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10 Feel Good Books to read this Winter

Turn off that cell phone and TV and get stuck into a good book. Jade Spilka looks at some new books and old favorites to read this Winter – or to give as presents. As the weather turns colder, it is the perfect time to cuddle up with a good book. With proof that colder weather can contribute to a …

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How to Make Old Age into the Best Part of Your Life

Getting old is something that most of us will experience; however, there are many who see aging and old age as a negative life experience. Sadhguru, yogi, mystic and the foremost authority on yoga, shares his insights on aging. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, although Americans have on average added 30-plus years to their life …

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BIRTH INJURIES (WHAT TO DO?)

BIRTH INJURIES

By David E. High, Attorney-At-Law Most babies are born healthy and thriving. Unfortunately, some babies are born with birth injuries that were potentially avoidable with appropriate and prompt medical care. Failure to perform a timely caesarian section in the face of fetal distress may result in a serious injury to a newborn. What is HIE? Oxygen deprivation or intrapartum asphyxia can …

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STAR Physical Therapy is Now 20 Years Old!

STAR Physical Therapy is Now 20 Years Old!

Wow! It is hard to believe that STAR Physical Therapy is now 20 years old. The founding partners never envisioned STAR would grow to 67 outpatient clinics, 10 contract clinics, and over 515 employees. STAR Partners, Regg Swanson, Kelly Ziegler, Leslie Burton, and Hal Henninger share how STAR has been blessed to work with extremely talented physicians, who have entrusted …

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Dentures vs. Implants – Restore Your Smile with Modern Dental Technology

Dentures vs. Implants

By Jaime A. Romero, Jr., D.D.S. Unsecured dentures are an old-fashioned solution for people who have lost all of their teeth. Unfortunately, you may find that wearing unsecured dentures can be painful, inconvenient and awkward. Such dentures make it difficult to chew a variety of foods, which can stop you from eating many of the foods you once enjoyed. Wearing …

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5 BRAIN BOOSTERS

5 Brain boosters

By Chris Taleghani, M.D., M.B.A. – It’s easier than ever to take care of your brain! Increasing your intake of these substances can seriously boost your brain power. CAFFEINE & THEANINE: THE DYNAMIC DUO What is it? Caffeine is a naturally occurring chemical stimulant. Theanine is an amino acid typically used for treating anxiety. What does it do? Theanine helps …

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Where is God in the Fire and the Flood?

Where is God in the Fire and the Flood?

By Jodi Thomas Lately, I’ve gotten to a point where I dread turning on the news.  Regardless of your network affinity, when you hit the remote, more than likely bad news will flicker across the screen.  The calamity tsunami of late has overwhelmed us all—Harvey & Irma, the Las Vegas shooting horror, the Golden State set on fire.  Do you ever …

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Blackened salmon & strawberry salad

Blackened salmon & strawberry salad

By Laura Lea Goldberg Ingredients: BLACKENING SEASONING: • 1 tablespoon paprika • 1 teaspoon chili powder • 2 teaspoons onion powder • 2 teaspoons dried oregano • 1 teaspoon sea salt SALAD INGREDIENTS: • 3/4 cup raw pecans • 2 tablespoons maple syrup • 1 sweet potato (peeled and diced into 1 inch cubes • pinch sea salt • 2-3 …

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The New Beginnings Center offers subsidized fitness coaching for Women

The New Beginnings Center offers subsidized fitness coaching for Women

You probably know living a healthier life that includes eating well and regular exercise could change the course of your life, but did you know that over 70% of disease is preventable? The New Beginnings Center was created to provide women with the education and coaching they need to live the healthy life they’ve always dreamed of, regardless of their …

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EPICE, affordable Lebanese food

EPICE, affordable Lebanese food

Located in 12 South only a few yards away from Sevier Park is a restaurant full of flavor and character. Epice, a Lebanese family owned and operated eatery, is worth the visit. The space has a simple and modern design with concrete walls, marble tables and bars, rustic wood, and natural lighting. You can opt to sit inside or outside …

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Avoid re-using plastic bottles

A recent article in the Practical Gastroenterology journal and reported in publications such as Good Housekeeping points out that bottled water manufacturers don’t recommend consumers re-using disposable water bottles because “the everyday wear and tear from repeated washings and re-use can lead to physical breakdown of the plastic, which can subsequently lead to bacteria being harbored in the cracks, posing …

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New range of ‘Healthy’ books for children launched

Out in December, Total Teen will inspire active living and positive self-image in young girls. Rodale Books’ new children’s imprint, to launch this September, will publish fiction and nonfiction  titles for young people of all ages, from infants to children to teens. Rodale Kids aims to publish between 35 and 45 books a year. These are books that will “encourage …

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First Nashville ‘Walking Districts’ up and…running

A new Healthy Living idea has been launched in three locations in Nashville, including the Hillsboro West End Neighborhood, south and west of Vanderbilt University. Its purpose? To encourage walking by making it safer and more enjoyable in residential neighborhoods where sidewalks are few or where through-traffic is heavy. The plan will introduce signage lowering speed limits to 20 mph …

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Seven hobbies that can make you smarter

Here are some ways a hobby can make your brain work better, and smarter: 1. Play a Musical Instrument. This helps develop your memory and motor skills. 2. Read Anything. It relieves stress and helps your mind get organized. 3. Exercise Regularly. Exercise promotes growth and health at the cellular level, conversely prolonged periods of inactivity have an opposite effect …

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The Nashville bucket list: 30 things to do before you die

Those perpetual list builders at Thrillist.com have picked on Nashville again and come up with this great list of things to do in Nashville “before you die.” We’ve just picked a random few of the more healthy ones. Admire the skyline from E.S. Rose Park (check out the park near 12 South); See a movie outdoors at Elmington Park (they …

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Drug overdose deaths increased in Tennessee

Latest figures from the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) data show 1,631 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2016, the highest annual number of such deaths recorded in state history. This is an increase from the 1,451 overdose deaths recorded among Tennessee residents in 2015. Said TDH Commissioner, John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, “The rate of increase in these deaths is …

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Group discusses role of ‘the gut in mental health’

Nashville Integrative Health hosted its third monthly meeting at health and wellness beauty store, Lemon Laine. The topic of this month’s meeting was the Gut Brain Axis. Speakers Dr. David Haase of the MaxWell Clinic and Dr. Leslie Shew of Be Well Nashville took the stage to discuss research surrounding the intricate connection between the gut and the brain. Dr. …

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Natural Ways to look good as you age

Natural Ways to look good as you age

Sheila McGinnis (pictured) is a great believer that natural products and remedies can help solve many health problems. Here she provides a checklist on how to hold back the ravages of time on your body – naturally. Let’s face it, we’re not getting any younger! Some of us grow old with much grace and some of us are fighting it …

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The Use of Pain Neuroscience Education in Physical Therapy for People with Chronic Pain

The Use of Pain Neuroscience Education in Physical Therapy for People with Chronic Pain

Chronic pain affects approximately 3 million people in the U.S. each year. According to Chelsea Chrisp, PT, LAT, ATC, DPT, Director of STAR Physical Therapy in South Nashville, chronic pain is defined as pain that persists greater than 12 weeks after an injury or onset of symptoms. Pain may be felt in the joint that was injured or globally through …

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10 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

10 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Kez Tabelisma scours all the advice out there about the best type of breakfast to start your day. Breakfast. It’s something that has come to be known as the most important meal of the day. After a long night’s rest, having a healthy breakfast is a great energy booster and start to the day. Here are 10 healthy breakfast ideas …

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