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Healing after Upper Limb Loss with Occupational Therapy

Healing after Upper Limb Loss with Occupational Therapy

By Human Technology, Inc. Prosthetics and Orthotics Group Losing an arm due to an accident or a medical condition is a difficult situation. Advanced medical technology and prosthetics offer many opportunities for an amputee to live a productive and balanced life-style while still participating in all the activities they enjoy. Complete Prosthetic Rehabilitation Occupational therapy is a critical component of upper ... Read More »

Can Yoga Help Those Undergoing Chemotherapy?

Can Yoga Help Those Undergoing Chemotherapy?

Cancer patients who practice yoga as therapy during their treatment often refer to their yoga practice as a life-saver. No matter how sick from treatments and no matter how little energy, many find the one thing that would bring relief was yoga practices. As the interest in more holistic approaches to healing is growing, yoga for cancer patients and cancer ... Read More »

Tips for Buying Sports Eye Protectors

Tips for Buying Sports Eye Protectors

Presented by Smothers Eye Clinic Eyeguards designed for use in racquet sports are now commonly used for basketball and soccer and in combination with helmets in football, hockey and baseball. The eyeguards you choose should fit securely and comfortably and allow the use of a helmet if necessary. Expect to spend between $20 and $40 for a pair of regular eyeguards ... Read More »

Achieving Smile Power!

By Dr. Randall LeDuke, DDS Last month’s article dealt with the power of the human smile and the interpersonal benefits of enhancing our smile through Cosmetic Dentistry. This month, we will discuss how we go about creating beautiful smiles at Smiles by LeDuke! Usually when a patient comes to us for help with their smile, they have in mind specific ... Read More »

Relating to a child with Asperger’s Syndrome

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Autism, or Asperger’s Syndrome, is on the increase. Here’s some advice on how to recognize and relate to someone with the condition. Individuals who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome are unique in that they usually demonstrate average or above-average intelligence, but they often have problems interacting with others. They tend to have difficulty relating ... Read More »

Beginner’s Meditation – What You Need to Know to Get Started

Beginner’s Meditation - What You Need to Know to Get Started

By Dana Jean Costantino The idea of starting a daily meditation practice often sends many into a state of, “Oh I can’t do that, my mind is far too busy.” However, that is even more reason to get started. See, the thing is, meditation is not about perfection, but about finding moments in each day where you can come back to ... Read More »

How to Avoid Tooth Damage This Easter

How to Avoid Tooth Damage This Easter

Easter is a fun holiday filled with sweet treats, snacks and desserts. Unfortunately, all that sugar isn’t much fun for your teeth, and you could risk damage to your oral health. You might chip a tooth on solid sweets, suffer from tooth decay as a result of too much sugar, or fall out of your usual oral hygiene routine and ... Read More »

The DO’s and DON’Ts for Fabulous Feet

Compliments of Raine’s Foot Clinic – Whether you like to get a pedicure in the nail salon or at home, follow these easy Dos and Don’ts to keep your feet looking and feeling their best. DOs If you have diabetes or poor circulation in your feet, consult a podiatrist so he or she can recommend a customized pedicure that both ... Read More »

ACID REFLUX, BARRETT’S ESOPHAGUS AND ESOPHAGEAL CANCER

ACID REFLUX, BARRETT’S ESOPHAGUS AND ESOPHAGEAL CANCER

By Kofi W. Nuako, MD, Laura W Russell, CFNP and Amy Myers, CFNP The esophagus is a tube that carries food and liquid from the mouth to the stomach. Acid reflux is when acid that is normally in the stomach comes up into the esophagus. Many people do not feel this reflux. Acid Reflux Symptoms Symptoms of acid reflux are burning ... Read More »

Deciphering the Cholesterol Code

Deciphering the Cholesterol Code

By Jennifer McWilliams, ACNP Cholesterol can be good and bad. Triglycerides are important, but why? When it comes to your heart health, it’s important to know the role of each major player on cholesterol tests. Heart disease—the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States—is responsible for approximately 500,000 deaths annually. High cholesterol is one of the ... Read More »

Cancer & Fatigue – How Park Terrace Assisted Living Can Help!

Cancer & Fatigue

What can be done to help those who are fighting the ultimate battle? Cancer and the treatments used to help us survive, such as chemotherapy, radiation, and biologic therapy, can cause extreme fatigue. Many patients describe this as feeling tired, weak, heavy, slow, or as having no energy. Fatigue related to cancer is different from fatigue that healthy people feel. ... Read More »

Hearing aids have come full circle

Opn Hearing

Finally, there’s a hearing device that lets you hear the way you should: all the way around. Until now, traditional hearing aids haven’t been able to process sound fast enough to help you hear all the way around you. So they would focus just on the speech directly in front of you, and suppress everything else. This would help you ... Read More »

The Very Greatest: The Final Fight of Muhammed Ali and the Future of Stem Cell Therapy for COPD

The Very Greatest

There isn’t much debate when it comes to the legacy of Muhammed Ali. He was, as he often claimed, “the greatest” boxer of his era, winning his first Olympic Gold medal at the age of 18. And, he was a rebel too. As a civil rights vanguard, he blatantly refused the draft leading to his arrest and the stripping of ... Read More »

Smoking and Your Heart

Smoking and Your Heart

Presented by Cardiovascular Clinic of West Tennessee Smoking is associated with thicker heart walls and reduction in the heart’s pumping ability, two factors associated with increased risk of heart failure, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. The study, conducted in participants of average age 75.7 and no obvious signs of cardiovascular disease, also found ... Read More »

Knee Pain & What You Need to Know Right Now

Knee Pain & What You Need to Know Right Now

 Ideally, the only concern you should have about your knees is whether to bare them or cover up with a longer skirt. But if you wince while climbing stairs or feel a dull aching pain in your knees after a few hours of gardening, you may have bigger problems than fashionable skirt lengths. The good news is that there’s a ... Read More »

Do You Qualify for Disability?

By Jennifer L. Foster, RN, Attorney-at-Law One of the most trying times that a person will face is a disabling health crisis. Sadly, some of these conditions will make holding down a job impossible. Financial concerns and the disruption of health insurance benefits are often at the forefront of a person’s mind when that individual can no longer work. Social Security ... Read More »

The Silence of Jesus

The Silence of Jesus

By Jodi Thomas Lately I’ve been camping out in the Passion of Christ.  Using those words, Passion of Christ, make it sound so neat ately I’ve been camping out in the Passion of Christ.  Using those words, Passion of Christ, make it sound so neat and tidy.  But have you ever really spent time, I mean extended time, meditating on all that ... Read More »

Finally, No More Hepatitis C

Finally, No More Hepatitis C

By Kofi Nuako, MD and Laura Russell, CFNP What is Hepatitis C? Hepatitis C: The term “hepatitis” means “inflammation of the liver.” Hepatitis has a number of causes including alcohol abuse, reactions to certain medicines and viruses. Nearly 3 million people in the U.S. have hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is the most common chronic liver disease and causes up to ... Read More »

Lawn Mower Accidents are the Leading Cause of Major Amputations for Children Under 10

Lawn Mower Accidents are the Leading Cause of Major Amputations for Children Under 10

Now that spring is approaching, Human Technology, Inc. Prosthetics and Orthotics urges people to pay more attention to lawn mower safety. Taking simple precautions can prevent a possible limb loss incident at your home involving a lawn mower. “Increasing public awareness of lawn mower safety in West Tennessee is part of our community education program,” said Ramesh Dubey, Director of ... Read More »

I Can’t Read Anymore

I Can’t Read Anymore

By Dr. Jason Smothers, O.D. Some of the most common complaints we hear as eye care professionals are: “I just woke up and can’t read anymore”, “my arms are too short”, “my eye sight has always been perfect, I don’t know what happened, but I can’t read anymore”, “I can’t read my phone, my watch, my computer…..” This phenomenon is simply ... Read More »

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