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Great Life, Great Look and Great Hair!

By Michael S. Ramsey, MBA/HCM – Style Hair today is as much about style as anything else. Whether men wear their hair short, spiked, or just a stubble look – hair speaks to others about that person. Justin Bieber is known almost as much for his hair and style as his music. Hair as a part of a person’s style ... Read More »

New Laser Treatment to Eliminate Your Toenail Fungus

If your toenails appear yellow, brittle or thickened, 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 created by ... Read More »

The First Step to a Transformed Life

By John R. Murphy – A First Step Testimony Despite my angry defiance of anything Christian during my youth, I confessed Jesus as Lord at the age of 26. While my conversion was a profoundly life changing event, five years into this new life I was very discouraged about my struggling spiritual and emotional condition. The Biblical promise for peace ... 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 »

ABDOMINOPLASTY (Tummy Tuck) Questions & Answers

By Dr. Ronald Gilmer, M.D. – Q. What is Abdominoplasty? A. Abdominoplasty is a procedure that is designed to flatten a protruding abdomen through the tightening of abdominal wall muscles and removal of excess fatty tissue and skin. Q. Which method is the best for this procedure? A. Dr. Gilmer uses the Avelar procedure for his patients. The benefits of this ... Read More »


By Gretchen Campbell, M.D. – Epilepsy is simply a term used to describe a condition in which seizures recur over a period of time without an obvious immediate cause. For example, a person who has a series of seizures due to a very low sodium or glucose level would not be classified as having epilepsy. These causes are generally reversible, ... Read More »

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 »

Can I Find Reliable Information on Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids Via the Internet?

By Cynthia L. Ellison, Au.D. – Finding reliable, in-depth and trustworthy information on hearing loss and hearing aids via the Internet can be very frustrating. I regularly review the various sites and even I have trouble separating the facts from the fiction! So, what to do? Find an Audiologist An audiologist is specifically trained to evaluate your hearing, remove ear ... Read More »

Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA)

Patients in Tennessee can be evaluated and treated by physical therapists without first having to obtain a physician referral. With passage of new State Board of Physical Therapy regulations, Tennessee is among the 46 states to achieve direct access, according to the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA). What does Direct Access mean? Direct Access is the legal right of the ... Read More »

Not Just A Swollen Limb

By Alyssa Parker – The field of medicine is growing rapidly as new treatments come into production. One of the most common misdiagnosed conditions is chronic swelling; edema. For those of you who experience swelling, or a feeling of heaviness, aching, or painful fluid retention in a limb on a daily basis, you should not overlook these symptoms as trivial. ... Read More »

Mobile Personal Training Encouraging Health and Empowering People

The trainers at House Call Fitness are dedicated to helping clients achieve their fitness goals while maintaining a lifestyle of health and vivacity. House Call Fitness is a premier and innovative way for people to enjoy an elite lifestyle and take charge of their health and wellness by experiencing mobile certified personal training in the luxury of their home, office, ... Read More »

It’s a Matter of Motivation

By Jamie Free, CPT, FNC – Normally, when I write an article for Middle TN Health & Wellness, I put my Nutrition Hat on and speak to how we can affect health through eating whole foods and proper nutrition. While I believe that nutrition is 80 – 85% of reaching any fitness goal, and exercise is 15 – 20%, I ... Read More »

Dry Needling – New for Tennessee

By John Nelson PT, Lead Therapist Results – Green Hills – In November of 2011, the physical therapy licensure board and state counsel clarified that the practice of trigger point dry needing (TDN) was in the scope of practice of licensed physical therapists. This is great news for the people of Tennessee. Dry Needling has been used by physical therapists ... Read More »

Tapping the Fountain of Youth

The Story of the Amniotic Membrane Contact Lens – By Ming Wang, MD, PhD – I wanted to share an incredible story about a mother’s tremendous gift. The gift stems from believing that science and faith CAN in fact find a way to work together, that God has created this world, and that it is without contradictions. The Original Research It all ... Read More »

Questions To Ask Your Surgeon

By Chris Taleghani, M.D., M.B.A – As a surgeon, a husband, a parent, a son, a brother, a nephew, and a friend, I often get asked if a particular surgical procedure is necessary and/or the best option for his/her case. I hope that my family members and friends also ask their own surgeon the same question. I definitely want my ... Read More »

Putting the ‘Fine’ in Fine Dining

By Tanya Bumgardner, Life Care Public Relations – When choosing a skilled nursing or rehabilitation center for a loved one, fine dining is not at the top of most people’s checklists. However, this is an area that is extremely important in keeping your family member healthy and happy. As new research surfaces daily attesting to the benefits of proper eating ... Read More »

The Evolution of Rehab

By Tanya Bumgardner, Life Care Public Relations – To the unfamiliar eye, a rehab gym may look like a modified version of your local fitness club. But, it’s much more than that. It’s a place where long-term residents improve their physical function and where short-term patients recover from surgery or illness so they can return home. It’s a place that ... Read More »

Wishing Your Smile Better Reflected Who You Are?

Most people would agree that along with the eyes, your smile is the first thing people notice about you. It is how you express yourself and connect with others. When your smile is a true reflection of how you feel inside, your best self will shine through. Research has shown that a genuine smile can only be brought on by ... Read More »

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By Gretchen Campbell, M.D. – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is 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 supplies ... Read More »

Men and Depression

What? Men don’t get depressed? Of course we do, but we tend to hide it well. – By Dr. Kenith Robins – Men tend to deal with depression differently than women and may show different signs that they are depressed. Depression is often a hidden problem with men, since many men tend to suffer in silence, rather than talking about their ... Read More »

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