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Back to School Savings!

Back to School Savings

Tennessee’s Annual Sales Tax-Free Weekend is August 7th through August 9th! The State of Tennessee’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night. Tennessee General Assembly passed Public Chapter 398 (Tennessee Code Annotated Section 67-6-393) which established an annual sales tax holiday beginning in August of 2006. Listed …

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The Dangers of Physician-Assisted Suicide in Tennessee

The Dangers of Physician-Assisted Suicide in Tennessee

By David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) As a licensed physician in Tennessee who also holds a degree in bioethics, I’m passionate about eliminating suffering. I practiced in a bush hospital for 11 years in Africa. I led a relief team in Mogadishu, Somalia for 10 months during the time of “Black Hawk Down.” My team was in Sudan for 11 months …

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Why Church?

Why Church?

By Randy Hensley, Executive Director, Coalition for Kids To say the church is important to Jesus may seem an obvious statement.  Jesus created His church and His church was not a building. . . it was His people, His bride whom He loved.   He invested Himself in the creation of His church and bought His church with His own blood.  Sounds …

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Helping Seniors Stay in the Comfort of Their Home

By Josh Smithson, Executive Director Seniors Plus More, Inc. is an in-home care agency that provides non-medical services to the Middle Tennessee area. Executive Director, Josh Smithson, has been servicing clients in the area for over ten years. We specialize in patients who are leaving rehabilitation facilities and patients with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Quality Service at Affordable Rates We are …

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Great Life, Great Look and Great Hair!

By Michael S. Ramsey, MBA/HCM – Style Hair today is as much about style as anything else. Whether men wear their hair short, spiked, or just a stubble look – hair speaks to others about that person. Justin Bieber is known almost as much for his hair and style as his music. Hair as a part of a person’s style …

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Hospice Volunteering

By Dan Smith, Manager of Volunteer Services – Hospice volunteering offers a unique op-portunity to make a difference in the lives of those with life-threatening illnesses. Since the modern hospice movement emerged in the 1960s, and was often run by all-volunteer staffs, the role of caring individuals has proven to be integral to providing the human element to patient care. …

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MARTINA MCBRIDE AND MIKKY EKKO TO PLAY THE 2015 MUSIC CITY JULY 4TH CELEBRATION IN NASHVILLE!

MARTINA MCBRIDE AND MIKKY EKKO

NASHVILLE’S 2015 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS WILL BE THE BIGGEST IN THE COUNTRY! Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing! will feature more firework shells than any  other  fireworks  display  in  the country, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp (NCVC) announced. The fireworks show will be synchronized to live music performed by the GRAMMY®-winning Nashville Symphony. “The event garners more and …

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Caring for a Special Needs Child

Richard K. Smith, Attorney-At-Law

By Richard K. Smith, Attorney-At-Law In Tennessee, a parent is charged with the care and support of a child until age 18 or the child graduates high school. But what of a special needs child who may need some or total care and support after the age of 18? A parent is not legally required to provide the support nor may …

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Bone Grafting is Not Nearly as Scary as It Sounds

Bone Grafting

By Jaime A. Romero, Jr., D.D.S. The term “bone grafting” may conjure up horrifying images if you’re hearing it for the first time, but it’s actually a common and relatively painless procedure. Due to ever advancing technology, a bone graft is not always needed to hold a dental implant, but is still occasionally used to strengthen the jaw. When a graft …

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Mind, Body and Sport

Mind, Body and Sport

By Lisa Webb, D.Psy, MPH and Kenith L. Robins, PhD Summer—this is a key season for sport leagues, training preparation for fall athletics and youth sports camps. This physical activity can have a positive impact in other life areas. “Adolescents who play team sports in grades 8 through 12 have less stress and better mental health as young adults, finds …

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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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What You Need to Know About Botox and Facial Fillers

Botox TN

Botox and Facial Fillers are the first line choice of treatment for millions of women and men to reverse the signs of aging and for good reason. Results are visible within days, if not immediately after treatment, and can literally take years off of your appearance. However, many people are often confused about which type of product they need to enhance …

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Seniors Seek Freedom from Lung Disease with Stem Cells

Seniors Seek Freedom from Lung Disease

By Maren Auxier In the United States, we place the utmost value on independence and freedom, so much so that many young men and women have sacrificed their lives for it. The word independence has a different meaning to different people. For some, it means not living under the thumb of an oppressive government. For others, it means being able …

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Coping With Exercise in the Heat

Coping With Exercise in the Heat

By Clint Sanders, MAT, MS, LAT, ATC Each year in Tennessee, young people take to ball fields in the high temperatures and humidities.  As an athletic trainer, this is one of my favorite times of year because I get to see young boys and girls developing their skills to become incredibly talented athletes. However, I also know the toll that the …

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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 …

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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 …

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TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS

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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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. …

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