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Hormone therapy can help relieve the symptoms of menopause

By HEATHER LISTHARTKE As women grow older, menopause is a time that can be frightening and confusing, but it is a natural process of our body. During menopause, the body produces less estrogen and progesterone.

How to get a handle on some of the effects of aging

By HEATHER LISTHARTKE We all age. It’s a fact of life. The thought of declining health, reduced energy, increased forgetfulness, and the incessant aches and pains that might come along the way, are enough for

The nose knows, but where to you turn if it doesn’t?

Timothy Trone, M.D., right, administers a smell and taste test to Meghan Geiser as Justin Turner, M.D., Ph.D., left, Paul Russell, M.D., and Rick Chandra, M.D. discuss the case. (photo by Mandy Whitley) VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

Heart Gala launches Go Red for Women month; Wear red Friday

The American Heart Association of Greater Nashville started gearing up for Go Red for Women month with its Patron Party on Jan. 26 in Franklin, and the Heart Gala on Jan. 28 in Nashville. The Patron Party was

Five reasons to work out before breakfast

By ALEXANDRA MATZKO It’s the tail end of January. Have you kept to your fitness resolutions? I know that I’m struggling. Fitting in that workout 4-6 days a week sounds simple, but it can be so

Hormone Therapy 101: Are you in balance?

By  Heather Listhartke When people go through mood swings or moments of abnormal behavior, many people, professionals included, suspect hormone imbalances, especially with females. A hormone imbalance can cause a ton of other symptoms from

New year, new you at Music City Fitness

As the new year is here, you may be looking for a new you. Whether that means losing weight, gaining strength, agility or simply wanting to shed a few holiday pounds. At Music City Fitness

Donated toys make children’s hospital feel like home

The "donation blitz" at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center brought in toys off the hospital's wish list.

Holiday Hacks: How to have a “Happy” (and sane) holiday

By ALEXANDRA MATZKO If you’re like me, then eating an indulgent meal feels like it’s made you gain about ten pounds. And, when you’re feeling guilty about unhealthy food already, you reach a point of throwing the

If you ask your doctor for this, you may be hurting your health

You have a sore throat. You feel achy and miserable. And you have a to-do list as long as a supermodel's legs. So naturally, you head to your doctor and ask for an antibiotic to

How healthy is your city? Local weight loss center wants to curb obesity

By HEATHER LISTHARTKE During the past several years, Tennessee has ranked as one of the unhealthiest states in the U.S. In fact, the entire Southeast portion of the United States ranks poorly. In 2014, Tennessee ranked

5 Benefits of Massage

By Ashley Irwin The holidays can be a stressful time for just about anyone. With all of the planning and family get-togethers, it can be easy to forget to take the time to relax and

Do you know which vitamin boosts energy, gives you great hair & nails and prevents cancer?

By Heather Listhartke Did you know that B-vitamins are one of the most important vitamins that our bodies need? If your body is low on B-12, you may feel forgetful, tired, weak, and dizzy or

Mommas with child safety questions wanted

Have safety-related questions for pediatricians?  Doesn't every mom?  Summer can be a crazy time with all the kids home right? This Thursday, June 30, two leading pediatric physicians will be speaking about child safety and will

3 Tips from an Olympic athlete on how to lose weight

By DONNA VISSMAN Former Olympic Lifter John Humble opened a fitness studio in Brentwood called Humble Fitness. If you ask Humble, he doesn't call himself a "trainer" but a "fitness specialist." With years of experience,

The magical healing power of a Popsicle

It’s a therapy tool. An introduction. A reward. It’s calming and it evens the playing field. It is a diversion and it breaks down barriers. At Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical