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Bartlett center to hold Midsouth Autism Conference

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Transformations Autism Treatment Center in Bartlett is bringing in national experts, vendors and special needs guests for its 2017 Midsouth Autism Conference from 8 a.m. on March 30 until noon April 1. The event will be at The Guesthouse at Graceland, 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis. The conference offers medical, legal, parental, and professional tracks, […]

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Consumer alert: Recent recalls and warnings

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 Editor’s note: This web page lists recent recalls, warnings or other product alerts that are relevant to our readers. Vulto Creamery expands recall of raw milk cheeses; possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination Vulto Creamery in Walton, N.Y., has (out of an abundance of caution) voluntarily expanded its recall to include all lots for four additional cheeses, which include, by name […]

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Now is the time for medicinal cannabis

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Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner has stated that expanding medical marijuana does more harm than good to any additional legalization. In our opinion, the swamp of deceit foisted on Tennesseans could not get any deeper. “Currently, the weight of evidence is that when marijuana is used as medicine, it will do more harm […]

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Consumer alert: Recent recalls and warnings

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  Editor’s note: This web page lists recent recalls, warnings or other product alerts that are relevant to our readers. Voluntary recall of Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Apple Sauces because of potential presence of glass pieces Manzana Products Co. Inc. is voluntarily recalling three different types of Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Apple Sauces due to the potential presence of glass pieces. […]

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At a Glance for Feb. 9, 2017

Mid-South announces Black History Month exhibit and events The Ballet On Wheel Dance School & Company is collaborating with the Memphis Public Library & Information Center (MPLIC) on a celebration: “Groundbreakers: African-American Ballerina Stories of Triumph and Struggles.” The month-long celebration includes an exhibit, which incorporates photos of African-American ballerinas and historical performance materials. The […]

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Saint Francis-Bartlett offers cardiac age testing

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Special to the Express Are you young at heart? When it comes to cardiovascular disease, the statistics for Tennesseans are not encouraging. Tennessee has the seventh highest death rate from cardiovascular disease in the United States. Tennessee also ranks among the worst states in the nation when it comes to heart age. So, what is […]

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Health & Fitness special section, Jan. 19, 2017

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Click the image below to download the entire Jan. 19, 2017, Health & Fitness section of The Bartlett Express.

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How to keep working out when New Year’s resolutions fade

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Health and fitness goals are perennial chart-toppers on most people’s New Year’s resolutions list, and it’s around this time each year that good intentions falter. According to StatisticBrain.com, nearly three-fourths of people surveyed said they typically make it through just the first week with their resolutions. Compliance drops off to 58.4 percent after one month. […]

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Sleep right: How to ensure a more restful night’s sleep

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Adequate sleep is an essential element of a healthy lifestyle. But as beneficial as a good night’s rest is, restful sleep is proving elusive for millions of people across the globe. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 10 percent of adults in the United States have a chronic insomnia disorder. That translates to […]

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How to improve overall endurance

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Pushing oneself physically can be exhausting and demanding. But whether you’re a seasoned athlete, a part-time fitness enthusiast or even someone who lives a largely sedentary lifestyle, you can find ways to dig down and improve your overall endurance. Many athletes find pushing their bodies past certain boundaries to be empowering. Letting complacency set in […]

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Are there good and bad proteins?

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Determining the nutritional value of certain foods can be a tricky business. Many foods can be enjoyed in moderation, and labeling them as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ might lead to negative connotations. In addition, food labels change from time to time as nutritionists and doctors learn more about nutrition and revise their opinions on certain items. […]

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Recognize, avoid youth sports injuries

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Children benefit in various ways from their involvement in youth sports. Being part of a team fosters feelings of belonging, inspires collaborative play and strategy and can be an excellent form of exercise. Still, despite the benefits, parents often worry about the injury risk their children face on the playing fields. Those fears are justified. […]

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