Mental and emotional ailments are characterized by over-expression of some factors …

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Why Do I Need a Crown on My Tooth?

Why Do I Need a Crown on My Tooth

By Kellye N. Rice, DMD A“crown” can be diagnosed for several reasons but first let’s clear up what is meant by a crown?  The crown of the tooth is the part that we see, as opposed to the root that is anchored into the bone. When our original tooth has decay but the root is intact, we often talk about reinforcing …

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What a Pain in the Neck

What a Pain in the Neck

By Christopher Taleghani, M.D. Your neck is a portion of the spinal column called the cervical spine, and is made up of seven vertebrates all of which can originate pain in your everyday life. There are many causes of discomfort in the cervical spine. Treatments can range from lifestyle changes to surgical options performed by your neurosurgeon. Causes of Pain …

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Take Back Your Smile with Dental Implants

Take Back Your Smile with Dental Implants

By Jaime A. Romero, Jr., D.D.S. While dental implants date back to around 600 A.D., modern implants have been around only since the 1970s. Unlike ancient times, when people made dental implants from jade, stones, and even seashells, modern implants are nearly indiscernible from real teeth. Dental implants replace missing teeth and stabilize the jawbone. How Dental Implants Have Evolved When …

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Alternative Medical Treatments for Stroke Management

Alternative Medical Treatments for Stroke Management

By Phillip Bell, CPA & Stroke Survivor I am Phillip Bell, a CPA and resident of Jackson, TN. As an accountant for manufacturing corporations, I enjoyed a 29 year career. My latest role required 50-75% of travel to facilities in the U.S, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. I was responsible for evaluating and testing the financial controls in each facility. Additionally, …

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AUTISM FAQ – HOW DO I KNOW MY CHILD HAS AUTISM?

AUTISM FAQ

About 1 in 68 children have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. ASDs are reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. ASDs are almost 5 times more common among boys (1 in 54) than among girls (1 in 252). Studies in Asia, Europe, …

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Integrative Health for Your Best Life

By Lisa Webb, D.Psy, MPH and Kenith L. Robins, PhD Disillusioned by decades of disease-focused medicine, more doctors and patients are now shifting their focus to whole-person health. Ancient practices (yoga), alternative therapies (massage therapy, acupuncture), and commonsense strategies (nutritional counseling) are complementing conventional treatments, expanding our notions of healing — and leading the way to greater well-being and vitality. This …

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Spring Allergies in Children: What to Look for and How to Treat Them

Spring Allergies in Children

By Pediatric Associates of Franklin The coming of spring brings new life, beautiful flowers, luscious greenery, and warm sunshine. It also means your children will be spending more time outdoors enjoying the fresh air. This is meant to be healthy and nourishing, but sometimes it can leave your child feeling miserable with allergies. When your child is outside playing around in …

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Senior Home Management

Senior Home Management

At Seniors Plus More, our caregivers provide at home management services in Nashville. When you do not have the ability to stay with your loved ones 24/7 or don’t have the time to take care of their home, give us a call. If you want your loved ones to have the freedom to remain at home and want to know they …

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Reducing the Risk of Trigger Finger

By Danny Smith, OT, CHT Trigger finger is a painful condition in which one of your fingers or thumb gets stuck when trying to bend or straighten it. Sometimes an audible “click” can be heard when attempting to move the finger. Pain is felt with movement of the finger and with pressure to the palm and/or base of the finger. …

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Say Goodby to the Double Chin Today

Say Goodby to the Double Chin Today

Are you bothered by the appearance of your neck? You are not alone. Almost 7 out of 10 people report feeling self-conscious or embarrassed at their double chin, also known as submental fat. There are many reasons the dreaded double-chin occurs, such as genetics, weight gain and aging. Even people with a normal weight may be bothered by their excessive submental …

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Helping Protect Clients in Case of an Injury or Accident

Case of an Injury or Accident

By Jason B. Bour I have enjoyed bringing you articles about ADHD, quitting smoking, managing stress, managing depression, and sharing my own personal stories with you. It is with a heavy heart that after all these years I need to say goodbye. I have loved so much helping people through my coaching practice, however, it is time to move on in …

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Zika Virus Infection – Questions & Answers

Q. What places have outbreaks of Zika? A. Local transmission of Zika has been reported in many countries and territories. Specific areas where Zika is spreading are often difficult to determine and will likely change over time. Check CDC’s Zika Travel Information webpage often for the most up-to-date travel recommendations. Q. Should pregnant women travel to places with Zika outbreaks? …

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Football, Cycling and Yoga… The Common Bond

Football, Cycling and Yoga

By Dana Jean Costantino While at first read, the words football, cycling and Yoga may not seem as though they are linked or can commonly benefit one another, they sure can and do. While many may not know this, high school, college and pro football players practice Yoga as a way to be more limber and focused on the field …

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