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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. …

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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. …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Redemption Occurs When Children Beat the Odds in Reaching their Dreams

Redemption

I have never uttered these words: “I am a cancer survivor.” In four years and 8 months since my diagnosis, it has never been spoken or written. And yet, it is who I am; it is a part of my story. At 35 years old and in good health, I was diagnosed with stage 3, colon cancer. It affected 7 …

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In Delora’s Own Words: Another MED180° Success Story

MED180 Weight Loss

My personal weight loss journey began on Mother’s Day. It was my breaking point!! My children may never realize the sweet gesture of buying me a Mother’s Day dress became a turning point for me to make a change in my life. I hadn’t really shopped for clothes in years because I couldn’t stand what I saw in the mirror. …

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Varicose Veins, The Good News!

Varicose Veins

By Tif Siragusa, M.D., FACS – The good news is that your timing could not be any better! Over the past decade, there have been major advances in the way that venous disease is diagnosed and treated. This means that if you are one of the 50 million Americans with varicose veins or spider veins, it is now easier than …

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Invisalign: The Clear Way to Get Beautiful Straight Teeth Without Wearing Braces!

Invisalign

By Dr. Mark Mappes, DDS, MS – What is Invisalign? Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removeable and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. So, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with a 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the U.S. …

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Conquering Dental Anxiety…Just Relax!

Dental Anxiety

Do you feel anxious at the thought of visiting the dentist? Do your palms start sweating when you hear the sound of a dental drill? Have you avoided getting good dental care because of your fear? If so, you’re not alone. Dental anxiety is very common, and is usually a result of unpleasant experiences in the past. GOOD NEWS!! Dentistry …

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WHY DO MY FEET HURT?

Feet Pain Tennessee

By Gretchen Campbell, M.D., KCA Medical Group – There are lots of reasons for foot pain. Sometimes it is due to structural issues such as fallen arches, it could be due to poor circulation, or it could be due to a condition referred to as PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY. WHAT IS PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY? Peripheral neuropathy is simply a condition whereby the nerves …

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Cancer and The Blood

blood and cancer

A New Link Between Oncology and Hematology By Gregg Shepard, MD – In 2011, a partnership between doctors at Harvard University, Mass General Hospital in Boston, and the health care company Johnson and Johnson was announced to further develop a new blood test for cancer detection. Cancer and blood have been closely linked since the earliest human awareness of cancer. …

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Working Together

Working Together

Choosing a short-term, inpatient rehabilitation facility for a loved one can be an extremely stressful task.  A variety of questions flood your mind, such as, “How will I know which facility is the right one?” “What services do I need to make certain the facility offers?” “How will I know my loved one is cared for?” These feelings of fear …

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