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What Shoe to Buy for Your Active Kids

Presented by Raines Foot Clinic If your child or teenager plays sports, you may be aware of the various sports equipment or uniform needs. Whether it’s dance costumes and leotards or bats and gloves and protective helmets, there’s always a shopping basket full of items. One of the most important items on your shopping list should be the correct footwear for …

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Aromatherapy 101

Aromatherapy 101

By Dana Jean Costantino Aromatherapy is a practice of using various essential oils to promote balance, health, wellness, relaxation and to aid in ridding the body of disease and distress. Aromatherapy has gained popularity over the last decade and there has become a wider base of people understanding that scent and the essential oils which contain these scents can be powerful …

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Top 10 Affordable Summer Outings in West Tennessee!

Top 10 Affordable Summer Outings in West Tennessee!

1 –    Fireworks Cruise, Saturday, July 1, 7:00 pm Sunset/Fireworks Cruise will depart from the Reelfoot Lake State Park at 7:00 pm. Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council sponsored Fireworks Display at 9:00 pm around American Legion on Hwy. 21. Cruise Reservations over the phone: 731-253-9652 Camping Reservations over the phone: 731-538-3356 Meet at: Reelfoot Lake State Park TN-21 Tiptonville, TN 38079 …

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What Happens at the Disability Hearing?

By Jennifer L. Foster, RN, Attorney-at-Law You finally get to have your day in Court, and there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel.  By the time you get to a hearing, you’ve usually been waiting for about 2 years. What will happen during the hearing? What questions will be asked? Can I bring my family into …

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LISTEN UP! PROTECT YOUR HEARING ON INDEPENDENCE DAY!

LISTEN UP! PROTECT YOUR HEARING ON INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Ten million Americans have suffered hearing damage due to noise. Many think the irreversible hearing loss caused from noise only occurs with exposure over time, such as with factory or farm machinery. However, nothing could be further from the truth. A noise-induced hearing loss can also occur from one sudden blast of sound….even from a single firecracker. According to the …

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Tennova OB/GYN: Quality Suites for Your Delivery Needs

Tennova OB/GYN: Quality Suites for Your Delivery Needs

When you are bringing new life into the world, you shouldn’t have to worry about the accommodations or the clinical expertise of the staff.  Jodie Jerigan King chose to give birth at Tennova Healthcare – Regional Jackson in a labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum (LDRP) room because she knew she could expect quality care in a quality space.  The decision …

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How to Make Homemade Sunscreen

The great part about making your own sunscreen is that it can be a fun activity to do with friends and family and is something that brings out creative energy. Homemade sunscreen in a cute mason jar is also a lovely gift in the summertime— perfect as a host/hostess gift or for someone's birthday. The small steps that we take today to not only protect our skin but to become more aware of what we consume can lead to huge leaps forward for our health in the future. Start your journey today. I hope your first jar of homemade sunscreen is a success!

By Dana Jean Costantino Summertime is upon us and while we are drawn to spending time in the sun and catching those rays, it is important to remember our skin and the protection of it. Sunscreen is a must this time of year and is a key component to the prevention of skin cancer. While there are healthy aspects of …

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Orthopedic Manual Therapy: How it can help in pain relief and rehabilitation

Orthopedic Manual Therapy

Karen Griffin of STAR Physical Therapy explains the procedures and benefits of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Orthopedic manual therapy has been commonly considered “hands on” assessment and treatment. It allows a trained clinician to assess and treat soft tissue and joint dysfunction. Soft tissue encompasses muscle, tendon, fascia, and nerves. Injuries may include adhesions resulting from direct or indirect trauma, musculotendinous …

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Diabetic Wound Care

Presented by Raines Foot Clinic What is a Diabetic Foot Ulcer? A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that occurs in approximately 15 percent of patients with diabetes and is commonly located on the bottom of the foot. Of those who develop a foot ulcer, 6 percent will be hospitalized due to infection or other ulcer-related complication. …

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Heat and Exercise: Keeping Cool in Hot Weather

Stay safe during hot-weather exercise by drinking enough fluids, wearing proper clothing and timing your workout to avoid extreme heat. Whether you’re running, playing a pickup game of basketball or going for a power walk, take care when the temperature rises. If you exercise outdoors in hot weather, use these commonsense precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses. How heat affects your …

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VenaCure EVLT®

VenaCure EVLT

The VenaCure EVLT® procedure is a non-surgical treatment method that uses targeted laser energy to seal the vein shut, treating varicose veins directly at their source. About the VenaCure EVLT® Procedure • Treatment in less than an hour • Can be performed in the doctor’s office • Up to 98% success rate • Immediate relief of symptoms • Less pain and …

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How to Divert Your Kids When Headed for Trouble

How to Divert Your Kids When Headed for Trouble

By Susan Merrill No matter how old or young your child is, they can always run into trouble, especially when it comes to opportunities and choices with friends. Maybe I just felt like my kids were at risk more, because I was pretty particular about things my kids were exposed to, like movies, music, crude language, clothing, etc. I have …

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July is UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month

We all love to take in those warm summer rays, but everyone must remember to protect their skin and eyes from the damaging effects of the sun. The sun emits radiation known as UV-A and UV-B rays. Both types can damage your eyes and skin: • UV-B rays have short wavelengths that reach the outer layer of your skin • UV-A …

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Straight Teeth Without Braces

Straight Teeth Without Braces

Orthodontic treatment is not “Just for Kids” By Dr. Randall LeDuke, DDS You probably know that the dental specialty field of Orthodontics involves straightening crooked or crowded teeth by means of appliances called braces. Traditionally, this treatment involves metal attachments affixed to the teeth with wires applied to these attachments by which the teeth are guided into the desired positions. …

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ACCEPT “DIFFERENCES” WITH A BOUNDLESS LOVE!!!

ACCEPT “DIFFERENCES” WITH A BOUNDLESS LOVE

A “beauty from ashes” story about Life… and Autism. By Debbie Lee Imsande I will never forget the early years when my son Luke was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. . . and the emotional rollercoaster that followed. I want to reflect back upon one ordinary day. I was sitting with a close friend, and spiritual mentor, whom I call Sweet …

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Beach Safety – Make Sure Your Beach Time Remains Fun and Safe

A day at the beach is one of the favorite ways families like to spend their vacation or holiday time. However, the beach is a natural environment that may harbor a number of dangers for both children and adults. Make sure your beach time remains a happy time, free of accidents and injuries. Sunburn No matter how much experience people have with sunburns, they always seem to forget their own individual tolerance to ultraviolet rays and suffer a painful burn. Never go to the beach without a good supply of sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Re-apply the sunscreen frequently, even if the label says it will last for hours. Sweat and water will wash off the sunscreen, leaving you vulnerable to severe burns. Children, in particular, should be monitored carefully for sunburn. Apply sunscreen before they leave the house to allow it to penetrate into the skin and re-apply every few hours. Always carry extra clothing. If you are on the beach for a protracted period, cover up little ones with a tee shirt and long pants to prevent painful burns. Use a lidocaine-containing cooling ointment to soothe minor burns after a day on the beach. Heatstroke Beach time can be so much fun that you can forget the amount of time you've been out in the sun. Heatstroke can occur any time you are in high temperatures and are engaged in vigorous physical activity. Signs of heatstroke include high body temperature, lack of sweating, flushed skin, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, rapid heart rate and fainting. If someone in your group suffers these symptoms, immediately get them to a cooler spot. Cool down the body with damp cloths or a fan. If the person is conscious, have them drink water to re-hydrate the body. Take them for medical treatment to prevent further damage to the brain and body organs. Water Dangers Being at the beach includes water dangers. Ensure that your family knows the rules of safe swimming so that every beach visit is a happy occasion: • Drowning dangers: Teach all family members to swim as soon as they can understand the instructions. Small children who have not yet learned to swim require constant supervision. Always assign one family member for this task to avoid confusion that leads to unattended children getting into trouble in the water. • Never dive off rocks or jetties unless you know the depth of the water for certain. Reckless diving can cause neck and spine injuries. • Heed warnings about riptides. These warnings are often posted in swimming areas. If you are caught in a sudden riptide, swim parallel to the shore until you can break free of the pull of the current. Wave your hands to call attention to yourself to get help from lifeguards or other people on shore. Foot Injuries One of the most common beach injuries is cuts and scrapes on the foot. Many beaches are strewn with rocks or fragments of seashells, many of which have sharp edges that can easily cut the skin. In addition, beachgoers may leave pop tops, bottle caps or broken glasses behind that can be a hazard to walking with bare feet. Wearing aqua shoes or flip-flops whenever walking the beach can help to prevent these injuries. However, your beach bag should also contain a small first-aid kit that contains some Band-Aids, gauze and tape to treat minor foot injuries instead of going to the emergency room. The kit should also contain over-the-counter pain reliever such as aspirin or ibuprofen to relief discomfort from these minor injuries. Jellyfish Stings Jellyfish are aquatic creatures found in many coastal beach areas. These sea animals have long, trailing tentacles that contain thousands of microscopic barbs when in contact with human skin. The sting generally causes a burning sensation, reddish marks on the skin and itching or throbbing of the area. Some individuals may be sensitive to the toxins and may feel nausea, headache, dizziness, muscle spasms or fainting. In severe reactions, death can result. Anyone that has been stung should be carefully monitored for severe reactions. To treat minor stings, remove any visible tentacles from the skin, rinse the injured area with household vinegar for 30 seconds and soothe the area with calamine lotion or lidocaine sunburn-relieving gel. If you suspect a severe reaction, get medical attention for the victim immediately.

A day at the beach is one of the favorite ways families like to spend their vacation or holiday time. However, the beach is a natural environment that may harbor a number of dangers for both children and adults. Make sure your beach time remains a happy time, free of accidents and injuries. Sunburn No matter how much experience people …

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Tips for a Healthy Prostate:

Tips for a Healthy Prostate:

Reduce inflammatory foods – Avoid sugar, processed foods, fried foods, red meat, processed meats, gluten and alcohol to keep your prostate healthy. Increase anti-inflammatory foods – Consuming a diet rich in organic fruits and vegetables, Omega 3’s (from Wild Alaskan Salmon), high fiber foods, walnuts and especially pumpkin seeds will help to reduce inflammation. Reduce stress – Stress increases inflammation, …

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Male Hormonal Health

Male Hormonal Health

By Karina Hammer As men age – nearing 30 and beyond – certain issues become more common for them. This includes hormonal imbalances and prostate issues, which are the most prevalent. Besides that, men may encounter a lack of energy and libido, as well as impotence. Male Hormones There are three hormones that come into play for men’s health: • …

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10 Facts You Must Know About Heart Disease  

It kills more men in a year than any other ailment. But you can protect yourself, starting now By Mike McMullan 1. Heart disease refers to several different types of heart conditions, starting with coronary heart disease. That’s when plaque builds up and narrows the walls of your arteries, which pump blood to your heart. It’s the most common kind. …

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Tennova Healthcare Offers Tips in the Battle Against Allergies

Tennova Healthcare Offers Tips in the Battle Against Allergies

With pollen counts rising, health system provides suggestions for allergy sufferers By Fred Sesti, NP With abundant sunshine, emerging greenery and extended daylight hours, spring is bringing renewal to West Tennessee. However, for many who live here, it is also bringing elevated pollen levels – plus the headaches, sinus pressure, itchy eyes and respiratory difficulties that come along with it. …

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