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This Month’s American Heart Association Heart Healthy Recipe: Southwestern Quinoa and Egg Breakfast Bowl

Southwestern Quinoa and Egg Breakfast Bowl

Liven up the breakfast routine with this South­western quinoa bowl. Quinoa contains a hefty amount of protein, making this a great morning option. Add other items to turn this into your own creation-cucumber, radishes, black beans, and more. The eggs can also be cooked however you prefer-over-easy, poached, or even scrambled. Ingredients: –    1/4 cup raw quinoa –    1/2 avocado, ... Read More »

Why is it better to treat hearing loss sooner rather than later?

Why is it better to treat hearing loss sooner rather than later

Identifying and addressing hearing loss early brings many benefits. From enhancing your quality of life, to helping protect against several health consequences linked to unaddressed hearing loss, the case for early treatment is strong. Perhaps the most compelling reason to never put off a hearing test and treatment, however, is simply this: We “hear” with our brain, not with our ears. ... Read More »

Let Us Help The Importance of Early Recognition of Stroke Symptoms for Emergency Treatment

By William Barrow, M.D. Stroke is a medical emergency that affects roughly 800,000 Americans every year. Of those affected, three quarters have never had a stroke before. Unfortunately 130,000 stroke victims each year do not survive the strokes that they suffer. Tennesseans suffer significantly more strokes than the national average due to higher rates of high blood pressure, high cholesterol ... Read More »

Hello, My Name is MAKO!

Hello, My Name is MAKO!

Henry County Medical Center adds the Total Knee Replacement to its Joint Replacement Options with the MAKO Robotic-Assisted Surgery System Robots in the surgical suite are nothing new, but robots assisting orthopedic surgeons on total knee replacements is groundbreaking. And Henry County Medical Center is only one of three hospitals in the state of TN to offer MAKO robot-assisted total ... Read More »

Hormones and IBS

Estrogen and progesterone affect IBS symptoms in a few ways, from how your intestines work to how much pain you feel. Cells in your gut have things called receptors that let these hormones latch on to them. This suggests that your digestive system is designed to sense and react to them. Here are the main ways they affect IBS: • ... Read More »

5 Ways to Relieve Menstrual Pain Naturally

Many women of childbearing age get cramps during their menstrual cycle, when contracting muscles cause menstrual pain or dysmenorrhea. This pain often requires intervention. Over-the-counter drugs may yield instant results but may have side effects, such as drug resistance if used for prolonged periods. Here are some ways to relieve menstrual pain naturally. 1. Drink Hot Water Hot water helps ... Read More »

8 Essential Health Tips for Women

Women are called on to overcome many challenges and obstacles each day. Unfortunately, because of all the responsibilities and commitments in life, it can sometimes be hard to find time to take care of yourself. Nevertheless, to keep being all you need to be to everyone, you must learn to make your health a top priority.Listed are some key tips ... Read More »

Be Still and Live 

By Christy McGriff My name is Christy and I am addicted to busy. That was the summarizing statement of my life before I found freedom in simplicity. I was a corporate junky, always seeking the next big project, accomplishment or promotion. That was until my loving Savior gave me a big push. I’m sure He started with gentle nudges, but I ... Read More »

Get the Nutrients You Need!

Get the Nutrients You Need!

By Ravinder Machra, M.D. Did you know that as you age, your body requires larger amounts of certain vitamins and minerals? Calcium, fiber, potassium, and vitamins C, E, D and B12 are among the nutrients commonly lacking in adults older than age 50. These essential vitamins and minerals perform a variety of important functions in your body, including: • Supporting bone ... Read More »

The Difference Between SSI and SSDI

By Jennifer L. Foster, RN, Attorney-at-Law While many people don’t distinguish between Supplement Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), they are two completely different governmental programs. Both programs are overseen and managed by the Social Security Administration, and medical eligibility for disability is determined in the same manner for both programs. Only individuals who have a disability ... Read More »

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks. Forms of Depression Some forms of depression are slightly different, or they ... Read More »

Are You Ready for Shorts Season?

Are You Ready for Shorts Season

Presented by West Tennessee Vein Center at the Cardiovascular Clinic of West TN It’s that time of year again! Temperatures are warming up and hemlines are about to get shorter. Many of us are stepping up our workout routines and getting ready for vacations, but what about the issues that exercise and eating correctly can’t fix? Do you have varicose veins? ... Read More »

Winning the Battle Against Arthritis

Winning the Battle Against Arthritis

By Megan Hemmingsen, PT, OPT, Cert. MOT, LSVT-Big STAR Physical Therapy, Clarksville, TN (North) Osteoarthritis is a slow, progressive breakdown of joint structures that can significantly impact mobility, function, and independence. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammatory joint symptoms. Physical therapy for both OA and RA are to regain/maintain range of motion, reduce pain, and improve function. Osteoarthritis ... Read More »

IT Band Syndrome and Runners

IT Band Syndrome and Runners

By Brittany Endres, PT, DPT, Results Physiotherapy It is that time of year again. Winter is winding down and runners are hitting the pavement and trails, many of them in preparation for upcoming races. Injuries and pain with running typically come on with a significant increase in training. Over the past decade, the popularity of running marathons, half marathons and ... Read More »

May is Melanoma Awareness Month! Protect yourself and your loved ones!

Protect yourself and your loved ones

Tips to Reduce Your Risk for Melanoma: • Wear Sunscreen. Make sunscreen a daily habit. UV radiation can still damage skin even in the winter and on cloudy days. Use broad-spectrum sunscreen (protects against UVA and UVB rays) with SPF of at least 30. • Wear Protective Clothing. Protect your body with sun-protective clothing, hat, and sunglasses. • Avoid Peak ... Read More »

Manual Toothbrush or Electric?

Manual Toothbrush or Electric?

By Dr. Randall LeDuke, DDS Effective home dental plaque control, brushing and flossing, is the single most important factor in the pursuit of healthy teeth and gums. On the other hand, poor home dental plaque control is the main contributing factor to cavities and gum disease, although natural resistance to disease and diet/nutrition also play significant roles. Dental plaque is that ... Read More »



By Jaime Vernon, Founder/Director, Songs for Sound “My little girl–only 14 months old—is DEAF” Jaime, and her husband Kevin thought. All those times she wouldn’t stop crying when I whispered “sh, sh, sh, sh” as I rocked her back and forth, or when I CRIED because she wouldn’t put her head on my shoulder when I sang to her. I ... Read More »

Beautiful Agony

Beautiful Agony

By Christy McGriff Strange combination of words I admit. Since agony is extreme physical or mental suffering, how can it be described as beautiful? Odd as it might sound, the absolute truth is there can be beauty in agony. You may be familiar with the account in the bible when Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray before he ... Read More »

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In For Healthy Living

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In For Healthy Living

It is estimated that one billion people are Vitamin D deficient worldwide, according to Vitamin D expert Dr. Michael Holick of Boston University School of Medicine.  Vitamin D plays an important role in a wide range of chronic health conditions as well as providing a critical role in the absorption of Calcium and Phosphorous. Human beings acquire Vitamin D from ... Read More »

The War On Lung Disease: Traditional Treatments vs Stem Cell Therapy

The War On Lung Disease

War is hell—particularly when the battleground is inside your own lungs. Unfortunately, for millions of Americans, chronic lung diseases such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema seem to be winning that war. Across the U.S. 6.3% of the adult population (roughly 15 million people) have been diagnosed with COPD—a prevalence that is predominantly seen within adults older than 65. Worse ... Read More »

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