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Ideas for how Seniors can exercise safely

Ideas for how Seniors can exercise safely

Marathons may be out for (most) Seniors, but exercise is still important. Makenzie Jones looks at some options and where you can go locally to join other seniors in keep fit sessions. Just like it is neither wise nor beneficial to cram for a test at the last minute, you can’t make up years of unhealthy diet all at once. …

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Charlie Daniels Had Smart Eye Surgery

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,” performed by Dr. Ming Wang, MD, PhD, of Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center in Nashville, TN. Dr. Wang became the first cataract surgeon in the state to introduce the OptiWave™ Refractive Analysis, ORA System™, an innovative surgical technology …

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Clues your Parents may need help as they get older

Paula Spencer Scott, author of SURVIVING ALZHEIMER’S: Practical Tips and Soul-Saving Wisdom for Caregivers, produced this article for Caring.com Maybe you’re planning a visit to see one or both of your aging parents after a period of not seeing them. Like a lot of adult children of elderly parents, you may worry about how they’re managing and whether they might …

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What to look for when choosing an Assisted Living Community

What to look for when choosing an Assisted Living Community

This article by Laura Dixon, Caring.com’s Editorial Manager, is shorter than the original; for the complete checklist, visit their website at www.caring.com Hunting for assisted living can be hard. But the process doesn’t have to be intimidating or overwhelming. Here are three simple steps you can follow to help narrow down the choices to the perfect community. 1. Assisted Living …

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Why Families Choose a Low Cost Cremation Provider

Why Families Choose a Low Cost Cremation Provider

By Shaun Luyk, Manager, Nashville Funeral and Cremation When a family is facing the loss of a loved one, there are many choices and options available to them, and many tough decisions that need to be made. One of those important decisions is which type of funeral home to use. When deciding on funeral, cremation and burial options, it’s important …

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Five Quick Pick-Me-Ups for Caregiver Stress

Five Quick Pick-Me-Ups for Caregiver Stress

This article is an edited version of the original written by Paula Spencer Scott, Senior Health Writer at Caring.com. For the full article, go to their website: Caring.com 1. Read something funny. Laughter has been shown to trigger the relaxation response, lower heart rate and blood pressure, and even boost the immune system and ease pain. It might seem corny …

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Your guide to Funeral Planning

Funeral Planning

It’s one of those subjects we just don’t want to talk about, but planning a funeral in advance can save a lot of aggravation at a time of great stress. Here are two short articles on pre-planning and the planning needed ‘on the day.’ No one likes to think about death, let alone plan for it. In many families, discussing …

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Four Smart Steps to Avoid the Flu

Four Smart Steps to Avoid the Flu

By Tennova Healthcare This flu season is striking hard and wide across the country, creating anxiety for individuals who are vulnerable to serious complications. As with any illness, it’s important to learn and follow steps that can protect you and your loved ones from contracting the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists four important steps to reduce …

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Peace of Mind Through the Holidays and Beyond

Peace of Mind Through the Holidays and Beyond

Being a caregiver to senior loved ones is a never-ending job. It’s one that requires time, patience, understanding, and flexibility. It is very easy to find yourself in a “full time” position of caregiver with only “part time” hours at your disposal. Many of us are representative of the “in between” generation. We have full time careers, educations, growing children, spouses, …

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STAR Physical Therapy is Now 20 Years Old!

STAR Physical Therapy is Now 20 Years Old!

Wow! It is hard to believe that STAR Physical Therapy is now 20 years old. The founding partners never envisioned STAR would grow to 67 outpatient clinics, 10 contract clinics, and over 515 employees. STAR Partners, Regg Swanson, Kelly Ziegler, Leslie Burton, and Hal Henninger share how STAR has been blessed to work with extremely talented physicians, who have entrusted …

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November is American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month

Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. This is also called hyperglycemia. When you eat, your body breaks food down into glucose and sends it into the blood. Insulin then helps move the glucose from the blood into your cells. When glucose enters your cells, it is either used as …

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CAN I COLLECT SS DISABILITY AND VA DISABILITY AT THE SAME TIME?

By Jennifer L. Foster, RN, Attorney-at-Law Disabled veterans can collect Social Security disability benefits and Veterans Administration (VA) disability benefits at the same time. However, the two systems are very different. The Process For Social Security disability benefits, you can apply at the local Social Security office or online.  Your file is then assigned to a disability examiner, a specialist who …

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What is a Bunion?

Presented by Raines Foot Clinic Abunion is commonly referred to as a “bump” on the joint at the base of the big toe—the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint—that forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place. The toe is forced to bend toward the others, causing an often painful lump of bone on the foot. …

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Varicose and Spider Veins 101

Varicose and Spider Veins

Presented by West Tennessee Vein Center at the Cardiovascular Clinic of West TN What are varicose veins and spider veins? Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can be blue, red, or flesh-colored. They often look like cords and appear twisted and bulging. They can be swollen and raised above the surface of the skin. Varicose veins are often found on …

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Dental Care During Pregnancy

Dental Care During Pregnancy

By Dr. Randall LeDuke, DDS Pregnancy can be a difficult and uncomfortable experience for women. Discomfort from dental problems, however, is one that can usually be avoided with minimal maintenance help from your dental professionals. Although all elective medical or dental procedures during pregnancy should probably be deferred until after delivery, preventive dental care and dental infection control can and …

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Tips to Protecting Your Identity

Tips to Protecting Your Identity

Equifax, one of the nation’s three main credit bureaus, suffered a data breach from mid-May through July 2017, exposing 143 million U.S. customer’s personal information such as names, birth dates, social security numbers, addresses, and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers. In light of recent data breaches involving Equifax and other companies, the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s …

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Best Nutrition for Baby Boomers

Best Nutrition for Baby Boomers

By Karina Hammer, Certified Holistic Wellness Coach As you age, your needs for nutrition change. It is important to listen to your body. Eat to reduce inflammation, increase your metabolism, and promote brain health. It’s more important than ever to choose foods that give you the best nutritional value. Drink plenty of water – Drink 8oz of water first thing …

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Where is God in the Fire and the Flood?

Where is God in the Fire and the Flood?

By Jodi Thomas Lately, I’ve gotten to a point where I dread turning on the news.  Regardless of your network affinity, when you hit the remote, more than likely bad news will flicker across the screen.  The calamity tsunami of late has overwhelmed us all—Harvey & Irma, the Las Vegas shooting horror, the Golden State set on fire.  Do you ever …

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LISTEN UP! – Hearing Loss and Firearms

Hearing Loss and Firearms

Skeet shooting. Target practice. Wild game hunting. These are popular leisure-time activities in our part of the country. An estimated 70 million Americans own firearms used for fun and recreational opportunities. However, acoustic trauma from unprotected exposure to gunfire is not fun, and can be prevented. With hunting season upon us, it is important to be aware of the effects …

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How to Stop the Constant Bickering

Q: Recently a coaching client made a comment about his marriage. At 45, he’s at the height of his investment banker career, earns a good salary and has been married to his wife for 22 years. His wife is the owner of a successful PR firm that boasts of clients worldwide. He detailed that lately he and his wife seemed …

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