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Health Spotlight On Cervical Spondylosis

Health Spotlight On Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis is a term used to describe the changes to the bones (vertebrae), joints and discs of the neck (cervical spine) as a result of aging (disc degeneration). The vertebrae and discs wear down, possibly [...]

Nashville Group Assists with Affordable Care Act Enrollment.

Nashville Group Assists with Affordable Care Act Enrollment.

By Ronald W. Weathersby Get Covered Nashville workers and volunteers have been combing the region to inform individuals about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare. They are part of a vigorous effort [...]

3 Lessons From The Biggest Loser

3 Lessons From The Biggest Loser

All over the world, night after night, millions of people are riveted to their TV sets – but not to watch the latest soap, or CSI. Not to watch Jimmy Fallon or Scandal. Not to see [...]

Ask A Scientist: Do You Have to Change Your Toothbrush After You’ve Been Sick?

Ask A Scientist: Do You Have to Change Your Toothbrush After You’ve Been Sick?

The Scientist: Charles Gerba, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and environmental sciences at the University of Arizona The Answer: Here’s a myth we can put to bed: You don’t have to throw out your toothbrush just because [...]

Restaurant Inspections Help Keep Tennesseans Healthy

Restaurant Inspections Help Keep Tennesseans Healthy

NASHVILLE – There are approximately 26,000 establishments in Tennessee where food and beverages are served. Inspectors from the Tennessee Department of Health visit each location at least twice a year to make sure items are safe [...]

The Surprising Thing That May Change About Your Vision When You Get Older

The Surprising Thing That May Change About Your Vision When You Get Older

Most of us anticipate our eyesight getting worse as we get older: blurred vision, the need for more light to see, the list goes on and on. But a new study shows that the risk of abnormal [...]

You’re Not Alone – A Doctor’s Take on Common Gastrointestinal Symptoms

You’re Not Alone – A Doctor’s Take on Common Gastrointestinal Symptoms

(StatePoint) Frequent and bothersome gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are more common than you may think. While estimates may vary, five percent to 15 percent of adults in the United States may be affected by chronic GI conditions, [...]

Food Swaps That Slash Calories

Food Swaps That Slash Calories

When it comes to weight loss, slow and steady wins the race. “While complete diet makeovers can be overwhelming, focusing on small simple changes makes healthy eating more manageable and sustainable over the long-term,” says Kelly [...]

Choosing a Doctor

Choosing a Doctor

Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer You and your doctor (primary care provider) share an important relationship. It is focused on your health. So, you need to choose a doctor you’re comfortable with. The [...]

It’s a Red, Red, Go Red World This Week

It’s a Red, Red, Go Red World This Week

National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 7 to support women’s heart health; many local activities coming. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 2, 2014) – If you’re “seeing red” this week, it’s a good thing! Red is the [...]

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