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Surgeons use latest robotic arm technology to treat early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee Surgeons at University Medical Center are now able to perform a new, minimally invasive partial knee resurfacing procedure called MAKOplasty®. The hospital recently purchased the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, solidifying its commitment to provide the latest and best surgical solutions to its patients. ... Read More »

Nurse Practitioners: What Should I Know?

By Gretchen Campbell, M.D. – Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are professionals in the health care industry that work with doctors to provide care to an ever increasing population of people. As a group, they may be referred to as physician extenders or mid-level providers. In general, a Nurse Practitioner (NP) must complete four years of college, pass an exam ... Read More »

Back-to-School Fostering Resilience in Children at Home and School

By Stephen M. Johnson, Ph.D., Division Head, Currey Ingram Academy Upper Elementary Division (grades 5-6) – Going back to school can be exciting for some yet anxiety-inducing for others, especially for students who may lack the mindset or ability to confront challenges successfully. This is often referred to as “resilience.” A resilient child is an emotionally healthy child equipped to ... Read More »

Tooth Replacement Solutions

Tooth Replacement Solutions Think about the many ways you use your teeth and smile and how important they are for projecting your best image to others. No one ever wants to lose a tooth, but adult tooth loss can occur from injuries, accidents, or advanced gum disease. Sometimes teeth are already missing due to previous extractions or congenital conditions. Once ... Read More »

Do You Have Access to Affordable Primary Care?

Why Direct-Pay? Do you have a High Deductible, Health Savings Account (HSA), Catastrophic-Only or NO Insurance and pay out-of-pocket for routine care? Tired of waiting a week or longer for an appointment with your healthcare provider for them to spend five minutes with you? For that reason, Access Solutions Wellness has several options available to fit your specific needs. Direct ... Read More »

The CCRC Difference

When seniors begin researching the various senior living options, the assumption quite often is the basic financial structure and components of various communities are the same. In reality, they can be dramatically different. That is why it is critical to know the right questions to ask to ensure sound decisions are made. First and Most Important Question to Ask The ... Read More »

Treating SI Joint Pain to Help Avoid Lumbar Spine Surgery

By Chris Taleghani, M.D., M.B.A. Board-Certified Neurosurgeon, Cumberland Brain & Spine – SI Joint Might Be the Source The sacroiliac joint or SI joint might be the source. It is the joint between the sacrum (the triangular bone) and the ilium of the pelvis, which are joined together by strong ligaments. Most all the parts of a spinal column are ... Read More »

4 Tips to Keep Runners Feet Healthy

Running is an extremely popular activity these days. I’m sure everyone knows someone who is training for the next race. It may be a 5K, a half marathon, or even a triathlon. There are a few things you can do to help avoid injuries to your feet if you are a runner. Tips to Avoid Injuries 1. The magic number ... Read More »

The Palliative Medicine Specialist

By James Meadows, M.D. – As I was writing out the prescription, my patient said, “I wonder how many patients I under treated over the last 40 years.” The prescription was for MS Contin 200mg every eight hours and the patient was a retired surgeon who unfortunately had metastatic prostate cancer which now invaded his skeletal system. He was astonished ... Read More »

Pain Relief: A Nutritional Answer

By David Sheer, PT, DPT, MOMT, Results Physiotherapy – Murfreesboro – We all seek treatment when we are in pain. We want someone to stop it. As therapists, physicians, and patients, we are seeking the quickest relief possible. Usually, it is in the form of medicine, such as pills, injections, or surgery. At Results Physiotherapy, our physical therapists provide relief ... 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 »

Your Child and Anxiety: School Stress Starts Early

By Dr. Kenith Robins – As the start of the school year approa- ches, have you seen your first grader go into meltdown mode at the mention of school, or watched your soon-to-be kindergartner regress back to baby talking and thumb sucking? Rest assured that you’re not alone. Each fall, millions of parents deal with their children’s beginning-of-the-year anxiety. Stress ... Read More »

I Hurt My Back… What Now?

By William J.L. Newton, DO MS – As a continuation of our article in the June 2012 issue of Middle TN Health & Wellness Magazine, our goal is to touch on common and proven treatments for low back pain, and hopefully, help guide patients to the best and most efficient way to treat this ever-so-common complaint. When Does a Patient ... Read More »

Help Around the Corner

Hospice social workers offer specialized assistance, promoting dignity and hope. By Gregory Rumburg – Some 1.58 million people received hospice care nationally in 2010, according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. In each case, a hospice social worker was available to serve individuals and their families seeking to maximize their quality of life. Hospice social workers are trained ... Read More »

Laser Resurfacing Questions & Answers

By Dr. Ronald Gilmer, M.D. – The development of laser technology is one of the most exciting and innovative scientific achievements to have come along in the past few decades. The principles of the laser were originally presented by Albert Einstein in the early 1900’s. Since that time, scientists have developed several types of lasers which are used for a ... 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 »

Three Venomous Spiders To Watch Out For At Your Home

One of the more common insects found in and around the home are spiders, both venomous and non-venomous. Tennessee is home to three species of venomous spiders; brown recluse spider, black widow spider, and the lessor known brown widow spider. During the hot summer months these spiders can take refuge in your home. Brown Recluse Spider The Brown Recluse Spider ... Read More »

How Full is Your Plate?

By Dr. Berrylin Martin, Clinical Psychologist with Restore Ministries of the YMCA – It is summertime. Backyard BBQ time. And most of us have done it at least once in our lives…piled our plate too full. Sat down to eat that BBQ, coleslaw, potato salad, watermelon…and, as that plate gets set on our laps, it gives out. All over our ... Read More »

Feeling Out of Balance?

Many health improvements linked to Hormone Replacement Therapy –  For many years, the stress of everyday living has been blamed for the health problems that people face as they get older. Symptoms including headaches, hot flashes, osteoporosis, and loss of libido are common ailments in people as young as 35, but clinical research has connected these symptoms to hormone imbalances. ... Read More »

Choosing The Right Dentist

Statistics show that only 50% of the population has a dental office they visit regularly.  Other studies show that 80% of Americans have some form of gum disease. Knowing that oral health is directly correlated with overall health, it is important to be partnered with a dental team that helps you keep your mouth as healthy as it can be. ... Read More »

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