Debunking Your Seat Belt Excuses

Debunking Your Seat Belt Excuses

By Amanda Brown Wearing a seat belt seems like an obvious thing to do, right? Well, for nearly 14% of Tennesseans, it isn’t a habit. In an observational study commissioned by our office and performed by the University of Tennessee Center for Transportation Research,...
Why is Lupus Known as “The Cruel Mystery”?

Why is Lupus Known as “The Cruel Mystery”?

By Tracy Rode, President and CEO Lupus Foundation of America, Mid-South Capter The Lupus Foundation of America recently added a tag line to its logo: “Help Us Solve the Cruel Mystery.” Today, cells are analyzed down to their DNA for use in planning treatments. So why...
Use This Summer To Clean Up Your Diet

Use This Summer To Clean Up Your Diet

By Holly Ladd Summer is here again and with it comes an excellent opportunity to clean up your diet. Over the winter we tend to eat heavier, bulkier foods to help us deal with the colder temperatures and they work, but now with the heat, our bodies are looking for...
You Look (and Feel) Good In Your Greens

You Look (and Feel) Good In Your Greens

By Nan Allison Nutrition Consulting Did you know that adding just a big fistful (about 5 oz. of vegetables or a little over ½ a cup of cooked vegetable, or about the weight of a large tomato) increase more than just your nutrient intake? It just might increase your...
Get Ready. Set. Vote.

Get Ready. Set. Vote.

By Nancy DeKalb The upcoming Metro General Election has more impact on the day-to-day lives of Nashvillians than any other election. On Thursday, August 6, Davidson County voters will go to the polls to elect a new Nashville mayor, vice mayor, five at-large Metro...