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Why Lemon Water Needs to Be Your First Drink of the Morning

Why Lemon Water Needs to Be Your First Drink of the Morning

By Lilly Castro LMT, MLD, CHHC We are always looking for ways to improve our lives. This natural and easy to make drink is hailed for its beneficial effects on your overall health—from boosting the digestive system and immunity to encouraging natural cleansing. 1. Boosts you’re immune system Lemons are jam-packed with potassium, vitamins B and C, calcium, magnesium, antioxidants, and ... Read More »

10 Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids and Teens

10 Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids and Teens

Young athletes today are bigger and stronger, and they push themselves harder than ever before. With sports camps and more structured activities, kids today are increasingly likely to play their chosen sport year-round. But more time on the field brings a greater risk of experiencing sports-related injuries, including ACL and meniscus injuries in the knee, or injuries to the labrum ... Read More »

The Importance of a Healthy Thyroid

The Importance of a Healthy Thyroid

You probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the butterfly-shaped gland in your neck which helps regulate metabolism, heart rate, energy levels and body temperature. But thyroid disorders are very common. It’s estimated that 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, and as many as 60 percent of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition. ... Read More »

Perseverance, CHARACTER; and CHARACTER, HOPE.

Perseverance

By Jaime Vernon All entrepreneurs who stand on a mountain of success can also share about the even larger valleys of failures where they nearly threw in the towel or lost it all. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a physician, housewife, husband, cashier, mechanic, or a CEO…you can relate. Life is tough. We accept unfathomable challenges to help others with the best ... Read More »

LISTEN UP! LIVING WITH MILD HEARING LOSS

LISTEN UP! LIVING WITH MILD HEARING LOSS

Contributed by Brande Plotnick, Healthy Hearing When it comes to health concerns, including hearing loss, people often wonder: how bad is too bad. How serious does a condition need to be before it goes from being an annoyance to something that requires medical attention? If you have mild hearing loss, you may think it’s not serious and can be ignored, at ... Read More »

The Specialty of Pain Management

The Specialty of Pain Management

By Comprehensive Pain Specialists WHAT IS A PAIN MANAGEMENT DOCTOR? A pain doctor, also called a pain specialist or pain management specialist, is a medical doctor (M.D.) or doctor of osteopathy (D.O.) who specializes in pain medicine. Pain medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of pain. As the field of medicine learns more ... Read More »

Move!

Move!

Sometimes just the thought of moving makes you feel those aches and pains. Taking care of your musculoskeletal system means you’re also looking out for your mobility, along with future productivity and independence. YOUR FABULOUS FEMALE FRAME Your anatomy, physiology, and hormones are unique to females. The female frame differs from the male’s because your skeleton is more delicate, your rib ... Read More »

Tips for Seniors to Prevent Falls

According to the CDC, each year, one in every three adults ages 65 or older falls and 2 million are treated in emergency departments for fall-related injuries. And the risk of falling increases with each decade of life. The long-term consequences of fall injuries, such as hip fractures and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), can greatly impact the health of your ... Read More »

Healthy Lunches Your Kids Will Eat

Healthy Lunches Your Kids Will Eat

BENTO BOX: A lunch box filled with a variety of separate containers of things to munch on. Hard-boiled egg, cheese squares, trail mix, applesauce, whole grain crackers, grape tomatoes or grapes.  You can add any protein, vegetables and fruits to make your bento box fun and creative. HEALTHY LUNCH BOWLS: Whether you start with quinoa, rice or noodles as the ... Read More »

Pacemaker 101

Pacemaker 101

Presented by Cardiovascular Clinic of West Tennessee What is an artificial pacemaker? A small battery-operated device that helps the heart beat in a regular rhythm. There are two parts: a generator and wires (leads). • The generator is a small battery-powered unit. • It produces the electrical impulses that stimulate your heart to beat. • The generator may be implanted ... Read More »

What is the Compassionate Allowances Initiative?

By Jennifer L. Foster, RN, Attorney-at-Law In an effort to streamline Social Security Disability claims for conditions that are very severe, the Social Security Administration (SSA) created the Compassionate Allowances (CAL) Initiative.  There are currently 225 conditions that qualify for this expedited process. These conditions are so severe that they automatically meet the medical definition of disability under the Social ... Read More »

Is Your Child’s Backpack Safe?

Is Your Child’s Backpack Safe

– By the American Occupational Therapy Association – Think the books and school supplies that your child is carrying in a backpack slung haphazardly across one shoulder are harmless? Think again. Heavy loads carried by more than 79 million students across the U.S. can cause low back pain that often lasts through adulthood. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety ... Read More »

The Use of Physical Therapy in Recovery from Cancer Treatment

By Casey White, DPT, Clinic Director of STAR Physical Therapy Cancer treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery typically leave patients with several musculoskeletal limitations such as limited range of motion, strength, and balance. Physical therapy (PT) can help restore these limitations. Treatment can vary in intensity and quality based off of each patient’s needs. A treatment can be as ... Read More »

What Shoe to Buy for Your Active Kids

Presented by Raines Foot Clinic If your child or teenager plays sports, you may be aware of the various sports equipment or uniform needs. Whether it’s dance costumes and leotards or bats and gloves and protective helmets, there’s always a shopping basket full of items. One of the most important items on your shopping list should be the correct footwear for ... Read More »

Aromatherapy 101

Aromatherapy 101

By Dana Jean Costantino Aromatherapy is a practice of using various essential oils to promote balance, health, wellness, relaxation and to aid in ridding the body of disease and distress. Aromatherapy has gained popularity over the last decade and there has become a wider base of people understanding that scent and the essential oils which contain these scents can be powerful ... Read More »

Top 10 Affordable Summer Outings in West Tennessee!

Top 10 Affordable Summer Outings in West Tennessee!

1 –    Fireworks Cruise, Saturday, July 1, 7:00 pm Sunset/Fireworks Cruise will depart from the Reelfoot Lake State Park at 7:00 pm. Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council sponsored Fireworks Display at 9:00 pm around American Legion on Hwy. 21. Cruise Reservations over the phone: 731-253-9652 Camping Reservations over the phone: 731-538-3356 Meet at: Reelfoot Lake State Park TN-21 Tiptonville, TN 38079 ... Read More »

What Happens at the Disability Hearing?

By Jennifer L. Foster, RN, Attorney-at-Law You finally get to have your day in Court, and there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel.  By the time you get to a hearing, you’ve usually been waiting for about 2 years. What will happen during the hearing? What questions will be asked? Can I bring my family into ... Read More »

LISTEN UP! PROTECT YOUR HEARING ON INDEPENDENCE DAY!

LISTEN UP! PROTECT YOUR HEARING ON INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Ten million Americans have suffered hearing damage due to noise. Many think the irreversible hearing loss caused from noise only occurs with exposure over time, such as with factory or farm machinery. However, nothing could be further from the truth. A noise-induced hearing loss can also occur from one sudden blast of sound….even from a single firecracker. According to the ... Read More »

Tennova OB/GYN: Quality Suites for Your Delivery Needs

Tennova OB/GYN: Quality Suites for Your Delivery Needs

When you are bringing new life into the world, you shouldn’t have to worry about the accommodations or the clinical expertise of the staff.  Jodie Jerigan King chose to give birth at Tennova Healthcare – Regional Jackson in a labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum (LDRP) room because she knew she could expect quality care in a quality space.  The decision ... Read More »

How to Make Homemade Sunscreen

The great part about making your own sunscreen is that it can be a fun activity to do with friends and family and is something that brings out creative energy. Homemade sunscreen in a cute mason jar is also a lovely gift in the summertime— perfect as a host/hostess gift or for someone's birthday. The small steps that we take today to not only protect our skin but to become more aware of what we consume can lead to huge leaps forward for our health in the future. Start your journey today. I hope your first jar of homemade sunscreen is a success!

By Dana Jean Costantino Summertime is upon us and while we are drawn to spending time in the sun and catching those rays, it is important to remember our skin and the protection of it. Sunscreen is a must this time of year and is a key component to the prevention of skin cancer. While there are healthy aspects of ... Read More »

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