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Children with ADHD – there is an alternative to drugs

Children with ADHD – there is an alternative to drugs

As summer vacations come to an end, the focus on back to school starts to take precedence in many homes. Some children are excited to see old friends, some look forward to the structure and balance that school brings. But for some kids that have attention issues or learning disabilities, it may not be something to look forward to. Sheri …

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Bullying: find it, face it and stop it

Bullying: find it, face it and stop it

Physical bullying When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior, they send the message that it is not acceptable. Do: Intervene immediately. It is ok to get another adult to help. Separate the kids involved. Make sure everyone is safe. Meet any immediate medical or mental health needs. Stay calm. Reassure the kids involved, including bystanders. Model respectful behavior …

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Child vaccinations a matter of choice or not?

No one can dispute vaccinations are a life saver. But many still believe there are side effects and no one should be forced to vaccinate their child. Before the middle of the last century, diseases like whooping cough, polio, measles, and rubella struck hundreds of thousands of infants, children and adults in the U.S. Thousands died every year from them. …

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Perseverance, CHARACTER; and CHARACTER, HOPE.

Perseverance

By Jaime Vernon All entrepreneurs who stand on a mountain of success can also share about the even larger valleys of failures where they nearly threw in the towel or lost it all. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a physician, housewife, husband, cashier, mechanic, or a CEO…you can relate. Life is tough. We accept unfathomable challenges to help others with the best …

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The Specialty of Pain Management

The Specialty of Pain Management

By Comprehensive Pain Specialists WHAT IS A PAIN MANAGEMENT DOCTOR? A pain doctor, also called a pain specialist or pain management specialist, is a medical doctor (M.D.) or doctor of osteopathy (D.O.) who specializes in pain medicine. Pain medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of pain. As the field of medicine learns more …

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Tips for preventing sports injuries in kids and teens

Tips for preventing sports injuries in kids and teens

More time on the field brings a greater risk of experiencing sports-related injuries. Pediatric sports medicine expert R. Jay Lee, M.D. at Johns Hopkins University provides these injury prevention tips to help keep your young athlete on the field rather than on the sidelines. 1. Talk with your young athlete. Make sure your young athlete understands that he or she …

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10 Tips and tricks for the Sports Mom

10 Tips and tricks for the Sports Mom

If you have kids in sports (or multiple kids, in multiple sports), then you know how fun and also stressful it can be. Running this way and that from one field to another can be challenging, but it’s also so rewarding to see your kids enjoying themselves playing whatever their chosen sport is. Here we provide some tips on how …

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3 Back to school tips for parents

3 Back to school tips for parents

Now that summer is almost coming to an end, it’s time to go back to school. As parents prepare for their children’s coming academic year, it is also a time to think about making sure the coming year turns out to be one of learning and all-round development. Here are a few guidelines from Sadhguru, yogi, mystic and the foremost …

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Sleep Nashville

Sleep Nashville

By Ryan O’Neill, D.M.D. Most people are familiar with snoring, but did you know that snoring could be a symptom of a life-threatening condition known as sleep apnea? Sleep Nashville is a local sleep apnea clinic that can help find a treatment solution that’s right for you. The following are some of the many benefits of a Sleep Nashville oral …

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Eight Nashville restaurants Vegetarians should try

Eight Nashville restaurants Vegetarians should try

Rachel Kirsch suggest some restaurants in Nashville that offer some interesting, different, and easy vegetarian options. Nashville is known for being Music City, but is it starting to become Food City? According to The Tennessean, the Nashville area has gained almost 500 restaurants since 2010. Restaurants that include barbecue, Mexican, and the healthier options, including vegetarian restaurants. It can be …

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A new smile in one day

A new smile in one day

Tooth loss is a major problem for many people. But there are solutions that can help put that smile back! Dr. Jaime A. Romero Jr, D.D.S. suggests a quick, easy and time saving procedure. Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss. In fact, experts estimate that as many as 35 million people have no upper or lower teeth at all. …

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When is ‘Lack of Attention’ a “Disorder?”

When is ‘Lack of Attention’ a “Disorder?”

By Lisa Webb, D.Psy, MPH Those of us with children have all experienced having to ask our child multiple times to complete a chore, assignment or task. One common answer to our requests may be “I didn’t hear you” or “I’ll do it in just a minute” to only discover the task was “forgotten” or only partially completed before another …

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Aromatherapy 101

Aromatherapy 101

By Dana Jean Costantino Aromatherapy is a practice of using various essential oils to promote balance, health, wellness, relaxation and to aid in ridding the body of disease and distress. Aromatherapy has gained popularity over the last decade and there has become a wider base of people understanding that scent and the essential oils which contain these scents can be powerful …

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ADHD-increasing due to Genetics?

With some 12% of US children now diagnosed with ADHD – an increase of 43% in just over a decade – a new report from Science Daily suggests that the causes could be found in toxic heavy metals that have been increasingly passed by genetics from one generation to the next. These are found in our food because of commercial …

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Taco Frittata

Taco Frittata

By Laura Lea Goldberg Total Time: 45 Minutes Servings: 6-8 Ingredients: SPICE MIXTURE • 4 teaspoons paprika • 2 teaspoons garlic powder • 2 teaspoons onion powder • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder • 1 teaspoon cumin • 1 teaspoon  dried oregano • 2 teaspoons sea salt • 1 teaspoon black pepper • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple sugar (can sub …

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The Nashville Food Project recipient of Sustainability award

The Nashville Food Project recipient of Sustainability award

Last month, Governor Bill Haslam and the Department of Environment Conservation Commissioner, Bob Martineau, presented The Nashville Food Project with this prestigious award that ‘rewards individuals and organizations for their efforts in helping to protect Nashville’s natural resources.’ The Nashville Food Project is an organization that strives to alleviate hunger throughout Nashville through its mission-based work that is centered around …

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West Nile virus a possibility in Nashville?

Nashville Metro Public Health Department says it has collected two batches of mosquitoes that tested positive for the West Nile virus. This is the first time this year that mosquitoes have tested positive for this virus in Nashville. To prevent it’s spread, Mosquito protection and prevention education materials will be passed out by the health department to residents in both …

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Restaurant Review: Lulu Restaurant: Progress tastes good.

Lulu is one of Germantown’s newest health restaurants, located only steps away from the entrance to Nashville’s First Tennessee Park. With tall windows, wooden accents, and a funky pink logo, Lulu’s chic exterior preps the mind of its hungry visitors with an aesthetically pleasing entrance. As my best friend and I walked into Lulu, we were met by a glowing …

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Food Manufacturers, same product, different description?

Food manufacturers are adapting to the way women view their health and wellness. In the US, women spend more than $125 billion a year on nutrition and $40 billion a year on alternative therapy. The food manufacturers have recognized the change in women’s attitudes towards their health and are changing some of the most basic foodstuffs to reflect these interests. …

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And you thought these foods were healthy to eat

Just as it seems you found some tasty food that is good for you, along comes a report that says otherwise. This time is from the Nutritionists at musclefood.com. They claim that: Coconut oil is high in fat, fruit juice is high in calories, and even Sushi, while great on the protein front, can be high in sodium. Other foods …

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