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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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LISTEN UP! How to make your holiday dinner hearing friendly.

holiday dinner hearing friendly

Family, friends, food, and holiday cheer! The holiday season is upon us! The sounds of a turkey gobbling, Christmas bells ringing, carolers singing, and families gathered together are all nice to hear this time of year. It’s the time when family and friends use their down time to catch up, reminisce, and make new memories. The holidays are filled with special …

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Could Stem Cells be the Next Penicillin?

Could Stem Cells be the Next Penicillin

By David Ebner – Staff Writer     Chances are that you have heard about stem cells—they have been in the news for years. But did you know that stem cells are being used right now in the United States to treat debilitating lung diseases? Sufferers of diseases like COPD and pulmonary fibrosis are receiving life changing stem cell treatments that …

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Gas and Bloating

Gas and Bloating

By Laura Russell, CFNP and Dr. Kofi Nuako Do you suffer from gas and bloating? This can be a great source of embarrassment and discomfort. The average adult produces about one to three pints of gas each day. Most people typically pass gas through the anus 14 to 23 times per day, though many will claim they never do. Belching is …

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Living and Giving

Living and Giving

By Teresa Caruso, CFOM December is a time to reflect on the past twelve months. Remember the accomplishments, successes and plan for a fresh beginning as a New Year starts. I keep a notebook for writing thoughts, dreams, wishes, desires, but also my failures. Humans learn far more from failure than success. Failures help us grow to be the best we …

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Varicose Veins? Leg Cramps? Swelling?

Varicose Veins

By West Tennessee Vein Center If you suffer with any of these, then VenaCure EVLT laser treatment is for you! VenaCure EVLT laser treatment eliminates unsightly varicose veins without surgery or hospitalization, with minimal to no scarring, with no lengthy recovery, and with minimal to no side effects. The VenaCure EVLT procedure may even be covered by insurance. In less …

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What is Bruxism?

What is Bruxism

By Dr. Randall LeDuke, DDS Bruxism is the clinical term referring to excessive and repetitive grinding of the teeth. It may, or may not, include forceful clenching on back teeth. Bruxism is a para-functional activity, meaning an activity that serves no positive purpose related to normal function like eating or talking. Clenching or grinding the posterior teeth back and forth is …

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Wash Your Hands!

Wash Your Hands

Tips to avoid illness and stay healthy this holiday season. No one wants to be sick during the holidays! One of the best ways to avoid illness is to keep your hands clean. Follow these tips to stay healthy. When should you wash your hands? • Before, during, and after preparing food • Before eating food • Before and after …

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Preparing for the Holidays… Are you READY?

Preparing for the Holidays

By Terrell Clinic & Aesthetics Christmas Cards…..READY! Christmas Dinner…..READY! Teachers’ Gifts…..READY! Christmas Party at Work….READY! Christmas Gifts Wrapped….READY! Wait….Christmas Family Photo…. NOT READY! “I look so tired!” Don’t get caught regretting how you look in that “Once a Year Christmas Family Picture”! Do people often say, “Honey, you look so Tired” even when you have had a full night’s rest? …

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Cancer During the Holidays

Cancer During the Holidays

By American Cancer Society The holidays can be a difficult time of year when you or a loved one is facing cancer. Your usual traditions may be disrupted by treatment needs or unpleasant side effects; the demands of the season may feel overwhelming when combined with the emotions stirred by dealing with a serious illness. These tips and resources can …

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Diabetes Risk Factors

Diabetes Risk Factors

Presented by Fundamental Health Solutions There are many factors that increase your risk for diabetes. To find out about your risk, note each item on this list that applies to you. • I am 45 years of age or older. • The At-Risk Weight Chart shows my current weight puts me at risk. • I have a parent, brother, or …

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5 Myths About Yoga – Demystified by a Yogi

5 Myths About Yoga

There is a lot of “yoga” happening in the world today that has very little to do with what yoga really is. Several myths about this ancient practice have long been masquerading as facts. It is time we demystify yoga. Sadhguru, a yogi and founder of Isha Foundation, demystifies yoga. 1. Yoga is all about impossible postures. Sadhguru: In the …

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Christmas….‘Tis the Season to Share the Children: The Holiday Guide to Co-Parenting

The Holiday Guide to Co-Parenting

By Tammy Daughtry, MMFT “My saddest  memories  of Christmas were seeing my mom cry when I left with my dad.” Joey, age 41 Like many children of divorce, Joey grew up with a divided Christmas. He remembers how he hated to see his mom fall apart when he was leaving for the  holidays with his dad: “I never felt like …

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His Gift

His Gift

By Jodi Thomas I was talking with a group of friends back in November, and they all were counting down the days until the Christmas season.   When I mentioned that I didn’t really like Christmas, my words did not compute; it was like I told them I liked to kill baby kittens.  I explained how, growing up in a broken home, …

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November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

Epilepsy Awareness Month

By Sheila Pinkston Epilepsy is a neurological condition which affects the nervous system. Epilepsy is also known as a seizure disorder.  More people live with epilepsy than with autism spectrum disorders, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy – combned.  Below are some interesting facts about epilepsy. 1. No one can swallow his or her tongue during a seizure.  It’s …

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Managing Lung Disease During the Holidays

Managing Lung Disease

By Phoebe Brown | Staff Writer Typically, the holiday season brings family and friends together for many celebrations of love, joy and gratitude. However, for someone who has lung disease, the holidays can seem daunting. Between traveling, cooking and eating, someone could easily become fatigued. For people with lung disease, that fatigue could make breathing a difficult task. One way …

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In the Still of the Night

In the Still of the Night

By Brent Zamzow, DO, FACOS Your alarm clock is blinking a red, unforgiving 3:35 a.m., and you have woken up for the fourth time this week to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. Your spouse wakes up when you go, and she asks if it’s something you should be worried about—and you honestly don’t know. Is something as …

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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, …

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LISTEN UP! How to Protect Your Hearing

How to Protect Your Hearing2

According to the Better Hearing Institute, ten million Americans have already suffered irreversible hearing damage from noise and thirty million are exposed to hazardous noise levels each day. Examples of potential exposure that may contribute to noise-induced hearing losses include firearms, motorcycles, rock concerts, working with industrial machinery, power tools, lawnmowers, and even music from a player’s own instrument or personal …

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month… What is Your Game Plan for Not Being a Statistic?

Game Plan for Not Being a Statistic

By Kimberly Lovelady, MPH, MSW It’s Almost Game Time! November is not only diabetes awareness month and Thanksgiving, it’s also football season! So let’s be thankful for a game plan to fight pre diabetes! In Thanksgivings past, as you prepped for the Holiday meal and football games, how many times did you think to yourself, “I just can’t seem to …

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