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Odyssey Hospice Salutes Area Veterans


National ‘We Honor Veterans’ initiative strengthens healthcare provider’s services locally. By Gregory Rumburg – Americans are fortunate. Our military veterans have helped to build a nation unlike any other in the world. On Veterans Day the country marks with gratitude the sacrifices these men and women have made, along with their families. Odyssey Hospice of Nashville will use the occasion …

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Find Your Strength. We’re Here To Help!

Find Your Strength

“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” – Carol Welch, well known Texan Health and Nutrition Coach Therapy is an encouraged source of recovery based on providing each patient with a personalized plan to reach his or her wellness goal. Some are rediscovering their strength while others might be learning an activity …

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“Low-T” to Menopause…

Cristina Moore, MSN, APN

Cristina Moore, MSN, APN, Answers Your Health  and Wellness Questions Dear Cristina, Q. I hear “Low T” advertised a lot on the radio and TV. What’s the biggest advantage of using the testosterone pellets vs. a pill or injections? Dean, Spring Hill A.Dean, thank you for the very direct question! You deserve a direct answer, and that answer is convenience …

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Is Your Bite Balanced?

Is Your Bite Balanced

Your teeth are designed to fit together like precision gears in order to function properly for eating and chewing. If something has caused an improper bite, several types of damage may occur. Bite imbalance, or malocclusion, can sometimes happen as a result of missing teeth, the misalignment or rotation of teeth, and even improperly-designed dental work. Think about the tires …

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

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 …

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Runners and Knee Pain

Runners and Knee Pain

By Brittany Endres, PT, DPT – Results Physiotherapy – Green Hills and Craig O’Neil, PT, DMT, OCS, COMT – Results Physiotherapy – Brentwood – Over the last 10-15 years, there has been a dramatic increase in the popularity of running with a significant increase in the number of marathons, half marathons and 5k’s. Running is known to have a positive …

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Parenting: So Much to Learn, So Little Time

Parenting So Much to Learn, So Little Time

Save time and money by attending free parent seminars – By Kathy Harrigan Boles, M.Ed., CCC-SLP Director of Community Outreach, Major Gifts, Speech-Language Services (5-8) – Do you worry that your child has trouble paying attention in class? Do you fear that making and keeping friends is not coming naturally for one of your children? Do some things come very …

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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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What is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

By D. Carl Jackson, DDS – When I’m outside of my practice, in various social settings and in casual conversation, I am often asked what I do for a living. When I tell them that I am an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS), I usually get an inquisitive facial expression. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to recognize and treat …

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It’s Never Too Late for Braces!

Never Too Late for Braces

 Adults Opting for the Perfect Smile They Have Always Dreamed About – By Dr. Mark Mappes, DDS, MS – Thinking about getting braces? Experts say it’s never too late. These days, adults make up nearly half of orthodontic patients hoping to finally get the perfect smile they have always dreamed about. With longer life expectancies than previous generations and a greater …

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By Dr. Rev. Naunie Maddox, DD, DM, DS, RN, Priestess – WHAT IS ENERGY HEALING? Energy healing can be as simple or as complex as we want to make it. Since everything is energy, anytime we put a positive intention out for anything…from growing a garden to sending prayers to a loved one, we are in the process of energy …

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Palomar SlimLipo Laser Liposuction

Palomar SlimLipo

By Charles F. Fatseas, M.D. – This is a continuation of the original article describing SlimLipo laser liposuction which appeared in the September 2012 edition of the Middle Tennessee Health & Wellness Magazine. As noted in the earlier article, the Palomar SlimLipo laser liposuction procedure is performed with a patented laser machine. It is a significant advancement over the previous …

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Boomers Benefit from Hearing Aids as They Stay in the Workforce Longer

Boomers Benefit from Hearing Aids

By Cynthia L. Ellison, Au.D. – Just because you have hit 60 or 65 or even 70, that doesn’t mean you are ready to retire. The Great Recession and general uncertainty regarding Medicare and the future cost of private health insurance have certainly put a kink in many Americans’ retirement plans. But many workers are also simply opting to continue …

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Baptist Hospital and Middle Tennessee Medical Center Urge Testing, Develop Alert Program November is Diabetes Awareness Month and provides the opportunity to educate people about the seriousness of diabetes as well as the importance of prevention and management of the disease. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 24 million children and adults in the United States are living with …

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Explaining Sin In A Post-Christian Culture


By Steve Simms – Post-Christian can be defined as: the culture that emerges as the Christian faith loses influence in a society that has been somewhat shaped by Christian values. The Western world is fast becoming post-Christian and popular culture has little understanding of Christian concepts. Take sin for instance. I can’t recall ever hearing the word sin in a …

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Breast Cancer Is Not A Single Disease

breast cancer

By Todd Bauer, M.D. – Breast cancer is a disease that we often hear about in different settings throughout our day. Ranging from an awareness message on television to pink ribbons on women racing toward a cure to loved ones going through treatment, it has become part of our everyday experience as Americans. But, what is it, really? Why do …

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In Amy’s Own Words:

MED180º Patient

Another MED180º Success Story “I believe with all my heart that with God all things are possible. I also feel God sent the MED180º team into my life to help me overcome a lifetime of being overweight and to put an end to my unhealthy lifestyle. I was in a very bad place. I was obese and so ashamed that I …

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Men and Women Can Get Relief from Menopause Like Symptoms

Cristina Moore, MSN, APN

Cristina Moore, MSN, APN Answers Your Health and  Wellness Questions By Jim Taylor and Cristina Moore, MSN, APN – Q. Dear Cristina: My husband is five years younger than me. His recent mood swings remind me of my early days with menopause. Sometimes I think he’s just whining, but it’s made me wonder if men experience a menopause-like period in …

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To Inpatient? Or to Outpatient?

To Inpatient? Or to Outpatient? That is the Question. Pick One.

That is the Question. Pick One. After undergoing surgery when a serious fall left him with a broken hip, John, a 65-year-old retired police officer, knew rehabilitation therapy was not far behind. However, the decision to choose inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation was a struggle. “Which therapy will benefit me more?” “I really want to be in the comfort of my …

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What is Dental Hygiene?

What is Dental Hygiene

Why does your dental hygiene matter so much? Not only can harmful bacteria in your mouth cause breath odor, cavities and gum disease, but your overall health can also be negatively affected by improper oral hygiene. You’ve heard it many times and it’s true — basic oral care involves proper brushing and flossing, and seeing your dentist and dental hygienist …

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