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The First Raindrop™ Procedure Performed in Middle Tennessee for the Treatment of Presbyopia

The First Raindrop™ Procedure Performed in Middle Tennessee for the Treatment of Presbyopia

This recently U.S. FDA-approved procedure may enable millions of Americans over 41 years of age to reduce their dependence on reading glasses. The first Raindrop™ procedure in Middle Tennessee was performed by Dr. Ming Wang, Harvard & MIT (MD, magna cum laude); PhD (laser physics), at Wang Vision 3D Cataract & LASIK Center. This newly U.S. FDA-approved breakthrough eye procedure enables …

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Healthy Aging

Myths About Healthy Aging Healthy aging means continually reinventing yourself as you pass through landmark ages such as 60, 70, 80 and beyond. It means finding new things you enjoy, learning to adapt to change, staying physically and socially active, and feeling connected to your community and loved ones. Unfortunately, for many, aging brings anxiety and fear instead. How will …

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Five Tips to Help You with Your Disability Claim

Five Tips to Help You with Your Disability Claim

The Social Security Disability process is often a long and mentally exhausting process.  Generally, the process can take a minimum of six to eight months to two years.  Because of the appeals process and wait times, most claimants will end up closer to the two year wait before they see a light at the end of the tunnel. What are some …

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Senior Olympics in Northwest Tennessee

Senior Olympics in Northwest Tennessee

By Jeana Mills, Senior Olympics Coordinator – Tennessee Senior Olympics began in 1981 with a mission to promote healthy lifestyles for seniors through fitness, sports, and an active involvement in life. Our programs contribute to the vision of healthy, active, and vital senior adults. The Olympics are hosted across the state in 10 different districts once a year. From the …

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LISTEN UP! STAY MENTALLY FIT WITH HEARING AIDS

STAY MENTALLY FIT WITH HEARING AIDS

By The Jackson Hearing Center So you don’t want to wear a hearing aid? We wish no one needed a hearing aid; however, hearing loss is real and the downside to avoiding hearing aids is real too. Not only do hearing aids help you to hear better, but a number of studies have come to light over the last few years …

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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 …

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A Life Well Lived

A Life Well Lived

As children, it’s hard for us to consider the thought that one day we might have to care for the hands that raised us from birth. It’s difficult to imagine those strong arms that were always there to catch you when you fell off your bike or the gentle touch that helped heal any cut or bruise might not be …

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Balancing Life

Balancing Life

By Rev. J. Keith Long Do you live a balanced life? When your life seems to be running smoothly and everything is happening just like you like, you may not give much thought to what it means. When you seem to be at wits end, you may be thinking there must be a better way. Luke 10:27 reads: He responded, …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Healthy Teeth, Healthy Children!

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Children!

By Dr. Randall LeDuke, DDS Tooth decay, which is almost entirely preventable, is one of the most common chronic illnesses suffered by children. Left untreated, it can result in infection, severe pain, early and unnecessary loss of teeth and acute systemic infection. Yet, nationwide, nearly 25% of children have at least one cavity in their permanent teeth. For low-income families, that …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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