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The Health Burden of Obesity

The Health Burden of Obesity

By Laura Russell, CFNP and Dr. Kofi Nuako Obesity has been defined as a medical condition in which excess body fat accumulates to an extent that may have short and long term consequences on morbidity and mortality. Globally, 1.46 billion adults worldwide are estimated as being overweight, and 502 million are estimated as being obese. In the United States, the prevalence ... Read More »

Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty

Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty

Spine fractures cause a lot of pain for many people. Some believe that they have to simply live through the pain, or perhaps undergo major surgery in order to get some relief. There is now a treatment option called Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty that takes as little as 15 minutes to perform, is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that can reduce ... Read More »

Decoding Heart Disease

Decoding Heart Disease

By Christopher J. M. Cummins, M.D. There are many things that can affect your risk for developing heart disease. Two of them you cannot control—your age and your family history. However, there are several other things you can do to help you avoid a heart attack or stroke, such as maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly and quitting smoking. When it ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

A Look Inside Might Save Your Life 2017

A Look Inside Might Save Your Life 2017

There is nothing more important than our good health. It can’t be bought, yet it is our most important asset. Protecting that asset is as simple as a little prevention. Henry County Medical Center is making that simple step of prevention more accessible with our affordable screening program. HCMC has been offering “a look inside” with heart and stroke screenings for ... Read More »

American Heart Month Events 2017

American Heart Month Events 2017

Friday February 3rd — National Wear Red Day Heart disease is the number one killer! Join others in our community as we “Go Red” to raise awareness about the disease and ways to prevent it.  Go to goredforwomen.org, or locally westtngored.heart.org, or email christy.futrell@heart.org for more information on how to be involved! Monday February 13th — Circle of Red Celebration ... Read More »

Is Your Heart Trying to Tell You Something Through Your Swollen Feet?

Is Your Heart Trying to Tell You Something Through Your Swollen Feet?

Presented by Raines Foot Clinic Why Is My Foot Swollen? Do you have a swollen foot or feet? What about your ankles? It could be edema or hypertension. It could be a signal from your heart. What Is High Blood Pressure? High blood pressure is also known as hypertension. Blood pressure refers to the force of blood pushing against the ... Read More »

What is Macular Degeneration?

What is Macular Degeneration?

Presented by Smothers Eye Clinic Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans – more than cataracts and glaucoma combined. At present, Macular Degeneration is considered an incurable eye disease. Macular Degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside back layer of the eye that records ... Read More »

Listen Up – Struggling to understand speech? New study could explain why.

Listen Up - Struggling to understand speech? New study could explain why.

Contributed by Lisa Packer, staff writer, Healthy Hearing The next time an older person asks you to repeat something you just said, don’t be too quick to assume their hearing is failing. When someone asks for words to be repeated, the common perception is that their struggle to understand is due to hearing loss. And while that might be the ... Read More »

February is Children’s Dental Health Awareness Month Raising Children with Perfect Teeth

February is Children's Dental Health Awareness Month Raising Children with Perfect Teeth

By Dr. Randall LeDuke, DDS Is it possible to guarantee your child will make it to adulthood equipped with a perfect functional dentition and a beautiful smile? Of course not. But parents certainly can and should take steps to assure the best possible outcome for the development of a healthy dentition and your dentist and hygienist can help with guidance, ... Read More »

High Pain Tolerance May Mask Heart Attack Symptoms

High Pain Tolerance May Mask Heart Attack Symptoms

Presented by Cardiovascular Clinic of West Tennessee Heart attacks may go unrecognized among individuals with high pain tolerance, putting them at an increased risk for poor recoveries, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. A heart attack does not always have obvious symptoms, such as pain ... Read More »

A Yogi’s Guide to a Joyful 2017 – Sadhguru

A Yogi’s Guide to a Joyful 2017 – Sadhguru

Sadhguru gives us 3 tips for a truly joyful new year. As we step into 2017 with a firm resolve to keep our resolutions, as the year passes by the resolutions may also start to dwindle. How do you not only keep your resolutions but fulfill them? Sadhguru: Ask yourself, “In the past year, how many full moons have I seen? ... Read More »

A New Frontier: The Moon Landing & The Rise of Stem Cells for COPD Treatment

A New Frontier: The Moon Landing & The Rise of Stem Cells for COPD Treatment

On July 20th, 1969 America did the impossible: it landed two men on the moon. To say this was an unfathomable concept for its time would be an understatement. In a time where basic computers filled entire buildings, the technology and know-how to launch a manned flight seemed decades beyond our grasp. In truth, the Apollo Program was an extraordinary ... Read More »

DIRECT ACCESS PHYSICAL THERAPY

DIRECT ACCESS PHYSICAL THERAPY

By Ryan Schaefer, PT, DPT STAR Physical Therapy, Brentwood, TN As of January 1, 2015, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands allow individuals to seek some level of physical therapy treatment from a licensed Physical Therapist without obtaining a script or referral from a Physician. This is called Direct Access. Most commercial insurance providers will ... Read More »

Is your heart hurting? Have you been disappointed in love?

Is your heart hurting? Have you been disappointed in love?

By Cheryl Rogers When your special relationship has ended through death or divorce, you may feel lost. You may feel very much alone, but the Bible tells us you are not. “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart,” it says in Psalm 34:18. Your maker knows exactly how you feel. He knows you like no one ... Read More »

A Young Mother’s Heart Stops During School Holiday Party

A Young Mother's Heart Stops During School Holiday Party

American Heart Association News Dec. 17, 201 5, began as a festive day. Lauri Evans hosted a Christmas party at her daughter’s school on the last day before the holiday break. After escorting a student out of the building to leave early, Lauri was walking back inside with Betty Chambers, the grandmother of another student, when she took a few ... Read More »

Is Your Bladder In Control?

Is Your Bladder In Control

By Brent Zamzow, D.O., F.A.C.O.S. More than 15 million Americans experience urinary incontinence, a condition characterized by the inability to control urine. Women experience incontinence twice as often as men. Pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, and the structure of the female urinary tract account for this difference. Urinary incontinence can be uncomfortable, inconvenient and, in some cases, embarrassing. However, it’s not an inevitable ... Read More »

Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Lose weight? Check. Start exercising? Check. Stop smoking? Check. It can be daunting when your list of New Year’s Resolutions is as long as your holiday shopping list. In addition to the post-holiday slump, not being able to keep your resolutions by February, March or even late January may increase your anxiety. When your holiday decorations are packed up and stored ... Read More »

Glaucoma Facts and Stats

Glaucoma Facts and Stats

Presented by Smothers Eye Clinic Glaucoma is a very misunderstood disease. Often, people don’t realize the severity or who is affected. Four Key Facts About Glaucoma 1. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness Glaucoma can cause blindness if it is left untreated. And, unfortunately, approximately 10% of people with glaucoma who receive proper treatment still experience loss of vision. ... Read More »

Listen Up: Hearing Health Tips for the New Year

Listen Up: Hearing Health Tips for the New Year

By Lauren Clason, staff writer, Healthy Hearing You know the saying: new year, new you. January 1 marks the annual time where we set resolutions to better our lives. There’s a lot to choose from: breaking those bad habits, managing your finances, managing your weight, improving your diet, succeeding at your job. But how often do you include maintaining your hearing ... Read More »

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