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EPILEPSY: A BRIEF OVERVIEW

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, …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Future of Hair Transplantation Multi-Unit Hair Grafting™

By Michael S. Ramsey, MBA/HCM – Hair transplantation has come a long way over the last 25 years. Now, hair restoration surgery is a simple out-patient procedure performed over the course of about 4 to 6 hours that results in a completely natural, permanent solution to hair loss. Over the last 15 years, PAI Medical / WeGrowHair.com has performed thousands …

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I Hurt My Back… What Now?

By William J.L. Newton, DO MS – Imagine that many people reading this article right now have seen at least one advertisement for the next “quick fix” for back pain. Back pain can be a debilitating scenario for anyone and is the second most common reason why people go to the doctor. It is also one of the top complaints …

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Low Hormone Levels Affect Men Too!

You’ve heard of Menopause in Women… Have you heard of Andropause in Men? Men, there comes a time when we start hearing age-related comments like “you’re just getting older,” or “you’re not as young as you used to be.” Would you like to change that trend? As men get older, they notice the physical and emotional changes that are taking …

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Common Summer Foot Ailments and Treatments

1. Warts A wart, also known as a verruca, is an infection that is caused by a virus. It is very common in feet. Warts on the bottom of the foot are called plantar warts because they are on the plantar surface of the foot. Most warts on the foot are difficult to treat with over the counter medications and …

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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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