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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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Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease

By Laura Russell, CFNP – Do you know anybody with celiac disease? Celiac disease affects about 1 in 133 individuals and is one of the most common genetic disorders in the world. This condition is also known as gluten sensitive enteropathy, celiac sprue, or nontropical sprue. The disease occurs widely in Europe, North and South America, Australia, North Africa, the …

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Tennis Elbow

By Matt Broussard, PT, DPT, COMT, OCS – As spring approaches, many of us will be shaking off the winter rust and getting back outdoors. Spring also means spring-cleaning and getting the yard back into shape. With this sudden increase in activity, new aches and pains can surface, even with just chores around the house. One of the more common …

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Blood Pressure On The Rise? Treat It!

By Alex Alperovich, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I. – Many Americans have elevated blood pressure. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases in North America. More than 9 out of 10 times doctors don’t know what the exact cause of it is. Blood pressure can be caused by kidney disease, narrowing in the kidney’s arteries, …

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Park Terrace Village Residents Enjoy Socazializing

By Sharye Hendrix, Liaison for Park Terrace Village (Senior Living) – In 2009, I moved back to my hometown of South Fulton, Tennessee. I moved into Park Terrace Village where I work as a liaison to upper management. Often seniors sell their homes of many years and move here to one of our apartments, houses or cottages. In my earlier …

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHARITIES IN YOUR HOMETOWN

Meet a family owned business with a dream and a goal to take family entertainment and use it to fund two charities that affect millions. Parham Heating &  Cooling has been in business for 23 years and are continuing to grow. They are currently located in Dyer and are in the process of relocating in Trenton to better serve the …

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