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Life Giving Gift Bestowed on Anonymous Patients From Cancer Center Employees

Kirkland Cancer Center’s

By Carrie Ann Knox, RN/Community Outreach Two blood cancer/blood disease patients have another lease on life because of Ashton and Kayla. Blood cancer is an umbrella term for malignancies of the blood, bone marrow or lymph nodes that affect normal blood cell production or function. Ashton Ratliff and Kayla Young Arcuri are both employees of the Kirkland Cancer Center in Jackson, ... Read More »

Use It or Lose It! Keeping the Body Healthy

Use It or Lose It! Keeping the Body Healthy

Yoga is one of many types of integrative health approaches that brings together physical and mental disciplines to support you in achieving balance of the body and mind. Sadhguru, one of the foremost authorities on yoga, explains that the key to keeping the body healthy is to use it well, and build up our level of activity over a period of ... Read More »

Connect the Dots

Connect the Dots

Discover a Treatment Plan to Help Slow the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease When someone you love has Alzheimer’s disease, it can be confusing, frustrating, and overwhelming, not only for the patient, but also for the entire family. But the more information you have about the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, the more you can do to connect the dots for ... Read More »

Stem Cell Therapy and Willie Nelson: Rebels by Their Own Rules

When the traditional way of thinking is no longer working, it sometimes takes a rebel mentality to shake up an industry for the better. The Lung Institute operates stem cell therapy clinics in Franklin; Pittsburgh; Dallas; Scottsdale, Ariz. and Tampa, Fla. If you or a loved one suffer from a chronic lung disease, the specialists at the Lung Institute may be able to help. You can contact the Lung Institute at 855-914-3212 or visit lunginstitute.com/wellness to find out if you qualify for these new treatments.

By Matt Reinstetle – Staff Writer In the world of country music, few people march to the beat or their own drum – or better yet, guitar – quite like Willie Nelson. Nelson, 82, has been active in the country music scene since the mid 1950s and continues to tour. In the 1970s, country music was confined to a set ... Read More »

15 Minutes of Health

Tennova Walk-In Clinic is located at 21 Meridian Springs Drive, Jackson, TN 38301

By Keith Mosher, M.D. Busy, busy, busy. That seems to be American’s mantra. With our constant race against the clock, how can anyone find time for health? Try these ideas to boost your physical and mental well-being in 15 minutes or less. At Home • Eat: Have breakfast outdoors. We all know eating a well-balanced breakfast is crucial to your health, ... 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 »

Star Physical Therapy Goes Back to School with Backpack Safety 101

Star Physical Therapy Goes Back to School with Backpack Safety

With summer coming to an end and the need for school supplies and backpacks returning, here are a few tips to keep in mind when shopping for backpacks with your child. Size . Should Not Extend Above Shoulders . Should Rest In Contour Of Low Back (Not Sag Down Toward Buttocks) . Should Sit Evenly In Middle Of Back Fit . ... Read More »

Don’t Let Painful Blisters Spoil Your Summer Fun These simple steps will help prevent blisters and speed healing if one develops.

Painful Blisters Spoil

Presented by Raines Foot Clinic You might think of blisters as painful nuisances on your feet, but one expert warns that blisters can appear anywhere that skin rubs against clothing or another part of the body. The good news: You can keep blisters at bay by preventing chafing. Prevention is the Key “Prevention is really the key when it comes ... 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 »

Straight Teeth Without Braces

Straight Teeth Without Braces

Orthodontic treatment is not “Just for Kids” By Dr. Randall LeDuke, DDS You probably know that the dental specialty field of Orthodontics involves straightening crooked or crowded teeth by means of appliances called braces. Traditionally, this treatment involves metal attachments affixed to the teeth with wires applied to these attachments by which the teeth are guided into the desired positions. ... Read More »

OUR AMAZING ADVENTURES AT WILDERNESS AT THE SMOKIES

OUR AMAZING ADVENTURES AT WILDERNESS AT THE SMOKIES

By Millie Stubblefield After familiarizing myself with “Wilderness at the Smokies” from reading the articles in Middle Tennessee Health & Wellness Magazine about all the fun to be had there, I decided I had to go and check this place out for myself! Upon reviewing the website and discovering the multitude of room options that accommodate anywhere from 1 up to ... Read More »

9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented, Study Finds

9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented, Study Finds

High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor. Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability, but the vast majority of strokes are preventable, according to a new study. Researchers discovered that 10 controllable risk factors account for 90 percent of all strokes worldwide. Of these modifiable risk factors, high blood pressure (hypertension) is the most important. ... Read More »

Women Physicians in Christ. . . Connecting Women in Healthcare

Women Physicians in Christ

By Mandi Mooney C.S. Lewis said, “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” Each woman in healthcare faces unique challenges in her multiple roles—whether that role is a doctor, wife, mother, board member, caregiver of elderly parents, department head or supporter of struggling family members. ... Read More »

A.C.T. TO PREVENT HEAT-RELATED CAR DEATHS

A.C.T. TO PREVENT HEAT-RELATED CAR DEATHS

By Douglas Fitzwater, M.D. Each year in the U.S., an average of 38 children and hundreds of dogs die from hyperthermia (heatstroke) in hot cars. While our first thought may be these are cases of blatant cruelty or negligence, the truth is many are due to tragic error on the part of otherwise loving, competent caregivers. The point is this could ... Read More »

Nausea and Vomiting… Should I Be Concerned?

Nausea and Vomiting

By Dr. Kofi Nuako, Laura Russell, CFNP and Amy Myers, CFNP What are Nausea and Vomiting? Nausea is the feeling you get when you think you might want to throw up. Vomiting is when you actually throw up. These often happen together. Sometimes you may feel nauseated but not vomit. Other times you may vomit without first feeling nauseous. Several ... Read More »

“The Achilles Heel”

“The Achilles Heel”

By Kristi Lott Davidson, PT, ATC, LAT Clinic Director at STAR Physical Therapy, Selmer, TN In Greek Mythology, there was a character named Achilles. When he was born, his mother dipped him into the magical river, Styx, in an effort to make him immortal. However, she held him by his heel and it was not dipped into the river leaving his ... Read More »

At a Loss

At a Loss

As we age, many of us joke about “going senile” if we start forgetting or repeating things, but dementia is not a normal part of aging. Dementia is an umbrella term that is used to describe the symptoms that people with brain disorders or damage may have with memory, thinking, and language. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, ... Read More »

LISTEN UP – PROTECT YOUR HEARING ON INDEPENDENCE DAY!

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 American ... Read More »

Kids & Technology: Parental Controls for Kids’ Electronics

Parental Controls for Kids’ Electronics

By Dana Hall McCain iMOM.com Think it’s impossible to keep an eye on your kids’ use of the internet and smartphones? Not so! Today’s parental control software options make it simple and allow you to give your children levels of freedom based upon their maturity and trustworthiness. Here are some options—both high and low-tech—you might consider: 1. Mobicip. This web-based ... Read More »

Symptoms of Vein Disease

Symptoms of Vein Disease

Presented by West Tennessee Vein Center The following information on vein disease has been excerpted and reprinted from the patient brochure, Varicose Veins: More than Just a Cosmetic Issue with the express permission of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Varicose Veins: More than Just a Cosmetic Issue Varicose veins are a very common problem, generally appearing as twisting, ... Read More »

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