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October – National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Domestic Violence

Love is RESPECT. Love is NOT ABUSE Recognize the warning signs of abuse: • Telling you that you can never do anything right • Showing jealousy of your friends and time spent away • Keeping you or discouraging you from seeing friends or family members • Embarrassing or shaming you with put-downs • Controlling every penny spent in the household …

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Listen Up – What Are You Waiting For?

What Are You Waiting For

Just imagine that you’ve just been told that your child has a hearing loss. Parents are devastated to hear those words and it is difficult to immediately accept that there is a physical disability. For some parents, it takes a bit of time for it to sink in, but may confirm what they have suspected for a while. For others, …

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What is Vein Disease?

What is Vein Disease

Presented by West Tennessee Vein Center To understand vein disease, which is the primary cause of varicose veins, it’s first important to understand the venous system of the human body. The venous system is the part of the circulatory system that returns deoxygenated blood through veins back to the heart to be recirculated. By contrast, the arterial system carries oxygenated blood …

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HCMC Diagnostic Center The New Breast Health Recommendations — and What They Mean For You

HCMC Diagnostic Center

Should you get a mammogram at age 40? 50? Every year? Every two years? As major medical groups continue to refine their breast health recommendations, it’s no wonder many women are still uncertain about when and how often they should be undergoing this valuable screening for breast cancer based on their risk of developing the disease. Further complicating the issue is …

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Breast Cancer Screening Can Save Lives

Breast Cancer Screening

Presented by: Tennova Healthcare October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month—the perfect time to discuss the importance of breast health.  Because breast cancer is often detectable in its early stages when there’s a good chance for a cure, breast cancer screening is essential to early detection. Breast exams are an often overlooked part of women taking an active part in …

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5 Reasons to Eat Blueberries

5 Reasons to Eat Blueberries

It is no secret that blueberries are healthy. According to a 2011 report published in Agricultural Research, blueberries are high in vitamin C yet low in calories, making them a nutritious food choice. There is more to blueberries than just vitamin C; in fact, numerous health benefits are associated with blueberries. Here, discover five reasons to eat blueberries. 1.    Blueberries …

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What You Need To Know About Oral Cancer

By Dr. Randall LeDuke, DDS Cancer can develop in just about any part of the body. It can occur in the mouth, where the disease can affect the tongue, lips, gum tissue, cheek lining mucosa or the throat. Although oral cancer is more common in people over 40, particularly men, anyone can be affected by oral cancer. In fact, research now …

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Could Treating Lung Disease Lower Your Risk for Dementia?

Lung Disease Lower Your Risk

By Cara Tompot | Staff Writer It’s 2015, and it feels like the healthcare dialogue has shifted greatly in the last decade. We live in a society that constantly uses buzzwords like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Movies such as Still Alice and Away From Her have brought these debilitating conditions into the limelight. Just recently at a World Health Organization …

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Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety

A few safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission can protect children who plan to go trick-or-treating this Halloween. Treats:  Warn children not to eat any treats before an adult has carefully examined them for evidence of tampering. Flame Resistant Costumes:  When purchasing a costume, masks, beards, and wigs, look for the label Flame Resistant. Although this label …

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ANAL MANOMETRY – WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

ANAL MANOMETRY

By Laura Russell, FNP, Amy Myers, FNP and Kofi Nuako, MD What is Anal Manometry? Anal manometry is a test used to evaluate patients with constipation, fecal incontinence or seepage, anal discomfort, and anal sphincter disorders. Constipation affects over 60 million people in North America. For medical purposes, constipation is defined as having difficulty in passing stool or having less …

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Murphy’s Orthopedics/Human Technology, Inc. Prosthetics and Orthotics Introduces Custom Breast Prosthesis in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Prosthesis

By Teresa Caruso, CFOM Breast cancer survivors can feel like themselves again with hand-crafted, USA made custom breast prosthesis. Each partial or complete breast form is individually sculpted for a natural, custom fit despite healing patterns and surgical depth after breast removal. Murphy’s Orthopedics/Human Technology, Inc. Prosthetics and Orthotics is proud to be one of the premier providers of Virage Custom …

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Ooops ….Too Much Sun This Summer?

Too Much Sun This Summer

Is your skin now showing the damage from the Summer Fun? By Terrell Clinic & Aesthetics Fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, dark spots…..not something women or men consider cosmetically attractive. What is Hyperpigmentation? Sun spots? Dark Brown areas? Hyperpigmentation is characterized by darkening of the normal skin tone in specific areas. This occurs due to an overproduction of the skin …

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What’s the Latest on Stuttering?

By Ellen M. Kelly, PhD, CCC-SLP October 22nd is International Stuttering Awareness Day. Those familiar with The King’s Speech, or recent America’s Got Talent contestant Drew Lynch, have obtained glimpses into the communication, social, emotional, and vocational challenges that stuttering may bring. But, what do we know about who stutters, why, and whether, when it occurs in a young child, he …

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Premium Level: Premium Lifestyle

Premium Lifestyle

What is THRIVE? The THRIVE Experience is a lifestyle plan to help individuals experience and reach peak physical and mental levels. You’re going to live, look, and feel Ultra Premium like never before! Results from the THRIVE Experience are high impact, and can slightly differ for everyone – depending on which areas of your lifestyle need the most help – …

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The Power of Positivity

The Power of Positivity

By Jodi Thomas The last few months I have really struggled with negativity.  Although I am an upbeat person, negativity runs pretty deep on both sides of my family tree.  My grandmother’s name was Nina, but her nickname was “No-na,” since one of her favorite words was, “No.”  So, seeing the optimistic, bright side of things often is a real effort …

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Test Your Ovarian Cancer Knowledge

Ovarian Cancer Knowledge

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Ovarian Cancer Quiz—True or False? 1. Ovarian cancer can be detected by a Pap test. 2. Ovarian cancer is usually detected at already advanced stages. 3. Most people who develop ovarian cancer have a family history of ovarian cancer. 4. Birth control pills reduce the risk for developing ovarian cancer. 5. The gene for hereditary …

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Orthopedic Health is Main Focus at HCMC Center for Orthopedic Wellness

HCMC Center for Orthopedic Wellness

Passport (check). Camera (check). Sunscreen (check). Pain reliever and knee brace…not this time! Life is about taking on new adventures and spending time with the ones you love. Don’t be a spectator in your own life because of muscle and joint pain. Henry County Medical Center is raising awareness about orthopedic health through its Center for Orthopedic Wellness. Common orthopedic …

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Eliminate Your Varicose Veins

Eliminate Your Varicose Veins

Presented by West Tennessee Vein Center VenaCure EVLT treatment eliminates unsightly varicose veins with no hospital stay, minimal-to-no scarring, no lengthy recovery and minimal-to-no side effects. In less than an hour, you can be free from bulging, twisted varicose veins and back to enjoying your everyday activities. The VenaCure EVLT procedure is safe, fast, and effective. With VenaCure EVLT treatment …

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Obesity

Obesity

By Laura Russell, FNP, Amy Myers, FNP and Kofi Nuako, MD You may have heard that obesity has recently been classified as a disease by several organizations. What does that mean? Obesity simply means that body fat has accumulated in an excess way that can negatively impact a person’s health. However, the disease of obesity is not a simple problem. …

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LISTEN UP! Hearing and Understanding: It all starts with the Brain.

Hearing and Understanding

The brain can do an amazing job taking in information from the environment, allowing a person to know what is happening in the world around them. When it comes to hearing, the listener’s brain has to decide who to listen to and what sounds to ignore. But, in order to do this, the brain needs the best possible information to …

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