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Interviewing Your Surgeon

By Chris Taleghani, M.D., M.B.A. Family and close friends from across the country often ask me for my opinion regarding their treatment plans and diagnosis. I am touched that these people trust me and value my professional opinion. However, I am deeply concerned for the people who don’t have a healthcare provider they feel they can trust with their diagnosis ... Read More »

The Sports Physical

The Sports Physical

By Allen Peabody, M.D. With vacations, summer jobs, camps, sports and the like, summer activities can quickly pile up. Before you know it, it is August again and almost time to start school. But like many people, you have put off that one requirement of any child/adolescent competing in middle or high school sports, the sports physical (or more eloquently ... Read More »


T. Taylor Minchey, Nurse Practitioner

By T. Taylor Minchey, Nurse Practitioner Beating obesity is no walk in the park, but hey, a walk in the park sure puts you on the right track! I will start by first saying – you cannot rely on willpower alone if you truly want to beat this thing. Having the mental strength – and knowing that you have mental ... Read More »

Are You Suffering from a Sports Injury?

Suffering from a Sports Injury

By Dr. Sharon Roth, Roth Wellness & Chiropractic FDA approved for over 15 years, until recently ARP Wave technology has been available almost exclusively to professional athletes. NFL players like Chicago Bears Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall used the ARP Wave in the 2013 NFL season to heal from injury, keep them in the game and operate at peak performance. ... Read More »

Beach Safety – Make Sure Your Beach Time Remains Fun and Safe

Beach Safety

A day at the beach is one of the favorite ways families like to spend their vacation or holiday time. However, the beach is a natural environment that may harbor a number of dangers for both children and adults. Make sure your beach time remains a happy time, free of accidents and injuries. Sunburn No matter how much experience people have ... Read More »

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Sara Howington, Nashville’s Walk to Cure Arthritis Youth Honoree

When Sara was six years old, she came home from school complaining of pain in her leg. Over the course of the next few weeks, she would have pain in her arms, legs, and neck. When she began to cry when people would touch her arm, her parents knew something was wrong. The first trip to the doctor brought no results. ... 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 »

A Firsthand Glimpse at God’s Mighty Work

A Firsthand Glimpse

By Don Thompson, MD, MPH&TM A handicapped man venturing outside and enjoying the sunshine for the first time in nearly  four  years.  A hospital  receiving desperately needed medical supplies out of nowhere without asking. A burned out and weary physician rediscovering his passion and joy for healthcare. A young girl being rescued from the pits of prostitution and human trafficking. A ... Read More »

Afraid of Seeing the Dentist?

New Lightwalker© Laser Technology Can Fix Cavities and Treat Gum Disease, without a Drill! “You’re done?  I didn’t feel a thing!” Patients tell us they can hardly believe how quickly and easily treatment is with the new Lightwalker© Laser. That‘s why it is so rewarding to help people, especially those who are so fearful and haven’t been to the dentist ... Read More »


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 ... Read More »

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

The Arthritis Foundation has been fighting juvenile arthritis (JA) and supporting families for more than 60 years. Every year we invest more than $4.5 million in outreach and JA-specific research that advances treatments and will lead to a cure. We also make living with juvenile arthritis better through valuable information online and in print that reaches millions of people. Contrary ... Read More »

You’re Not Invincible

By Lisa Webb, D.Psy, MPH and Kenith L. Robins, PhD If you take better care of your car or favorite electronic gadget than your own health, you are not alone. We think we’re invincible when we’re young, but when we reach our late 30s, health concerns start cropping up. Major health concerns vary by age, notes Cleveland Clinic internist Raul ... Read More »

Do You Need a Trust?

By Richard K. Smith, Attorney-At-Law In previous months, I discussed the fact I am often asked by people, “Why do I need a will?”  The second question I am often asked is, “Should I have a trust?” This is often followed by the question, “Can I have a trust in place of a will?” There is no simple answer to these ... Read More »

Body Contouring

Charles F. Fatseas, M.D. There are so many ways we work to improve our bodies by eating healthy and putting in quality time at the gym. Yet those stubborn bumps and bulges refuse to budge despite our best attempts. No amount of diet and exercise can alter the genetic makeup of our bodies. Skin often loses elasticity and doesn’t reshape ... Read More »

Foot Complaints Related to Your Workout

By Dr. H. H. Nuss Crossfit has been around long enough now that people are presenting to my office with specific complaints related to their  workout. Aside from direct trauma to the foot by a bar or plate, overuse and tendonitis type symptoms seem to top the list. Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciitis is a common inflammatory disorder in the arch and ... Read More »


By Phyllis Townsend, M.D. The sun is shining, the pools are open and it is the time of year to be outside. Protecting your skin and your child’s skin from the damaging effects of the sunrays is critical to reducing the risk of skin cancer and premature aging. While it has been known for decades that excess sun exposure is a ... Read More »

Help With Your Medication Regimen

Are medications a part of your daily life? For many, the answer to this is “Yes”. People take medications for many different reasons, no matter what their age. However, when we get older it can become more difficult to keep track of all the pills we take. Dangerous drug interactions, forgetting when to take your pills, or overdosing are just ... Read More »

A New World of Movement for Amputees

By Teresa Caruso, CFOM In 2000, researchers discovered in Cairo, Egypt, what they believe to be the oldest documented artificial body part — a prosthetic toe made of wood and leather. The device was found attached to the remains of a nearly 3,000-year-old mummified Egyptian noblewoman. Through the years, prosthetic devices have been constructed of basic materials, such as wood ... Read More »

Stop Relationship Abuse

Did you know that Robertson, Sumner and Wilson counties have some of the highest  rates  of  domestic  abuse  in Middle  Tennessee? Did you know that relationship abuse happens to tweens (10-12 years of age), high school and college students, single and married couples of all genders, ages, financial status and race? Alarming Statistics The statistics should be alarming as one in ... Read More »

Hip Replacement Failures (WHAT TO DO?)

By David E. High, Attorney-At-Law There has been significant product liability litigation involving hip replacement failures. These failures generally result in the need for required revision surgeries. There have been voluntary recalls regarding DePuy and Stryker hip replacements. Stryker voluntarily recalled the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip System and ABG II Modular neck stems. The Stryker hip implant voluntary recall in 2012 ... Read More »

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