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It was a beautiful, warm Spring morning back in the 80’s. I got a call from an old man near Hillsboro. He had a cow down. I loved going to Hillsboro as it was my old stomping ground and I grew up working for many of the farmers there. I got there and the warm sun was just peeking over the mo… Read more

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Did you know that people with high levels of stress are usually the same people who have poor time management skills? Commit this year to simplifying your life by planning ways to get more done in less time, which will lower stress. Because high stress is such a culprit for most TMJ suffers,… Read more

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Have you ever seen an old photo from the 1970’s? Besides the bell-bottoms and greasy mustaches, there are usually lots of skinny people. What changed from then to now? Read more

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Seems only last week I was one of the younger lawyers in Coffee County, just starting out and hanging up my shingle. Eight years of higher education and passing the bar exam on the first attempt. A personal challenge had been met with success. I was a young lawyer with a lot to learn. That w… Read more

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The connection between hearing loss and falls is interesting. Recent studies confirm that hearing loss is a factor in incident falls, and even a mild hearing loss suggests patients are nearly three times as likely to have reported a fall in the prior year. These studies suggest that hearing … Read more

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I’ll never forget Robbie. Robbie was a large chimpanzee. It was sometime in the 80’s. I was not long out of vet school and still working in Manchester. Robbie had originally belonged to a man in Sevierville and I heard he lived with the guy in the house like a human. Supposed the owner drank… Read more

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CBD oil (cannabidiol) is being pushed everywhere as a cure for many diseases in people and pets. Vets are being bombarded with questions and lofty claims for its use in pets. Public demand for these products is going full-speed ahead as it becomes legal and clients gain access to these produ… Read more

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I was about 9 months old in 1954 when the Supreme Court of the United States rendered its landmark decision in the case of Brown v. Board of Education. Almost a century had passed since the Emancipation Proclamation was declared by Abraham Lincoln in 1862 banning slavery and declaring in par… Read more

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Habits are behavior patterns which we repeat so often that they become ingrained. They often begin at an early age. Sometimes we don’t even realize that we are doing them. At that point, our habits are said to be unconscious, and they are hard to break! Read more

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I remember the first time I recommended that a patient use GoodRx to buy their medication. They were very skeptical. In fact, I think they thought I was getting a kick-back from the pharmacy. Read more

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The success for using hearing aids are often based on programming of the hearing aid devices. Hearing aid styles vary depending on the user’s needs. It’s easy to get confused about the different models of hearing aids available. Not one hearing aid is best for everyone. Hearing loss and your … Read more