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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 …

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THE BENEFITS OF BOTOX®

Questions and Answers – By Dr. Ronald Gilmer, M.D., Gilmer Plastic Surgery – Q. What is Botox®? A. This new procedure, using Botulinum Toxin or Botox®, has been developed to treat the effects of aging by removing wrinkles. This procedure, sometimes referred to as cosmetic denervation, has been widely used and is considered safe and effective. Q. How does it …

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Along a Crooked Road

When each day feels precious, hospice nurses provide top-notched care, casting a vision for living fully. – By Gregory Rumburg – The journey through a terminal illness is unmapped, and it can feel fearful and lonely. But hospice nurses have been down that road before—and they’re not afraid to go down it again with the families they serve. “I want …

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The Top Seven Ways To Decrease Your Risk For Cancer

By TENNESSEEONCOLOGY – Participate in routine screenings. Screening methods such as Pap smears, colonoscopies, mammograms and prostate examinations lower the risk of cancer. Don’t smoke. Smoking is directly responsible for the vast majority of lung cancers, as well as being at least partly to blame in many cases of bladder cancer, head and neck cancer and many others. Drink in …

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Managing Stress

By Jason B. Bour, CLC – According to the American Institute of Stress, 43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects due to stress. Another 75-90% of visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related complaints or disorders. One of the most common stressors is work related stress, accounting for 60-80% of industrial accidents, costing corporations an average of $200 …

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Facial/Jaw Growth Problems Can Cause TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disease)

By Anthony P. Urbanek, DDS, MD – Temporomandibular Joint Disease is a very common problem, especially among women. Patients with TMD suffer from a range of symptoms including headaches, earaches, neck and jaw pain, ringing and fullness in the ear. These symptoms, caused by inflammation of the Temporomandibular Joint, appear due to one of three causes: bruxism, trauma or facial/jaw …

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Charlie Daniels Had 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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Whiten Your Teeth and Help a Child

Did you know that teeth whitening is the overall # 1 cosmetic dental procedure?  If you have ver wanted a whiter smile, now is a great time. Perhaps you’re looking forward to a special day such as a prom, graduation, or a wedding and a brighter smile would make your day even more special. Smiles For Life From March through …

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Ingrown Toenails: A Painful Problem A Simple Treatment with Lasting Relief

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, ingrown nails are the most common nail impairment. An ingrown toenail is a nail whose corners or sides dig painfully into the soft tissue of nail grooves, often leading to irritation, redness, and swelling. What Causes an Ingrown Toenail? Could be the tight shoes you wore as a kid, or still wear. It …

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What About Me? Questions and Answers with Cristina Moore, APN

Dear Cristina: I am a 47-year-old woman with a full-time job, 2 active teenage children who I shuttle all over town, a husband, a dog, and a cat. I spend all day everyday taking care of all of them, but I feel like I’m drowning. I cannot keep up with the demands of my life anymore! I forget appointments; I …

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Dementia: What Should I Know? What Can I Do?

By Gretchen Campbell, M.D., KCA Medical Group – Dementia is a neurological disorder that is characterized by progressive impairment in memory. This decline interferes with daily function. There are multiple types of dementia, so “dementia” is really more of an “umbrella” term. Some examples of the different types of dementia include vascular dementia which is caused by small or large …

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Is Your Student a Critical Thinker? Preparing Students for College and Work

By Shannon Elders, M.S., CCC-SLP, division head for the Upper School at Currey Ingram Academy – Much has been written and discussed in the educational world about the skills needed in the 21st century to be successful in college and the workplace. We now live in a global economy and society where information and communication are just a click away. …

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Hair Surgery Grows in Popularity

By Michael S. Ramsey, MBA/HCM – “The Hair Surgery Market Increased 47% Worldwide…” According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS) August 1st press release, “The hair surgery market increased 47% worldwide… from 2008 to the end of 2010.” The biggest increases from around the world were found in the Middle East and Asia, with a 454% and …

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Rheumatologists: Providing Hope for the Arthritis Epidemic

By Chad S. Boomershine, MD, PhD – The Arthritis Epidemic Arthritis in the United States (US) is an epidemic. One-in-five (50 million) US adults currently suffer from arthritis. By 2030, this number is expected to rise to 67 million (one-in-four). Most people don’t worry about arthritis because they think it’s something that only affects the elderly. While it’s true arthritis …

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The Most Deadly Form of Skin Cancer

By Jeffrey R. Infante, MD Malignant melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer.  Nearly 1 in 50 individuals will be affected during their lifetime. The incidence rate is increasing faster than any other skin cancer (2000% increase since the 1930s). In fact, melanoma is the most common killer of young women aged 29-34, even more common than breast …

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Compassionate ~ Comprehensive ~ Care

By Chris Taleghani, M.D., M.B.A. – These words are more than Cumberland Brain & Spine’s tagline.  These words are at the core of how I practice medicine. Compassionate Don’t you want your doctor to have compassion for you and/or your family member’s pains, injuries and/or traumatic condition? According to Dictionary.com, compassionate means having or showing the feeling of deep sympathy …

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Gluten Free = Pain Free?

By Jamie Free, CPT, FNC – Being that this is National Celiac Disease Awareness Month, I want to talk about what Celiac Disease is and defense through proper nutrition. What is Celiac Disease? The definition of Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that occurs in genetically predisposed people of all ages from middle infancy onward. Symptoms …

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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 …

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A Facelift Procedure Questions and Answers

– By Dr. Ronald Gilmer, M.D., Gilmer Plastic Surgery – Q. What is a “facelift”? A. A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a procedure which involves the tightening of facial and neck skin and muscles and the removal of excess skin. This procedure was developed to give people the youthful appearance they desire. A facelift can be performed …

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May is Better Hearing Month

– By Cynthia L. Ellison, Au.D., Franklin Hearing Center – I admit it—- better hearing is my passion. I have been an audiologist for 37 years and still get such a thrill when I remove a large amount of ear wax from a patient’s ear canals or fit them with new hearing aids and watch the expression on their face change …

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