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Stereotactic Radiosurgery

By Chris Taleghani, M.D., M.B.A. What is it? How does it work? Stereotactic Radiosurgery is a treatment for cancerous or non-cancerous tumors, where focused radiation is selectively delivered into the affected tissue. The technique uses multiple intersecting beams or arcs to deliver high doses of radiation to the tumor, sparing the normal tissue. Though at first glance it appears to ... Read More »

Ankle Sprains

By Results Physiotherapy 75%-85% of all ankle injuries are ankle sprains. The common ankle sprain, Inversion Sprains, account for 85% of all sprains. It is an injury that most feel has limited options when it comes to treatment. However, an inversion sprain (a sprain to the anterior lateral ligament in the ankle) has several interesting statistics that need to be ... Read More »

Study Results on Synthetic and Animal Derived Hormomes vs. Natural Bio-Identical Hormones

By Charles Cannata, RN, MDX Prior to the 1990’s, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was thought to be a beneficial treatment for post-menopause symptoms in the U.S. HRT protected the cardiovascular system and offered protection against colorectal cancer as reported by such prestigious medical authorities as The Mayo Clinic. In the 1990’s, a study was commissioned by the National Institutes of ... Read More »

STRAIGHT TALK ON CAR SEATS

By Phyllis Townsend, M.D. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death in children ages 3 to 18. Properly used child safety seats (car seats and booster seats) as well as seat belts have been shown to reduce that risk dramatically. While there are laws in all 50 states dictating child safety seat (CSS) use, the laws aren’t always ... Read More »

Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

By Charles F. Fatseas, M.D. – Are you bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small? Are clothes that fit well around your hips often too large at the bustline? Are you self-conscious about wearing a swimsuit or form-fitting top? Have your breasts become smaller and lost their firmness after having children? Has weight loss changed the size ... Read More »

Anal and Rectal Pain

By William Norris, M.D., FACG – Pain coming from the lower portion of the gastrointestinal tract is a symptom that most are not comfortable discussing, however it is a common problem. Anal pain and rectal pain are often used interchangeably. Although most causes of anal pain are benign, it can be very uncomfortable and somewhat embarrassing. The pain can be ... Read More »

The Importance of Being Prepared

As a hospice social worker, I log many miles as I travel to assist patients and families in Middle Tennessee. Recently, I experienced a situation that caused me to stop and contemplate the importance of being prepared. Follow me on my journey. As I was driving to a health care facility, I unexpectedly hit some road debris. Several hours later, ... Read More »

Pain Control: Support for People with Cancer

“It took a few visits to my health care team to get my pain under control. But by trying different medicines and doses, I now have a pain plan that works for me.” – Michelle A pain control plan can be designed for you and your body. Everyone has a different pain control plan. Even if you have the same ... Read More »

Diagnosed with ADHD… at Age 35!

By Jason B. Bour, CLC – The best place to begin talking about ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is to share my own personal experience. I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 35 years old. Before that, I was characterized as lazy, unmotivated, irresponsible, etc. Regretfully, due to years of undiagnosed ADHD, my self-esteem suffered, I had credit problems, ... Read More »

Incredible Facts About Babies, Breast Milk, and Breastfeeding

Like pregnancy and childbirth, you should learn about breastfeeding before becoming a new mom. Test your breastfeeding knowledge by reading these facts to better understand how amazing women’s bodies truly are. • Breastfed babies typically get sick less. Breastfeeding reduces the risk of ear infections, diarrhea, and stomach problems. • Children who are breastfed have a lower rate of certain ... Read More »

Helping Your Loved One Stay in Their Home as Long as Possible

By Josh Smithson, Executive Director Seniors Plus More, Inc. has been servicing non-medical home care needs in the Greater Nashville area for over eleven years. We specialize in patients who are leaving rehabilitation facilities and patients with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. We are able to provide both short term and long term care depending on what your loved one needs. Services ... Read More »

The Shocking Truth About Portion Size

Should we eat everything on our plates? It’s no secret that people are larger today than ever before. Waistlines have expanded over the last forty years and studies show that portion sizes have grown as well. Researchers from New York University found that average portion sizes started to grow in the 1970’s, rising quickly in the 1980’s—and this phenomenon hasn’t ... Read More »

Finding Grace at the Doctor’s Office

By Mandi Mooney “Not to employ prayer with my patients was the equivalent of deliberately withholding a potent drug or surgical procedure.” ~ Larry Dossey, MD When you go to the doctor’s office for treatment for lingering back pain or a chronic cold, you rely on your physician and trust them to do what’s best. After all, they are the ... Read More »

TREETOP ADVENTURE PARK AT NASHVILLE SHORES

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 ... Read More »

Do You Have Chronic Pain… the Kind Physical Therapy Just Doesn’t Seem to Help?

By Dr. Sharon Roth, Roth Wellness & Chiropractic – There is a solution. Up until recently, a long-approved FDA treatment was re-served for the wealthy and/or the professional athlete. Sharon Roth, at Roth Wellness & Chiropractic, learned about this revolutionary therapy from some professional athletes and became determined to bring this treatment to the public. When the body is injured, ... Read More »

Teen Drivers

By Allen Peabody, MD, Pediatric Associates of Franklin For teenagers, summertime heralds the onset of late nights, sleeping in, summer jobs, and for those with driver’s licenses, more and more freedom to be out on the road. Unfortunately, due to the increased exposure, there is a notable spike in fatal crashes for teen drivers during the summer months . For ... Read More »

Why Do I Need To Visit the Dentist Every 6 Months?

By Kellye N. Rice, DMD A good analogy here is that of taking your car in for service: you know that by changing the oil when needed or checking the air pressure in your tires, you will ensure that it stays in good condition as well as nipping any problems in the bud. Plus, a trusted garage is knowledgeable and ... Read More »

Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Brain

By Chris Taleghani, M.D., M.B.A. – I am writing this month’s article for two reasons. First, it might give you a bit extra knowledge to share with family as you are spending time together around the dinner table this holiday season. Additionally, I hope it gives you something more to think about as you conclude one year and prepare for ... Read More »

Alternative Ways to Manage Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

By Jason B. Bour, CLC Stimulant medication is the best treatment plan for treating the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD);  however, due to the false information, or lack of ADHD education, many parents are hesitant to use medication to treat ADHD. While stimulant medication is the most effective treatment option, there are alternative ways to manage ADHD. ADHD ... Read More »

Do You Need To Detox?

By Stacey Upton, Independent Consultant and ERVP with Arbonne International. It seems like detoxing is everywhere these days –  do YOU need to do one?  Well, chances are that if you eat certain foods that most people are sensitive to, or are exposed to an environment or air that carries pollution in it, or use skin care products that use ... Read More »

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