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Manual Toothbrush or Electric?

Manual Toothbrush or Electric?

By Dr. Randall LeDuke, DDS Effective home dental plaque control, brushing and flossing, is the single most important factor in the pursuit of healthy teeth and gums. On the other hand, poor home dental plaque control is the main contributing factor to cavities and gum disease, although natural resistance to disease and diet/nutrition also play significant roles. Dental plaque is that ... Read More »

“YOUR CHILD IS DEAF.”

YOUR CHILD IS DEAF

By Jaime Vernon, Founder/Director, Songs for Sound “My little girl–only 14 months old—is DEAF” Jaime, and her husband Kevin thought. All those times she wouldn’t stop crying when I whispered “sh, sh, sh, sh” as I rocked her back and forth, or when I CRIED because she wouldn’t put her head on my shoulder when I sang to her. I ... Read More »

Beautiful Agony

Beautiful Agony

By Christy McGriff Strange combination of words I admit. Since agony is extreme physical or mental suffering, how can it be described as beautiful? Odd as it might sound, the absolute truth is there can be beauty in agony. You may be familiar with the account in the bible when Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray before he ... Read More »

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In For Healthy Living

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In For Healthy Living

It is estimated that one billion people are Vitamin D deficient worldwide, according to Vitamin D expert Dr. Michael Holick of Boston University School of Medicine.  Vitamin D plays an important role in a wide range of chronic health conditions as well as providing a critical role in the absorption of Calcium and Phosphorous. Human beings acquire Vitamin D from ... Read More »

The War On Lung Disease: Traditional Treatments vs Stem Cell Therapy

The War On Lung Disease

War is hell—particularly when the battleground is inside your own lungs. Unfortunately, for millions of Americans, chronic lung diseases such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema seem to be winning that war. Across the U.S. 6.3% of the adult population (roughly 15 million people) have been diagnosed with COPD—a prevalence that is predominantly seen within adults older than 65. Worse ... Read More »

BOATING ACCIDENTS (WHAT TO DO?)

BOATING ACCIDENTS

By David E. High, Attorney-At-Law Accidents involving boats or personal watercraft including waverunners and jet skis are common during the summer months. Unfortunately, some people consume alcohol and attempt to operate a boat or personal watercraft resulting in serious injuries to others. If you are injured in an accident on the water, you should promptly notify the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency ... Read More »

HEEL PAIN

HEEL PAIN

By Raines Foot Clinic – The heel bone is the largest of the 26 bones in the human foot, which also has 33 joints and a network of more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Like all bones, it is subject to outside influences that can affect its ability to keep us on our feet. Heel pain, sometimes disabling, can ... Read More »

Being a Trail Angel Really Can Work Like Magic

Being a Trail Angel Really Can Work Like Magic

By Johnny Molloy Appalachian Trail thru-hikers are passing through our region this time of year. And we want to give ‘em a good ol’ Tennessee welcome. To thru-hikers, we are known as “Trail Angels.”  All that is required to be a trail angel is to position yourself somewhere on the Appalachian Trail, usually near a trail junction, road crossing, campground, ... Read More »

Healing after Upper Limb Loss with Occupational Therapy

Healing after Upper Limb Loss with Occupational Therapy

By Human Technology, Inc. Prosthetics and Orthotics Group Losing an arm due to an accident or a medical condition is a difficult situation. Advanced medical technology and prosthetics offer many opportunities for an amputee to live a productive and balanced life-style while still participating in all the activities they enjoy. Complete Prosthetic Rehabilitation Occupational therapy is a critical component of upper ... Read More »

Can Yoga Help Those Undergoing Chemotherapy?

Can Yoga Help Those Undergoing Chemotherapy?

Cancer patients who practice yoga as therapy during their treatment often refer to their yoga practice as a life-saver. No matter how sick from treatments and no matter how little energy, many find the one thing that would bring relief was yoga practices. As the interest in more holistic approaches to healing is growing, yoga for cancer patients and cancer ... Read More »

Tips for Buying Sports Eye Protectors

Tips for Buying Sports Eye Protectors

Presented by Smothers Eye Clinic Eyeguards designed for use in racquet sports are now commonly used for basketball and soccer and in combination with helmets in football, hockey and baseball. The eyeguards you choose should fit securely and comfortably and allow the use of a helmet if necessary. Expect to spend between $20 and $40 for a pair of regular eyeguards ... Read More »

Achieving Smile Power!

By Dr. Randall LeDuke, DDS Last month’s article dealt with the power of the human smile and the interpersonal benefits of enhancing our smile through Cosmetic Dentistry. This month, we will discuss how we go about creating beautiful smiles at Smiles by LeDuke! Usually when a patient comes to us for help with their smile, they have in mind specific ... Read More »

Relating to a child with Asperger’s Syndrome

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Autism, or Asperger’s Syndrome, is on the increase. Here’s some advice on how to recognize and relate to someone with the condition. Individuals who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome are unique in that they usually demonstrate average or above-average intelligence, but they often have problems interacting with others. They tend to have difficulty relating ... Read More »

Beginner’s Meditation – What You Need to Know to Get Started

Beginner’s Meditation - What You Need to Know to Get Started

By Dana Jean Costantino The idea of starting a daily meditation practice often sends many into a state of, “Oh I can’t do that, my mind is far too busy.” However, that is even more reason to get started. See, the thing is, meditation is not about perfection, but about finding moments in each day where you can come back to ... Read More »

How to Avoid Tooth Damage This Easter

How to Avoid Tooth Damage This Easter

Easter is a fun holiday filled with sweet treats, snacks and desserts. Unfortunately, all that sugar isn’t much fun for your teeth, and you could risk damage to your oral health. You might chip a tooth on solid sweets, suffer from tooth decay as a result of too much sugar, or fall out of your usual oral hygiene routine and ... Read More »

The DO’s and DON’Ts for Fabulous Feet

Compliments of Raine’s Foot Clinic – Whether you like to get a pedicure in the nail salon or at home, follow these easy Dos and Don’ts to keep your feet looking and feeling their best. DOs If you have diabetes or poor circulation in your feet, consult a podiatrist so he or she can recommend a customized pedicure that both ... Read More »

ACID REFLUX, BARRETT’S ESOPHAGUS AND ESOPHAGEAL CANCER

ACID REFLUX, BARRETT’S ESOPHAGUS AND ESOPHAGEAL CANCER

By Kofi W. Nuako, MD, Laura W Russell, CFNP and Amy Myers, CFNP The esophagus is a tube that carries food and liquid from the mouth to the stomach. Acid reflux is when acid that is normally in the stomach comes up into the esophagus. Many people do not feel this reflux. Acid Reflux Symptoms Symptoms of acid reflux are burning ... Read More »

Deciphering the Cholesterol Code

Deciphering the Cholesterol Code

By Jennifer McWilliams, ACNP Cholesterol can be good and bad. Triglycerides are important, but why? When it comes to your heart health, it’s important to know the role of each major player on cholesterol tests. Heart disease—the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States—is responsible for approximately 500,000 deaths annually. High cholesterol is one of the ... Read More »

Cancer & Fatigue – How Park Terrace Assisted Living Can Help!

Cancer & Fatigue

What can be done to help those who are fighting the ultimate battle? Cancer and the treatments used to help us survive, such as chemotherapy, radiation, and biologic therapy, can cause extreme fatigue. Many patients describe this as feeling tired, weak, heavy, slow, or as having no energy. Fatigue related to cancer is different from fatigue that healthy people feel. ... Read More »

Hearing aids have come full circle

Opn Hearing

Finally, there’s a hearing device that lets you hear the way you should: all the way around. Until now, traditional hearing aids haven’t been able to process sound fast enough to help you hear all the way around you. So they would focus just on the speech directly in front of you, and suppress everything else. This would help you ... Read More »

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