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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 »

LISTEN UP! Hearing Aids: What are you getting for your money?

“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.” – Benjamin Franklin We are often asked about low-cost hearing aid ads.  Some consumers come to our office looking for the $1095 hearing aid they saw advertised somewhere; whereas others come in leery of the quality that the low-cost hearing aid may bring.  The old ... Read More »

A New World of Movement for Amputees

By Teresa Caruso, CFOM – History of Prosthetic Limbs Some of the earliest accounts of prosthetic limb use were recorded during Greek and Roman times. A Roman general, Marcus Sergius, lost his right hand while battling in the second Punic War. A replacement hand was made out of iron for the purpose of holding his shield and he was able ... Read More »

ADHD Symptoms are Not on Summer Break

ADHD Symptoms are Not on Summer Break

Summer is here and kids are out of school, so what do you do with an ADHD child during the break? By Jason B. Bour, CLC – During the summer break, parents may tend to feel their child does not need to manage their ADHD since classroom behavior and grades are not an issue during the summer. But even though ... Read More »

SUMMER FUN IN THE SUN AND SAFETY

Now that the sun sets later in the day and children get to play outside longer, it’s time to get out the sunscreen and bug spray to protect your child. Sunscreen is essential to reduce your child’s risk of sunburn and skin cancer. Try to apply the sunscreen 15-30 minutes before they go out to play, and reapply every 2 ... Read More »

LISTEN UP! MAY IS BETTER HEARING MONTH!

Hearing loss currently affects more than 36 million Americans today. On average, most Americans consider hearing loss to be a condition that is simply associated with aging. However, hearing loss can affect patients of all ages—newborns, infants, babies, toddlers, children, teens, adults, and the elderly. More than half of all hearing-impaired persons are younger than 65. With the increased use ... Read More »

Unique Stroke Symptoms in Women

May is Women’s Health Month- It is important to recognize stroke symptoms and act quickly. Common stroke symptoms seen in both men and women: •    Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg — especially on one side of the body •    Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding •    Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes •    Sudden ... Read More »

Tipsfor Healthy Pregnancy

Welcome to the second installment of pregnancy advice from the obstetricians and gynecologists ofThe Jackson Clin ic Professional Association. Remember that these tips are just general guidelines, and may need to be altered for an individual patient based on her specific needs. Please do not take these suggestions as personalized medical advice, as we encourage you to speak with your ... Read More »

Welcome from your Breast Care Nurse Navigator

Being told you have cancer can be overwhelming – you may be experiencing fear and anxiety and thinking about the impact this will have on you and your family. You are receiving so much information that it seems impossible to absorb it all. It can be difficult keeping track of what to expect and which member of your treatment team ... Read More »

Hip Pain

By Daniel J. McHugh, M.D., M.S. – Hip pain is a common complaint that encompasses a variety of causes. Sometimes the pain is the result of an obvious injury, though often symptoms can develop with no identifiable cause. The pain can range from mild, occasional symptoms to severe, disabling pain that severely limits activity. Successful treatment depends on making an ... Read More »

The Importance of Taking Care of Your Skin

May is Melanoma Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month By Amanda Webb, R.N., Clinical Supervisor – Being outdoors and having fun in the sun and enjoying the weather are about to begin again as we enter into the spring and summer months. It is so important to be knowledgeable and health savvy about the importance of taking care of your ... Read More »

Choosing a Wheelchair that Works for YOU!

Most Americans are using chairs that don’t fit correctly. If they don’t fit, more than likely, they aren’t functioning correctly either. A wheelchair must fit two basic needs: form and function. Gone are the days of big, cumbersome chairs! Modern wheelchairs are the way to go! A chair’s most basic need is getting you from point A to point B ... Read More »

Lupus

FACTS ABOUT LUPUS: Lupus is one of the cruelest, most mysterious diseases on earth—an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune disease that ravages different parts of the body. It is difficult to diagnose, hard to live with, and a challenge to treat. The Lupus Foundation of America is working to engage all citizens in the fight to end lupus by revealing the ... Read More »

Dysphagia

By Dr. Kofi Nuako – Did you know that it takes approximately 50 muscles to accomplish swallowing? There are a number of causes that can interfere with the process of swallowing. Dysphagia is the medical term for difficulty swallowing. Dysphagia is usually caused from a problem in the upper esophagus, but it can also happen due to problems in the ... Read More »

PREVENT FALLS and Improve Balance, Stability and Walking Pattern

Different medical conditions leave people faced with significant mobility impairment. A new technology known as “Stance Control” is now being offered in West and Middle Tennessee along with the surrounding areas. “Stance Control” is an amazing mechanical system activated by gait. Frank Caruso, a Certified and Licensed Orthotist with Human Technology, Inc. Prosthetics and Orthotics, selects the appropriate design for ... Read More »

Healthy Vision Month

Vision plays an important role in daily life—every waking minute, the eyes are working hard to view and process information. In fact, according to the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) annual American Eye-Q® survey, 40 percent of Americans worry about losing their eyesight over their ability to walk or hear. AOA conducts Save Your Vision Month annually in March to help ... Read More »

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