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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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February is National Senior Independence Month Celebrate Your Age

February is National Senior Independence Month Celebrate Your Age

By Lindsay Paris – As we grow older, some of the simplest tasks can become challenges. Life Care Centers of Elizabethton, Gray and Greeneville understand the fears and doubts that can come with aging.  And, we want to give you the support and confidence to overcome those fears and live life independently. We recognize the importance of independent living and …

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Women Catching the Spirit in Henry County and the Region

Women Catching the Spirit in Henry County and the Region

Where would we be without women? Answer – Nowhere. Women are so important for the wealth and health of our civilization. Women control 60% of the wealth and make 80% of all U.S. purchases. In healthcare, women control 85% of all healthcare decisions. And, that is why Henry County Medical Center has taken the step to the Spirit of Women® …

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Plastic Surgeons Use Specialized Techniques in the Treatment of Skin Cancer to Preserve Your Health and Appearance

Plastic Surgeons Use Specialized Techniques in the Treatment of Skin Cancer to Preserve Your Health and Appearance

Hearing a diagnosis of “cancer” is very difficult to accept. Understanding that treating your skin cancer may result in scars or disfigurement can also be troubling. Your plastic surgeon understands your concerns and will guide you through treatment and explain the resulting effect on your health and appearance. Quick Facts About Skin Cancer Treatment: • Treatment of skin cancer, much …

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Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown Toenails

What are Ingrown Toenails? Ingrown nails, the most common nail impairment, are nails whose corners or sides dig painfully into the soft tissue of nail grooves, often leading to irritation, redness, and swelling. Usually, toenails grow straight out. Sometimes, however, one or both corners or sides curve and grow into the flesh. The big toe is the most common location …

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In Freida’s Own Words… Another Park Terrace Village Family Success Story

In Freidas Own Words

In 2003, two days following her 80th birthday, my mother moved to the Park Terrace Village in a two bedroom, two bath apartment. With much reservation regarding her new living arrangements, I chose not to put her home up for sale so that she might have the option of going back if she so chose. Much to her delight, as …

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ACID REFLUX, BARRETT’S ESOPHAGUS AND ESOPHAGEAL CANCER

ACID REFLUX BARRETTS ESOPHAGUS AND ESOPHAGEAL CANCER

By Laura Russell, CFNP – The esophagus is a tube that carries food and liquid from the mouth to the stomach. Acid reflux is when acid that is normally in the stomach comes up into the esophagus. Many people do not feel this reflux. Acid Reflux Symptoms Symptoms of acid reflux are burning in the chest, known as heartburn, or …

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LISTEN UP! Living with Hearing Loss

Living with Hearing Loss

By The Jackson Hearing Center  – It’s National Senior Independence Month. For many seniors living with hearing loss, a sense of independence is often lost due to a lack of confidence in communication. The extra effort and energy that the hearing impaired person has to put in to communication can cause stress, frustration and isolation for that person as well …

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WHAT CAUSES CAVITIES? THE SIMPLE ANSWER

WHAT CAUSES CAVITIES

Cavities or dental decay is a preventable disease. There must be four factors present for decay to occur. These four factors are teeth, sugar, bacteria, and time. What Causes Cavities? Most people have teeth, eat sugar, and do not remove all the cavity-producing bacteria (bugs) that form daily on the teeth. Let’s look at the mechanism that causes cavities. Bacteria …

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Resolving to Exercise in the New Year

Resolving to Exercise in the New Year

By Craig O’Neil, PT, DMT, OCS and Jared Harrelson – What is your New Year’s resolution? Studies show that the most common New Year’s resolutions are: quitting smoking, losing weight, and exercising more. Losing weight and exercising more to improve your health or looks, and stress management are among the top reasons to begin an exercise program in the New …

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Advanced Therapy for Patients with Chronic Pain

Advanced Therapy for Patients with Chronic Pain

By Richard Muench, MD, ABA – Treating chronic pain is a challenge for both patients and their caregivers. Many times routine standards of treatment are not sufficient to manage a patient’s pain. The ability to target drug delivery enables patients to experience pain relief with a fraction of an oral medication dose, which can help to minimize the uncomfortable and …

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Freezing the Body After a Heart Attack. Seriously?

Freezing the Body After a Heart Attack

By Alexander Alperovich, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I. – Doctors perform miracles every day, including bringing people back from the dead due to cardiac arrest. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and medical treatment for cardiac arrest is literally a matter of life and death. It is about more than just getting the heart to beat …

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There is Hope for Those Suffering with Eating Disorders

There is Hope for Those Suffering with Eating Disorders

Sara is a 12-year-old girl who lost 30 pounds in a short period of time. A friend had teased her about being chubby. Amy is a 17-year-old college student. Though it doesn’t look like she’s losing weight, she’s beginning to look sick and weak. Her friends don’t know it, but she’s forcing herself to throw up after every meal. Karen …

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