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5 Myths About Yoga – Demystified by a Yogi

5 Myths About Yoga

There is a lot of “yoga” happening in the world today that has very little to do with what yoga really is. Several myths about this ancient practice have long been masquerading as facts. It is time we demystify yoga. Sadhguru, a yogi and founder of Isha Foundation, demystifies yoga. 1. Yoga is all about impossible postures. Sadhguru: In the ... Read More »

Take This Quiz and See How Much You Love the Outdoors

How Much You Love the Outdoors

By Johnny Molloy 1. If there is a 90% chance of rain, do you A. Go camping anyway B. Stare at the weather Channel C. Go to the mall and shop 2. Have you ever erected your tent in the backyard and called it camping? A. Yes, and I’m proud of it B. Yes, but I keep it secret C. ... Read More »

You Have The Right. . . To Enjoy Holiday Foods!

Enjoy Holiday Foods

By Kimberly Toby During this wondrous, busy, and exciting time of year, there will be parties and dinners galore.  You are familiar with this scene:  people gathered around the dinner table, and suddenly a well-meaning person brings up his or her latest diet they are going to begin after the holidays end.  As everyone enjoys the delicious sausage balls being served, ... Read More »

His Gift

His Gift

By Jodi Thomas I was talking with a group of friends back in November, and they all were counting down the days until the Christmas season.   When I mentioned that I didn’t really like Christmas, my words did not compute; it was like I told them I liked to kill baby kittens.  I explained how, growing up in a broken home, ... Read More »

Managing Lung Disease During the Holidays

Managing Lung Disease During the Holidays

By Phoebe Brown | Staff Writer Typically, the holiday season brings family and friends together for many celebrations of love, joy and gratitude. However, for someone who has lung disease, the holidays can seem daunting. Between traveling, cooking and eating, someone could easily become fatigued. For people with lung disease, that fatigue could make breathing a difficult task. One way ... Read More »

Reflections of Thankfulness

Reflections of Thankfulness

By Will Graybeal CP/LPO November always reminds us to be thankful for what we have and the people surrounding us.  I know this comes from the history of our country being founded on faith in God and freedom to pursue our dreams and passions.  I am thankful for those that are around me that inspire, encourage, and motivate me to do ... Read More »

November is Healthy Skin Month

Healthy Skin Month

By Erin Martin, MD November is here! What comes to mind when you think of this month? Turkey, holiday shopping, football, giving thanks… and healthy skin? Yes, the American Academy of Dermatology has declared November as National Healthy Skin Month to raise awareness about the importance of keeping skin healthy. The AAD encourages patients to schedule checkups with their dermatologist ... Read More »

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy

By Johnson City Eye Clinic Diabetic retinopathy, also known as diabetic eye disease, is when damage occurs to the retina due to diabetes.  Diabetes causes abnormal changes in the blood sugar that your body ordinarily converts into energy to fuel different bodily functions.  In patients who have uncontrolled diabetes, unusually high levels of blood sugar are able to accumulate in the ... Read More »

Go Dashing All the Weigh through the Holidays!

Go Dashing All the Weigh

By Abigail Weaver You might have heard the term “small starts” in our community lately, encouraging the notion that a healthy lifestyle often sticks when it starts with incorporating small changes over a period of time. This approach tends to be less overwhelming than attempting major changes, which can be frustrating and often lead to burnout. With the holidays right around ... Read More »

November is American Diabetes Month – Diabetes Myths

November is American Diabetes Month

There are many myths about diabetes that make it difficult for people to believe some of the hard facts – such as diabetes is a serious and potentially deadly disease. These myths can create a picture of diabetes that is not accurate and full of stereotypes and stigma. Get the facts about diabetes and learn how you can stop diabetes myths ... Read More »

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

By Gastroenterology Associates The liver is the largest internal organ in the body, with an average weight of 3 pounds. It is located on the right side tucked up under the rib cage. The liver has many important functions which include: • Removes harmful substances from the blood such as alcohol, drugs and waste products • Produces bile which aids ... Read More »

November is American Diabetes Month – Sugar may not be so sweet for your health, but are all carbohydrates the enemy?

Sugar may not be so sweet for your health

By Monique Richard MS, RDN, LDN November is American Diabetes Month and we could discuss the staggering statistics on how many people have diabetes or pre-diabetes (having risk factors to develop full blown diabetes), but those numbers may not be very meaningful to you. What is meaningful is your family members, friends and loved ones, or your own experience dealing with ... Read More »

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? No. In most cases you do not need to see your physician before coming to ... Read More »

62+? How HECM for Purchase Can Help You in a Sellers Market

How HECM for Purchase Can Help You in a Sellers Market

Buy Now. . . Sell Later By Angel Campbell It wasn’t long ago we couldn’t sell our homes for a fair price. Then the market turned, and we joined the legion of buyers bidding and competing for our Dream Homes – in a heated sellers’ market. The 62+ Solution Today 62+ sellers and buyers can be the big winners in ... Read More »

November is National Adoption Awareness Month Help for Adoptive Families

National Adoption Awareness Month

By Cathy Troyer “I’ve never once met a child who can’t come to deep levels of healing if you understand what they need.” –Dr. Karyn Purvis When a child comes into the love of a family through adoption, the journey to find healing and attachment isn’t coming to a close – it is beginning. For children who were once orphaned, ... Read More »

Now I lay me down to sleep. . . THE RIGHT WAY What Infant Safe Sleep Really Looks Like

Infant Safe Sleep

By Karen Speropulos, PT, MPT, PCS Safe Sleep What exactly does safe sleep look like? The easiest way to remember is: “A”—Alone:  Babies should always sleep alone and not in a bed with anyone   else, where a baby could be smothered. “B”—Back:  An infant should always be placed on his or her back. “C”—Crib:  Always place the infant in a ... Read More »

We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby(ies)!

We’ve Come a Long Way

By Jeffrey Keenan, MD The National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) opened its doors in 2003 with a vision to become a leader in embryo donation and embryo adoption. Now, just 12 years later, they are celebrating the momentous arrival of their 500th baby and the NEDC is the leading comprehensive non-profit embryo donation program in the U.S., with more pregnancies ... Read More »

10 Ways to Teach Kids Gratitude This Thanksgiving

10 Ways to Teach Kids Gratitude

By Jenny Witte Toddlers and young kids are self-centered by nature, and thankfulness needs to obviously extend beyond just basic good good manners. The default mode will always be “satisfy me,” and putting others first and being grateful is not natural. It has to be taught. Gratefulness also needs to be practiced to take hold, and it is a lifelong ... Read More »

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

By Sheila Pinkston Epilepsy is a neurological condition which affects the nervous system. Epilepsy is also known as a seizure disorder.  More people live with epilepsy than with autism spectrum disorders, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy – combned.  Below are some interesting facts about epilepsy. 1. No one can swallow his or her tongue during a seizure.  It’s ... Read More »

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month 10 Warning Signs of Cognitive Decline

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness

According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures report, there are more than 110,000 Tennesseans living with Alzheimer’s disease. November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. As the holidays approach, families gather and might notice signs of cognitive decline in those loved ones they do not see often. Some changes in cognition can be age-related, but those that ... Read More »

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