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Hot New Way To Get Toned in 2013 – The VIPR Workout

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HISTORY OF FITNESS EQUIPMENT Fitness equipment has evolved greatly over the past fifty years. In 1970, we saw the explosion of the Nautilus machine invented by Arthur Jones. The next popular trend in fitness equipment came in 1985 with the invention of Hammer Strength, developed by Gary Jones, son of Arthur Jones. Sitting down while pushing or pulling weight gained …

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Holiday Eating and Emotions: Challenges and Strategies

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By Dr. Kenith Robins, Consulting Associates, LLC – Holiday eating challenges abound. We face more stressors and challenges at this time than we do during most of the rest of the year. Take the following: Holiday Excuses: People who are celebrating often indulge more than they would in their regular lives. When celebrating the holidays, there are several occasions where …

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Does Keeping Your Wisdom Teeth Make You Wiser?

Does Keeping Your Wisdom Teeth Make You Wiser

By D. Carl Jackson, DDS – There isn’t a day spent in my practice that I am not confronted with questions from my patients about the necessity of having their wisdom teeth removed. Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to develop and appear in your mouth. Third molars have been referred to as “teeth of wisdom” since …

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By Gretchen Campbell, M.D. – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition caused by compression of a nerve in the wrist called the median nerve. The carpal tunnel is a very narrow passageway, about the size of the thumb. It is located on the center palm side of the wrist and serves to protect the median nerve. The median nerve …

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Study Shows Plantar Fasciitis Sufferers Improve

Study Shows Plantar Fasciitis Sufferers Improve

More With Manual Physical Therapy Over Those With Traditional Physical Therapy – By Craig O’Neil, PT, DMT, OCS – With ‘Hands-On’ manual therapy being the focus of every therapist at Results Physiotherapy, there is no better option for individuals needing physical therapy for their feet. Not all physical therapy is the same and studies are showing that patients  benefit  more …

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Heel Pain 101: A Guide to Understanding Heel Pain and Treatment Options

Heel Pain 101

Heel pain is one of the most common conditions a podiatrist will treat. Heel pain can occur in people of all ages. Children will frequently experience heel pain between the ages of 9-14. Adults will find a similar pain, with a different cause, between the ages of 35-50 most commonly. There are many myths about heel pain. Despite what many …

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Give the Gift of Dental Health

Give the Gift of Dental Health

Are you looking for a unique gift for those you love? Want to give something that will last way beyond the holidays? Give the gift of good dental health and share the sparkle and brightness of the holidays with a whiter smile. At Belle Forest Dental, we have some great ideas for holiday gift-giving. You might even want to give …

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Social Media and Seniors

Social Media and Seniors

Social media has swept the globe. Easy to use services like Facebook and Twitter, as well as handheld “smart” phones, have led to information being instantly shared across the world. The explosion of social media has also had the unintended side-effect of confusing a great many people, not the least of which is the senior population. Putting aside the technical …

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The Gift of Good Health

The Gift of Good Health

Get ahead of the holiday season before it gets ahead of you This time of the year marks the season of holiday parties, family gatherings and greeting cards, but it can also trigger symptoms of fatigue, sleep disturbance, weight gain and depression. Wouldn’t you like to prevent those issues before they even start? Maybe even feel more energetic, more balanced …

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Allergy Drops – Not Shots!

Allergy Drops – Not Shots

Treating the Cause of Your Allergies, Not Just the Symptoms By Robert C. Owen, M.D. – Q. How do allergy drops work? A. This well-researched approach to immunotherapy is known as sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), and it has helped millions of people worldwide combat the symptoms of allergies and chronic sinusitis. And while it’s a relatively new practice in the U.S., …

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Painlessly melt away fat & inches 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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Frequently Asked Questions Laser Resurfacing

Frequently Asked Questions Laser Resurfacing

By Ron Gilmer, MD – 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 variety …

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A Life Coach Can Increase Your Chance of Achieving New Year Goals

A Life Coach Can Increase Your Chance of Achieving New Year Goals

By Jason B. Bour, CLC  – As 2012 comes to a close and 2013 is right around the corner, we start thinking about goals we would like to achieve in the upcoming year and begin writing our New Year’s Resolutions. A New Year’s Resolution is a commitment a person makes to themselves for self-improvement in the upcoming year. We begin …

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CANCER AND THE HOLIDAYS

CANCER AND THE HOLIDAYS

By Amy Johnson, Ph.D. – When someone is diagnosed with cancer, he or she immediately begins a life-changing experience. No one wants their life changed without their permission but cancer never asks, “May I…?” Coping with that is hard enough January through October, but somehow it seems even more difficult during the months we think of as the holiday season. …

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The Claims Of Christmas

The Claims Of Christmas

By Steve Simms – It is easy to overlook some of the remarkable claims of Christmas. One such claim is that a young woman named Mary gave birth to a child without having had sexual intercourse. I have noticed that this amazing claim is generally responded to in two ways. 1) Many people reject it outright. 2) Most Christians blindly …

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Dancing with the Stars at the EyeBall

EyeBall

What do Congresswoman Diane Black, Congressman Glen Casada, news anchors Rudy Kalis and Vicki Yates, real estate businesswoman Shirley Zeitlin, and world-renowned cataract and LASIK surgeon Dr. Ming Wang all have in common? Ballroom dancing at this year’s annual EyeBall! On Saturday, September 29th, 2012, the “who’s who” of Nashville put on their tuxes and ball gowns, and waltzed the …

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Should I Be Screened for Lung Cancer?

Lung Cancer

By Olaide Ajayi, M.D. – Henry is a 56 year old truck driver who began smoking cigarettes in high school. Ten years ago, he suffered a mild heart attack and had two heart stents inserted to keep the blood vessels in his heart open. At that time, he weighed 220 pounds, rarely exercised and had high cholesterol. After his heart …

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Memory Loss

Memory Loss

By The Alzheimer’s Association – Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees. If you notice any …

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The Six Dimensions of Well Life at The Blakeford

Six Dimensions

WellLife is The Blakeford at Green Hills’ approach and answer to offering a lifestyle built on successful aging through a variety of Wellness and Life Enrichment opportunities all designed to enhance the quality of life of older adults. WellLife provides Blakeford Residents the platform for maintaining optimal well-being, and engages and empowers individuals to live a more meaningful life through …

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Physical Therapists Can Help Baby Boomers Stay Physically Active and Healthy!

Physical Therapists Can Help Baby Boomers

According to the 2011 “AARP Bulletin Survey on Exercise,” approximately 7 in 10 adults age 45 and older (71%) are physically active. If you are a baby boomer, physical therapists can help you stay physically active, including helping you deal with common injuries associated with aging, such as tendinitis and meniscus tears as well as the effects of arthritis. Physical …

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