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Gallbladder Disease

By Laura Russell, CFNP Do you think you might be having gallbladder problems?  The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ that is located under your liver on the upper right side of your abdomen. The gallbladder stores bile that is produced when blood cells are broken down in the liver. Bile helps with the breakdown of fat. Normally, when you ... Read More »

American Heart Association’s 90th Birthday!

On June 10th we celebrated the 90th anniversary of the American Heart Association! It was June 10, 1924, when a group of six doctors decided to disprove the notion that very little could be done for people with heart disease. They tackled this misconception with the belief that scientific research could ease people’s suffering – and even lead to groundbreaking ... Read More »

Contaminated Thoughts = Toxic Emotions

By Gerald Wood Ashley begins each day with a new resolve that things will be better as she goes about her daily activities and deals with people at her place of business. Even before she leaves the house, she begins to experience those familiar feelings of anxiety and anger as predictable as the rising of the sun each day. Her ... Read More »

Do You Need To Detox?

By Stacey Upton, Independent Consultant and ERVP with Arbonne International. It seems like detoxing is everywhere these days –  do YOU need to do one?  Well, chances are that if you eat certain foods that most people are sensitive to, or are exposed to an environment or air that carries pollution in it, or use skin care products that use ... Read More »

“No Stitch – No Shot” Cataract Surgery For Cataract Awareness Month!

By Richard Cape, M.D., F.A.C.S. – What is a Cataract? The lens and cornea at the front of the eye work together to focus light on to the retina located at the back of the eye and this produces a clear image. A cataract is a cloudiness that develops over time in the normally transparent lens. Cataracts tend to blur ... Read More »

Top Tests That Can Save Your Life

By Tory Daughrity, HCMC Director of Marketing & Public Relations – Everybody is busy. Sometimes we are so busy that we even ignore our health. In every decade, there are Top Tests to Save Your Life. Keep yourself healthy by adhering to these life-saving tests.  Knowing what changes your body may be going through is an easy way to stay ... Read More »


Two local oncologists have relocated their practices to the Kirkland Cancer Center, effective April 24, 2014. The new physicians, Archie Wright, D.O. and Brian Walker, D.O., specialize in hematology and oncology. Other physicians who recently have relocated to the clinic include Radiation Oncologists Anastasios L. Georgiou, M.D. and Jeffrey J. Kovalic, M.D., Clyde E. Smith, M.D., Hematology/Oncology and nurse practitioner ... Read More »

Skin Cancers of the Feet

By Raines Foot Clinic – What Are Skin Cancers of the Feet? Skin cancer can develop anywhere on the body, including in the lower extremities. Skin cancers of the feet have several features in common. Most are painless, and often there is a history of recurrent cracking, bleeding, or ulceration. Frequently, individuals discover their skin cancer after unrelated ailments near ... Read More »

Chronic Functional Abdominal Pain

By Dr. Kofi Nuako – Do you suffer from belly pain? Chronic and recurrent abdominal pain is a common problem for children and adolescents. Often these problems continue in to adulthood. The term functional means that there is no structural or specific cause found to cause the pain. It is felt that the pain is due to abnormal function of ... Read More »

VANQUISH the Fat…Forever!!!

By Amanda Webb, R.N., Clinical Supervisor – Attention West Tennessee, Venus de Milo Med Spa would like to introduce to you a new revolutionary machine called the Vanquish!! There is nothing like this machine anywhere. The Vanquish is a magnificent breakthrough and a new concept. Created by BTL Aesthetic Industries, the same company that brought us the amazing fat melting ... Read More »


Compliments of AlphaMed – Treatment with continuous positive airway pressure leads to significantly better diabetes and blood pressure control at 5 years among diabetics with obstructive sleep apnea, according to results from a case-control study in 300 patients. The researchers, led by Julian F. Guest, Ph.D., of Catalyst Health Economics Consultants in Middlesex, England, and King’s College London, examined records ... Read More »

Tips to Avoid Elderly Heat Stroke and Exhaustion

Hot weather is dangerous, but seniors are particularly prone to its threat. Elderly heat stroke and heat exhaustion are a real problem. In fact, a recent University of Chicago Medical Center study found that 40% of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. were among people over 65. Some reasons for this are: • Elderly people do not adjust as well as ... Read More »

Traveling and Blood Clots

People love to travel. For example, more than 300 million people travel on long-distance airline flights (generally more than four hours) each year. But did you know that blood clots, also called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), can be a serious risk for some long-distance travelers. Most information about blood clots and long-distance travel comes from information that has been gathered ... Read More »

Prostate Health Update

By Raoul S. Concepcion, M.D., F.A.C.S. – Throughout their lifetime, some men may experience issues directly related to the prostate gland, necessitating a visit to their local urologist or primary care physician. What is the function of the prostate and what are the symptoms that men should be aware of to maintain proper health? In essence, the prostate is an ... 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 »

Protect Your Family at the Beginning of the Summer Swimming Season

This summer, swimming pools will be filled with millions of people having fun and staying cool. But did you know that germs can contaminate swimming water even if it is treated with chlorine? Learning about recreational water illnesses (RWIs), which are caused by germs spread by swimming in contaminated recreational waters such as swimming pools, waterparks, lakes, and the ocean, ... Read More »

Pain With Lifting Your Shoulder

By Jason Wilder, PT, Dip. MDT, Regional Education Coordinator for Results Physiotherapy – Morristown, TN – Jason Wilder, Lead Physical Therapist at Results Physiotherapy in Morristown, TN has seen countless patients with shoulder pain over the years that benefit immensely from physical therapy. One of the most common presentations is a shoulder with a painful arc, when the arm is ... Read More »

Keep Pets Safe in the Heat

By Darci Adams, The Humane Society – There are days when some dogs appreciate a bath—a cool one, that is. The summer months can be uncomfortable—even dangerous—for pets and people. It’s difficult enough simply to cope with rising temperatures, let alone thick humidity, but things really get tough in areas that are hit with the double blow of intense heat ... Read More »

What Makes a Great Father?

By Randy Hensley, Executive Director, Coalition for Kids – Nehemiah 6:1-3, “When word came to Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab and the rest of our enemies that I had rebuilt the wall and not a gap was left in it, though up to that time I had not set the doors in the gates, Sanballat and Geshem sent me this ... Read More »

Understanding TBI: Traumatic Brain Injury

Have you ever hit your head as a result of a fall, car crash, or other type of activity and just “did not feel right” afterwards? After a few days, you returned to your normal activities, but continued to experience headaches, sensitivity to noise, or difficulty concentrating and remembering things. Does this sound familiar? A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can ... Read More »

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