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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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American Red Cross Meets Local Community Needs

American Red Cross Meets Local Community Needs

Each year, local residents in Dyer, Lauderdale, Crockett, Weakley, Lake, and Obion Counties serve as Northwest Tennessee Red Cross Chapter volunteers meeting local community needs — helping people in emergencies, working to support military service members and their families, and teaching First Aid and CPR courses. Without the support of volunteers, the Red Cross would be unable to provide support …

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Healthy Vision at the Computer

Healthy Vision at the Computer

People who sit in front of a computer for long periods of time often encounter a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. Headaches, neck strain, backaches and wrist pain are common, but, sadly, the most prevalent symptoms of prolonged computer use—eye strain, blurred vision and dry eye—are often overlooked. In fact, eye and vision problems are the most frequently reported health care …

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Care Can’t Wait

Care Can't Wait

Modern emergency rooms use smart strategies to see more patients … stat! Haven’t been in an emergency room lately? Well, good for you. But things may have changed a lot since your last visit. Most notably, many ERs—often known now as emergency departments (EDs)—have put procedures in place to speed up the delivery of care. And with good reason. “As …

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Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal Cancer Screening

By Dr. Kofi Nuako March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal refers to the colon and rectum which make up the end of the body’s digestive system. The digestive system processes nutrients from food we eat and passes waste  from the body. The first 6 feet of the large intestine are called the colon. The last 6 inches are the …

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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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A Clean Colon, Is That An Oxymoron?

A Clean Colon, Is That An Oxymoron

Really, a clean colon, why is that so important for good health? Why is the colon one of the most prominent places cancers begins to grow? March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. I want to do my part by giving a few healthy tips to help you avoid this life threatening disease. It can be prevented easily by making “clean” …

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What Is Endometriosis?

What Is Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a problem that affects your reproductive organs and menstrual cycle. It can cause cramps and pain during your periods. Or you may have pelvic pain the whole month. If you have this problem and it’s not treated, it can affect your health. But, with early diagnosis and treatment, it can be managed. Understanding Endometriosis With endometriosis, tissue inside …

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What are Varicose Veins?

What are Varicose Veins

By Alex Alperovich, MD, F.A.C.C, F.S.C.A.I Varicose veins often look blue, bulging, and twisted under your skin. Any vein may become varicose, but the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs and feet. That’s because standing and walking upright increases the pressure in the veins of your lower body. Left untreated, varicose veins may worsen over time. Varicose …

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Saline or Silicone? A Woman’s Choice

Saline or Silicone

A breast augmentation is a very personal decision. Breast size is important to many women and the decision to enhance their breast size is based on many factors. As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Marshall Yellen brings his skills and expertise in enlarging small breasts, correcting asymmetries and restoring fullness. “Women who are considering breast augmentation or breast reconstruction …

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SLEEP STUDIES – GET YOUR LIFE BACK!

SLEEP STUDIES – GET YOUR LIFE BACK

By David Scott, Founder and Managing Partner, AlphaSleep Labs So why all this talk about Sleep Studies? The study of Sleep Medicine has experienced an amazing surge in publicity in recent years—and with good reason. Having a Sleep Disorder can lead to Accidents, Forgetfulness, Weight Gain, Sexual Dysfunction and Impaired Judgment. As well, Sleep Disorders and Chronic Sleep Loss can …

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Promise Ball

Red Carpet

April 6, 2013 Hilton Hotel Memphis About JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. More than 3 million Americans suffer from T1D, a disease that strikes with deadly impact on innocent victims irrespective of their age or lifestyle. The goal of JDRF is to improve the life of every person …

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Getting Right with Food

Getting Right with Food

By John R. Murphy, Founder of Rock House Center Given the current rate of rampant obesity in this country and the dire predictions of more, unhealthy weight gain has become the center of the national health discussion. Simplistically viewed as a matter of the will, healthcare professionals are stumped as to why weight loss programs do not actually foster sustained …

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Billie and Olene Robey Share Their Happiness Living at Park Terrace Village!

Billie and Olene Robey Share Their Happiness Living at Park Terrace Village

In April 2001, I realized because of my health I could no longer take care of all the yard work where Olene and I had lived for over 34 years. We lived in Martin, Tennessee and did all our business there. I always knew about Park Terrace Village in South Fulton, Tennessee, so I drove over and requested a one …

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