You are flipping through the channels and are captivated by the pitch. Someone young, attractive and possibly famous is demonstrating a new exercise invention.
It is such an easy recipe to make, and I’m not sure why I didn't come up with it sooner.
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.
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.
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.
New Beginnings Conference to focus on patience
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.
Have you ever heard that expression, “cold hands, warm heart?"
I love the feeling that a new year brings, it's just a fresh start, a clean slate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the things I noted is most very accomplished people place immense importance on the value of choosing their own habits.
Most of us are painfully aware that most of these resolutions tend to fall by the wayside within a very short time.
If a toy is being sold in retail stores or on popular websites, you may think that the toy is safe, right?
Like many readers, you may be feeling the stress of Christmas season by now.
As I write today's column I am preparing for my wife's outpatient orthopedic surgery.
Two frequent reasons for a patient to seek care are neck pain and wrist pain that may be carpal tunnel syndrome.
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.
Many readers know that President John F. Kennedy was plagued by chronic back pain.
It has been a rite of passage for a while. When a man turns 40, his doctor typically recommends a prostate exam.
This is the time of year that causes mouth watering for many people who will be guests at Thanksgiving meals.
There are many wonderful things for which I am thankful this year, with my family and my health topping the list.
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.
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.
There’s a reason health articles include advice on how to talk to your health care provider before doing a home treatment.
Weather changes can initiate sinus headaches, but not everyone is affected the same way.
One of the most common causes of chronic pain is also one of the least understood.
The chores of gathering and disposing of leaves could end up causing back strain for many local residents.
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?
One of the first things I love to do when the weather turns colder is to make hot cocoa.
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.
I heard it again the other day, “If all my tests are normal, why do I feel so bad?”
According to recent research, people really do get fatter by drinking diet sodas.
If you haven’t tried replacing boneless, skinless thighs in place of chicken breasts every once in a while, you are missing out.
Many people have questions about whether vitamins and minerals are helpful, and if so, what supplements should they be taking?
Concussions have been the subject of intense debate among medical and sports authorities for about a decade.
Right now, in addition to the fall allergies that affect many kids and adults, there are cases of viral upper respiratory illnesses popping up.
Although headaches are abnormal, it is common for them to occur at least on occasion.
Stress is a part of everyone’s life.
Are you short on time? You can still accomplish a beneficial workout routine.
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.
Sneezing is a very unique physiological outburst that has originated many myths and curious stories over the years.
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.
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.
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.
One of my acupuncture patients shared some good news with me last week.
Migraines are different from other kinds of headaches is several ways. In addition to the pain, other symptoms often accompany the headache.
Do you have those days when nothing goes your way?
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.
Recent studies have revealed that the groups being treated with acupuncture succeeded in losing two to three times the weight lost by control groups.
When I was in school, I used to count down the minutes until lunchtime.
While college is an adjustment, it doesn’t have to mean an adjustment in your pants size.
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.”
It’s been in the news the past few months that multiple U.S. cities are suffering from lack of water.
Recently, a patient came into the office for a follow up visit smiling broadly.
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.
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.
If you have been paying any attention to entertainment media, you have encountered the phrase “gluten-free.”
More people are choosing alternative medicine services than ever before in history.
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.
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.
It’s that time of year again. School is starting, and we are all getting back into our regular routines.
Residents who are interested in learning more about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are invited to attend a conference Thursday in Murfreesboro.
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.
When a person’s body is working properly, all functions are in balance.
Gov. Bill Haslam says it’s about time for the state to hop on the treadmill, eat better and make healthier choices.
Our office is like many other doctors’ offices this month: busy scheduling students, teachers and school staff getting ready to return to school.
A person can still feel good after 40, but it requires a little regular maintenance.
Eclectic mix tops season's trends
When I was growing up, one of my mother’s go-to dinners was salmon cakes.
Who could have envisioned – even 10 years ago – the conveniences of modern life that we now enjoy?
Over the past 25 years of caring for many thousands of patients, I have heard lots of explanations for how their back pain began.
The second annual Centenarian Appreciation Day sponsored by Family Staffing Solutions was held Thursday at Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro.
Today, hundreds of millions of people use acupuncture for relief around the world. Yet, to us in America, it still seems new.
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.
Everyone I meet seems to be telling me that their life is becoming more stressful.
If you have recently been feeling neck pain that is distracting you from your normal activities, you are not alone.
This year, I will attend the Roasters Guild’s annual retreat.
This is a story about an innovative doctor who was ridiculed in the 1980s.
If it weren’t for inflammation, minor injuries and simple infections might kill us. However, chronic inflammation is a different story.
What diet are you trying now? You know it won’t work, right?
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.
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?
You may have seen headline stories in the past few weeks about a very large study involving diabetics called “Look Ahead.”
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.
The problem is not with any normal consumer use of the products that contain pseudoephedrine. The problem is it is used for making methamphetamine.
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.
Lighthouse Counseling and Mental Health Services is a relatively new counseling service known for its affordable prices and easygoing approach to serving clients.
This latest trend popular among some teens has not hit the United States in large numbers – yet.
Over the years, I have encountered many patients who are afraid to go see a primary care doctor about some condition that concerns them.
As more evidence pours in about the destructive nature of cholesterol drugs, more people are looking for alternative solutions.
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.
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.
If you live in the South, you have probably already tried countless versions of the classic chicken salad.
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.
There is now a similar situation developing in Newbern, Tenn.
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.
Along with this increase of soccer enthusiasm has come a disturbing increase in the frequency and severity of injuries, especially concussions.
Many local residents are visiting tanning salons, laying out by the pool, and planning trips to sunnier locations for the spring and summer.
Well, it’s that time again: time for another recipe featuring chocolate.
Cholesterol drugs account for some of the greatest profit sources ever developed by the pharmacological industry.
If you have problems with recalling names, remembering dates or details, or concentrating, you are in good company.
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.
A few years ago, a patient came to see me with a fairly common complaint. She told me that she had trouble sitting still.
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.
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.
According to the CDC, here in Tennessee doctors write more than 1,200 prescriptions per 1,000 population.
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."
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.
Sciatica is a frequent problem for many patients over the age of 30.
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.
We humans often tend to pretend pain isn’t important.
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.
As much as I love fall and winter flavors, spring and summer foods just can’t be beat in my book.
While Christopher Columbus was busy mistaking the Americas for the East Indies, he also confused the identity of what we now know as allspice.
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.
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.
Last week, my husband and I decided to try a smoothie detox cleanse that we had seen on “The Dr. Oz Show.”
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.
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.
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."
An ingenious fellow on “Shark Tank” has introduced a handy product that has become invaluable to me.
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.
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.
Because the spinal disc treatment we offer is innovative and effective, patients are often excited to find non-surgical options that work.
Two weeks ago I mentioned a few places that are perfect for outdoor walks in Murfreesboro.
AdamsPlace Independent Living in Murfreesboro has earned interest level recognition in the annual award program administered by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence.
One of the easiest ways to cut back on saturated fat from red meat is by replacing ground beef with ground turkey.
There have been several interesting news stories circulating about asthma and allergies in the past few weeks.
The Living in Style expo is set for Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Middle Tennessee Expo Center in Murfreesboro.
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.
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.
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.
Murfreesboro man inspired to design trails
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?
New book delves into relationships
The name Dr. Kenneth Cooper echoes bountifully throughout the worlds of fitness, exercise physiology and cardiac medicine.
Every day that you are in close contact with other people is a day you are being exposed to a variety of viral illnesses.
In Rutherford County, an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 area residents have a silent condition that can develop into a serious health threat.
The classic chocolate and peanut butter no-bake cookies have always been a favorite of mine.
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.
As I write these words, I know I soon will be seeing them again.
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.
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.
AT&T customers in Smyrna celebrated the grand opening of a new retail store on Sam Ridley Parkway recently.
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.
I have come up with my own version of General Tso’s chicken that cuts the fat and sugar drastically.
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.
Local stores provide help for resolutions
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.
Being blind will not stop Theresa Khayyam from running in the Walt Disney World Marathon on Thursday at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
Pair to open shop in Murfreesboro
Sadly, many of the drugs used to seek relief can backfire and actually cause more headaches.
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.
Registration for the Murfreesboro grief support group, sponsored by Alive Hospice, will close Friday, Jan. 4.
New Year’s Day brings a time of reflection, celebration and renewal of our efforts in many areas of life.
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.
It seems every day my daughter comes up with a new expression.
For many people, New Years Day is like a reset button.
Raise your hand if you have heard that poinsettias are poisonous. Is that a myth or fact?
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department is again offering its Buy One-Get One Free program that has been so successful in previous years.
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.
Many people encounter a definite downward turn in their disposition during the colder months.
Have you ever had a conversation that just seems to stay in your head for years?
During the past decade, a new cause of headaches has been moving higher on the list: computer use.
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.
Flu season has officially arrived in Tennessee, with cases of seasonal influenza now categorized as widespread across the state.
Have you ever had a goal or dream that you gave up on?
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.
Having practiced acupuncture for many years, I can tell you with certainty that it is definitely effective for all kinds of pain.
One of my favorite activities leading up to Christmas is to volunteer as a bell-ringer for the Salvation Army.
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.
Strep throat can be a miserable condition for adults, and for kids, it can be even worse.
In spite of awareness, many people still continue to engage in habits that gradually increase their risk of cardiac problems.
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.
Recent news stories have revealed shocking deaths related to excess ingestion of energy drinks.
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.
The people who are experiencing losses and relocation related to the super storm Sandy had advance warning.
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.”
The American Heart Association has selected Jeff Jordan of Murfreesboro as the winner of its 2012 Lifestyle Change Award for Rutherford County.
Book brings back memories for survivor
It is quite interesting what comes to mind when you think of the meaning behind the word “opportunity.”
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.
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.
The annual number of newly diagnosed cases of adult onset diabetes is now more than five times greater than in 1980.
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.
Some supplements can be valuable enough to be worth their cost, while others may be a waste of money.
Fewer than half of Tennesseans get the flue vaccine each year, which is about the average for the United States.
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.
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.
If I could tell you how to be $20,000 richer and healthier 10 years from now, would you be interested?
When Jenna Stitzel realized nearly 40 percent of students in Rutherford County Schools are overweight or obese, she knew something needed to change.
Murfreesboro Half Marathon to attract thousands
Two new sets of “Yes I Can” diabetes self-management workshops are slated for the Middle Tennessee area.
One of the more common complaints patients present to me is an uncomfortable tingling sensation, usually in their hands or feet.
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.
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.
Columnist recalls his battle with heart disease
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.
These chocolate toffee bars are simple to make, and the best part is, you probably have most of the ingredients on hand.
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.
Many people in the health field attribute a lot of the blame for chronic illnesses and the epidemic of obesity to our modern diet.
For the past month, my family has been focusing on staying away from so many processed foods.
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.
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.
Amazingly, a tiny kidney stone can literally bring a strong man to his knees.
Can I say snot in the newspaper?
One of my favorite things about the cooler months is the aroma of a simmering pot of soup or chili.
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.
If you or someone you know is taking drugs for cholesterol, often called statin drugs, this information is very important.
I find it amazing how little is known about our bodies, especially considering the trillions of dollars that have been spent on research.
The news of Rosie O'Donnell having a heart attack last week is good enough reason to shed some light on an important subject.
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.
I still don't like taking the “scary way,” known to the rest of America as U.S. Highway 64.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Today's column will focus on products that have been shown to be reliable in helping many with headaches.
Family Staffing Solutions honored a dozen women who have or will soon be celebrating their 100th birthdays by inducting them into the Century Club.
Migraine headaches sufferers know that this condition can steal your life away, one day at a time.
Fear of failing can hold you back from reaching dreams
During summer months the heat, humidity, and conditions such as increased dustiness can greatly affect patients with chronic headaches.
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.
You may have seen the news earlier this week about a young man named Kaleb Langdale.
Chronic fatigue is a complaint that ranks high on the list of reasons people seek care.
Parkinson’s disease is a slowly progressive neurological disease affecting voluntary movement and other functions.
Traveling away from home means that you will not have easy access to emergency supplies if a medical need arises.
Given the recent weather, it is important to remember these summer safety tips:
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.
Acupuncture has been used by many cultures around the world for thousands of years to treat many disorders.
Murfreesboro’s own Barre 11 will begin holding classes Saturday, June 16 in its new Georgetown Square location.
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?”
In case you haven’t noticed, most of the apple juice products available today originate in China.
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.
You may not know John Duval, but you probably know Grange, one of the most legendary wines in the world.
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.
I have been treating patients with spine and joint pain affecting the shoulders, hips, arms and legs for almost 25 years.
I listened to a lecture presented by a virologist last week that may have been disconcerting to some.
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.”
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.
Certain symptoms, when combined, may be a sign of this condition, which is often a forerunner of several serious health issues.
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.
The thyroid is a small but highly influential gland that affects metabolism.
We humans often tend to pretend pain isn’t important.
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.
Workouts aimed at empowering girls
Birdsong Hollow Farm sells world of folks on gardening
Although buying fresh fruits and vegetables can be expensive, stocking up on items in seasons makes economical sense.
I had a preliminary consultation with a gentleman seeking acupuncture for a specific health condition a few months ago.
What would happen if we intentionally perfected every role we play routinely throughout the days of our lives?
Treatment can be tailored to suit person’s needs
This lady is pain-free after having suffered with tailbone pain for more than two years.
Vitamin D must feel a little like Rodney Dangerfield, the comedian who constantly lamented, “I don’t get no respect.”
Many of you are already familiar with something called the glycemic index.
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.
Not long ago a patient came to see me about pain and tingling in her hand that turned up another problem entirely.
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.
To enjoy a longer life, become U. S. president or win an Academy Award.
A subtitle for this week’s column could be “Make fewer trips up the ladder.”
Yazoo Brewery is a no-brainer destination.
Recently, a patient told me that he could not imagine what a headache felt like.
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.
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.
EBT, credit will be accepted
Balance Point Spa has brought healing and relaxation methods of Eastern medicine to Murfreesboro.
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.
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.
Nearly everyone suffers with poor digestion from time to time. However some people have digestive issues on a regular basis.
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.
Murfreesboro author sponsors Christian conference
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.
Many of the ideas for column topics originate during my conversations with patients.
Putting off seeking care often just leads to a more complicated condition that is harder to accurately diagnose and more difficult to treat.
Now is a great time to get a fresh start for 2012.
This week's column is about making a habit of having more than enough time.
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.
How many “friends” do you have?
Sleep is the best medicine for many conditions that continue to affect millions of Americans on a daily basis.
Each week in this spot you will find a simple suggestion for a single habit that will change your life for the better.
This column is about simple little habits that can help you accomplish significant changes in your life.
This column highlights a single simple habit each week that can make life better.
This simple habit can contribute to weight loss, help resolve heartburn and indigestion, and save up to $1,300 in one year.
Healthy habits to adopt for brighter future
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.
How many times have you seen an article about maintaining a healthy back?
A ribbon cutting ceremony is being held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, at for the La Vergne Senior Center.
You may not have ever considered the importance of honeybees.
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.
Now that the entire world seems to be thickly coated in a layer of yellow pollen, allergy symptoms are affecting thousands of Middle Tennesseans.
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.
Feeding your piggy bank can help you meet goals
Try this exclusive Murfreesboro Post spring fitness test
Start day by stretching instead of pain relievers
Perfect time to pay tribute to loved ones
Spinal problems can be prevented
Most of us don’t really know much about the people living next door or down the street.
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.
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.
Welcome to Middle Tennessee, the sinusitis capitol of the world.
Smyrna was recognized in U.S. News and World Report’s Sept. 20 issue as one of top 10 places in America to retire.
A patient came into the clinic to inquire about acupuncture.