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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 »

COLON CANCER SURVIVORS

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 »

BATTLE OF THE BLAH-ZZZ THE DANGERS OF INADEQUATE SLEEP

Do you feel fatigued during times of the day when you used to have energy? Do you feel like you need that midday coffee in order to make it through the entire workday? Many people get tired around 3 pm every day and jokingly say that they need caffeine to get themselves going. Why does that happen? More than likely you ... Read More »

Stem Cells: Helping Veterans Fight Lung Disease

By David Ebner, Staff Writer As they stormed Omaha Beach in Normandy and scurried across the decks of destroyers and aircraft carriers, they weren’t thinking about their health. When they enlisted, they weren’t looking for a job; they were answering a call. Memorial Day and the Fourth of July are holidays designed to remember the men and women of the armed ... Read More »

New Survey Reveals Majority of Americans Suffer from Foot Pain Ailments widespread, yet few people address issues

Compliments of Raine’s Foot Clinic The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) today announced the results of its Today’s Podiatrist survey, which measures the public’s attitudes toward foot health. The study, which surveyed 1,000 US adults ages 18 and older, found the majority of Americans say they have experienced foot pain (77 percent), but only a third of those would seek expert ... Read More »

Let’s Exercise!

By Bethany Lawrence, MD Exercise is the one thing that is recommended for everyone, regardless of age or medical problems. There is not a “one size fits all” routine, but with a bit of effort, you can find what’s best for you. It’s best to start a routine as young as possible. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children exercise ... Read More »

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR HEARING AIDS: HEARING & VISION

By The Jackson Hearing Center One of the most common misperceptions about hearing aids is that they will completely resolve all communication problems. However, regardless of how sophisticated the technology, hearing aids cannot restore normal hearing. There are other important strategies that should be implemented to expand what the hearing instruments are providing. The combination of hearing instrument use and ... Read More »

Mobility Saves Lives and Money

Whether you’re a patient, a payer or a healthcare provider, it pays to know the facts when making decisions, especially when you can bank those facts. The Amputee Coalition, the advocacy group for those with limb loss, wanted to make sure their members had every opportunity to regain their mobility after limb loss. Their own research had demonstrated that quality of ... Read More »

Terrell Clinic & Aesthetics What About HIS Skin?

By Terrell Clinic & Aesthetics Men’s Health Month is upon us! Men are notorious for avoiding the doctor’s office until it’s absolutely necessary! When it comes to skin care, waiting for necessity may come at a great price to a man’s health. Prevention is key when it comes to keeping their skin looking good and remaining healthy and cancer free! ... Read More »

Do You Need a Trust?

By Richard K. Smith, Attorney-At-Law In previous months, I discussed the fact I am often asked by people, “Why do I need a will?”  The second question I am often asked is, “Should I have a trust?” This is often followed by the question, “Can I have a trust in place of a will?” There is no simple answer to these ... Read More »

Routine Activities Can Help Decrease Depression and Enhance Quality of Life

It is important for people to have quality of life, regardless of their age. This is equally essential in a long term care setting. The activities staff members at Martin Healthcare are without a doubt striving each day to bring this quality of life into each of our residents and short term patients. They are called upon to do so ... Read More »

Men’s Health Facts for Men’s Health Month

• Health Facts: Men die at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death and are the victims of over 92% of workplace deaths. In 1920, women lived, on average, one year longer than men. Now, men, on average, die almost five years earlier than women. (CDC) • Silent Health Crisis: “There is a silent health crisis ... Read More »

Frailty in Older People: Are High Vitamin D Levels the Answer?

Most people hope to enjoy good health during their retirement years, but up to 7% of people between the ages of 65 and 75 years old are too frail to enjoy their golden years – and the number of frail seniors increases with age. One vitamin that shows promise for reducing frailty in older people is vitamin D. The majority ... Read More »

Your Pain is All In Your Head

By Dan Saylor, PT Physiology- the study of our body processes- tells us that there is a normal healing cycle for almost every tissue. Nerves grow one millimeter a day. Bones take about eight weeks to heal. Other soft tissues take up to twelve weeks to heal. Scar tissue takes up to a year or more before it finally becomes mature. ... Read More »

Our Father

By Jodi Thomas When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, Jesus said those famous words, “Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. . . “  Jesus taught many things, but one thing that set Him apart was his teaching that God is our Heavenly Father.  That word. . . that title. . . Father.  It ... Read More »

HCMC Crusading for Healthy Sleep

The Healthy Sleep Crusade is an initiative to drive urgency, awareness and action around sleep apnea, a disorder affecting nearly one in five people.  Henry County Medical Center encourages everyone to join in the Healthy Sleep Campaign during May, Better Sleep Month. Doctors are increasingly convinced that restful and regular sleep is just as important to their patients’ health as ... Read More »

Balance-Boosting Footwear Tips for Older People

Compliments of Raine’s Foot Clinic – Balance in all aspects of life is a good thing. We work hard but make time for fun, love our children while setting boundaries, and eat healthy to enjoy a sundae on Friday night. But mental equilibrium isn’t the only kind of balance that’s important in life. Good physical balance can help older people ... Read More »

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