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Helping Your Child Cope with Back-to-School Anxiety

Back-to-School Anxiety

Anxious feelings are normal and expected during times of transition or change. This is especially true for children and teens going back to school, or for first-timers starting kindergarten. This transition can be stressful and disruptive for the entire family!  Prior to the first day of school, your anxious child may cling, cry, have temper tantrums, complain of headaches or ... Read More »

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety MonthAugust is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

It’s almost back-to-school time and you’re prepared with your child’s enrollment forms, orientation schedules, and immunizations–but what about their eyes? Most children have healthy eyes. But there are conditions that can threaten good vision. Because you can’t always “look” into your child’s eyes to tell if they have eye health problems, set up some time today for an eye exam: ... Read More »

A Call To Serve

A Call To Serve

By Mary H. Barnes Matthew 28: 19-20   (NIV) 19/ Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  20/ and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Jesus ... Read More »

Back to School Savings!

Back to School Savings

Tennessee’s Annual Sales Tax-Free Weekend is August 7th through August 9th! The State of Tennessee’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night. Tennessee General Assembly passed Public Chapter 398 (Tennessee Code Annotated Section 67-6-393) which established an annual sales tax holiday beginning in August of 2006. Listed ... Read More »

The Dangers of Physician-Assisted Suicide in Tennessee

The Dangers of Physician-Assisted Suicide in Tennessee

By David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) As a licensed physician in Tennessee who also holds a degree in bioethics, I’m passionate about eliminating suffering. I practiced in a bush hospital for 11 years in Africa. I led a relief team in Mogadishu, Somalia for 10 months during the time of “Black Hawk Down.” My team was in Sudan for 11 months ... Read More »

Pediatric Head to Toe Care

By Teresa Caruso, CFOM Infants and young children can fall victim to birth defects, diseases, injuries and other problems requiring the use of some kind of orthopedic medical device or prosthetic limb. Human Technology, Inc. Prosthetics and Orthotics addresses the needs of children and teenagers with conditions that require orthotic or prosthetic intervention such as traumatic brain injury, burns, neurological ... Read More »

Henry County Healthcare & Plumley Rehab Receives Bronze National Quality Award

Henry County Healthcare & Plumley Rehab

TN center recognized by national program for commitment to quality care Henry County Healthcare Center & Plumley Rehab has been recognized as a 2015 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The award is the first of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award Program, presented ... Read More »

Could Your Diet Be Causing Your Insomnia?

Could Your Diet Be Causing Your Insomnia

Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders, with chronic insomnia affecting one person in ten. While there can be several reasons why people suffer from insomnia, scientists have discovered that what we eat plays a significant part in our ability to sleep well. What is insomnia? Insomnia is a sleep disorder wherein people are unable to sleep long enough ... Read More »

Advancements for Post-Polio Patients

Advancements for Post-Polio Patients

By Frank Caruso, CO/LO There are approximately one million individuals in the U.S. who survived the great polio epidemics of the 1940s and 50s. While most polio survivors recovered a high degree of function, a great number were left with permanent, severe paralysis. Today many suffer with post-polio syndrome which is an illness of the nervous system that can appear ... Read More »

Why VenaCure EVLT Laser Treatment is for YOU!

VenaCure EVLT Laser Treatment

By West Tennessee Vein Center •    Leg cramps? •    Swelling? •    Varicose Veins? •    Discoloration of skin? 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 ... Read More »

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Sara Howington, Nashville’s Walk to Cure Arthritis Youth Honoree

When Sara was six years old, she came home from school complaining of pain in her leg. Over the course of the next few weeks, she would have pain in her arms, legs, and neck. When she began to cry when people would touch her arm, her parents knew something was wrong. The first trip to the doctor brought no results. ... Read More »

Protect Senior Citizens From The Heat

Protect Senior Citizens From The Heat

By Martin Health Care Facility With the dog days of summer upon us and humidity extremely high, it is important to pay close attention to the senior citizens of your community. The elderly population is more prone to heat stress than their younger counterparts. They do not adapt as well to changes in temperature, they could have a medical condition that ... Read More »



By Terrell Clinic & Aesthetics Dr. Renea Terrell Now Offering the Non-invasive Cosmetic Procedure – Ultherapy – in Union City, TN, a Non-surgical Ultrasound Treatment FDA-approved to Lift Skin on the Neck, on the Brow and Under the Chin Ultherapy is a non-surgical procedure for the face and neck  that  stimulates  the body’s own natural healing process to lift the skin ... Read More »

Play it Safe on Your Bike, Skateboard or In-Line Skates

Play it Safe on Your Bike

Learning to ride a bicycle is a part of most childhoods in the U.S. More than 70 percent of children between the ages of 5 and 14 ride bicycles, and 55 percent of those children don’t always wear a helmet, according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. At the same time, in-line skating and skateboarding are also ... Read More »

Melanoma Rates Have DOUBLED Over the Last Three Decades

Melanoma Rates

Melanoma rates doubled between 1982 and 2011 but comprehensive skin cancer prevention programs could prevent 20 percent of new cases between 2020 and 2030, according to this month’s Vital Signs report. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., and melanoma is the most deadly type of skin cancer. More than 90 percent of melanoma skin cancers ... Read More »

7 Tips for a Stress-Free Summer Vacation

Stress-Free Summer Vacation

Summer is in full swing. It’s an exciting time! The kids are out of school, the weather is great, and we are all ready for some fun and relaxation! Many of us like to spend the summer on the road with our family. While the idea of traveling somewhere new can be exciting, it can also be full of stress. ... Read More »

Seniors Seek Freedom from Lung Disease with Stem Cells

Seniors Seek Freedom from Lung Disease

By Maren Auxier In the United States, we place the utmost value on independence and freedom, so much so that many young men and women have sacrificed their lives for it. The word independence has a different meaning to different people. For some, it means not living under the thumb of an oppressive government. For others, it means being able ... Read More »

A Firsthand Glimpse at God’s Mighty Work

A Firsthand Glimpse

By Don Thompson, MD, MPH&TM A handicapped man venturing outside and enjoying the sunshine for the first time in nearly  four  years.  A hospital  receiving desperately needed medical supplies out of nowhere without asking. A burned out and weary physician rediscovering his passion and joy for healthcare. A young girl being rescued from the pits of prostitution and human trafficking. A ... Read More »

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

The Arthritis Foundation has been fighting juvenile arthritis (JA) and supporting families for more than 60 years. Every year we invest more than $4.5 million in outreach and JA-specific research that advances treatments and will lead to a cure. We also make living with juvenile arthritis better through valuable information online and in print that reaches millions of people. Contrary ... Read More »


By Norma W. Fowler, Office Manager Kofi W. Nuako and his staff at Advanced Gastroenterology are aligning with Colon Cancer Coalition, whose mission is to support community programs across the country that focus on helping to prevent cancer or find it earlier and demonstrate a potential to make a positive impact on all populations, especially underserved communities John’s Story Here are ... Read More »

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