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New Year, New Yoga Moves…Let’s Do This!

New Year, New Yoga Moves…Let’s Do This!

By Dana Jean Costantino As a New Year begins, so many of us are on the lookout for ways to improve our bodies, minds and souls. We want to get in shape, inside and out. However, for many of us, it can be hard to decide on a course of action and even harder to make that course of action a ... Read More »

The Health Benefits of Kindness

The Health Benefits of Kindness

Kindness is contagious. The positive effects of kindness are experienced in the brain of everyone who witnessed the act, improving their mood and making them significantly more likely to “pay it forward.” This means one good deed in a crowded area can create a domino effect and improve the day of dozens of people! KINDNESS INCREASES: Oxytocin: The Love Hormone ... Read More »

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The Health & Wellmobile is Coming to Nashville

The Health & Wellmobile provides basic Health Screenings, Scans and Education where Consumers Work, Live and Play NOW ACCEPTING SPONSOR PARTNERS FOR 2017! By Elizabeth Kelley What is it? The Health & Wellmobile, made possible by several local partner sponsors, is a massive consumer health education and wellness screening program designed to promote healthier living among local community residents while ... Read More »

Do You Speak Teen? New Sexting Lingo Every Parent Needs to Know About

Do You Speak Teen

By Millie Stubblefield Every generation of teenagers has created its own special language. From the groovy teens of the 1960s to the gnarly young people of the 1980s to the phat teenagers of the 1990s, every new generation has its own unique lingo. I have to admit though, I never dreamed in a million years that parenting my two current teenagers ... Read More »

Aromatherapy for Winter Wonderland

Aromatherapy for Winter Wonderland

By Dana Jean Costantino As the winter months are upon us, so is the common cold. However, the cold is anything but common because everyone will experience it in different ways – at different times and feel a different level and intensity of symptoms. Some will make it through winter without the slightest hint of a cold. However, for those of ... Read More »

Is your heart hurting? Have you been disappointed in love?

Is your heart hurting? Have you been disappointed in love?

By Cheryl Rogers When your special relationship has ended through death or divorce, you may feel lost. You may feel very much alone, but the Bible tells us you are not. “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart,” it says in Psalm 34:18. Your maker knows exactly how you feel. He knows you like no one ... Read More »

New Year, New You with Nashville Community Education

New Year, New You with Nashville Community Education

New Year’s Resolutions: love them or hate them, one thing’s for sure, they’re almost impossible to keep. The beginning of a new year can motivate us to make lifestyle changes, but without support we often slip into unhealthy habits of the past. But what if you had a group of peers to encourage you to keep those new habits? Maybe ... Read More »

A SINGER’S GUIDE TO VOCAL HEALTH & WELLNESS:

A SINGER’S GUIDE TO VOCAL HEALTH & WELLNESS:

LEADING VOCAL COACH KATI HENDRICKS SHARES HER WHOLE-BODY HEALTH & WELLNESS APPROACH TO VOCAL PERFORMANCE ENDURANCE By Natalie Creel, Derailed Development Kati Hendricks of Kati Hendricks Voice Productions in Nashville, TN has been coaching and training Vocal performers for over 25 years. Kati has even come to be known as “The Voice Whisperer,” because, as Hendricks states, speaking on her one-of-a-kind ... Read More »

Ring in the New Year with Senior In-Home Care

Ring in the New Year with Senior In-Home Care

Whether you need companionship for an elderly relative or 24/7 personal senior care assistance for a family member, Seniors Plus More in Nashville has a staff of quality caregivers available to assist you. Organizing Appointments It can be difficult keeping track of life as well as different appointments. Our caregivers in Nashville can assist your loved ones in organizing, making and ... Read More »

Raising Food Awareness

Raising Food Awareness

American physician, medical adviser for Bill and Hillary Clinton, and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Mark Hyman joined Sadhguru on World Peace Day, 2014 to explore matters of health and wellbeing. In this excerpt, they explore how health is created not just by what food we eat, but also how we eat. Mark Hyman: Over 50 million people a ... Read More »

Good Times, Bad Times: The Rolling Stones & The Rise of Stem Cells for COPD Treatment

Good Times, Bad Times

In the early 60s, America was given its first taste of the British Invasion. It was February 9th and a young British rock band named The Beatles had just finished a performance on the Ed Sullivan show to a crowd of screaming fans. The young men were a spectacle to see. Dressed to the nines in tailored suits, pristine haircuts ... Read More »

The Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal

The Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal

By Jaime A. Romero, Jr., D.D.S. Wisdom teeth – the third and final set of molars – typically do not erupt until late in the teenage years or early 20s. Though not everyone needs their wisdom teeth removed, those that do will likely experience problems with them between the ages of 25 and 30. Why Should My Wisdom Teeth Be Removed? ... Read More »

The Health & Wellmobile is Coming to Nashville and WANTS YOUR BUSINESS!

The Health & Wellmobile is Coming to Nashville

Now Accepting Sponsor Partners for 2017! Your business can be part of providing basic Health Screenings, Scans and Education Where Consumers Work, Live and Play By Elizabeth Kelley What is it? The Health & Wellmobile, made possible by several local partner sponsors, is a massive consumer health education and wellness screening program designed to promote healthier living among local community ... Read More »

What to Do If Your Teen or Young Adult Has a Problem with Drugs

How do I know if my teen or young adult has a substance use disorder? Addiction can happen at any age, but it usually starts when a person is young. If your teen continues to use drugs despite harmful consequences, he or she may be addicted. Anyone Can Become Addicted to Drugs If an adolescent starts behaving differently for no apparent reason—such as acting withdrawn, frequently tired or depressed, or hostile—it could be a sign he or she is developing a drug- related problem. Parents and others may overlook such signs, believing them to be a normal part of puberty. Other signs include: • a change in peer group • carelessness with grooming • decline in academic performance • missing classes or skipping school • loss of interest in favorite activities • trouble in school or with the law • changes in eating or sleeping habits • deteriorating relationships with family members and friends Through scientific advances, we know more than ever before about how drugs work in the brain. We also know that addiction can be successfully treated to help young people stop abusing drugs and lead productive lives. Intervening early when you first spot signs of drug use in your teen is critical; don’t wait for your teen to become addicted before you seek help. However, if a teen is addicted, treatment is the next step. If I want help for my teen or young adult, where do I start? Asking for help from professionals is the first important step. You can start by bringing your child to a doctor who can screen for signs of drug use and other related health conditions. You might want to ask in advance if he or she is comfortable screening for drug use with standard assessment tools and making a referral to an appropriate treatment provider. If not, ask for a referral to another provider skilled in these issues. You can also contact an addiction specialist directly. There are 3,500 board-certified physicians who specialize in addiction in the United States. The American Society of Addiction Medicine website has a Find a Physician feature on its home page, and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry has a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Finder on its website. You and the physician can decide if your teen or young adult should be referred to treatment. It takes a lot of courage to seek help for a child with a possible drug problem because there is a lot of hard work ahead for both of you, and it interrupts academic, personal, and possibly athletic milestones expected during the teen years. However, treatment works, and teens can recover from addiction, although it may take time and patience. Treatment enables young people to counteract addiction's powerful disruptive effects on their brain and behavior so they can regain control of their lives. You want to be sure your teen is healthy before venturing into the world with more independence, and where drugs are more easily available. What kind of screening will the doctor do? The doctor will ask your child a series of questions about use of alcohol and drugs, and associated risk behaviors (such as driving under the influence or riding with other drivers who have been using drugs or alcohol). The doctor might also give a urine and/or blood test to identify drugs that are being abused. This assessment will help determine the extent of a teen's drug use (if any) and whether a referral to a treatment program is necessary. If my child refuses to cooperate, should the family conduct an intervention? Most teens, and many young adults still being supported by their family, only enter treatment when they are compelled to by the pressure of their family, the juvenile justice, or other court system. However, there is no evidence that confrontational "interventions" like those familiar from TV programs are effective. It is even possible for such confrontational encounters to escalate into violence or backfire in other ways. Instead, parents should focus on creating incentives to get the teen to a doctor. Oftentimes, young people will listen to professionals rather than family members, as the latter encounters can sometimes be driven by fear, accusations, and emotions. People of all ages with substance use disorders live in fear of what will happen if their drugs are taken away. You can ensure your teen that professional treatment centers will keep him or her safe and as comfortable as possible if a detoxification process is needed. Be sure to let your teen know that family and loved ones will stand by and offer loving support. How do I find the right treatment center? If you or your medical specialist decides your teen can benefit from substance abuse treatment, there are many options available. You can start by contacting the government's Treatment Locator service at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or go online at http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/. (This service is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.) This Treatment Locator service lets you search for a provider in your area; it will also tell you information about the treatment center and if it works with teens. Who will provide treatment to my child? Different kinds of addiction specialists will work together in your teen’s care, including doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers, and others. If my teen or young adult confides in his or her doctor, will I be able to find out what's going on? If your child talks to a doctor or other medical expert, privacy laws might prevent that expert from sharing the information with you. However, you can speak to the doctor before your child's appointment and express your concerns, so the doctor knows the importance of a drug use screening in your child’s situation. In addition, most health care providers that specialize in addiction treatment can’t share your information with anyone (even other providers) without your written permission. In certain cases when health professionals believe your child might be a danger to him- or herself or to others, the provider may be able to share relevant information with family members. How will I pay for treatment? If your child has health insurance, it may cover substance abuse treatment services. Many insurance plans offer inpatient stays. When setting up appointments with treatment centers, you can ask about payment options and what insurance plans they take. They can also advise you on low-cost options. The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides payment information for each of the treatment services listed, including information on sliding fee scales and payment assistance. Its "Frequently Asked Questions" section addresses cost of treatment. In addition, you can also call the treatment helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357) or 1-800-487-4889 (TTY) to ask about treatment centers that offer low-or no-cost treatment. You can also contact your state substance abuse agency—many states offer help with payment for substance abuse treatment. Note that the new The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act ensures that co-pays, deductibles, and visit limits are generally not more restrictive for mental health and substance abuse disorder benefits than they are for medical and surgical benefits. The Affordable Care Act builds on this law and requires coverage of mental health and substance use disorder services as one of ten essential health benefits categories. Under the essential health benefits rule, individual and small group health plans are required to comply with these parity regulations. For more information on the Affordable Care Act, you can call 1-800-318-2596 or go to: https://www.healthcare.gov/. When you research payment options, be sure you are speaking to people familiar with the new rules (old websites and pamphlets will not necessarily be accurate). Other services available for teens include recovery high schools (where teens attend school with others in recovery and apart from potentially harmful peer influences) and peer recovery support services. There are other groups in the private sector that can provide a lot of support. How do we keep things stable in our home until my teen is in treatment? First, talk to your teen. There are ways to have a conversation about drugs or other sensitive issues that will prevent escalation into an argument. NIDA’s Family Checkup tool gives science-based techniques for communicating with your child effectively without emotions getting in the way, as well as ways for setting limits and supervising your teen. Videos demonstrate the techniques discussed. Acknowledge your child's opinions but know that many people with substance abuse problems are afraid and ashamed and might not always tell the truth. This is why it is important to involve medical professionals who have experience working with people struggling with substance abuse issues. Second, if your teen has a driver's license, and you suspect drug use, you should take away your child's driving privileges. This could cause an inconvenience for the family, but could prevent a tragic accident. This could also be used as an incentive to get your child to agree to be evaluated by a medical professional. Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

How do I know if my teen or young adult has a substance use disorder? Addiction can happen at any age, but it usually starts when a person is young. If your teen continues to use drugs despite harmful consequences, he or she may be addicted. Anyone Can Become Addicted to Drugs If an adolescent starts behaving differently for no ... Read More »

Multiple Sclerosis: Then and Now

Multiple Sclerosis: Then and Now

By Heather Horton, MD, Neurologist, KCA Neurology Our knowledge and understanding of multiple sclerosis (MS) has come a long way in the last century. In the late 19th century, all we truly knew of the disease was that it affected women more than men, it is not hereditary, and that it produced a multitude of neurological symptoms. Nowadays, thanks to the ... Read More »

NEW YEAR, NEW BACK

NEW YEAR, NEW BACK

By Chris Taleghani, M.D., M.B.A. – Board-Certified Neurosurgeon, Pinnacle Surgical Partners On January 1st, for one reason or another, I’m sure that many of you made a New Year’s resolution to start (or maintain) a more healthy lifestyle—but what most of you probably don’t know, is that your lifestyle choices don’t just relate to your overall health, they directly relate to ... Read More »

Isokinetic Devices for the 21st Century Therapist

Isokinetic Devices for the 21st Century Therapist

By Daniel Bodkin, PT, DPT, ATC STAR Physical Therapy, Columbia, TN (North) Isokinetic devices have had their time in the spotlight of the rehab world. Like an actor past his prime, these monstrous machines mostly sit in dark lonely corners collecting dust. Some get used regularly but only as a place for sitting and storing odds and ends. However, companies ... Read More »

7 Traits of Emotional Intelligence

7 Traits of Emotional Intelligence

Personal Reflections on Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence Theory By Jeanetta Cothron and Melanie Frizzell As a little girl, I counted down the days to Thanksgiving? Why? Thanksgiving marked the beginning of the most wonderful time of year! I begged mom to play the Christmas records and decorate the tree. My dad would drive me around to view the Christmas lights and ... Read More »

Getting Right with Food

Getting Right with Food

By John R. Murphy, Founder of Rock House Center Given the current rate of rampant obesity in this country and the dire predictions of more, unhealthy weight gain has become the center of the national health discussion. Simplistically viewed as a matter of the will, healthcare professionals are stumped as to why weight loss programs do not actually foster sustained ... Read More »

Living Strong after Auger Accident with Prosthetic Hand

Bobby Allison

i-limb: one of the newest, smartest bionic hands in the world By Teresa Caruso, CFOM On November 3, 2010, Bobby Allison was sitting alone on the tractor digging post holes with his auger thinking about the recent 21st birthday celebration at the casino for his grandson, Mathew. The morning was brisk on the Southaven, MS farm so he was wearing an ... Read More »

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