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Whiten Your Teeth and Help a Child

Did you know that teeth whitening is the overall # 1 cosmetic dental procedure?  If you have ver wanted a whiter smile, now is a great time. Perhaps you’re looking forward to a special day such as a prom, graduation, or a wedding and a brighter smile would make your day even more special. Smiles For Life From March through ... Read More »

Ingrown Toenails: A Painful Problem A Simple Treatment with Lasting Relief

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, ingrown nails are the most common nail impairment. An ingrown toenail is a nail whose corners or sides dig painfully into the soft tissue of nail grooves, often leading to irritation, redness, and swelling. What Causes an Ingrown Toenail? Could be the tight shoes you wore as a kid, or still wear. It ... Read More »

What About Me? Questions and Answers with Cristina Moore, APN

Dear Cristina: I am a 47-year-old woman with a full-time job, 2 active teenage children who I shuttle all over town, a husband, a dog, and a cat. I spend all day everyday taking care of all of them, but I feel like I’m drowning. I cannot keep up with the demands of my life anymore! I forget appointments; I ... Read More »

Dementia: What Should I Know? What Can I Do?

By Gretchen Campbell, M.D., KCA Medical Group – Dementia is a neurological disorder that is characterized by progressive impairment in memory. This decline interferes with daily function. There are multiple types of dementia, so “dementia” is really more of an “umbrella” term. Some examples of the different types of dementia include vascular dementia which is caused by small or large ... Read More »

Is Your Student a Critical Thinker? Preparing Students for College and Work

By Shannon Elders, M.S., CCC-SLP, division head for the Upper School at Currey Ingram Academy – Much has been written and discussed in the educational world about the skills needed in the 21st century to be successful in college and the workplace. We now live in a global economy and society where information and communication are just a click away. ... Read More »

Hair Surgery Grows in Popularity

By Michael S. Ramsey, MBA/HCM – “The Hair Surgery Market Increased 47% Worldwide…” According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS) August 1st press release, “The hair surgery market increased 47% worldwide… from 2008 to the end of 2010.” The biggest increases from around the world were found in the Middle East and Asia, with a 454% and ... Read More »

Rheumatologists: Providing Hope for the Arthritis Epidemic

By Chad S. Boomershine, MD, PhD – The Arthritis Epidemic Arthritis in the United States (US) is an epidemic. One-in-five (50 million) US adults currently suffer from arthritis. By 2030, this number is expected to rise to 67 million (one-in-four). Most people don’t worry about arthritis because they think it’s something that only affects the elderly. While it’s true arthritis ... Read More »

The Most Deadly Form of Skin Cancer

By Jeffrey R. Infante, MD Malignant melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer.  Nearly 1 in 50 individuals will be affected during their lifetime. The incidence rate is increasing faster than any other skin cancer (2000% increase since the 1930s). In fact, melanoma is the most common killer of young women aged 29-34, even more common than breast ... Read More »

Compassionate ~ Comprehensive ~ Care

By Chris Taleghani, M.D., M.B.A. – These words are more than Cumberland Brain & Spine’s tagline.  These words are at the core of how I practice medicine. Compassionate Don’t you want your doctor to have compassion for you and/or your family member’s pains, injuries and/or traumatic condition? According to Dictionary.com, compassionate means having or showing the feeling of deep sympathy ... Read More »

Gluten Free = Pain Free?

By Jamie Free, CPT, FNC – Being that this is National Celiac Disease Awareness Month, I want to talk about what Celiac Disease is and defense through proper nutrition. What is Celiac Disease? The definition of Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that occurs in genetically predisposed people of all ages from middle infancy onward. Symptoms ... Read More »

Get Ready for Summer with Zerona!

Zero Surgery…Zero Side Effects – By Dr. Sharon Roth, Roth Wellness & Chiropractic – With summer approaching, are you finally ready to do something about that stubborn belly fat, those unattractive love handles, and the ever increasing cellulite? Roth Wellness & Chiropractic now offers Zerona cold laser technology which allows the body to rid itself of the contents of the fat ... Read More »

A Facelift Procedure Questions and Answers

– By Dr. Ronald Gilmer, M.D., Gilmer Plastic Surgery – Q. What is a “facelift”? A. A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a procedure which involves the tightening of facial and neck skin and muscles and the removal of excess skin. This procedure was developed to give people the youthful appearance they desire. A facelift can be performed ... Read More »

May is Better Hearing Month

– By Cynthia L. Ellison, Au.D., Franklin Hearing Center – I admit it—- better hearing is my passion. I have been an audiologist for 37 years and still get such a thrill when I remove a large amount of ear wax from a patient’s ear canals or fit them with new hearing aids and watch the expression on their face change ... Read More »

Life Coaching Can Help You Identify and Achieve Personal Goals

– By Jason B. Bour, Certified Life Coach, A New Beginning Coaching – Life Coaching is a practice that helps people identify and achieve personal goals. Life Coaching has been around for many years and is becoming more popular. In the 1980’s, executives used coaches to advance themselves in their careers and, in the 1990’s, coaching started to branch out ... Read More »

Spiritual Awareness

These last few months have made witnesses of us all to the perennial encore of New Life called spring. In this time those celebratory rituals of the ancient, divine story have been observed by faithful disciples. Many, fatigued by a lackluster winter, have sat in restless anticipation watching as the dry soil, now baptized in rain water, began to offer ... Read More »


By Gretchen Campbell, M.D., KCA Medical Group – A Brief History Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the brain and/or spinal cord. MS was first described in 1968 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot as “sclerose en plaques.” It is seen in most ethnic groups, including African Americans, Asians, and Hispanic/Latinos. Multiple Sclerosis, however, primarily affects women ... 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 ... Read More »

Lasers are the Latest Treatment for Your Ugly, Unsightly Toenail Infections

Do Your Toenails Appear Yellow, Brittle or Thickened? If yes, then you may suffer from an infection called nail fungus or onychomycosis. It is caused by the same organisms that cause athlete’s foot and nail fungus may start after delayed treatment of an athlete’s foot infection. Various types of fungi are present everywhere in the environment. The dark, moist surroundings ... Read More »

Osteoarthritis (OA- degenerative arthritis) Symptoms Causes and Treatments!

By William J.L. Newton, DO MS – It has been estimated that over 10 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee.  This painful condition can severely limit function as well as quality of life.  People who are suffering from osteoarthritis often find themselves wondering whether they will need surgery or if there are alternative options to manage the pain and ... Read More »

Running the Marathon? How to Avoid Injury

By Brandon Ellison, PT, DPT, Results Physiotherapy – Brentwood – When springtime hits, runners take to the pavement with renewed energy and goals. This time of year serious and casual runners are ramping up distances and intensity. Runners (and walkers) are involved in races, training groups and marathons. Many are feeling sore and hurting from their efforts. Is this no pain, ... Read More »

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