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SENIORS: Staying In Tune with Technology

age and technology

The digital revolution is changing the way we live and work. Government and the private sector are shifting to online tools as their dominant form of public communication. It saves time and money, and provides more responsive public services. Earlier this year, the U.S. Social Security Administration said it would stop sending paper statements to Americans explaining their Social Security …

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A Must Read If You Have Feet!

Must Read If You Have Feet

It was Leonardo da Vinci who said, “The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” Did you know that the feet contain almost 25% of the bones in the human body (52 out of 206)? Each foot is made up of 26 different bones. There are 33 joints, 19 muscles and 107 ligaments in each …

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Look and Feel Years Younger with the Palomar SlimLipo!

Palomar SlimLipo

By Charles F. Fatseas, M.D. – The Palomar SlimLipo is a laser liposuction machine that effectively treats areas of the body where there is unwanted fat, such as the abdomen, arms, flanks, thighs, neck, bra fat and chest. The unique SlimLipo uses laser light to selectively target fat and gently “melt” it with less side effects and enhanced results than …

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Loud Noise and Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss Tennessee

Take Steps to Avoid This Preventable Damage By Cynthia L. Ellison, Au.D. – Noise is typically defined as any loud, unexpected, irritating, or unwanted sound. Noise can be as subtle as a dripping faucet or as loud as a jet aircraft flying overhead. Here is a list of some common noises we are subjected to, some on a near daily …

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Bieber to William – You Can Do Something About Your Hair Loss

Tennessee Hair Loss

By Michael S. Ramsey, MBA/HCM – Last week, heart throb and mega-music sensation Justin Bieber ‘dissed’ Prince William about his hair loss. According to U.K.’s Rollercoaster magazine, “The Biebs slammed Middleton’s husband, Prince William, for his thinning hair. He even offered some advice to the Prince.” The Britts didn’t like this a bit and have fired back. According to an …

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Painlessly Melt Away Fat and 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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Blepharoplasty – Cosmetic Surgery of the Eyes

Tennessee Blepharoplasty

By Dr. Ronald Gilmer, M.D. – The eyes account for a large part of the expression of the human face. They project an array of emotions including happiness, sorrow and fear. Yet, the eyes themselves are virtually expressionless structures. It is the contour of the skin – the tissue, muscle, fat, hair and lashes around the eyes that convey the …

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Diagnosed with ADHD…at Age 35!

Adult ADHD

By Jason B. Bour, CLC  – The best place to begin talking about ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is to share my own personal experience. I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 35 years old. Before that, I was characterized as lazy, unmotivated, irresponsible, etc. Regretfully, due to years of undiagnosed ADHD, my self-esteem suffered, I had credit problems, …

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Charlie Daniels Had Smart Eye Surgery

smart eye surgery

The Country Music Legend Underwent a Revolutionary  “Smart Eye Surgery” Charlie Daniels, a country music legend, underwent a revolutionary new “smart eye surgery” last week,performed by Dr. Ming Wang, MD, PhD, of Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center in Nashville, TN. Dr. Wang recently became the first cataract surgeon in the state to introduce the OptiWave™ Refractive Analysis, ORA …

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12 Keys To Spiritual Health

Tennessee Spiritual Wellness

By Steve Simms – A healthy body without a healthy spirit leaves us struggling with inner maladies, such as, discouragement, meaninglessness, addiction, guilt, anger, and depression. Here are 12 keys to a healthy spirit. 1. Obey your conscience. God has given you an inner guide. Use it. Anybody can ignore their conscience, however it takes great guts to obey your …

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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 …

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Putting the ‘Well’ in “Live Well.”

Rehab therapy programs are designed to help individuals of every age get back to doing what they love as quickly as possible. Surgery, illness, injury and especially stroke are some common reasons for receiving rehabilitation. When it comes time to choose the right therapy program, there are many factors to consider. First: Does the program fit your specific needs? A vital …

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RIO® ROBOTIC ARM INTERACTIVE ORTHOPEDIC SYSTEM

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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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