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Lasers Offer a More Youthful and Glowing Appearance

Years ago, laser services were more expensive, and finding a professional clinic to receive this service was nearly impossible. As for myself, I drove 45 minutes one-way to the clinic that I went to, and wasn’t nearly as worried as I should have been about who was doing it, and if they were professionally trained. Much has changed since then. ... Read More »

The Tree of Life

“A celebration of life” echoes between the iridescent leaves of  The Kirkland Cancer Center’s Tree of Life. It proudly stands in the midst of the healing garden, nestled among the running water as it beckons to all its visitors to linger a while. Most visitors find themselves in awe of this peaceful oasis in contrast to the busy street and ... Read More »

Ankle Sprains

By Results Physiotherapy 75%-85% of all ankle injuries are ankle sprains. The common ankle sprain, Inversion Sprains, account for 85% of all sprains. It is an injury that most feel has limited options when it comes to treatment. However, an inversion sprain (a sprain to the anterior lateral ligament in the ankle) has several interesting statistics that need to be ... Read More »

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month Back-to-School Eye Exams for Children

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month—a great signal for you to get your child’s eyes checked before school starts. It’s almost back-to-school time and you’re prepared with your child’s enrollment forms, orientation schedules, and immunizations–but what about their eyes? Join us as we observe Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in partnership with Prevent Blindness America and the ... Read More »

What Is Acupuncture and Can It Help Me?

By Elizabeth Craig, D.C. In Tennessee, chiropractors may perform acupuncture after an additional 300 hours of training and passing the NBCE acupuncture exam. I have been certified to perform acupuncture for over 5 years. At Paris Family Chiropractic, we focus on acupuncture for the treatment of pain, musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders. I recommend chiropractic care and acupuncture in conjunction ... Read More »

LISTEN UP! Hearing on the Job.

We feel our best when we do our best. At the top of our game is where we all want to be. This is as true in the workplace as it is on the baseball field. But to stay at the top of your game at work and in life, you need to stay primed – ready for that next ... Read More »

Can I Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery?

By Teresa Caruso, CFOM Millions of Americans suffer from knee osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease characterized by the thinning of the protective cartilage of the joint. Age, injury, and every day wear and tear are typical causes of knee pain. As the protective cartilage lining becomes damaged, the underlying bone is exposed causing inflammation, pain, limited mobility, and limited function. ... Read More »

The Lighthouse

Offering Peace of Mind for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Today we are seeing more and more of our senior community members with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia diagnosis. As the symptoms progress, these individuals become less aware of their safety and require more assistance with their daily activities. At Martin Healthcare, we offer a secured wing called The Lighthouse Unit ... Read More »

Safe and Effective Allergy Treatment

Trust the professionals at Dyersburg Allergy Clinic for safe and effective allergy treatment. Our staff delivers a personalized approach in your allergy care needs, including effective allergy injection treatments. Dyersburg Allergy Clinic provides a variety of services. Testing starts for children over five and up to adulthood. We do all vial preparation in house, which is prepared for each individual’s ... Read More »

Incredible Facts About Babies, Breast Milk, and Breastfeeding

Like pregnancy and childbirth, you should learn about breastfeeding before becoming a new mom. Test your breastfeeding knowledge by reading these facts to better understand how amazing women’s bodies truly are. • Breastfed babies typically get sick less. Breastfeeding reduces the risk of ear infections, diarrhea, and stomach problems. • Children who are breastfed have a lower rate of certain ... Read More »

Finding Grace at the Doctor’s Office

By Mandi Mooney “Not to employ prayer with my patients was the equivalent of deliberately withholding a potent drug or surgical procedure.” ~ Larry Dossey, MD When you go to the doctor’s office for treatment for lingering back pain or a chronic cold, you rely on your physician and trust them to do what’s best. After all, they are the ... Read More »

Park Terrace Assisted Living Suits Mom Just Fine!

Park Terrace Assisted Living Suits Mom Just Fine

By Dianne Owen, Daughter of Resident Pat Steele When our Mom and long time educator, Pat Steele, needed to move from Park Terrace Village to Park Terrace Assisted Living, my siblings and I were concerned about how she would adjust from living on her own to going to an assisted living facility. It was absolutely the right decision and we ... Read More »

Falls in the Elderly

A large percentage of adults over the age of 65 experience a fall. These falls can cause moderate to more serious injury. One simple fall could be an isolated incident, but recurrent falls should be evaluated for a treatable cause. A fall could be an indication of poor health or a decline in functional ability. Once someone experiences a fall, ... Read More »

HCMC On a Plaque Attack

Henry County Medical Center invites you to take important steps to protect your family against arterial plaque and cardiovascular disease.  Cholesterol plaque can clog arteries and increase the incidence of cardiovascular disease and heart attack in women and men. Prevention is the name of the game and Henry County Medical Center has the winning playbook and health coaches to guide ... Read More »

KIRKLAND CANCER CENTER’S BREAST CANCER PATIENTS BENEFIT FROM WEEKLY PHYSICIANS’ TEAM CONFERENCE

Breast cancer patients at the Kirkland Cancer Center are benefitting from a “team” approach to their care and treatment. Healthcare professionals involved in every part of breast cancer patients’ care meet weekly to discuss the management of each current patient and their treatment planning. “This multi-disciplinary Breast Cancer Conference gives every woman diagnosed with breast cancer at Jackson-Madison County General ... Read More »

SLEEP APNEA: CAN IT RAISE YOUR CANCER RISK?

Compliments of AlphaSleep Labs Several recent studies have demonstrated an increased risk of premature death in those with sleep apnea, implicating several different possible reasons. Cancer and cardiovascular effects have been among the leading candidates. A paper in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine once again points out this relationship. The report is a 20-year follow-up of all causes of ... Read More »

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

By Peter Kroll, M.D. – Do you have chronic, burning pain? The cause may be complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). CRPS can develop in a limb when an injury or surgery involves nerve damage. The pain can be severe. Definition Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic pain condition that most often affects the arms, legs, hands, or feet. Complex ... Read More »

Athlete’s Foot

By Raines Foot Clinic What is Athlete’s Foot? Athlete’s foot is a skin disease caused by a fungus, usually occurring between the toes. The fungus most commonly attacks the feet because shoes create a warm, dark, and humid environment which encourages fungus growth. Not all fungus conditions are athlete’s foot. Other conditions, such as disturbances of the sweat mechanism, reaction ... Read More »

Highly Effective Skin Care Treatment Options

By Amanda Webb, R.N., Clinical Supervisor If you are looking for serious skin care treatments… look no further!! At Venus de Milo Med Spa, we offer multiple skin care options such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Deciding which one will be best for you will require you do a little homework to be informed, and then come in for a ... Read More »

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 »

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