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5 WAYS TO HELP GIRLS RESIST THE PRESSURE TO BE PERFECT

By Claire Mysko – Girls today are told they can do anything. Unfortunately, the message they’re often getting is that they have to do everything–and please everyone while they’re at it. All this pressure is adding up to big time stress. According to The Supergirl Dilemma, a study conducted by Girls Incorporated, more than half of girls in middle school …

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The Link Between Diabetes and Gum Disease

Of the 26 million people who have diabetes, an estimated 7 million have no idea that they have the disease, according to the American Diabetes Association. With those figures in mind, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that regular health care checkups may help to identify potential signs of diabetes. Oral Health Related to Overall Health “Oral health and overall …

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EXPAREL® Continues to Raise the Bar at HCMC for Total Joint Replacements

Having seen success in its clinical trial, and continued success as more patients are using it, the HCMC Center for Orthopaedic Wellness has begun offering EXPAREL® to all patients. Eugene Gulish, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, has been treating patients for some time now, and is always researching better ways for patient care. Upon hearing about and researching the new EXPAREL® pain …

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Valentine’s Day Bible Verses: 20 Great Quotes

By Pamela Rose Williams – Valentine’s Day is all about love. I remember it was something that we celebrated as young children. We would get “valentines” (little love note cards) and sign our name to the back and then distribute them to all of our classmates. It was at times special and awkward to receive a valentine from a secret …

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Dreams from My Heart

By Cindy Vaughn – Vaughn.cindym@gmail.com Seven years ago, I had a dream. A dream so vivid, I was certain it was from God, certain it was an epiphany or a sign. In my dream, I was attending the opening of a Cardiac Wholistic Center which treated the mind, body and spirit for heart disease survivors and caregivers. Each component of …

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Pain Relief: A Nutritional Answer

By David Sheer, PT, DPT, MOMT, Results Physiotherapy – Murfreesboro – We all seek treatment when we are in pain. We want someone to stop it. As therapists, physicians, and patients, we are seeking the quickest relief possible. Usually, it is in the form of medicine, such as pills, injections, or surgery. At Results Physiotherapy, our physical therapists provide relief …

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Untreated Hearing Loss: An Overlooked Danger

A lot of people recognize they have hearing loss long before they ever seek treatment for it. In fact, experts estimate that the average length of time that people wait between recognizing their hearing loss and getting hearing aids is between 7 and 10 years! There are many reasons people avoid getting hearing aids, including feeling stigmatized, believing hearing aids …

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Understanding Spinal Stenosis

Low back pain is a common problem that plagues most of us. Fortunately, most get relief within a couple of months. For those who continue to have chronic back pain, there are multiple causes. For those over 60, a common cause is spinal stenosis. It affects men more than women at a 9 to 1 ratio. Spinal stenosis is tightness …

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Memory Loss

Memory Loss

By Karl E. Misulis, MD, PhD Memory loss happens to everyone once in a while and brief memory lapses are normal. We have all had the “tip-of-the-tongue” syndrome where we might not be able to come up with an individual’s name, or “senior moments” where we forget what we went to the store for. But at what point does this …

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The Benefits of Working Out with a Certified Personal Trainer

By Jr. Walton, Owner, One-on-One Fitness Personal Training Studio – Looking to develop a lifestyle that promotes fitness, health and wellbeing? Take a step in the right direction by hiring your own personal trainer.  Here are only some of the benefits of having a “certified”  personal trainer. 1. You have someone you are accountable to which helps you reach  your …

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Liver Cirrhosis

By Kofi Nuako, M.D. – The liver is a large organ that is located beneath the rib cage on the right side of the abdomen. It is the largest solid organ in the body, weighing about 3 lbs., and has several important functions. The liver processes hormones, nutrients, drugs and toxins. It also produces chemicals that are essential for the …

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A Podiatrist’s Advice for a New Runner

By Rebecca Berry, Demand Media – Compliments of Raines Foot Clinic – Preventing injury can help you avoid becoming sidelined when beginning a new exercise program. Minimizing injury is essential in any exercise, especially when using a motorized machine, and, for the inexperienced, there are key things to consider to help prevent foot injury before, during and after hitting the …

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Just What Your Knees Need: Post Knee Replacement Rehabilitation and Recovery

By Martin Health Care Facility – If you are over the age of 50 and suffer with osteoarthritis, you may one day be faced with having a total knee replacement. After this surgery, your rehabilitation can be made easier with the nursing and therapy department at Martin Health Care. How the Normal Knee Joint Works To understand what your body …

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Cancer Patients and Families Get Gift of Hope This Holiday

After nearly four years in the making, the beautiful, new Alice and Carl Kirkland Cancer Center is open and bringing hope to cancer patients all over the region. The 82,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility officially opened with a celebration and ribbon cutting in December. The vision that started with a very generous donation from Carl and Alice Kirkland in 2010 …

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Happiness Whose job is it?

By Dee Wright, LCSW – From an early age, we are taught we have a right to embark upon “the pursuit of happiness.” This is even mentioned in our constitution as an inalienable right for all people. So we search every nook and cranny for a sign or a direction that will lead us to it as though it may …

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With Insomnia, the Mind May Also Wander During the Day

Compliments of AlphaSleep Labs – People with insomnia have trouble concentrating during the day because the “wandering mind” areas of their brains may not be turned off, according to a new study. Using brain imaging technology, researchers found that people with insomnia who were performing a working memory task did not rely less on the “default mode” regions of their …

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January is National Bath Safety Month: Safety Tips for Seniors & Children

By Nicole Falcone- Safety Tips for Seniors A common area where seniors often end up having accidents is falls in the bathroom, and helping prevent those kinds of accidents is what January’s National Bath Safety Month is all about. These types of accidents, while common, are sometimes overlooked as a cause for concern. The good news is, however, that bathroom …

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Q&A – Diagnostic Screenings

By Tory Daughrity, Director of Marketing & Public Relations – A New Light There’s nothing to fear when it comes to routine and diagnostic screenings. We illuminate why they are vital to your health and what you might expect when having these screenings done at the HCMC Diagnostic Center. Why do I need an MRI and what happens?   Magnetic …

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Bring IN the NEW Year 2014 with the NEW YOU! Whether you are dealing with the “Pre-Holiday Bulge” or “Post-Holiday Bulge”

Get Fit, Slim and feel better for the Year 2014! Many of us walk around stating “I just wish I had more energy or I just wish I could feel better!” Well you are what you eat and if your body does not receive its daily essential vitamins and minerals it will not be able to perform as a Healthy …

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10 Great Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Kendra Cherry – The start of a New Year is the perfect time to turn a new page, which is probably why so many people create New Year’s Resolutions. A new year often feels like a fresh start, a great opportunity to eliminate bad habits and establish new routines that will help you grow psychologically, emotionally, socially, physically or …

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