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Cholesterol and You

By John White, M.D. The news media, your doctor and your mother are always talking about your cholesterol. How high is it? How high is too high? While you’re at it, what is cholesterol? What is commonly called “cholesterol” is really a fatty, waxy-like substance that is found in all cells of the body. Without cholesterol, you cannot live. It …

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Pain From Auto Accident Injuries Can Linger for Years

By Barry L. Cole, DC, FADP Almost all Americans will be involved in at least one motor vehicle accident at some point in their life. Often we are able to walk away free of injury….or so we may think. Learn about the little noticed symptoms that can result in permanent pain and discomfort if not treated properly. Injuries that result …

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LET FOOD BE YOUR MEDICINE

The Benefits of Having a Registered Dietitian on your “Team” Hippocrates said it best, when he said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” But wait! What about individuals dealing with cancer and the additional symptoms which are brought on by medicine and/or treatment? Unfortunately, a large number of these symptoms are related to nutritional problems or …

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LISTEN UP! What About Your Hearing?

Our life experiences are based on our five senses —- touch, smell, sight, taste, and hearing. We have a specific sensory system or organ dedicated to each sense. Through these five senses, we learn about each other and everything in the world around us. Our senses keep us connected, help us develop our relationships with other people, and stay familiar …

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Alternatives for Partial Amputations Involving the Foot and Hand

By Teresa Caruso, CFOM Advanced technology gives today’s patients many options and choices for custom made partial prosthesis. A partial prosthesis can improve the cosmetic appearance of the body.  It also can help substitute for the loss of a digit or limb to improve function and quality of life. Ramesh Dubey, Director of Prosthetics at Human Technology, Inc. Prosthetics and …

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September 18 is AOTA’s National School Backpack Awareness Day

Think the books and school supplies that your child is carrying in a backpack slung haphazardly across one shoulder are harmless? Think again. Heavy loads carried by more than 79 million students across the U.S. can cause low back pain that often lasts through adulthood. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in 2010, nearly 28,000 strains, sprains, dislocations, …

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What is Tendinitis?

What is Tendinitis

By Raines Foot Clinic – Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon. Tendons are thick cords of tissue that connect muscles to bone. Achilles tendinitis, or an inflammation of the Achilles tendon, is one of the most common causes of foot or ankle pain. Other types of foot/ankle tendinitis include posterior tibial tendinitis and peroneal tendinitis. Causes Tendinitis can result …

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ORTHOPEDIC HEALTH A PRIORITY AT HCMC’S CENTER FOR ORTHOPEDIC WELLNESS

Don’t be a spectator in your own life because of muscle and joint pain. Henry County Medical Center (HCMC) is raising awareness about orthopedic health with its comprehensive Center for Orthopedic Wellness, which provides the total continuum of care including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation as well as rehabilitation at home. HCMC’s Center for Orthopedic Wellness focuses on total joint replacements …

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DIABETES

By Michael Martin, DO As a family doctor, I see many patients with diabetes. Although someone of any age may have it, it is more common as we age. Most people are referring to diabetes mellitus when they talk about diabetes. Diabetes is a dysfunction of insulin which causes our blood glucose to become elevated. Often patients will present with …

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One Hundred Pounds and Counting…

By Wendy Davis Tennessee Fitness Spa (TFS) is an affordable, amazing and wonderful place. The fitness program is rigorous, yet accommodating to your personal level of fitness. The food is delicious and satisfying, and the staff will bend over backwards to make certain you have a rewarding visit. In short, as a guest at TFS, you will lose weight, improve …

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Benefits of Yoga

Compliments of Yoga Harmony Nashville • Physical – Hot yoga raises your pulse and dilates surface vessels from the internal organs. Repeated practice decreases blood pressure by enhancing elasticity of arteries, removing toxins from the kidneys, and reducing excessive sympathetic nervous system activity. A combination of lower heart rate and improved oxygenation to the body (both benefits of yoga) results …

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Heel Pain

Heel Pain

By Craig O’Neil, PT, DMT, OCS Vice President of Education Results Physiotherapy – With ‘Hands-On’ manual therapy being the focus of every therapist at Results Physiotherapy, there is no better option for individuals needing physical therapy for their feet. Not all physical therapy is the same and studies are showing that patients benefit more from a ‘Hands-On’ manual therapy approach …

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Promoting Health and Happiness During Healthy Aging Month

By Martin Health Care Facility During Healthy Aging Month, it is the perfect time to remind people that there are things that can be done to promote health and happiness in the latter years of life. During Healthy Aging Month, focus should be given to the positive aspects of growing older. We want to encourage you to improve all of …

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Risk Factors and Warning Signs for Suicide

Compliments of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Risk factors for suicide are characteristics or conditions that increase the chance that a person may try to take her or his life. Suicide risk tends to be highest when someone has several risk factors at the same time. The most frequently cited risk factors for suicide are: • Mental disorders, in particular: …

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Gas and Bloating

By Laura Russell, CFNP and Dr. Kofi Nuako Do you suffer from gas and bloating? This can be a great source of embarrassment and discomfort. The average adult produces about one to three pints of gas each day. Most people typically pass gas through the anus 14 to 23 times per day, though many will claim they never do. Belching …

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Top 10 Ways to Keep Men Healthy

By Gregg E. Mitchell, MD Men should be aware of the most common problems that will shorten their lifespan and what they can do to stay healthier. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common causes of death in men are heart attacks, cancer, unintentional injuries, lung disease and strokes. These diseases are very common in …

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Avoid Diabetic Foot Complications and Amputation

Compliments of Raines Foot Clinic Why should I “knock my socks off” and see a podiatrist? The feet can reveal diabetes warning signs such as numbness, redness, swelling, or non-healing wounds. Making at least two appointments a year with today’s podiatrist, the foot and ankle expert, to have your feet examined is a critical step in avoiding diabetic foot complications …

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My Journey Began at Tennessee Fitness Spa

My journey began in March of 2013. I was sick, ill, depressed and morbidly obese. I needed to change my life to save it. I needed something drastic, and I needed it yesterday.  I searched the internet to find a facility that suited my needs. I found an article about a fitness retreat on a budget in the middle of …

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Alzheimer’s: 10 Warning Signs

According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s Annual Disease Facts and Figures, 5.3 million people are currently suffering from Alzheimer’s. As a leading cause of death, it is more necessary than ever for sufferers to be properly diagnosed and treated for the disease as early as possible. While in advanced cases the warning signs are obvious, by identifying them early on, your …

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Carcinoid Tumors

By Dr. Kofi Nuako, MD Could you be at risk for a carcinoid? Carcinoid tumors are a special type of slow growing cancer. They are classified as a neuroendocrine type tumor. This tumor may be found in the stomach, lungs, appendix, small intestine, colon, and rectum or in rare sites such as kidneys or ovaries. Approximately 55% of these tumors …

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