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Boomers Benefit from Hearing Aids as They Stay in the Workforce Longer

Boomers Benefit from Hearing Aids

By Cynthia L. Ellison, Au.D. – Just because you have hit 60 or 65 or even 70, that doesn’t mean you are ready to retire. The Great Recession and general uncertainty regarding Medicare and the future cost of private health insurance have certainly put a kink in many Americans’ retirement plans. But many workers are also simply opting to continue ... Read More »

LOCAL HOSPITALS WORK TOGETHER TO FIGHT DIABETES BY OFFERING FREE DIABETES SCREENINGS IN NOVEMBER

Diabetes

Baptist Hospital and Middle Tennessee Medical Center Urge Testing, Develop Alert Program November is Diabetes Awareness Month and provides the opportunity to educate people about the seriousness of diabetes as well as the importance of prevention and management of the disease. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 24 million children and adults in the United States are living with ... Read More »

Explaining Sin In A Post-Christian Culture

Sin

By Steve Simms – Post-Christian can be defined as: the culture that emerges as the Christian faith loses influence in a society that has been somewhat shaped by Christian values. The Western world is fast becoming post-Christian and popular culture has little understanding of Christian concepts. Take sin for instance. I can’t recall ever hearing the word sin in a ... Read More »

Breast Cancer Is Not A Single Disease

breast cancer

By Todd Bauer, M.D. – Breast cancer is a disease that we often hear about in different settings throughout our day. Ranging from an awareness message on television to pink ribbons on women racing toward a cure to loved ones going through treatment, it has become part of our everyday experience as Americans. But, what is it, really? Why do ... Read More »

In Amy’s Own Words:

MED180º Patient

Another MED180º Success Story “I believe with all my heart that with God all things are possible. I also feel God sent the MED180º team into my life to help me overcome a lifetime of being overweight and to put an end to my unhealthy lifestyle. I was in a very bad place. I was obese and so ashamed that I ... Read More »

Men and Women Can Get Relief from Menopause Like Symptoms

Cristina Moore, MSN, APN

Cristina Moore, MSN, APN Answers Your Health and  Wellness Questions By Jim Taylor and Cristina Moore, MSN, APN – Q. Dear Cristina: My husband is five years younger than me. His recent mood swings remind me of my early days with menopause. Sometimes I think he’s just whining, but it’s made me wonder if men experience a menopause-like period in ... Read More »

To Inpatient? Or to Outpatient?

To Inpatient? Or to Outpatient? That is the Question. Pick One.

That is the Question. Pick One. After undergoing surgery when a serious fall left him with a broken hip, John, a 65-year-old retired police officer, knew rehabilitation therapy was not far behind. However, the decision to choose inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation was a struggle. “Which therapy will benefit me more?” “I really want to be in the comfort of my ... Read More »

What is Dental Hygiene?

What is Dental Hygiene

Why does your dental hygiene matter so much? Not only can harmful bacteria in your mouth cause breath odor, cavities and gum disease, but your overall health can also be negatively affected by improper oral hygiene. You’ve heard it many times and it’s true — basic oral care involves proper brushing and flossing, and seeing your dentist and dental hygienist ... Read More »

Why Do I Have To Wait So Long To See My Doctor?

Why Do I Have To Wait So Long To See My Doctor

By Gretchen Campbell, M.D. – Wait times are now a frustrating part of the health care industry. Wait times to get in to see our doctors when we really need them, as well as wait times in the lobby once we get there. Wait times have increased significantly over the last couple of decades, and seem to be getting worse. ... Read More »

Educational Books to Keep Your Feet Healthy and Happy

Foot Health 101

“Foot Health 101” Podiatrists are specially trained in the care of feet and ankles. Every day, we see people who suffer from foot pain and usually wait a length of time before they finally come in to see us. In almost every case we are able to alleviate their pain, treat their condition, and drastically improve their quality of life. ... Read More »

Good Nutrition for Seniors

Good Nutrition for Seniors

Essential for Preventing Disease, Healing  and Overall Good Health Perhaps you’ve already noticed, but as we age, our nutritional requirements and desire change. For many older adults, these changes are a part of the normal aging process. However, sometimes these changes are related to medical conditions or lifestyle factors. Each individual has unique needs, so nutritional recommendations must be individualized ... Read More »

How Can a Physical Therapist Help Me?

How Can a Physical Therapist Help Me

A physical therapist can help you restore and improve your motion to achieve long-term quality of life, in many cases without surgery or prescription medication. What can I expect from a physical therapist? Your physical therapist will examine you and develop a plan of care using a variety of treatment techniques that can help you move, reduce pain, restore function, ... Read More »

TMJ SUFFERERS HAVE ANOTHER OPTION FOR RELIEF

TMJ SUFFERERS

By Brad Dobner, PT, DPT, Results Physiotherapy – Murfreesboro – Do you ever find it difficult to chew or yawn due to pain, clicking or locking in your jaws? Do you suffer from headaches, neck pain, ringing or stuffiness in the ears? A common source of many of these symptoms is from the temporo-mandibular joint, better known as TMJ or ... Read More »

Advanced Treatments for Compression Fractures of the Spine

Advanced Treatments for Compression Fractures of the Spine

By William J.L. Newton, DO MS – Fragility fractures are all too common and are a serious threat to women’s quality of life. In addition to the obvious pain and discomfort, these fractures can actually increase the chances of an early death. Osteoporosis causes about 1.5 million fractures every year, most commonly affecting the spine, hips and wrists. Compression fractures ... Read More »

Allergy Solutions… Without the Shots!

By Robert C. Owen, M.D.  – If You’re… Interested in treating the cause of your allergies, not just your symptoms Ready to take control of your allergies and your health Tired of suffering from allergies Not seeing results after trying other treatments Unable to tolerate or have been unsuccessful with injection therapy… We can help. Welcome to a New Era in Allergy Care! Allergy ... Read More »

Breast Reduction Questions & Answers

Breast Reduction Questions & Answers

By Dr. Ronald Gilmer, M.D. – Very often, women with unusually large, sagging or uneven breasts are dissatisfied with their physical appearance. Many women experience pain or discomfort from the sheer weight of their breasts and the pressure of brassiere straps on their shoulders. Premenstrual congestion often adds to the discomfort. Large breasts can hamper physical activities and make it ... Read More »

Painlessly Melt Away With Zerona

By Dr. Sharon Roth, Roth Wellness & Chiropractic – How many years have you made the resolution “this will be the year I no longer hate what I see when I look in the mirror”? Are you finally ready to do something about that stubbon belly fat, those unattractive love handles, and the ever increasing cellulite? Roth Wellness & Chiropractic ... Read More »

Testosterone After 40

Testosteron Over 40

By Tony Lewis, Fitness Coach – Weight Gain and Low Testosterone Testosterone is a male hormone that influences the growth of lean muscle, bone mass, and strength. In a 2006 study published in the International Journal of Clinical Practice, researchers looked at the prevalence of low testosterone levels in over 2,100 men aged 45 years and over. They concluded more ... Read More »

Coping with Infertility

Coping with Infertility

By Lisa Webb, D.Psy, MPH and Kenith L. Robins, PhD – If you’re having a challenging time coping with infertility, you’re definitely not alone. Research has shown that the psychological stress experienced by women with infertility is similar to that of women coping with major illnesses such as cancer or chronic pain. As if the stress from having infertility challenges ... Read More »

The Health Risks of Common Pests

The Health Risks of Common Pests

2012 has been a bad year so far for pests. Nashville Metro Health Department reported that mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile virus earlier than usual this year, and the Center for Disease Control has reported a 500% increase in tick related illness. Experts predict 2012 will be a busy year for pests due to the unusually warm ... Read More »

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