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Eating Disorders: Are We Sending The Right Messages?

Eating Disorder Are We Sending The Right Messages

By Kathy Benedetto, SPE, LPC, LMFT, 
Frontier Health Senior Vice President of Tennessee Children’s Services – Eating Disorders on the Rise Disordered eating, such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating, is not a “normal” or harmless phase adolescents go through.  Problems with eating may lead to complex and devastating conditions that can become life threatening. Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating ... Read More »

Orthodontic Treatment Earlier May Reduce Treatment Later

Orthodontic

Get Screening By Age Seven By Tri-Cities Orthodontics Specialists – Look at yearbook or prom pictures from the 1950s or ’60s and you’ll see many smiles framed with heavy metal braces. It’s a less-common sight in high schools today. Why the change? Children today tend to get braces at a much earlier age. Some patients with special problems begin orthodontic ... Read More »

Get Moving. Stay Healthy.

Get Moving

By Jeff Schoondyke, M.D. – Karing Hearts Cardiology – The Big Picture Surgery, prescriptions and other professional medical services are only one small part of a total heart-healthy program. The importance of diet and exercise cannot be stressed enough. Contrary to popular belief, the COUCH IS NOT YOUR FRIEND. Reasonable activity is. Here are few tips to help your heart ... Read More »

Voice Disorders and Treatment

Voice Disorders and Treatment

By Keltie Kerney, BSN, RN, MPH, Executive Director of Mountain Region Speech and Hearing Center- Nearly everyone reading this article has experienced a problem with his or her voice at one time.  “Losing your voice” or going hoarse can be caused by different things, including colds, laryngitis, bronchitis, exposure to certain chemicals, excessive prolonged loudness such as yelling at a ... Read More »

What is Cancer?

Cancer

By Cathy Walker, RN, CWCN, CFCN, Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice – February is National Cancer Prevention Month—Screening and Early Detection Month. In an effort to educate the people of the Tri-Cities area, Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice has put together some cancer facts and figures and information to broaden your knowledge of this devastating disease. What Is ... Read More »

Life After a Stroke

Life After a Stroke

By Will Graybeal, CP/LPO, Bristol Orthotics & Prosthetics – The Statistics In 2012 nearly 800,000 people in the Untied States suffered from a stroke or a re-occurrence of a stroke.  A majority of the survivors are left debilitated in one way or another. Our medical technology today is so great that not only surviving a stroke but also returning to ... Read More »

A Guide to Topical Pain Medications: Don’t let Chronic Pain Keep you from Enjoying Life!

A Guide to Topical Pain Medications

By ProCompounding Pharmacy – When most people think of pain management, they think of swallowing a pill. However, there are many topical pain relievers that can be applied to the skin to help with pain relief. Topical Pain Therapy A relatively new and innovative approach to certain types of pain is compounded transdermal (topical) therapy. The medication is formulated to ... Read More »

Healthy Steps for Digestive Wellness

Healthy Steps for Digestive Wellness

By Mary de Wit, Tri-Cities Gastroenterology – Use the “Plate Method” for Healthier Meals Cancer prevention starts with the care and feeding of your amazing body. In planning your meals and proportions, we recommend using the plate method as an easy, excellent guide: divide your plate in half, and fill that half with colorful, non-starchy vegetables (leafy greens, broccoli, carrots, ... Read More »

UNLEASH YOUR INNER HEALING POWER

UNLEASH YOUR INNER HEALING POWER

With an All-natural, Drug-free Way to be Healthy By Livesay Chiropractic – What makes our chiropractic care different is that corrective and wellness chiropractic is not sick care, it is health care: We focus on how to help you CREATE HEALTH. Health sciences are starting to understand that natural immunity, strength of body defenses and vitality play the most important ... Read More »

Get Moving with a Beginner Running Program

Get Moving with a Beginner Running Program

Helping Beginning Runners Get in Shape As we embark on the New Year we all have resolutions fresh in our mind. If yours includes getting healthy, getting fit, or just finding a new hobby, you may want to consider joining a “Couch to 5k” running program. Fleet Feet Sports offers the “No Boundaries” program, a “Couch to 5K” running program ... Read More »

Love Your Pet… With Healthy Food!

Love Your Pet

By Valerie Whaley, Co-owner, Natural Pet Supply, LLC Johnson City, TN – Healthy Food, Healthy Pets Our pets bring us so much joy that we want to ensure they’re happy, healthy, and vibrant for as long as they can be. One important way to encourage this is to feed them healthy foods. Manufactured pet foods fall into categories like economy ... Read More »

Children Behave as They are Expected to Behave

Children Behave as They are Expected to Behave

By Sharon Morrison, Ed.D, Director and School Psychologist, Morrison School – Why do children, whether they have “special issues” or not, behave one way or another? Although many children have predispositions for certain behavioral patterns, the behaviors that become habitual—good or bad—are those that are most consistently reinforced. Without realizing it, as teachers and parents, we often reinforce with our ... Read More »

A Cancer Not Much Talked About: Anal Cancer

anal cancer

By Connie Pennington, MD * February is National Cancer Prevention Month: Screening & Early Detection Month It was estimated that 6,230 people in the United States were diagnosed with anal canal cancer, and that 780 died of cancer of the anus in 2012. Of those diagnosed, 24.8 % were between the ages of 45 and 54, while 26.1% were between ... Read More »

Young Life: Loving Kids in the Tri-Cities

Loving Kids in the Tri-Cities

By Scott Caldwell, Area Director, Young Life Upper East Tennessee – Imagine you had an important message to communicate…something very serious where death and life are at stake. How would you best convince your audience of the message and prepare them to move to action? Megaphone? Skywriting? Email? Twitter? Would they listen? Would they be convinced? There are many different ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Get Savvy About Supplements

Get Savvy About Supplements

By Stacey Upton, Independent Consultant and ERVP with Arbonne International – The Problem: Less Nutritious Food Is it true that we need to supplement our diet with vitamins and minerals? In times when we are perhaps minding our pocketbooks, spending money on vitamins might look like an easy thing to strike off of the “important” list. If you are eating ... Read More »

The Special Choice for Senior Care

The Special Choice for Senior Care

When it comes to finding quality skilled nursing services for your loved one, you want care that is as special as the senior in your life. By Tinea Payne, Life Care Centers of America. – Since 1970, Life Care Centers of America has elevated the standard of senior care. We desire to be the health care provider of choice for ... Read More »

Achieving the Human Connection of Communication in All Seasons of Life

Achieving the Human Connection of Communication in All Seasons of Life

By Dr. Shannon Bramlette, Au.D., CCC-A – Helen Keller stated that “the pro-blems of deafness are deeper and more complex, if not more important, than those of blindness.  Deafness is a much worse misfortune.  For it means the loss of the most vital stimulus – the sound of the voice that brings language, sets thoughts astir and keeps us in ... Read More »

CATARACT BASICS: LONGER LIFESPANS INCREASING NEED FOR CATARACT SURGERY

CATARACT BASICS - LONGER LIFESPANS INCREASING NEED FOR CATARACT SURGERY

By Johnson City Eye Clinic Almost everyone who lives a long life will evelop cataracts at some point.  As more of us live well into our 70s and beyond, we need to know a few cataract basics:  risks and symptoms, the differences in replacement lenses and how to decide when and where to have cataract surgery so that good vision ... Read More »

STOP THE YO-YO DIETING WITH RESOLVE

STOP THE YO-YO DIETING WITH RESOLVE

Have you considered your New Year’s Resolution for 2013?  The number one resolution in the United States is to lose weight.  Each year, 55% of Americans start off on the escapade of losing weight. Unfortunately, many fail due to not having the guidance needed during this process.  So, how do you find a safe, effective, medically based weight management program? ... Read More »

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