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What is TIA?

What is TIA

TIA means: T = Transient   I = Ischemic   A = Attack A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is an event, sometimes called a mini-stroke, with stroke symptoms that lasts less than 24 hours before disappearing. While TIAs generally do not cause permanent brain damage, they are a serious warning sign of stroke and should not be ignored! Up to 40 percent …

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Constipation

Constipation

If you have constipation, do not be embarrassed because you are not alone. Each year, more than 2.5 million Americans visit their healthcare provider for evaluation and treatment of constipation. The word ‘constipation’ means different things to different people. When you see your doctor about constipation, it is important that you make it clear exactly what you mean by the …

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Park Terrace Assisted Living Suits Mom Just Fine!

Park Terrace Assisted Living Suits Mom Just Fine

By Dianne Owen, Daughter of Resident Pat Steele When our Mom and long time educator, Pat Steele, needed to move from Park Terrace Village to Park Terrace Assisted Living, my siblings and I were concerned about how she would adjust from living on her own to going to an assisted living facility. It was absolutely the right decision and we …

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CPI Team Goes the Extra Mile for Carl Perkins Center

CPI Team Goes the Extra Mile for Carl Perkins Center

By Janeane Moore, Carl Perkins Center – A 4-year-old boy has just been beaten by his stepfather. A neighbor has sexually assaulted the little girl next door. Child Protective Services has notified the Carl Perkins Center … but what happens next? That’s when a little-known team steps in and makes decisions that steer the journey of each and every case. …

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Hammer Toes

Hammer Toes

By Raines Foot Clinic – What is a Hammer Toe? A hammer toe is a contracture, or bending, of the toe at the first joint of the digit, called the proximal interphalangeal joint. This bending causes the toe to appear like an upside-down V when looked at from the side. Any toe can be involved, but the condition usually affects …

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

By Peter Kroll, M.D. – Do you have chronic, burning pain? The cause may be complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). CRPS can develop in a limb when an injury or surgery involves nerve damage. The pain can be severe. Definition Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic pain condition that most often affects the arms, legs, hands, or feet. Complex …

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OT: The “aOther” Therap

OT: The “aOther” Therap

Imagine an elderly person who is suffering from a stroke, a fall, a hip fracture, arthritis, a knee replacement, dementia, or battling one of many chronic illnesses. It could be a parent, grandparent, spouse, or it might even be you. Is your goal to return home and resume your normal life?  Where do you go for help in attaining or …

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Beauty at Every Age, Through Every Stage

Beauty at Every Age

Cosmetic medicine and surgery should be evaluated in terms of your lifetime goals for beauty. We all have personal, social, lifestyle, and physical considerations at each stage of life. You must carefully weigh the many options available so that your unique needs and expectations are fulfilled to the greatest possible extent by a qualified plastic surgeon. There is no “one-size-fits-all” …

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REMOVE THE LIMITS (and save Medicare & Medicaid some SERIOUS MONEY!)

REMOVE THE LIMITS

In today’s society, there are more and more changes in Healthcare that require both Providers and Patients alike to adjust and learn the current laws as well as trends regarding options available to help live a better life, both publicly and privately. As well, we in the United States have an aging “Baby Boomer” population that is filled with individuals …

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See a Physical Therapist First

See a Physical Therapist First

By Results Physiotherapy – • Get fast and effective help • Get long lasting pain relief today • Decrease your medical costs • Send your family and friends Do I need to get a physician order to come to physical therapy in the state of Tennessee? The quick answer is no. In 2007, Tennessee legislature allowed the provision of direct access …

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LISTEN UP! Hearing Loss & Noise Exposure

Hearing Loss & Noise Exposure

By The Jackson Hearing Center- According to the Better Hearing Institute, 10 million Americans have already suffered irreversible hearing damage from noise and 30 million are exposed to hazardous noise levels each day. Examples of potential exposure that may contribute to noise-induced hearing losses include work with industrial machinery, power tools, firearms, lawnmowers, motorcycles, fireworks, rock concerts, and even music …

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Serving the Needs of the Community

Serving the Needs of the Community

One of the best known and beloved parables in a Bible brimming with divine wisdom is told in response to the simple question — “Who is my neighbor?” (Luke 10:29). Jesus, discerning the self-interest in the question, doesn’t directly answer it but instead recounts the actions of one man in helping a stranger in need. The parable ends with Jesus …

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Vascular Screenings and CT Cardiac Calcium Scoring Exam Could Save Your Life

Vascular Screenings

Almost everyone in this country knows about heart disease – the importance of prevention, detection, and treatment and the huge impact it has on people’s health. But they know very little about vascular disease outside the heart. “Most of these problems are very similar to heart disease in the sense that they are atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). It just …

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HEALTHY CHOICES, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES: PREVENT UNDERAGE DRINKING

HEALTHY CHOICES HEALTHY COMMUNITIES PREVENT UNDERAGE DRINKING

APRIL IS THE 27TH ANNUAL NCADD ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH Annually, over 6,500 people under the age of 21 die from alcohol-related injuries involving underage drinking, and thousands more are injured! Almost 2,400 youth under 21 die in drinking and driving crashes, almost 2,400 die in other accidents, falls, fires etc., 1,500 die in alcohol-related homicides, 300 due to suicide and …

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Sclerotherapy for the Treatment of Vein Diseases

Sclerotherapy for the Treatment of Vein Diseases

By Alex Alperovich, MD, F.A.C.C, F.S.C.A.I – The science of vein diseases, phlebology, is a relatively new field of vascular medicine and is rapidly changing with new knowledge and new methods of treatment that are now available. Doctors have tried injecting many different medications for the purpose of shutting down the blood flow in these faulty veins. The damage caused …

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Celebrating Stepfamily!

Celebrating Stepfamily

By Tammy Daughtry, MMFT, Co-parenting International – Stepfamily can be complicated, complex, creative and chaotic; however, for many, stepfamily is positive, redemptive, redeeming and extremely fun! I grew up with a stepmom who was a wonderful addition to my life story! She always made my favorite green bean casserole (with crunchy onion rings on top) when I visited. She attended …

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Diet App has TV Transformation Specialist, Chris Powell, Move in With YOU!

Diet App has TV Transformation Specialist

The free Vemma Bod-e app coaches dieters through a 12-week body transformation program from Vemma Nutrition Company The star of the newly launched Vemma Bod-e 2.0 app is TV Celebrity Transformation Specialist and best-selling author, Chris Powell. The app, available as a free download for iPhone and Android, helps users by delivering 84 different daily video clips directly from Chris …

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Bunions

Bunions

By Raines Foot Clinic What is a Bunion? A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe—the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint—that forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place. The toe is forced to bend toward the others, causing an often painful lump of bone on the foot. …

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New American Stroke Association Guidelines

New American Stroke Association Guidelines

People having a stroke should get therapy  within 60 minutes of hospital arrival People having an ischemic stroke should receive clot-dissolving therapy – if appropriate — within 60 minutes of arriving at the hospital, according to new American Stroke Association guidelines. Ischemic stroke, which accounts for nine in 10 strokes, is caused by a blood clot in the arteries leading …

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LISTEN UP! Hearing Loss and Diabetes

Hearing Loss and Diabetes

By The Jackson Hearing Center American Diabetes Alert Day is March 25th, it’s a well known fact that diabetes can affect vision. For that reason, most physicians who treat people with diabetes recommend their patients have regular eye examinations. It’s a lesser known fact, however, that diabetes can be a contributing factor to hearing loss. As is your vision, hearing …

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