When thinking about your health, what kinds of things do you allow yourself to do and what kinds of things do you have strict rules against? Whether due to societal pressure, the way you were raised, or a conscious choice about how to live, we all hold internal rules and judgements that give structure to our lives and routines.
Raising your overall health and helping your body work to its best level possible are the two main goals for Rebekah s. Corey, DNP, APN, FNP-BC and her team at IV NOW located just off Shallow-ford Road. IV NOW (Nutrition Optimizing Wellness) seeks to educate their cur-rent and potential patients on the importance and the great potential nutritional intravenous treatments can offer.
While the main purpose of cataract -surgery is to remove the cloudy lens obscuring one's vision, new technology enables patients undergoing cataract surgery to have many options to improve their vision that may be better than what was available in the past, or to reduce the need for glasses.by
There's a common misconception that you can't do anything to prevent a stroke. Strokes can seemingly come out of nowhere, yet effective screening tools are available that can predict a person's risk and provide an opportunity to reduce that risk before it's too late. Carotid artery ultrasound is a simple, painless, and affordable screening that clearly identifies a person's stroke risk. It's a test that Sgt. Terry Prescott of the East Ridge Police Department never knew he needed, but ultimately changed his life and health for the better.
Selecting a hearing aid and hearing healthcare provider can be a challenging feat. Public advertising is often confusing and contradictory for consumers. Being educated about modern hearing healthcare and hearing instruments allows you to make a more informed decision that will likely result in better outcomes.
It's no secret to women everywhere that pregnancy has an impact on every aspect of your life and your body. Dental health is no exception. Dr. Mandy Shearer at Soddy Daisy Smiles is expecting her first child and can say firsthand how it's not only changed her own oral care routine, but it's driven her to share with other women the importance of giving your smile even better care and attention during these all-important weeks of getting ready for your little one.by
Our ability to walk is vital to our sense of self-reliance, but age inevitably affects our mobility and makes most activities of daily living more challenging to perform. Unable to get around as well as they did for most of their lives, seniors can start to feel isolated and depressed, but the good news is that they do have options to restore quality of life.by
Spring is here! It's time to get outside and work in our yards, go to ball games and track meets, and just enjoy the beautiful sunshine! If chronic pain is keeping you from doing the things you enjoy, Pulse Centers may be able to help. For those of you who have followed along with our articles over the last several months, you know we have focused on several different types of pain and how PEMF can help. Today, we'll be taking a close look at gout.
When it comes to nutrition advice, there is a lot of misinformation out there coming from people who are not qualified health professionals (and even from some who are). New trends and health-related buzzwords spread quickly thanks to the internet and social media, and these trends are often not evidence-based. One popular diet trend now is "clean eating". What is clean eating? It is a very vague term that means different things to different people, with varying levels of extreme. In general, clean eating includes not eating processed foods and getting foods from a local source. Included in this way of eating are that foods must be organic, and produce must be fresh and raw. While this may sound like a great way of eating, it may not be as healthy as it seems.
Raising your overall health and helping your body work to its best level possible are the two main goals for Rebekah s. Corey, DNP, APN, FNP-BC and her team at IV NOW located just off Shallowford Road.by
Longer days and sunny weather are back for spring, and sunglasses and proper eye protection are important now more than ever. With that in mind, the Optical Shop at Complete Eye Care in Soddy-Daisy is working to educate patients on the new lens options available to them as well as sharing a great new offer just in time for the season: 30 percent off all Ray Ban sunglasses.by
If there was a test that could find and effectively treat cancer in one appointment, would you take it? Across the country, 60 percent of people who should have a colonoscopy don't follow through with their appointment. In Chattanooga, that number is 70 percent! It's one reason why colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death, even though it can be prevented or treated 99 percent of the time with this simple screening.
Huh? What did you say? Can you repeat that? Do you hear that ringing/buzzing? These noises in my ear are driving me crazy! – If any of these phrases have become part of your daily life, or if a loved one has told you that you just can't seem to hear them anymore...it is time to have your hearing evaluated. Admitting that you may have a problem hearing can be terrifying or overwhelming. You may be tempted to delay scheduling an evaluation because you are scared of what will happen during the appointment or because you are nervous of the outcome. You may even have a negative connotation of hearing loss or hearing aids. However, it is important to remember that a hearing evaluation is just as important as routine eye exams, routine dental exams, or routine physicals. Hearing loss can have detrimental effects on your personal relationships and quality of life and treatment is most successful when addressed in the early stages.
Ask anyone who's been sick, and they'll almost all agree that the number one thing they are looking for is relief, especially during cold and flu season. In 2018, Chattanoogans have seen one of the worst flu seasons yet with exponential numbers of cases coming in to the doctor's office each week. But, did you know it's important to address your oral health if you get knocked down by the flu or a cold? Drs. Robert and Mandy Shearer at Soddy Daisy Smiles say that taking care of your mouth and teeth can actually aid in your overall recovery and provide some much needed relief.by
Our seniors and those with disabilities deserve to live in dignity, but unfortunately, a variety of scams exist to harm the most vulnerable among us.
I hope this New Year finds our readers happy and feeling great! If that's not the case, Pulse Centers may be able to help! For those of you who have followed along with our articles over the last several months, you know we have focused on several different types of pain and how PEMF can help. Today, we'll be taking a close look at migraines.
Dehydration is often at the forefront of the mind during the hot summer months, however, it shouldn't be overlooked during the winter season. Damage to the skin from dehydration is something that creates a number of problems if left untreated, but thankfully the hydrafacial services offered at Woodhouse Day Spa in Chattanooga and their professional team of skin care experts can help.by
The start of every year holds a time-honored tradition of resolutions toward self-improvement. This opportunity can help us get rid of those things that no longer bring joy to our lives. A common resolution is to quit drinking alcohol. Some even take part in a trendy resolution called "Dry January" (a pledge to give up alcohol for 31 days).
Complete Eye Care is offering a breakthrough treatment for dry eye sufferers. If you are experiencing eye dryness, irritation, light sensitivity, vision fluctuations, contact lens intolerance and eye fatigue, you may be a candidate for a new treatment called LipiFlow.
Any mention of the word cancer can seem overwhelming. But if your physician discovers a suspicious thyroid nodule – either by a physical exam or on some type of imaging test like a CT scan – there's no need to immediately jump to the worst conclusion. A diagnosis of thyroid cancer is quite unlikely. In fact, only a small percentage of people with a determined thyroid nodule need any further treatment.
Bluetooth wire less technology provides numerous advantages to hearing aid users. Mobile phone calls, television, and music can be streamed to both ears simultaneously. This provides the hearing aid user with a clean signal without the interference of background noise. Smartphone apps can be used to adjust volume, change programs, and manage other hearing aid features as determined by the manufacturer. As technology has developed, applications of Bluetooth in hearing technology have become more sophisticated and flexible.
When it comes to oral health, women in particular, face a multitude of challenges from plaque to past dental work needing repair. How they care for their teeth can affect their overall health. Women's teeth are constantly under strain, according to Drs. Robert and Mandy Shearer at Soddy Daisy Smiles.
Great things are happening at Pulse Centers, and we're excited to share two of our most recent success stories with you! Probably the most frequent issue we treat is back pain and we get lots of questions from people wondering if we can help their particular situation. We chose to share these two stories because they are great examples of chronic pain and acute pain due to a recent injury.