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Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Stereotactic Radiosurgery

By Chris Taleghani, M.D., M.B.A. 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 be a surgery, it is actually an ... Read More »

How much money does it take to make you happy?

According to another pointless, but interesting, Gallup/Time survey, it all depends in what part of the US you live. The survey asked 350,000 Americans how their income affected their daily emotions. In the Atlanta area, it came in at a fairly modest $42,000 a year, but at the other end of the scale people needed roughly a $105,000 a year ... Read More »

Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups

Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups

By Laura Lea Goldberg Ingredients: • 3 large boneless skinless chicken breast (prefer organic and free range) • 1/4 cup unsalted, unsweetened peanut butter (prefer organic, sub almond or tahini if you like) • 3 tablespoons sesame oil • 2 1/2 tablespoons honey • 2 tablespoons lime juice • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 2 tablespoons sriracha (sub hot sauce ... Read More »

Companies should help keep employees fit

Rick Goodman writing on business2community.com urges companies to take employee fitness and wellbeing seriously. “Focusing on wellness isn’t merely a nice thing to do. It actually underscores the health of the business itself. That’s because emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing are all critical to workplace happiness and workplace productivity,” he explains. Adding, “When your team members are fit… they do ... Read More »

10 Healthy things to do in Nashville

10 Healthy things to do in Nashville

This great article from Shape.com lists: Where to eat, where to work out, where to relax and where to explore healthily in Nashville. Restaurants include the ubiquitous Sunflower Cafe and the new Vietnamese eatery Vui’s Kitchen. Where to work out? They suggest Barre3 or Inner Light Yoga Studio. For relaxation try: Poopy and Monroe and to explore: Radnor Lake State ... Read More »

Fidget Spinners, Nashville expert speaks out

FOX 17 reports on the current ‘fidget spinner’ craze and discussed the implications with Dr. Brett Shapiro, a child psychologist in Nashville. Dr. Shapiro said it is possible for children to become more focused on the spinners than the subject matter they should be focused on, but adds the spinners shouldn’t be written off. “I understand where teachers are coming ... Read More »

Here’s where your 10,000 steps will take you in Nashville

Here’s where your 10,000 steps will take you in Nashville

Done your 10,000 steps today – the recommended distance experts say you should walk in a day? Don’t want to walk around in circles but want some interesting routes and scenery? United Healthcare has created a website to show you where your 10,000 steps could take you around Nashville: The Belle Meade Plantation to the Steeplechase Grandstand is one suggestion. ... Read More »

The Eastern Peak, Thai at its best

The Eastern Peak, Thai at its best

Walking into The Eastern Peak restaurant, the vibe is modern and fun. The reclaimed wood walls and polished concrete floors are trendy and stylish. As we are seated and given an opportunity to look at the food choices, the menu is extensive and is in line with the atmosphere of the restaurant; sophisticated and chic. The Eastern Peak prides itself ... Read More »

The Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame announces its third class of inductees

Six health care professional were selected for the class of 2017 for their “significant and lasting contributions to the health and health care industries.” This year’s inductees are: Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown: First African American female surgeon in the south; Dr. William “Bill” Frist: First heart and lung transplant surgeon at Vanderbilt; Joel Gordon: 47-year health care veteran, Founder of ... Read More »

Nashville-a city of poor eating habits?

Yet again, Nashville comes in near the bottom of the latest Gallup Survey which asked the question: “Did you eat healthy all day yesterday?” The rankings show a wide range of results – with the highest communities having more than three quarters of their citizens report eating healthy all day the previous day compared to just over half among the ... Read More »

It’s Dairy Month. Find out more about Milk!

It’s Dairy Month. Find out more about Milk!

More than 75 years since the annual celebration began, June Dairy Month continues to recognize dairy products and the farmers who produce them. In Tennessee, there are around 45,000 milk cows on 317 farms producing a staggering 86 million gallons of milk a year. Each cow can produce 6.3 gallons of milk a day. Want to know more about Milk ... Read More »

Is my fiancé an Alcoholic?

PERSONAL ADVICE: ASK DR. LISA Q: “My fiancé always drinks too much — it doesn’t matter if it is with friends or if we are just hanging out. How can I tell him I want him to stop drinking — I am afraid he is an alcoholic.” Trying to get a commitment from someone to never drink again is usually ... Read More »

Three superfoods to change your life

Three superfoods to change your life

By Karina Hammer, Certified Holistic Wellness Coach “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates With every bite of food that we put into our mouths, we are either creating health or creating disease. The Oxford Dictionary definition states, a superfood is “a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.” Top 3 ... Read More »

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

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 with sunburns, they always seem to forget their own individual tolerance to ultraviolet rays and suffer a painful burn. Never go to the beach without a good supply of sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Re-apply the sunscreen frequently, even if the label says it will last for hours. Sweat and water will wash off the sunscreen, leaving you vulnerable to severe burns. Children, in particular, should be monitored carefully for sunburn. Apply sunscreen before they leave the house to allow it to penetrate into the skin and re-apply every few hours. Always carry extra clothing. If you are on the beach for a protracted period, cover up little ones with a tee shirt and long pants to prevent painful burns. Use a lidocaine-containing cooling ointment to soothe minor burns after a day on the beach. Heatstroke Beach time can be so much fun that you can forget the amount of time you've been out in the sun. Heatstroke can occur any time you are in high temperatures and are engaged in vigorous physical activity. Signs of heatstroke include high body temperature, lack of sweating, flushed skin, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, rapid heart rate and fainting. If someone in your group suffers these symptoms, immediately get them to a cooler spot. Cool down the body with damp cloths or a fan. If the person is conscious, have them drink water to re-hydrate the body. Take them for medical treatment to prevent further damage to the brain and body organs. Water Dangers Being at the beach includes water dangers. Ensure that your family knows the rules of safe swimming so that every beach visit is a happy occasion: • Drowning dangers: Teach all family members to swim as soon as they can understand the instructions. Small children who have not yet learned to swim require constant supervision. Always assign one family member for this task to avoid confusion that leads to unattended children getting into trouble in the water. • Never dive off rocks or jetties unless you know the depth of the water for certain. Reckless diving can cause neck and spine injuries. • Heed warnings about riptides. These warnings are often posted in swimming areas. If you are caught in a sudden riptide, swim parallel to the shore until you can break free of the pull of the current. Wave your hands to call attention to yourself to get help from lifeguards or other people on shore. Foot Injuries One of the most common beach injuries is cuts and scrapes on the foot. Many beaches are strewn with rocks or fragments of seashells, many of which have sharp edges that can easily cut the skin. In addition, beachgoers may leave pop tops, bottle caps or broken glasses behind that can be a hazard to walking with bare feet. Wearing aqua shoes or flip-flops whenever walking the beach can help to prevent these injuries. However, your beach bag should also contain a small first-aid kit that contains some Band-Aids, gauze and tape to treat minor foot injuries instead of going to the emergency room. The kit should also contain over-the-counter pain reliever such as aspirin or ibuprofen to relief discomfort from these minor injuries. Jellyfish Stings Jellyfish are aquatic creatures found in many coastal beach areas. These sea animals have long, trailing tentacles that contain thousands of microscopic barbs when in contact with human skin. The sting generally causes a burning sensation, reddish marks on the skin and itching or throbbing of the area. Some individuals may be sensitive to the toxins and may feel nausea, headache, dizziness, muscle spasms or fainting. In severe reactions, death can result. Anyone that has been stung should be carefully monitored for severe reactions. To treat minor stings, remove any visible tentacles from the skin, rinse the injured area with household vinegar for 30 seconds and soothe the area with calamine lotion or lidocaine sunburn-relieving gel. If you suspect a severe reaction, get medical attention for the victim immediately.

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 ... Read More »

You can eat healthily at a fast food restaurant

You can eat healthily at a fast food restaurant

Kez Tabelisma, takes a quick tour around some of Nashville’s fast food outlets to see if they have something healthy on the menu. Here’s what she found: When you think of fast food, what usually comes to mind? Burgers. Fries. A slew of high-caloric and deep-fried goodness. People in America eat fast food almost every day. For some, that’s all ... Read More »

Healthy Eating: Laura Lea style

Healthy Eating: Laura Lea style

Having deserted the hectic lifestyle of a New York paralegal, gained certification as a Holistic chef and moved back to her home town of Nashville, Laura Lea Goldberg is now about to launch her first book: The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook. Health and Wellness Magazine went to find out more. Laura Lea is on a healthy food mission, and her ... Read More »

Summertime Accidents (WHAT TO DO?)

Summertime Accidents

By David E. High, Attorney-At-Law Unfortunately, there are a lot of accidents in the summertime when people are out participating in various outdoor activities.  If you are injured due to the negligence of another person, you may have a claim that could be covered under insurance. Possible Insurance Coverage If you are injured on the premises of another due to ... Read More »

7 Great Events in Nashville this Summer

7 Great Events in Nashville this Summer

Nashville is the new “It” city. With so many young people flocking to Music City, there will be plenty to do and see in the upcoming months. Here are seven great events coming up this summer as previewed by Jade Spilka. CMA Music Festival, June 8-11 The most popular festival in country music returns to Nashville once again. The CMA ... Read More »

Healthy summer drinks – with a twist!

Healthy summer drinks – with a twist!

Yep, cold soda tastes good, but there are plenty of equally palate pleasing alternatives that can both refresh and be good for you. As summer approaches, it’s tempting to reach for a can of soda or a chilled glass of beer, but these drinks are often full of calories and aren’t compatible with any bikini body plan. We look at ... Read More »

You’re An Individual – Your Weight Loss Program Should Be Too

You’re An Individual – Your Weight Loss Program Should Be Too

By Kellye N. Rice, DMD America is dying…a very slow death…from the processed foods that are so common in our generally accepted American diet. High sodium, preservatives and sugar are prevalent in many of the processed foods that have become staples in our everyday food selections. Even the three top soda corporations are teaming up to do their part in ... Read More »

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