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Is Your Bladder In Control?

Is Your Bladder In Control

By Brent Zamzow, D.O., F.A.C.O.S. More than 15 million Americans experience urinary incontinence, a condition characterized by the inability to control urine. Women experience incontinence twice as often as men. Pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, and the structure of the female urinary tract account for this difference. Urinary incontinence can be uncomfortable, inconvenient and, in some cases, embarrassing. However, it’s not an inevitable …

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Nutrition for a Healthy Life Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals Naturally

Nutrition for a Healthy Life Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals Naturally

By Karina Hammer, Certified Holistic Wellness Coach Achieving your ideal weight is an important step to establishing optimal health. There are various ways to accomplish this – and while many methods work for only a portion of the population, it’s important to consider the ones that are right for you: not just trends, fads, diets, or popular programs that tend to …

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Is VenaCure EVLT Right For Me?

Is VenaCure EVLT Right For Me

Presented by West Tennessee Vein Center at the Cardiovascular Clinic of West TN The Venacure EVLT procedure uses a minimally invasive endovenous laser to treat varicose veins and is a clinically proven alternative to traditional and painful ligation and stripping surgery. It requires no general anesthesia and offers minimal risk and shorter recovery time. The VenaCure EVLT procedure uses the latest …

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Signs & Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance

Signs & Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance

Presented By: Terrell Clinic What are the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in men? Low levels of testosterone in men is much more than just low sex drive or sexual dysfunction (ED). Symptoms consistent with low testosterone are: • Low sex drive • Sexual dysfunction (ED) • Chronic fatigue • Loss of muscle mass • Increased body fat (especially …

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Balance and Fall Prevention

By Misty Kirk, PT A fall is defined as dropping or descending under the force of gravity to a lower place through loss or lack of support.  In 2001, it was reported that 1.6 million seniors were treated in the emergency room as a result of fall-related injuries. One in every three adults 65 and older fall at home each year.  …

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An Overview of Diabetes

An Overview of Diabetes

Diabetes is a medical disorder of metabolism where a person’s blood sugar is abnormally high because the body has decreased production of insulin or because the body’s cells fail to respond normally to the insulin produced. What Causes Diabetes? When the food we eat is broken down in our digestive system, it produces glucose. Glucose is the form of sugar …

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Hypothyroidism: A Hidden Menace

Hypothyroidism

We’ve all experienced changes in our bodies from time to time that seem more of a nuisance than a medical issue. Take, for example, forgetfulness or fatigue, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, perhaps even muscle or joint pain. Too often we chalk these symptoms up to the stresses of modern life or simply getting older. And that may seem to …

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The Offset between Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Social Security Disability

By Jennifer L. Foster, RN, Attorney-at-Law Some workers who are eligible for Social Security disability benefits may also be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits if they have workrelated illnesses or injuries. However, workers aren’t able to receive the full amount of Social Security benefits and workers’ compensation benefits at the same time. Other public disability payments that may affect …

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Resolve To Give Up Smoking!

Resolve To Give Up Smoking

By Dr. Randall LeDuke, DDS January is the time of year for Resolutions!  So along with your New Year’s vow to lose weight, eat better and exercise more, how about resolving to give up smoking and smokeless tobacco use? Many Americans have already accomplished this goal.  In 2005 almost 21% of adults in the US were smokers. Today that number …

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Got Water? 4 Reasons to Drink More H2O

Got Water? 4 Reasons to Drink More H2O

(NewsUSA) We all know water is good for us and that we should probably drink more of it. So why, then, do Americans find it so difficult to sip from what is arguably the fountain of youth? Answers vary, but the fact is, one in 10 Americans drinks zero cups of water per day, according to a study by Dr. …

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It Pays to Prep Your Tires for Winter Roads

It Pays to Prep Your Tires for Winter Roads

Driving safely in the winter can be a challenge, even for the most experienced driver. In fact, an alarming three in five “Tires are one of the least-discussed safety devices on your vehicle, so many consumers aren’t aware of just how much they contribute to keeping you safe on the road,” says Ron Margadonna, Michelin winter tire expert. Michelin urges all …

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New Year, New You! Happy New Year — Now, Fix Yourself.

New Year, New You! Happy New Year — Now, Fix Yourself.

By Lisa Webb, D.Psy, MPH and Kenith L. Robins, PhD Most of us know that about 90% of New Year’s resolutions never actually get resolved. And it’s clear why: We all have habits that we fall back on; that’s why they’re habits. But there’s no reason why you can’t keep some resolutions to point you in the direction of what …

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Was There a New Puppy or Kitten Under Your Tree This Year?

Was There a New Puppy or Kitten Under Your Tree This Year?

(NewsUSA) The holiday season is a popular time for spending and gift giving, there’s no doubt about it. Spending on pets is no exception. According to cat and dog breeders, mid-December is their busiest time of year. Families plan for the arrival of new puppies and kittens during their school-aged child’s winter break from school, to give them ample time to …

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5 Ways Your Fitness Roadblocks Are All in Your Head

5 Ways Your Fitness Roadblocks Are All in Your Head

By Janelle Keith Discouragement hit me when I least expected it. You see, I’d been consistently doing what I needed to reach my fitness goals. I was doing the work and making good choices, so I expected to see progress. But when I didn’t see it, I wanted to give up on my goals. All my good efforts seemed lost and …

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Parents Want Fun, Safer Messaging Solutions for Kids

Parents Want Fun, Safer Messaging Solutions for Kids

Today, parents are increasingly allowing their children to use tablets and smartphones at younger ages. In fact, nine in ten 6-12-year-olds in the US have access to tablets or smartphones, and two out of three use tablets or smartphones on a daily basis. But parents often have questions and concerns about how their kids use them and which apps are appropriate. …

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REMEDY: Healing For the Nations

REMEDY: Healing For the Nations

By David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) We will accomplish the Great Commission when every people group hears the gospel. The Bible promises when that happens, Christ will return! And I believe healthcare missions is the key to completing the Great Commission. Unreached people groups are overwhelmingly located in difficult-to-access countries that are hostile to Christianity. Mission organizations have tried penetrating these …

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Listen Up! Hear in the New Year!

Listen Up! Hear in the New Year!

 It’s that time of year! It’s a New Year! And it’s time to start working on your New Year’s resolutions!  One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is related to healthcare in one way or another. For example, New Year’s resolutions are often set to lose weight and eliminate those pesky pounds put on during the holiday season (that …

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When Is It Time to Move Your Loved One to a Care Facility?

By Clare Absher, RN, BSN A family is often faced with the difficult decision of when it is the right time to move a loved one to a care facility such as a assistive living or possibly a nursing home. Each family situation isvery different and it may help you to answer some of the following questions when considering this decision: …

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Got Feet?

Got Feet

Compliments of Raines Foot Clinic 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 …

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THE HOLIDAY SEASON BRINGS SURPRISING CALORIE COUNTS

THE HOLIDAY SEASON BRINGS SURPRISING CALORIE COUNTS

Grayson Menard, M.D., Tennova Healthcare Recent studies have debunked the myth that the average American gains 7-10 pounds during the holiday season, but don’t break out the eggnog just yet. Those same studies confirm that holiday weight gain DOES happen to most people – the average Increase is between 1.5 and 2 pounds, and the scale creep actually starts in …

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