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The Mysteries of TMJ – What Is It and How Is It Treated?

The Mysteries of TMJ - What Is It and How Is It Treated?

By Jaime A. Romero, Jr., D.D.S. TMJ refers to Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, grouped conditions that together lead to lack of proper function and pain in the joint of your jaw and the muscles that control its movement. According to some estimates, TMJ affects over 10 million Americans. If you have jaw pain, consult an oral professional for the ... Read More »

Bright Lights, Nashville Nights Benefiting Tennessee Kidney Foundation

Bright Lights, Nashville Nights Benefiting Tennessee Kidney Foundation

Did you know more than 4,500 people are on dialysis right here in Middle Tennessee? Or that almost 90% of all people waiting for an organ transplant in Tennessee are waiting for a kidney? Chances are you know one of these people. Tennessee Kidney Foundation (TKF) is here to bring hope and deliver support to the people affected by kidney disease ... Read More »

Tax Tips for Parents of a Child with Special Needs

By Robert B. Fleming Do you have a child with a disability? If so, there may be income tax deductions, exemptions or credits available to you. Some of the available income tax benefits are unfamiliar even to tax preparers, and some of the favorable treatment options are available to people who provide care for other family members, as well. Let’s ... Read More »

Physical Therapy or Opioids for Pain? You Choose.

By Darin Payne, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, Cert. DN, Cert. SMT, Dip. Osteopractic STAR Physical Therapy, McMinnville, TN It’s no secret that there is a problem in the state of Tennessee with opioid drug abuse. Though the problem will vary from county to county, Tennessee hospital charges for opioid drug poisoning  have risen 600% since 2001! It’s not only Tennessee that ... Read More »

Celebrate National Nutrition Month “Put Your Best Fork Forward”

Celebrate National Nutrition Month “Put Your Best Fork Forward”

By Karina Hammer, Certified Holistic Health & Wellness Coach Almost 2400 years ago, Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine once said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” With every bite of food that we put into our mouths, we are either creating health or creating disease. So, how can you “Put Your Best Fork Forward” during National Nutrition ... Read More »

Toenail Clippers – Dangerous Weapon for Diabetics

Toenail Clippers

By Murphy’s Orthopedics, part of Human Technology, Inc. Prosthetics and Orthotics Group Cutting toenails seems like an easy, non-threatening task with few risks involved. However, if you are diagnosed with any type of diabetes, snipping a toenail yourself could possibly lead to a removal of a toe, foot, leg or even death. Sandra Roberson describes herself as a strong willed country ... Read More »

Bummed Out About Having Braces? Invisalign Teen is the Answer!

Invisalign Teen is the Answer

By Dr. Mark Mappes, DDS, MS – The team has a game this Friday night, homecoming is in a month, and what about my yearbook pictures?!  Don’t stress; with Invisalign Teen you won’t need to turn down any dates, wear a paper bag over your head, or hide out in your room for two years! Invisalign Teen aligners are a ... Read More »

Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty

Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty

Spine fractures cause a lot of pain for many people. Some believe that they have to simply live through the pain, or perhaps undergo major surgery in order to get some relief. There is now a treatment option called Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty that takes as little as 15 minutes to perform, is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that can reduce ... Read More »

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 »

A Young Mother’s Heart Stops During School Holiday Party

A Young Mother’s Heart Stops During School Holiday Party

American Heart Association News Dec. 17, 2015, began as a festive day. Lauri Evans hosted a Christmas party at her daughter’s school on the last day before the holiday break. After escorting a student out of the building to leave early, Lauri was walking back inside with Betty Chambers, the grandmother of another student, when she took a few labored ... Read More »

2017 CARDIAC ARREST AND CPR FACT SHEET

2017 CARDIAC ARREST AND CPR FACT SHEET

CPR & SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST While the terms heart attack, cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death are often used as if they are synonymous, they aren’t.  A heart attack occurs when the blood flow supply to the heart muscle through a coronary artery is severely reduced or cut off completely. Typically this is from a clot, leading to damage to ... Read More »

Is it Normal for my Age or is it Dementia?

Is it Normal for my Age or is it Dementia?

By Heather Horton, MD, Neurologist, KCA Neurology ‘Do you know where I put my keys? I always put them in this exact spot, but they aren’t there.’ We have all been in that situation, but as we get older, those situations can occur more frequently and involve more than simply misplaced keys. November may be National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month, ... Read More »

A Yogi’s Guide to a Joyful 2017 – Sadhguru

A Yogi’s Guide to a Joyful 2017 – Sadhguru

Sadhguru gives us 3 tips for a truly joyful new year. As we step into 2017 with a firm resolve to keep our resolutions, as the year passes by the resolutions may also start to dwindle. How do you not only keep your resolutions but fulfill them? Sadhguru: Ask yourself, “In the past year, how many full moons have I seen? ... Read More »

What Foods Are Dangerous to Your Teeth and Why

What Foods Are Dangerous to Your Teeth and WhyWhat Foods Are Dangerous to Your Teeth and Why

By Kellye N. Rice, DMD Cool Springs Laser Dentistry wants everyone to know that keeping your teeth healthy is essential to your overall health. Visiting your dentist regularly, brushing your teeth at least twice a day, and flossing daily can help keep your teeth healthy. But, there are certain foods and beverages that do a lot of harm to your teeth. ... Read More »

A New Frontier: The Moon Landing & The Rise of Stem Cells for COPD Treatment

A New Frontier: The Moon Landing & The Rise of Stem Cells for COPD Treatment

On July 20th, 1969 America did the impossible: it landed two men on the moon. To say this was an unfathomable concept for its time would be an understatement. In a time where basic computers filled entire buildings, the technology and know-how to launch a manned flight seemed decades beyond our grasp. In truth, the Apollo Program was an extraordinary ... Read More »

Reduce Your Risk for Cardiovascular Disease by Improving Your Oral Health

Reduce Your Risk for Cardiovascular Disease by Improving Your Oral Health

By Jean-Max Jean-Pierre, D.D.S., M.D.S. Reasons to Prevent and Treat Gum Disease A buildup of oral bacteria leads to gum disease. Plaque buildup on your teeth irritates the surrounding gum tissue. The tissue pulls away from the bacteria, but this forms a pocket in which more microbes can accumulate and cause dental decay and gum inflammation. Without treatment, gum disease ... Read More »

Fabulous Friends for Africa host their 10th Valentine’s Party

Fabulous Friends for Africa host their 10th Valentine’s Party

For the tenth year, the Fabulous Friends for Africa will host a Valentine’s Party to raise money for African Leadership, a local organization committed to developing projects and programs that meet the needs of Africans. The dance will be Saturday, February 11, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Factory in Franklin. The fundraiser started in a unique way. ... Read More »

DIRECT ACCESS PHYSICAL THERAPY

DIRECT ACCESS PHYSICAL THERAPY

By Ryan Schaefer, PT, DPT STAR Physical Therapy, Brentwood, TN As of January 1, 2015, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands allow individuals to seek some level of physical therapy treatment from a licensed Physical Therapist without obtaining a script or referral from a Physician. This is called Direct Access. Most commercial insurance providers will ... Read More »

Differences in Hearing Aid Technology Levels

Differences in Hearing Aid Technology Levels

By Lydia Dudney, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA, Johnson Audiology Even when working with a licensed audiologist, choosing the appropriate hearing aid to assist with your hearing difficulties can be a challenging undertaking. Private audiologists have the capability to work with any number of hearing aid manufacturers to best meet their patients’ hearing and lifestyle needs. However, the number of available options can ... Read More »

It’s No Wonder Why Everyone LOVES Dr. Jaime Romero!

It's No Wonder Why Everyone LOVES Dr. Jaime Romero!

What do you get when you combine a helicopter pilot, an oral surgeon, and an ex-migrant tree planter? You get Dr. Jaime Romero Jr., a hard-working, adventurous father of four who LOVES to give people their smile back at Solace Oral Surgery. His success has not been easy or instantaneous, but rather marked by determination and love for family and country. ... Read More »

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