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What is the Behavioral Health Safety Net?

What is the Behavioral Health Safety Net?

By Jennifer L. Foster, RN, Attorney-at-Law Last month, we recognized National Suicide Awareness Prevention Week. With permission from his family, this article is dedicated to the memory of Matt Moore who lost his battle with mental illness on August 24, 2017. If you are suffering from mental illness, please understand that you do not have to walk alone. The number …

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Sweaty Feet

Sweaty Feet

Presented by Raines Foot Clinic Excessive sweating of the feet is called hyperhidrosis. It’s more common in men than in women, and more common in young adults than older adults. People whose feet sweat excessively often also have problems with excessive sweating of the palms. According to the International Hyperhidrosis Society, 3 percent of the population suffers from hyperhidrosis. Causes …

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The Benefits of Juice Cleanses

The Benefits of Juice Cleanses

By Karina Hammer, Certified Holistic Wellness Coach I recently completed a 27 day juice cleanse sponsored by Juice Bar. I lost weight, had more energy, my thoughts were clearer, and reset my cravings. Here are some of the many benefits of doing a juice cleanse: ● Rest the stomach – Juices require less energy to digest. Remember to gently chew your …

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Scary Good Healthy Halloween Ideas

Scary Good Healthy Halloween Ideas

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN Fall is full of nature’s beautiful bounty, like buckets of crisp glistening apples, artist-palette dipped leaves, and fields piled with giant pumpkins and gourds. But beware. The beast of October can rear its ugly head, snatching up nutrients, crashing blood-sugar levels and overwhelming parents and children alike. It’s not the ghouls and goblins or mysteries …

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Bringing Up Boys

Bringing Up Boys

By Nancy Jergins and Dana Hall McCain Boys need to remember one thing most of all when it comes to their feelings, especially anger:  they always have a choice for how to respond, so says author and pediatrician Meg Meeker. I hear her loud and clear on this because I have a boy on the cusp of puberty (hello, testosterone)—the entry …

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Servant Leadership Proverbs for Today’s Leaders

Servant Leadership Proverbs for Today’s Leaders

By David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) If you look up the term “servant leadership” online, you will find that the phrase was coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in The Servant as Leader, an essay he first published in 1970. Yes, he may have coined the term, but the concept itself dates back to Christ, the greatest servant leader who ever lived. …

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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 by …

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Tennova Healthcare Offers Back-to-School Good ZZZ’s Guide for Kids

Tennova Healthcare Offers Back-to-School Good ZZZ’s Guide for Kids

By Nasira Malik, M.D. The new school year has arrived in Tennessee, which means the lazy days of summer are being replaced with hectic school mornings, homework and after school activities. Many kids have been staying up late and sleeping in during the summer break, so getting them back to a healthy sleep routine may be a challenge. Tennova Healthcare has …

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“Back to School” Should Not Include Back Pain for Students

“Back to School” Should Not Include Back Pain for Students

By Kristi Lott Davidson, PT, ATC, LAT Clinic Director at STAR Physical Therapy in Selmer, TN When summer comes to an end and the hustle and bustle of a school regimen begins, you want to make sure you are preventing back pain with what your student is carrying. Uneven stresses on the spine can cause muscle imbalances and lead to back …

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Knee Pain – and What You Need to Know Right Now

Knee Pain – and What You Need to Know Right Now

Ideally, the only concern you should have about your knees is whether to bare them or cover up with a longer skirt. But if you wince while climbing stairs or feel a dull aching pain in your knees after a few hours of gardening, you may have bigger problems than fashionable skirt lengths. The good news is that there’s a …

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September is Sports Eye Safety Month

September is Sports Eye Safety Month

Every year, close to 6,000 Americans suffer an eye injury related to playing basketball, according to estimates by Prevent Blindness America. In fact, The Coalition to Prevent Sports Eye Injuries reports that 1 in 10 college basketball players will sustain an eye injury. In addition, eye injuries from water sports and activities were the second most-reported sports-related eye injury. These …

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Footwear for Teenagers

Footwear for Teenagers

Presented by Raines Foot Clinic Consider the Activity Basketball shoes are different than ballet shoes for a reason. Sports-specific shoes help protect against injury by providing appropriate support. Basketball shoes, for instance, provide extra ankle support, because the movements from side to side that are typical in basketball put strain on the ankles. Get Fitted If you need an athletic …

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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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