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LIVING HERE: Consider what's at hand before making purchase

You are flipping through the channels and are captivated by the pitch. Someone young, attractive and possibly famous is demonstrating a new exercise invention.

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Homemade shrimp scampi delights the taste buds
Homemade shrimp scampi delights the taste buds

It is such an easy recipe to make, and I’m not sure why I didn't come up with it sooner.

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LIVING WELL: Bariatric surgery could help diabetics

Bariatric surgery has surprised patients and doctors alike because for many obese patients with diabetes, the procedure has markedly reduced symptoms almost immediately after the surgery.

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LIVING WELL: Debunking common myths about colds
LIVING WELL: Debunking common myths about colds

Every year around this time, there will be a slew of articles in various publications knowingly attempting to debunk the myth that cold weather is responsible for the increase in colds and flu.

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Chicken Parmesan can be healthier

It is the season for new beginnings, and, for many of us, that means getting back on track with a healthy diet after the holidays.

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Learning to wait on God
Learning to wait on God

New Beginnings Conference to focus on patience

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LIVING WELL: This man did everything wrong after back surgery

A middle age man came to see me using a cane to walk. I didn’t have to ask if he had a spinal problem; he was leaning 20 degrees to the left and a little forward when he walked in the door.

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LIVING WELL: Try these surprising tricks to stay warm
LIVING WELL: Try these surprising tricks to stay warm

Have you ever heard that expression, “cold hands, warm heart?"

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Try these tips for a healthier you in the new year
Try these tips for a healthier you in the new year

I love the feeling that a new year brings, it's just a fresh start, a clean slate.

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LIVING WELL: Chronic pain does affect the brain

Like the age-old question about which came first, the chicken or the egg, questions abound for researchers about whether chronic pain affects the brain or brain changes affect chronic pain.

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LIVING WELL: Transformation possible regardless of situation

A few years ago, I published the amazing story of one of my patients. His story is so inspiring that I am sharing it again.

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LIVING WELL: Live well using these tips
LIVING WELL: Live well using these tips

Is money getting a little tight around your house? Looking for ways to reduce spending? Here are a few healthy ideas that might fit your needs.

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Treat guests with royal pork chop feast
Treat guests with royal pork chop feast

If you are still planning your holiday dinner menus for family functions this weekend, I have a simple but impressive stuffed pork chop recipe that you will love.

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LIVING WELL: Changing your habits key to lasting success

One of the things I noted is most very accomplished people place immense importance on the value of choosing their own habits.

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LIVING WELL: Set realistic health goals for 2014

Most of us are painfully aware that most of these resolutions tend to fall by the wayside within a very short time.

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LIVING WELL: Buying safe toys not always easy
LIVING WELL: Buying safe toys not always easy

If a toy is being sold in retail stores or on popular websites, you may think that the toy is safe, right?

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LIVING WELL: Christmas joy often hidden by despair

Like many readers, you may be feeling the stress of Christmas season by now.

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LIVING WELL: Religion remains important part of medicine
LIVING WELL: Religion remains important part of medicine

As I write today's column I am preparing for my wife's outpatient orthopedic surgery.

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LIVING WELL: Uncommon items help treat common pain

Two frequent reasons for a patient to seek care are neck pain and wrist pain that may be carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Giving Tuesday celebrates good deeds

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday now in the books, people around the state and nation are being asked to think of others on this Giving Tuesday.

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LIVING WELL: Kennedy's back problems led to treatments today
LIVING WELL: Kennedy's back problems led to treatments today

Many readers know that President John F. Kennedy was plagued by chronic back pain.

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LIVING WELL: Controversy surrounds prostate screening

It has been a rite of passage for a while. When a man turns 40, his doctor typically recommends a prostate exam.

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LIVING WELL: Time to start your turkeys

This is the time of year that causes mouth watering for many people who will be guests at Thanksgiving meals. 

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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Small comforts make life better

There are many wonderful things for which I am thankful this year, with my family and my health topping the list.

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LIVING WELL: Concern grows over sports-related injuries

Over the past decade, reports of serious injuries occurring during youth sports have dramatically increased. In addition, various types of joint injuries are also on the rise.

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Red Cross offering free safety classes

The Tennessee Volunteer Region will be hosting an upcoming Save-A-Life Saturday event in December thanks to a generous $25,000 grant given by the First Tennessee Foundation.

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LIVING WELL: Help reduce arthritis pain with these tips

There’s a reason health articles include advice on how to talk to your health care provider before doing a home treatment.

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LIVING WELL: Saline rinse offers effective remedy for sinuses
LIVING WELL: Saline rinse offers effective remedy for sinuses

Weather changes can initiate sinus headaches, but not everyone is affected the same way.

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LIVING WELL: Trigger points could be causing chronic pain

One of the most common causes of chronic pain is also one of the least understood.

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LIVING WELL: Tips to avoid back strain from fall chores
LIVING WELL: Tips to avoid back strain from fall chores

The chores of gathering and disposing of leaves could end up causing back strain for many local residents.

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LIVING WELL: Some overweight people healthier than others
LIVING WELL: Some overweight people healthier than others

Have you noticed that some people who are overweight seem to be having more health challenges than others who appear to be just as heavy?

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Warm hearts with homemade hot cocoa
Warm hearts with homemade hot cocoa

One of the first things I love to do when the weather turns colder is to make hot cocoa.

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LIVING WELL: Foot pain could be a shoe problem

My work focuses on helping people with joint, muscle and nerve pain that occurs all over the body, but I have been treating a lot of feet lately.

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LIVING WELL: Change your habits to feel better

I heard it again the other day, “If all my tests are normal, why do I feel so bad?”

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LIVING WELL: Study brings bad news for diet sodas

According to recent research, people really do get fatter by drinking diet sodas.

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Impress guests with pan-roasted chicken
Impress guests with pan-roasted chicken

If you haven’t tried replacing boneless, skinless thighs in place of chicken breasts every once in a while, you are missing out.

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LIVING WELL: See an expert to learn about chiropractic care
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LIVING WELL: Vitamins show benefit for breast cancer survival

Many people have questions about whether vitamins and minerals are helpful, and if so, what supplements should they be taking?

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LIVING WELL: Concussions in youth sports remain hot topic

Concussions have been the subject of intense debate among medical and sports authorities for about a decade.

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LIVING WELL: Honey works better for childhood coughs

Right now, in addition to the fall allergies that affect many kids and adults, there are cases of viral upper respiratory illnesses popping up.

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LIVING WELL: Migraines continue to vex researchers

Although headaches are abnormal, it is common for them to occur at least on occasion.

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LIVING WELL: Follow these tips to manage stress
LIVING WELL: Follow these tips to manage stress

Stress is a part of everyone’s life.

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LIVING WELL: Short workouts offer good starting point

Are you short on time? You can still accomplish a beneficial workout routine.

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LIVING WELL: Better choices help reduce liver disease risk
LIVING WELL: Better choices help reduce liver disease risk

Few people ever consider the condition of their liver until they are diagnosed with a chronic condition. Yet, the liver is one of the most complicated and important organs in the body.

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LIVING WELL: Bouts of sneezing could signal problem

Sneezing is a very unique physiological outburst that has originated many myths and curious stories over the years.

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LIVING WELL: Strategy matters when faced with serious illness
LIVING WELL: Strategy matters when faced with serious illness

A serious illness can impact anyone of us at any time, so it is important to recognize the severity of the situation and develop a focused strategy for responding to it.

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LIVING WELL: Weather radios save lives

Although many local television channels readily interrupt programming to warn of deadly tornado watches and warnings, much of our entertainment options come from cable or online sources now, bypassing the local stations.

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LIVING WELL: Growing pains should not be ignored

Earlier this week, though, I discovered the likely cause of my daughter's pain while we were playing outside. I watched as she rode her scooter around and around the driveway, always pushing off with the same leg.

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LIVING WELL: Diet can help menstrual cycle

One of my acupuncture patients shared some good news with me last week.

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LIVING WELL: Headaches are often misunderstood
LIVING WELL: Headaches are often misunderstood

Migraines are different from other kinds of headaches is several ways. In addition to the pain, other symptoms often accompany the headache.

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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Attitude can change bad day
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Attitude can change bad day

Do you have those days when nothing goes your way?

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LIVING WELL: Poor eating habits can cause indigestion

Quick, tell me what organ or part of your body is responsible for proper digestion. Many people would answer the stomach?
If you did, you can give yourself partial credit.

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LIVING WELL: Hunger hormones play role in weight loss

Recent studies have revealed that the groups being treated with acupuncture succeeded in losing two to three times the weight lost by control groups.

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Keep lunch interesting with these pinwheels
Keep lunch interesting with these pinwheels

When I was in school, I used to count down the minutes until lunchtime.

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Avoid Freshman 15 with these helpful tips
Avoid Freshman 15 with these helpful tips

While college is an adjustment, it doesn’t have to mean an adjustment in your pants size.

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Loving adults are responsible for idyllic childhoods

There is not a week that goes by that I don’t hear someone who grew up here say, “What has happened to Rutherford County? I just don’t recognize it anymore. I’m just glad that I grew up here in those good 'ole days.”

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WHITTLE: Wrong amount of water can kill you

It’s been in the news the past few months that multiple U.S. cities are suffering from lack of water.

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LIVING WELL: Better sleep leads to more energy

Recently, a patient came into the office for a follow up visit smiling broadly.

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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Odd weather brings bumper crop

The weather has been really unusual lately, uncharacteristically cool and full of rain. But, the by-product has been a Rutherford County Farmers Market overflowing with so much produce that even I can’t keep pace with it.

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Peaches taste like summer
Peaches taste like summer

These last few weeks of summer I am still seeing the peaches on sale at the grocery stores, so I am using them as much as I can.

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LIVING WELL: Avoiding gluten may lead to better health

If you have been paying any attention to entertainment media, you have encountered the phrase “gluten-free.”

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LIVING WELL: Use of alternative medicine has grown
LIVING WELL: Use of alternative medicine has grown

More people are choosing alternative medicine services than ever before in history.

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Sorbet is still in season
Sorbet is still in season

Even though the school year has officially begun, we still have some hot weeks here in Murfreesboro. That means cool treats are still in season.

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LIVING WELL: Truth about gluten revealed

What is gluten? Is it really that bad for us? The first question is easy to answer. The answer to the second isn’t so straightforward.

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Protein pancakes offer healthier option

It’s that time of year again. School is starting, and we are all getting back into our regular routines.

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Life coach to discuss ADHD at conference
Life coach to discuss ADHD at conference

Residents who are interested in learning more about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are invited to attend a conference Thursday in Murfreesboro.

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City hopes to get 'Downtown in Motion'
City hopes to get 'Downtown in Motion'

A brand new fitness program Downtown in Motion is designed to foster fitness and health while providing for a positive impact for the entire community.

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LIVING WELL: Acupuncture theory is all about balance
LIVING WELL: Acupuncture theory is all about balance

When a person’s body is working properly, all functions are in balance.

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Haslam initiative works to get Tennesseans in shape

Gov. Bill Haslam says it’s about time for the state to hop on the treadmill, eat better and make healthier choices.

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LIVING WELL: Getting ready for school includes checkups

Our office is like many other doctors’ offices this month: busy scheduling students, teachers and school staff getting ready to return to school.

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LIVING WELL: Joints can still work with proper care

A person can still feel good after 40, but it requires a little regular maintenance.

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Be fashion forward this fall
Be fashion forward this fall

Eclectic mix tops season's trends

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Mom's salmon patties remain classic staple
Mom's salmon patties remain classic staple

When I was growing up, one of my mother’s go-to dinners was salmon cakes.

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Chemicals linked to increased risk of childhood obesity
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Technology brings world to you

Who could have envisioned – even 10 years ago – the conveniences of modern life that we now enjoy?

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LIVING WELL: Key to treating pain is knowing cause

Over the past 25 years of caring for many thousands of patients, I have heard lots of explanations for how their back pain began.

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Centenarian Appreciation Day honors attendees

The second annual Centenarian Appreciation Day sponsored by Family Staffing Solutions was held Thursday at Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro.

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LIVING WELL: Acupuncture is a brain thing
LIVING WELL: Acupuncture is a brain thing

Today, hundreds of millions of people use acupuncture for relief around the world. Yet, to us in America, it still seems new.

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Pesto means flavor
Pesto means flavor

In an effort to use up my baby spinach that wasn’t quite fresh enough for a salad, I came up with this spinach and sun-dried tomato pesto pasta. 

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LIVING WELL: Reduce stress for better health
LIVING WELL: Reduce stress for better health

Everyone I meet seems to be telling me that their life is becoming more stressful.

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LIVING WELL: Tension not only cause of neck pain

If you have recently been feeling neck pain that is distracting you from your normal activities, you are not alone.

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Roasting impacts coffee's flavor

This year, I will attend the Roasters Guild’s annual retreat.

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LIVING WELL: Once outcast doctor was right all along

This is a story about an innovative doctor who was ridiculed in the 1980s.

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LIVING WELL: Chronic inflammation could kill
LIVING WELL: Chronic inflammation could kill

If it weren’t for inflammation, minor injuries and simple infections might kill us. However, chronic inflammation is a different story. 

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LIVING WELL: Why diets don't work

What diet are you trying now? You know it won’t work, right?

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Hummus helps cure the lunchtime blues

I recently came up with this Mediterranean-inspired tuna salad, so that I could enjoy a good lunch without having to consume a lot of calories.

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Hot summer months require cold coffee

You want your morning cup of coffee, but you don’t want the heat when you are about to walk out the door and into the brick wall of humidity on the way to work. Well, why not try icing your morning cup? 

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LIVING WELL: Diabetes study headlines mislead readers

You may have seen headline stories in the past few weeks about a very large study involving diabetics called “Look Ahead.”

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Pink Heals Tour coming to Murfreesboro

On Wednesday, June 26, the Pink Heals Tour will arrive in Murfreesboro as part of the nationwide initiative to show love and support for women battling cancer.

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LIVING WELL: Sinus drug ban results still up for debate
LIVING WELL: Sinus drug ban results still up for debate
The problem is not with any normal consumer use of the products that contain pseudoephedrine. The problem is it is used for making methamphetamine.
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WOODY: Bridge-jumping granny really quite inspiring
WOODY: Bridge-jumping granny really quite inspiring

Last week, a woman in Iowa jumped off a bridge to celebrate her 102nd birthday. I hope when that age I’m just able to blow out the candles on my birthday cake.

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Counselor wants to be light in darkness
Counselor wants to be light in darkness
Lighthouse Counseling and Mental Health Services is a relatively new counseling service known for its affordable prices and easygoing approach to serving clients.
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LIVING WELL: Eyeball licking becomes newest teen trend

This latest trend popular among some teens has not hit the United States in large numbers – yet.

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LIVING WELL: Fear of medical treatment can kill
Over the years, I have encountered many patients who are afraid to go see a primary care doctor about some condition that concerns them.
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LIVING WELL: Healthy diet offers more benefits than drugs
As more evidence pours in about the destructive nature of cholesterol drugs, more people are looking for alternative solutions.
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LIVING WELL: Improve mobility using these tips
LIVING WELL: Improve mobility using these tips
If you find yourself in the group of individuals who has developed a movement issue that involves joint motion restriction, this column may be of help.
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Make life easier by seeing ahead
Within the past few months, I have started having difficulty reading street signs well even though directions were sometimes luxuriously offered to me by an automated voice on my car’s GPS.
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Chicken salad makes perfect summer lunch
Chicken salad makes perfect summer lunch
If you live in the South, you have probably already tried countless versions of the classic chicken salad.
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LIVING WELL: Lifestyle could reveal cause of headaches
I began asking her questions about how often the headaches appear and where the pain was located in her head. As it turned out, this patient experienced two distinctly different types.
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DR. KESTNER: Spinal steroid injections controversy intensifies
DR. KESTNER: Spinal steroid injections controversy intensifies
There is now a similar situation developing in Newbern, Tenn.
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LIVING WELL: Research uncovers likely cause of back pain
LIVING WELL: Research uncovers likely cause of back pain
The big secret to solving back pain is this: There are dozens of causes for back and neck pain. Simply applying a one-size-fits-all approach is likely to fail.
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LIVING WELL: Concussions can cause serious consequences
LIVING WELL: Concussions can cause serious consequences

Along with this increase of soccer enthusiasm has come a disturbing increase in the frequency and severity of injuries, especially concussions.

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LIVING WELL: Sun increases cancer risk
Many local residents are visiting tanning salons, laying out by the pool, and planning trips to sunnier locations for the spring and summer.
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Indulge while even on a diet
Indulge while even on a diet
Well, it’s that time again: time for another recipe featuring chocolate.
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LIVING WELL: B3 can help cholesterol
LIVING WELL: B3 can help cholesterol
Cholesterol drugs account for some of the greatest profit sources ever developed by the pharmacological industry.
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DR. KESTNER: Super tips to help memory problems
DR. KESTNER: Super tips to help memory problems
If you have problems with recalling names, remembering dates or details, or concentrating, you are in good company.
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LIVING WELL: Look past usual suspects solve pain mysteries
Not long ago a patient came to see me about pain in the lower back. She had had the pain for several years. She had tried chiropractic care at another clinic in town, as well as medications and physical therapy.
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LIVING WELL: Natural solutions could keep legs still
A few years ago, a patient came to see me with a fairly common complaint. She told me that she had trouble sitting still.
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Quinoa great for new take on fried rice
Quinoa great for new take on fried rice
I don’t know about you, but when I go to an Asian restaurant, the fried rice is usually my favorite part of the meal.
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JUST LOVE COFFEE: New roasters among latest trends
The Specialty Coffee Associations 2013 Expo, or the “Event” as it’s known in the industry, was held in Boston this year on a chilly and rainy three days in late April – great weather for great coffee.
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DR. KESTNER: Tenn. doctors are addicted to writing prescriptions
According to the CDC, here in Tennessee doctors write more than 1,200 prescriptions per 1,000 population.
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DR. KESTNER: It is about time for a personal upgrade
What if every few months of so a voice went off in our head that said, “Your dietary habits are not in compliance with continued good health."
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DR. KESTNER: Blood pressure measurements are often inaccurate
What’s your blood pressure? This is a question that most people do not know the answer to, but it is easy to find out.
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DR. KESTNER: Sciatica treatment depends on accurate diagnosis
DR. KESTNER: Sciatica treatment depends on accurate diagnosis
Sciatica is a frequent problem for many patients over the age of 30.
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DR. KESTNER: Steps for better night’s sleep
As we work with patients to resolve their painful conditions, they often report a dramatic improvement in their sleep.As we work with patients to resolve their painful conditions, they often report a dramatic improvement in their sleep.
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KESTNER: Don’t ignore pain, it limits your life
We humans often tend to pretend pain isn’t important.
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Olympic gold medalist to keynote Go Red luncheon
Olympic gold medalist to keynote Go Red luncheon
Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer will be the keynote speaker at the Go Red For Women Luncheon that will be held Friday, April 12, at Gaylord in Nashville.
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Celebrate spring with garden fresh flavors
Celebrate spring with garden fresh flavors
As much as I love fall and winter flavors, spring and summer foods just can’t be beat in my book.
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Allspace is global flavor
Allspace is global flavor
While Christopher Columbus was busy mistaking the Americas for the East Indies, he also confused the identity of what we now know as allspice.
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LIVING WELL: Experts remain flexible on stretching
Most of us folks over the age of 40 grew up in an environment in which nearly everyone worked out in some form or fashion.
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LIVING WELL: Dieting can change your life
That desire for better health has led me to make the decision to implement a medically designed weight loss plan for myself and for my patients.
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Try spring-cleaning smoothie style
Last week, my husband and I decided to try a smoothie detox cleanse that we had seen on “The Dr. Oz Show.”
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LIVING WELL: For men's eyes only
Fellows, this article is about your prostate. You know, that uniquely male part that you pay no attention to until about the age of 50.
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Search for inner peace leads to Murfreesboro
Search for inner peace leads to Murfreesboro
Through a journey that led him 900 miles away from home, David Tubens finally found what he’d been looking for, and now he wants to help others find their inner peace too.
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LIVING WELL: Rising early offers surprising benefits
LIVING WELL: Rising early offers surprising benefits
Recent research has delivered some indication that there actually is truth to the old saying: "Early to bed, early to rise makes a many healthy, wealthy and wise."
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LIVING WELL: Everyone is an inventor
An ingenious fellow on “Shark Tank” has introduced a handy product that has become invaluable to me.
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LIVING WELL: New spinal disc treatment offers real results
During a recent conference, one theme that kept popping up among those of us who have been practicing for more than 20 years was how gratifying it is to be able to offer newly developed safe treatment options that do not require surgery.
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Squash is perfect for spring
Squash is perfect for spring
Even though it still feels like winter outside, we are getting close to spring. That means many of us are trying to shed all of that winter weight we may have gained.
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LIVING WELL: Myths about spinal discs persist
LIVING WELL: Myths about spinal discs persist
Because the spinal disc treatment we offer is innovative and effective, patients are often excited to find non-surgical options that work.
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Murfreesboro has great places to walk
Two weeks ago I mentioned a few places that are perfect for outdoor walks in Murfreesboro.
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AdamsPlace receives recognition for operations
AdamsPlace Independent Living in Murfreesboro has earned interest level recognition in the annual award program administered by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence.
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Healthier comfort food is simple
One of the easiest ways to cut back on saturated fat from red meat is by replacing ground beef with ground turkey.
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LIVING WELL: News about allergy, asthma treatments holds promise
There have been several interesting news stories circulating about asthma and allergies in the past few weeks.
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Living in Style expo slated for Saturday
The Living in Style expo is set for Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Middle Tennessee Expo Center in Murfreesboro.
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LIVING WELL: Best places to take a walk
A patient recently told me that he really liked to walk outdoors but was unaware of where he should go to enjoy some daily exercise outdoors.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Gold's Gym expanding in Murfreesboro
When Publix closed its location at the corner of Northfield and Memorial boulevards in Murfreesboro, the space sat vacant for several years. But this spring, the building will reopen as Gold’s Gym North, co-owner John Davis confirmed.
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LIVING WELL: Some doctors recommend wine for better health
I mentioned that I was writing a column about the reasons some health experts recommend drinking wine for health to a patient earlier this week and received an interesting response.
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Wife tells husband to 'take a hike'
Wife tells husband to 'take a hike'
Murfreesboro man inspired to design trails
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LIVING WELL: How not to get your partner to lose weight
LIVING WELL: How not to get your partner to lose weight
Now that you have been exercising, eating nutritious meals, and feeling fitter, more energetic and healthier than ever, you can’t wait to get your spouse on board, right?
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Author’s work explores 'a woman's worth'
New book delves into relationships
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LIVING WELL: Keep active to reduce risk of Alzheimer's
The name Dr. Kenneth Cooper echoes bountifully throughout the worlds of fitness, exercise physiology and cardiac medicine.
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LIVING WELL: Viral illnesses spreading rapidly through state
Every day that you are in close contact with other people is a day you are being exposed to a variety of viral illnesses.
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LIVING WELL: Losing weight can help liver
LIVING WELL: Losing weight can help liver
In Rutherford County, an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 area residents have a silent condition that can develop into a serious health threat.
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Whip up these no-bake cookies for healthier treat
Whip up these no-bake cookies for healthier treat
The classic chocolate and peanut butter no-bake cookies have always been a favorite of mine.
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LIVING WELL: Headache triggers continue to baffle researchers
Readers may recall an article I wrote last year about a young man who had been having headaches between three and four times per week since the second grade.
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LIVING WELL: Husbands should listen to wives more often
As I write these words, I know I soon will be seeing them again.
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Study: Berries may help heart
Eating three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries per week may help women reduce their risk of a heart attack by as much as one-third, researchers reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
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LIVING WELL: Innovative treatment found for disc decompression
LIVING WELL: Innovative treatment found for disc decompression
Not too long ago, if a person had advanced spinal degenerative disease or a moderate to severe bulging or herniated spinal disc, invasive spine surgery was seen as the only solution.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: AT&T retail store opens in Smyrna
BUSINESS BRIEFS: AT&T retail store opens in Smyrna
AT&T customers in Smyrna celebrated the grand opening of a new retail store on Sam Ridley Parkway recently.
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LIVING WELL: Weather can cause pain for several reasons
This past week’s drastic weather changes have brought about increased pain for a number of area residents who have arthritis or sinus-related issues.
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Take a new look at this Chinese favorite
Take a new look at this Chinese favorite
I have come up with my own version of General Tso’s chicken that cuts the fat and sugar drastically.
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LIVING WELL: What happens when drugs expire
LIVING WELL: What happens when drugs expire
If you're like most people in Tennessee you have anywhere from one to 30 bottles of prescription medication at home. And just like most people, you may save whatever you have left after you discontinue the medication.
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Businesses offer ideas for healthy new year
Businesses offer ideas for healthy new year
Local stores provide help for resolutions
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LIVING WELL: Managing stress requires calm approach
During World War II the British government produced a series of posters intended to motivate citizens to maintain a level of confidence, positivity and order.
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Runner turns devastating illness into inspiration
Runner turns devastating illness into inspiration
Being blind will not stop Theresa Khayyam from running in the Walt Disney World Marathon on Thursday at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
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Tea line finds home on historic Square
Tea line finds home on historic Square
Pair to open shop in Murfreesboro
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LIVING WELL: Beware of drug-induced rebound headaches
Sadly, many of the drugs used to seek relief can backfire and actually cause more headaches.
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FDA expands Tamiflu use to younger patients
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approved use of Tamiflu to treat children as young as 2 weeks old who have shown symptoms of flu for no longer than two days.
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Registration for grief support group ends Friday
Registration for the Murfreesboro grief support group, sponsored by Alive Hospice, will close Friday, Jan. 4.
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LIVING WELL: Celebrating progress is key to reaching your goal
LIVING WELL: Celebrating progress is key to reaching your goal
New Year’s Day brings a time of reflection, celebration and renewal of our efforts in many areas of life.
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Residents challenged to walk for better health
Officials at Henry Horton State Park are challenging residents to walk 50 miles in 50 days through Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, as part of the annual 50-Day Challenge.
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DR. KESTNER: Kids really do say darnedest things
It seems every day my daughter comes up with a new expression.
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DR. KESTNER: How to make 2013 your best year ever
For many people, New Years Day is like a reset button.
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LIVING WELL: Poisonous poinsettias just another myth
Raise your hand if you have heard that poinsettias are poisonous. Is that a myth or fact?
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Murfreesboro offering free community center passes
Murfreesboro offering free community center passes
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department is again offering its Buy One-Get One Free program that has been so successful in previous years.
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Keeping children safe from harm's way
In the wake of the recent news regarding the horrific events in Newtown, Conn., it is likely that every parent and grandparent has been thinking about children's safety.
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LIVING WELL: Feeling sad is not uncommon during winter
LIVING WELL: Feeling sad is not uncommon during winter
Many people encounter a definite downward turn in their disposition during the colder months.
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LIVING WELL: Listening to your instincts can save you
Have you ever had a conversation that just seems to stay in your head for years?
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LIVING WELL: Computer headaches becoming more common
During the past decade, a new cause of headaches has been moving higher on the list: computer use.
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Salmon offers healthy break between holiday parties
After all of the Thanksgiving meals and now Christmas party foods, it’s nice to eat clean during the week with simple recipes like this one.
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It's not too late to vaccinate
Flu season has officially arrived in Tennessee, with cases of seasonal influenza now categorized as widespread across the state.
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LIVING WELL: Everyone can be successful at something
Have you ever had a goal or dream that you gave up on?
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LIVING WELL: Coffee has some surprising health benefits
LIVING WELL: Coffee has some surprising health benefits
As my wife, Ginny, will attest, I am kind of a nut about coffee. I’m not a coffee nut, just a little bit eccentric about coffee.
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LIVING WELL: Study shows acupuncture is effective pain treatment
Having practiced acupuncture for many years, I can tell you with certainty that it is definitely effective for all kinds of pain.
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LIVING WELL: Time to fill the red kettle
LIVING WELL: Time to fill the red kettle
One of my favorite activities leading up to Christmas is to volunteer as a bell-ringer for the Salvation Army.
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LIVING WELL: Effectiveness of epidural steroids questioned
Recent news involving the deaths of dozens of patients from spinal meningitis resulting from epidural injections has brought this treatment option to the forefront of medical news.
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LIVING WELL: Strep throat season is almost here
Strep throat can be a miserable condition for adults, and for kids, it can be even worse.
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LIVING WELL: Reduce your risk of heart disease
LIVING WELL: Reduce your risk of heart disease
In spite of awareness, many people still continue to engage in habits that gradually increase their risk of cardiac problems.
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LIVING WELL: News about heart health comes with warning
According to reports from the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Norway and other countries, the number of deaths attributed to heart disease and stroke have been decreasing for more than a decade.
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LIVING WELL: Don't be fooled by energy drinks
LIVING WELL: Don't be fooled by energy drinks
Recent news stories have revealed shocking deaths related to excess ingestion of energy drinks.
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Homemade granola treats satisfy craving for sweets
Homemade granola treats satisfy craving for sweets
With all of the Halloween candy floating around this week, these granola bars will be a great way to enjoy a treat that tastes great but is full of protein and fiber.
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LIVING WELL: Sandy highlights need for preparedness
The people who are experiencing losses and relocation related to the super storm Sandy had advance warning.
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LIVING WELL: Ghost surgeons do exist
Not many would think of a modern day surgeon as being a ghost. Yet, some of the scariest tales that some patients have heard involve “ghost surgeons.”
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Commissioner wins Lifestyle Change Award for county
Commissioner wins Lifestyle Change Award for county
The American Heart Association has selected Jeff Jordan of Murfreesboro as the winner of its 2012 Lifestyle Change Award for Rutherford County.
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One Book selection highlights childhood cancer
One Book selection highlights childhood cancer
Book brings back memories for survivor
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INSIDE MTSU: Opportunity offers chance to give back
It is quite interesting what comes to mind when you think of the meaning behind the word “opportunity.”
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Fall is perfect for slow-cooked comfort food
Fall is perfect for slow-cooked comfort food
This time of year, we all seem to get so busy with upcoming holidays, school events, and just the daily grind of life in general.
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LIVING WELL: Arthritis linked to higher incidence of obesity
The likelihood of obesity is 54 percent higher in people with arthritis than the general population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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DR. KESTNER: Diabetes epidemic is predicted to overwhelm health care
DR. KESTNER: Diabetes epidemic is predicted to overwhelm health care
The annual number of newly diagnosed cases of adult onset diabetes is now more than five times greater than in 1980.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: New waxing salon to open
European Wax Center, which promotes itself as offering the ultimate experience, has plans to open a location at The Avenue Murfreesboro by March 2013, according to the company’s website.
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Boost your immune system without breaking the bank
Some supplements can be valuable enough to be worth their cost, while others may be a waste of money.
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Confusion about the flu shot persists
Confusion about the flu shot persists
Fewer than half of Tennesseans get the flue vaccine each year, which is about the average for the United States.
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Twist on classic creates exciting side dish
Twist on classic creates exciting side dish
Healthy and simple side dishes are sometimes tough to find. We spend most of our time on the main dish, which often means the sides just aren't quite as exciting.
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Study: Early menopause tied to likelihood of heart disease
Women who experience early menopause are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than those whose menopause occurs at a later age, according to a new study.
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LIVING WELL: Save thousands with these simple tips
LIVING WELL: Save thousands with these simple tips
If I could tell you how to be $20,000 richer and healthier 10 years from now, would you be interested?
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Partnership gives students healthy vending options
When Jenna Stitzel realized nearly 40 percent of students in Rutherford County Schools are overweight or obese, she knew something needed to change.
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Runners to flood downtown roads Saturday
Runners to flood downtown roads Saturday
Murfreesboro Half Marathon to attract thousands
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Diabetes workshops upcoming in Rutherford County
Two new sets of “Yes I Can” diabetes self-management workshops are slated for the Middle Tennessee area.
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LIVING WELL: Causes for tingling sensation vary
One of the more common complaints patients present to me is an uncomfortable tingling sensation, usually in their hands or feet.
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Prepare your home to withstand any weather
The weather these days seems to be more volatile than ever – swinging from record-setting heat waves to deep freezes, seemingly from one day to the next.
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Making dinner vegetarian style
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Making dinner vegetarian style
Television personality Dr. Nehmet Oz had a food expert on his show this week who discounted the value of Omega 3 acids found in fish.
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Heart problems lead to life revelations
Columnist recalls his battle with heart disease
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LIVING WELL: Learning to live without pain
LIVING WELL: Learning to live without pain
Everyone I know has pain, at least occasionally. Sometimes, we all have to just accept a little discomfort and press on with our lives. That is not the same as living with chronic pain.
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Splurge on ingredients when cheating on diet
Splurge on ingredients when cheating on diet
These chocolate toffee bars are simple to make, and the best part is, you probably have most of the ingredients on hand.
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LIVING WELL: Supplements may benefit eye health
LIVING WELL: Supplements may benefit eye health
Everyone realizes how incredibly important vision is and how delicate the eyes are. However, most of us take our vision for granted until something goes wrong.
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Paleo diet may help stem weight gain
Many people in the health field attribute a lot of the blame for chronic illnesses and the epidemic of obesity to our modern diet.
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All-natural snacks great for busy schedules
For the past month, my family has been focusing on staying away from so many processed foods.
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LIVING WELL: Pineapple may help joint pain
As long ago as the 1800s, a constituent of the pineapple plant has been used to treat inflammation and pain. As a bonus, this substance may benefit digestion.
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DR. KESTNER: Reverse effects of aging by increasing flexibility
DR. KESTNER: Reverse effects of aging by increasing flexibility
If you have ever awoke with stiffness or acutely realized that you can’t turn or bend a certain way, this article is for you.
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DR. KESTNER: Ways to avoid kidney stones
DR. KESTNER: Ways to avoid kidney stones
Amazingly, a tiny kidney stone can literally bring a strong man to his knees.
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DR. KESTNER: It’s not gross, it’s snot
DR. KESTNER: It’s not gross, it’s snot
Can I say snot in the newspaper?
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Soup is comforting without guilt
Soup is comforting without guilt
One of my favorite things about the cooler months is the aroma of a simmering pot of soup or chili.
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Master Gardeners volunteer knowledge
Master Gardeners volunteer knowledge
With summertime approaching its final days and cooler weather on the horizon, now is the time to begin thinking about next year’s gardening season.
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DR. KESTNER: Cholesterol drugs can injure liver, damage muscle, cause memory problems
DR. KESTNER: Cholesterol drugs can injure liver, damage muscle, cause memory problems
If you or someone you know is taking drugs for cholesterol, often called statin drugs, this information is very important.
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LIVING WELL: Study contradicts exercise theory
I find it amazing how little is known about our bodies, especially considering the trillions of dollars that have been spent on research.
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LIVING WELL: Heart attack symptoms differ for women
The news of Rosie O'Donnell having a heart attack last week is good enough reason to shed some light on an important subject.
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LIVING WELL: Helping others part of finding true happiness
LIVING WELL: Helping others part of finding true happiness
I watched as my 4-year-old daughter conquered a small challenge earlier this week, as she diligently put forth efforts to learn to write.
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Follow Buck Creek Road
I still don't like taking the “scary way,” known to the rest of America as U.S. Highway 64.
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LIVING WELL: When patients should seek second opinion
All doctors think alike. Every doctor is just as qualified as the next. Any doctor would tell you the same thing as any other. Do you believe these statements?
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LIVING WELL: A tale of two Christians
This is the story of two men that lived in Denmark during the early-1800s. The men had initials of H.C.O. and H.C.A.
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New York trip inspires Mexican meal
Recently, my husband and I had the opportunity to go to New York City for a cooking contest I won through Natural Bliss Coffee Creamer.
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Hottest workout trend arrives in Murfreesboro
Hottest workout trend arrives in Murfreesboro
If the thought of practicing yoga poses in 100-degree heat sounds exciting, keep reading. If it sounds scary, keep reading any way. Hot Yoga has arrived in Murfreesboro.
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DR. KESTNER: Recreation, relaxation best antidotes for stress
DR. KESTNER: Recreation, relaxation best antidotes for stress
While he was waiting, he sat next to another gentleman that was new to the office. Bubba noticed the man was reading a book about "living in the moment."
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LIVING WELL: Plant more seeds for better harvest tomorrow
When my father passed away a few years ago, many visitors at his funeral talked to me about the kind things he had done for them.
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DR. KESTNER: Three natural solutions for headaches
DR. KESTNER: Three natural solutions for headaches
Today's column will focus on products that have been shown to be reliable in helping many with headaches.
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Women inducted into Century Club
Women inducted into Century Club
Family Staffing Solutions honored a dozen women who have or will soon be celebrating their 100th birthdays by inducting them into the Century Club.
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DR. KESTNER: Causes of migraines remain unclear
DR. KESTNER: Causes of migraines remain unclear
Migraine headaches sufferers know that this condition can steal your life away, one day at a time.
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DR. KESTNER: What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
Fear of failing can hold you back from reaching dreams
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DR. KESTNER: Summer headaches are a serious matter
DR. KESTNER: Summer headaches are a serious matter
During summer months the heat, humidity, and conditions such as increased dustiness can greatly affect patients with chronic headaches.
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DR. KESTNER: Heat can be deadly
Although we have recently endured a week long torture test of continuous temperatures in the 100s, we are not safe from the summer heat yet.
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DR. KESTNER: Gator bite victim used spider web to stop bleeding
You may have seen the news earlier this week about a young man named Kaleb Langdale.
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DR. KESTNER: Patients are sick and tired of being tired
DR. KESTNER: Patients are sick and tired of being tired
Chronic fatigue is a complaint that ranks high on the list of reasons people seek care.
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LIVING WELL: Researchers take innovative approach to Parkinson's
Parkinson’s disease is a slowly progressive neurological disease affecting voluntary movement and other functions.
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DR. KESTNER: Always be prepared before trip
Traveling away from home means that you will not have easy access to emergency supplies if a medical need arises.
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LIVING WELL: Remember these summer safety tips
Given the recent weather, it is important to remember these summer safety tips:
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LIVING WELL: Arsenic in apple juice stirs concerns
LIVING WELL: Arsenic in apple juice stirs concerns
Recently, a controversy ignited after testing revealed many apple juice products being sold in America contained a level of arsenic higher than what is permitted in drinking water.
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LIVING WELL: Research reveals benefits of acupuncture
Acupuncture has been used by many cultures around the world for thousands of years to treat many disorders.
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HUDGINS: Local divas have new options for fitness, beauty
Murfreesboro’s own Barre 11 will begin holding classes Saturday, June 16 in its new Georgetown Square location.
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DR. KESTNER: Surprising secrets of easy weight loss
Since I began offering acupuncture in my clinic more than decade ago, one of the questions that often comes up is, “Can acupuncture help me lose weight?”
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LIVING WELL: Apple juice no longer American product
In case you haven’t noticed, most of the apple juice products available today originate in China.
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Seniors get support from United Way
Seniors get support from United Way
Seniors want to stay busy doing as much as they can, said Lynne Graves, the nurse on duty at the St. Clair Senior Center in Murfreesboro. They also want to stay healthy and alert.
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WINE GUYS: Winemaker takes skills out into field
WINE GUYS: Winemaker takes skills out into field
You may not know John Duval, but you probably know Grange, one of the most legendary wines in the world.
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LIVING WELL: Life is what you make of it
Not long ago, I came across a book online that tackles how pessimism affects a person's life, and I couldn't help be amused at some of its reviews.
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LIVING WELL: Unusual treatment for joint pain
I have been treating patients with spine and joint pain affecting the shoulders, hips, arms and legs for almost 25 years.
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LIVING WELL: Lecture reveals hidden body mysteries
I listened to a lecture presented by a virologist last week that may have been disconcerting to some.
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LIVING WELL: Second opinions may provide solutions
A patient sat in my office last week and said to me, “My doctor told me there is nothing to do about my condition and I should just learn to live with it.”
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DR. KESTNER: Metabolic syndrome can forecast heart disease
DR. KESTNER: Metabolic syndrome can forecast heart disease
Metabolic syndrome has also been called syndrome X. It is a collection of symptoms that occur in individuals as they change over time, generally as a result of gaining weight and becoming more sedentary.
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LIVING WELL: You may have metabolic syndrome
LIVING WELL: You may have metabolic syndrome
Certain symptoms, when combined, may be a sign of this condition, which is often a forerunner of several serious health issues.
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End-of-life planning gives peace of mind
End-of-life planning gives peace of mind
Eighty-five year-old Naomi Yarbrough survived her battle with cancer more than a decade ago, but that experience was harrowing enough for her to make plans for the end of her life.
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DR. KESTNER: Thyroid issues can hamper weight loss
DR. KESTNER: Thyroid issues can hamper weight loss
The thyroid is a small but highly influential gland that affects metabolism.
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DR. KESTNER: Don’t ignore pain, limit your life
DR. KESTNER: Don’t ignore pain, limit your life
We humans often tend to pretend pain isn’t important.
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DR. KESTNER: Many foods still contain trans fats
DR. KESTNER: Many foods still contain trans fats
Of all the concerns about harmful ingredients that may be in the food that your consume, the issue of trans fats may be the most dangerous.
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Curves owner transforms lifestyles
Curves owner transforms lifestyles
Workouts aimed at empowering girls
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Angie Ott plants a lifestyle
Angie Ott plants a lifestyle
Birdsong Hollow Farm sells world of folks on gardening
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Affordable cancer-fighting foods offer priceless benefits
Affordable cancer-fighting foods offer priceless benefits
Although buying fresh fruits and vegetables can be expensive, stocking up on items in seasons makes economical sense.
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Sisters' tale shows importance of choice
Sisters' tale shows importance of choice
I had a preliminary consultation with a gentleman seeking acupuncture for a specific health condition a few months ago.
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DR. KESTNER: Tips for making difficult medical decisions
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DR. KESTNER: Relishing small role can make big impact
DR. KESTNER: Relishing small role can make big impact
What would happen if we intentionally perfected every role we play routinely throughout the days of our lives?
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Lascassas Drugs adds compounding services
Lascassas Drugs adds compounding services
Treatment can be tailored to suit person’s needs
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DR. KESTNER: This lady had pain in the rear for two years
DR. KESTNER: This lady had pain in the rear for two years
This lady is pain-free after having suffered with tailbone pain for more than two years.
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DR. KESTNER: Study suggests vitamin D could ease cramps
Vitamin D must feel a little like Rodney Dangerfield, the comedian who constantly lamented, “I don’t get no respect.”
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Glycemic index not just for diabetics
Glycemic index not just for diabetics
Many of you are already familiar with something called the glycemic index.
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DR. KESTNER: Alternatives to disc surgery growing in popularity
Not too long ago, if a patient had a herniated spinal disc severely pinching a nerve, the only treatment option would have been spinal surgery.
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DR. KESTNER: Unusual case of carpal tunnel syndrome
DR. KESTNER: Unusual case of carpal tunnel syndrome
Not long ago a patient came to see me about pain and tingling in her hand that turned up another problem entirely.
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New safety warnings issued for cholesterol drugs
New safety warnings issued for cholesterol drugs
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday several changes have been made to the labeling for some widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins.
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DR. KESTNER: Why do Oscar winners and presidents live longer?
To enjoy a longer life, become U. S. president or win an Academy Award.
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DR. KESTNER: Planning ahead saves time, effort
A subtitle for this week’s column could be “Make fewer trips up the ladder.”
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Have you Yazoo’d?
Have you Yazoo’d?
Yazoo Brewery is a no-brainer destination.
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DR. KESTNER: Some people luckier than others
DR. KESTNER: Some people luckier than others
Recently, a patient told me that he could not imagine what a headache felt like.
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Is 'genetically modified' the future of our food?
The rise of genetically modified foods has put agriculture at a crossroads in Tennessee and around the nation, and some believe it is also putting food safety at risk.
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Black Fox students jumping rope to save others’ hearts
On Feb. 24, kids at Black Fox Elementary School in Murfreesboro will be doing something special for the hearts of other kids – and their own.
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Major changes in store for Rutherford County Farmers’ Market
Major changes in store for Rutherford County Farmers’ Market
EBT, credit will be accepted
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Balance Point Spa offers massage therapy
Balance Point Spa has brought healing and relaxation methods of Eastern medicine to Murfreesboro.
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DR. KESTNER: Walk before running
This is the time of year that I often see patients start showing up in the clinic as a result of being overzealous in their efforts to get back in shape.
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DR. KESTNER: The perplexing role of digestive enzymes
Think about a delicious food for a moment. Maybe a chocolate shake. Or a fresh-baked, hot pizza. Maybe a juicy steak. Or a tasty garden-fresh green salad.
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DR. KESTNER: Better digestion begins on your plate
Nearly everyone suffers with poor digestion from time to time. However some people have digestive issues on a regular basis.
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WINE GUYS: Good wine can be wallet friendly
A while back, we offered a list of recommended wines that cost less than $15 after hearing from a loyal reader who said this was the category where his palate and pocketbook were at.
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Women find new beginnings
Women find new beginnings

Murfreesboro author sponsors Christian conference

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DR. KESTNER: Despite adage, old dogs can learn new tricks
You may have heard and even used the expression, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” That’s a pessimistic idea that once we have been set in our ways for too long change is impossible. Change may be difficult, but not impossible.
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DR. KESTNER: Internet is minefield for worried minds
Many of the ideas for column topics originate during my conversations with patients.
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DR. KESTNER: Arthritis may not be causing your pain
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DR. KESTNER: Small injuries can turn into big problems
Putting off seeking care often just leads to a more complicated condition that is harder to accurately diagnose and more difficult to treat.
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DR. KESTNER: Time to take a ‘sleepcation’ at home
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DR. KESTNER: Avoid back pain in 2012 with these tips
Now is a great time to get a fresh start for 2012.
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LIVING WELL: Saving yourself, life from ‘time killers’
This week's column is about making a habit of having more than enough time.
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DR. KESTNER: Try before buying exercise equipment
There are devices targeting the people that want to recapture their elite level of fitness as well as ones intended to help those of us with extra adipose tissue rediscover our slimmer selves.
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DR. KESTNER: Tennessee kids are too obese
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LIVING WELL: Prepare for winter weather to prevent unnecessary mishaps
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DR. KESTNER: Create more joy in your life this holiday season
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DR. KESTNER: There’s more to life than social networks
How many “friends” do you have?
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DR. KESTNER: How Thanksgiving became a national holiday
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LIVING WELL: Start getting more sleep…tonight
Sleep is the best medicine for many conditions that continue to affect millions of Americans on a daily basis.
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DR. KESTNER: The surprising benefits of vegetables
Each week in this spot you will find a simple suggestion for a single habit that will change your life for the better.
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Three simple steps to transform yourself
This column is about simple little habits that can help you accomplish significant changes in your life.
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Habit 3: Change your life by breathing right
This column highlights a single simple habit each week that can make life better.
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DR. KESTNER: Drink less with meals
This simple habit can contribute to weight loss, help resolve heartburn and indigestion, and save up to $1,300 in one year.
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DR. KESTNER: Making life more fulfilling one week at a time
Healthy habits to adopt for brighter future
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DR. KESTNER: Your computer may be causing your pain
DR. KESTNER: Your computer may be causing your pain
Although our work and leisure activities involve a considerable amount of time sitting in a static position immobilized before a backlit LCD or LED screen, our bodies are really suited to more dynamic activities.
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DR. KESTNER: This simple tip may prevent spine injury
How many times have you seen an article about maintaining a healthy back?
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La Vergne Senior Citizen Center opening new expansion
A ribbon cutting ceremony is being held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, at for the La Vergne Senior Center.
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KESTNER: Wanted: Local bee keepers for hive work
You may not have ever considered the importance of honeybees.
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KESTNER: Suggestions to avoid needing pain relievers
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KESTNER: With many choices, which pain reliever is best?
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Children make sweetest sounds
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DR. KESTNER: Predictions for future of your health care
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DR. KESTNER: Five pieces of bad advice for bad backs
During my last 30 years of caring for people with back problems, I have seen and heard an amazing variety of tips and suggestions for relieving back pain.
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Dr. Kestner: Certain foods may make allergy symptoms worse
Now that the entire world seems to be thickly coated in a layer of yellow pollen, allergy symptoms are affecting thousands of Middle Tennesseans.
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Dr. Kestner: Some allergy specialists foregoing needle for drops
f you know anyone that has undergone medical treatment for allergies, you know that they have likely made repeated weekly visits to the doctor’s office for a year or more to receive injections.
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Dr. Kestner: Can acupuncture help allergies?
Research is mixed
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Dr. Kestner: Happiness is free, but instructions cost $11.95
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Dr. Kestner: Save up your change, be glad that you did
Feeding your piggy bank can help you meet goals
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Dr. Kestner: Spring ... can your ol’ bod handle it?
Try this exclusive Murfreesboro Post spring fitness test
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Dr. Kestner: Those morning pains can be solved
Start day by stretching instead of pain relievers
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Dr. Kestner: This lady reduced her stress…
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Dr. Kestner: A special Valentine's Day salute
Perfect time to pay tribute to loved ones
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Dr. Kestner: What if your diagnosis proves wrong?
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Dr. Kestner: Chiropractic secrets revealed
Spinal problems can be prevented
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Dr. Kestner: Some curious facts about your neighbors
Most of us don’t really know much about the people living next door or down the street.
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Dr. Kestner: Human brain filled with mysteries
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Dr. Kestner: Let's cast 2010 challenges, predictions
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Dr. Kestner: Lessons learned from Ellie and her Papaw
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Dr. Kestner: Enthusiastic headache relief
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Dr. Kestner: Choose perfect gifts this Christmas
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Dr. Kestner: Pest control, pepper spray & pain relief
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Dr. Kestner: Chronic inflammation will probably be what kills you
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Dr. Kestner: Some assisted living centers combine quality care, caring
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Dr. Kestner: This lady had a itchy problem
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Dr. Kestner: Want to live longer? Eat Smarter!
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Dr. Kestner: Some progress in pain management…
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Dr. Kestner: You’ve got to be kidding… KUDZU?!
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Dr. Kestner: How a colicky baby learned to giggle
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Dr. Kestner: There’s a fungus among us
I am dreadfully regretful to bring you this news. There is no way to say it except to just say it. OK, here goes: Your body is hosting a fungus.
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Dr. Kestner: Ten tips that may help reduce arthritis pain
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Dr. Kestner: “New” arthritis treatment method may be 5,000 years old
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Dr. Kestner: Ben Franklin can help create “New” you
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Dr. Kestner: A better way to lower your cholesterol?
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Dr. Kestner: Are your smoke alarms as dangerously ineffective as these?
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Dr. Kestner: The 10 best summer-safety tips ever published!
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Dr. Kestner: This reluctant spinal disc patient was in for a surprise
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Living Well: What kind of doctor should you see for headaches?
Most people will experience headaches of some description at various times in their lives. The severity can range from barely perceptible to being so painful that extreme cases can cause patients to even consider suicide.
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Dr. Kestner: A surprisingly simple remedy for sinus problems

Welcome to Middle Tennessee, the sinusitis capitol of the world.

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Smyrna ranked as top place to retire

Smyrna was recognized in U.S. News and World Report’s Sept. 20 issue as one of top 10 places in America to retire.

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Does acupuncture really work?
A patient came into the clinic to inquire about acupuncture.
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