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HEADACHES “Hands-On” Physical Therapy A Great Solution

HEADACHES

By Amy Crouse PT, DPT, OCS, COMT and John Nelson PT, VP of Marketing Results Physiotherapy – Headaches can come in all shapes and sizes and wilAl affect 99% of the population at some point in their lives. These headaches can be merely a distraction or can severely interfere with daily function and greatly limit activity. Patients have been seeking …

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Helicobacter Pylori

Helicobacter Pylori

By Laura Russell, CFNP – Did you know that Helicobacter pylori, also known as H. pylori, is a bacteria commonly found in the stomach? You may have received this diagnosis and been treated in the past. This bacterium is present in approximately one-half of the world’s population. It is the most common chronic bacterial infection found in humans. H. pylori …

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BREAST REDUCTION SOLVES MANY PHYSICAL PROBLEMS

BREAST REDUCTION SOLVES MANY PHYSICAL PROBLEMS

Women with large breasts experience more than dissatisfaction with body image – they may experience physical pain and discomfort. Overly large breasts and the weight of excess breast tissue can cause pain and physical conditions that impair a woman’s ability to lead an active life. The emotional discomfort and self-consciousness often associated with having large breasts is as important an …

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Join Tennessee Men’s Health Network in Celebration of Men’s Health Month

Celebration of Mens Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month and groups across the state and around the country are joining Tennessee Men’s Health Network (TMHN) and the national Men’s Health Network in celebration of this awareness period. The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. …

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Advanced Therapy for Cancer Pain

Advanced Therapy for Cancer Pain

By Donald E. Jones, M.D., DABA, ABIPP – If you or someone you know is living with chronic pain due to cancer, you may think this is something that must be endured. A common misconception is that side effects from pain medications must be tolerated in exchange for pain control. However, managing pain as well as side effects from your …

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Freedom To Move

Freedom To Move

Do you remember your first successful bike ride without the use of training wheels? Is there anything like the feeling of accomplishment and freedom, the wind in your face, the sound of the spokes getting faster and faster? What about the day you got your driver’s license? Do you remember leaving the house with your keys in your hand, hearing …

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Park Terrace Resident Reconnects with Past Love!

Park Terrace Resident Reconnects with Past Love

By Sharye Hendrix, Liaison for Park Terrace Village (Senior Living) – Wnjoying every day with each other in Park Terrace Village’s Cove with its beautifully landscaped property is something that Ron and Barbara Christopher hope to do for a long, long time together. Both Ron and Barbara are retired teachers, and are experiencing the joys of retirement together. Park Terrace …

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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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LISTEN UP! Hearing on the Job.

LISTEN UP

We feel our best when we do our best. At the top of our game is where we all want to be. This is as true in the workplace as it is on the baseball field. But to stay at the top of your game at work and in life, you need to stay primed – ready for that next …

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Heart-Healthy Diet Helps Men Lower Bad Cholesterol

Heart-Healthy Diet Helps Men Lower Bad Cholesterol

By American Heart Association- A heart-healthy diet helped men at high risk for heart disease reduce their bad cholesterol, regardless of whether they lost weight, in a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2013 Scientific Sessions. The 19 24- to 62-year-old men in the study had metabolic syndrome, which refers to three or more …

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12 Keys To Spiritual Health

12 Keys To Spiritual Health

By Steve Simms – A healthy body without a healthy spirit leaves us struggling with inner maladies, such as, discouragement, meaninglessness, addiction, guilt, anger, and depression. Here are 12 keys to a healthy spirit. 1. Obey your conscience. God has given you an inner guide. Use it. Anybody can ignore their conscience, however it takes great guts to obey your …

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Striving for Excellence in Orthopedic Care

Striving for Excellence in Orthopedic Care

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” – Unknown In the fall of 2011, Henry County Medical Center began investigating a way to improve one of our most utilized service lines, orthopedics, specifically, total joint replacements. Annually, more than 700,000 people undergo total joint replacement surgery, and with the aging population, this number will continue to increase. Though our …

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SPOTLIGHT ON HUMAN GROWTH FACTORS AND VITAMIN C

A POWERFUL DUO FOR YOUNGER SKIN As spring gives way to summer sunshine, increased UV exposure as well as humidity and perspiration can wreak havoc on the skin, exposing signs of aging that we’re quietly hibernating during the winter and early spring months. Two key ingredients responsible for promoting youthful, rejuvenated skin year-round are human growth factors and vitamin C. …

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The Only Way to BE the BEST is to HAVE the BEST!

In today’s confusing world of “Marketing Spin” and “Advertising Genius” – many times consumers are confused when they are told competing businesses are “better” than their contemporaries or are the “best in their field.” At times, this is very true—with awards and recognitions from others to prove it. At times, this is nothing but false. AlphaMed, Inc.—with three locations in …

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A Few Words About Headaches

A Few Words About Headaches

By Christopher W. Mitchell, M.D. – Having an occasional headache is an almost universal experience  It is rare to find someone who has not had a headache at one time or another. For the vast majority of us, our occasional headaches are not a serious medical problem, but for some of us headaches can be a recurrent, debilitating problem or …

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May is Arthritis Awareness Month

By Cate Abraham, M.Ed – TN Arthritis Foundation Program Committee Member and AF Trainer, Aquatic & Exercise Programs What do the following conditions all have in common: Achilles tendinitis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Frozen shoulder, Gout, Osteoporosis, Neonatal lupus, Polymyalgia rheumatic, Scleroderma, Tennis elbow, Wegener’s granulomatosis? They are all forms of the more than 100 rheumatic diseases included …

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Skin Cancers of the Feet

By Raines Foot Clinic – What Are Skin Cancers of the Feet? Skin cancer can develop anywhere on the body, including in the lower extremities. Skin cancers of the feet have several features in common. Most are painless, and often there is a history of recurrent cracking, bleeding, or ulceration. Frequently, individuals discover their skin cancer after unrelated ailments near …

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Energy Drinks May Increase Blood Pressure and Disturb Heart Rhythm

By American Heart Association- Energy drinks may increase blood pressure and disturb your heart’s natural rhythm, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions. Study Highlights: . Energy drinks may increase blood pressure and disturb the heart’s rhythm. . Researchers who analyzed seven previously published studies found an increase …

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Minimally Invasive Surgery – Transforming Gynecology… and a Woman’s Life

A busy mother in her 40’s comes to the gynecologist’s office for problems with her menstrual cycle. Each month, the heaviness of her flow has to be figured into her already full schedule and, because of the discomfort from her cramps, she would love to be able to rest… if there was someone to watch her kids and take care …

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Osteoporosis and Falls

Osteoporosis and Falls

Many people hear of osteoporosis but don’t fully comprehend how it can impact a person’s livelihood. Osteoporosis is a disease defined as porous bone. This means that your bones have lost density or mass and that your bone structure is abnormal. Once this loss has occurred, the bones become weaker and are more prone to breaks. A traumatic incident does …

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