Friday, May 26, 2017

MTSU Center Lands $30K March of Dimes Grant for Dental Training Program

MTSU’s Center for Health and Human Services has received $30,000 from the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter Community Grants Program to provide training to dental providers on best practices for smoking cessation.

Smile SMART is a patient-centered smoking-cessation training program for dentists, hygienists and dental assistants, according to a March of Dimes news release. It is an adaptation of the highly successful and award-winning S.M.A.R.T. Moms – Smart Mothers Are Resisting Tobacco, a program that trains providers who provide services to pregnant women in smoking cessation best practices.

The goal of Smile SMART is to empower dental professionals to use the evidence-based five A’s (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, Arrange) to encourage their patients to quit smoking or decrease tobacco use, and to reduce women’s and infants’ exposure to secondhand smoke, ultimately reducing tobacco-related preterm birth, low-birth weight and other adverse birth outcomes.

In the research article titled “Tobacco Cessation Education for Dentists,” results found that “dentists with tobacco cessation training perform more interventions, report increased self-efficacy, preparedness and fewer barriers than those without training.” Dentists with cessation training were “more likely to discuss the personal relevance of quitting, roadblocks and setting quit dates, identify triggers, discuss pharmacotherapy and provide follow-up.”

Smile SMART will partner with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Periodontology to research changes in provider behavior in Tennessee practitioners who implement the program. The initial S.M.A.R.T. Moms pilot project trained over 400 providers and reached over 13,000 women with one-on-one smoking cessation counseling. Results of the project were published in the Journal of Allied Health and indicated successes that exceeded programs offered in similar settings.

The Smile SMART project will be piloted with Rutherford County dental providers and the Hamilton County Health Department’s dental program, though other providers who express an interest are welcome to participate.

Cynthia Chafin, interim director of MTSU’s Center for Health and Human Services, will serve as project director, and Andrew Owusu, Ph.D., associate professor in the MTSU Department of Health and Human Performance Department, will serve as project evaluator. Maria L. Geisinger, DDS, assistant professor in the University of Alabama-Birmingham’s Department of Periodontology, will serve as a project consultant, as will Dr. Lynne Goebel of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

Chafin says, “The original SMART Moms project trained physicians, nurses, and other clinicians who provide services to pregnant women.  We are pleased to launch Smile SMART which will provide tailored training and resources to dental providers for smoking cessation and avoidance of secondhand smoke.  Dental providers have opportunities to connect with their patients about the impact of smoking on their oral health as well as the impact of exposure to secondhand smoke of those around them, including children.  We are very excited to expand the initial pilot project to include dental providers.”

For more information on MTSU’s Center for Health and Human Services and the Smile SMART provider training program, or to learn how the center can help meet your organization’s research, training, or education needs, contact Chafin at 615-898-5493 or cynthia.chafin@mtsu.edu or visit the Center’s website at http://www.mtsu.edu/chhs/

About the March of Dimes
The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. The March of Dimes celebrates those babies born healthy, honors those who have passed, and fights for solutions for those born prematurely or with birth defects. To honor and celebrate the babies and children who have touched your life, consider volunteering your time or making a donation to March of Dimes. Visit the March of Dimes website to learn more at www.marchofdimes.org

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Suicide Is Never Painless | Christian Activities


Thoughts on the sad and wasteful loss of a good friend who took his own life.

I found out a few days ago a friend of mine died and worse, although details are sketchy, it appears he committed suicide. To say this was a colossal shock is quite an understatement.
This man was around 40-in the best years of his life. He was already successful in his field and clearly going places. He was bright, fun, a natural leader, attractive and ALWAYS POSITIVE.
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Rodan + Fields Active Hydration Serum Coming to a Dry Spot Near You!



Rodan + Fields Dermatologists has done it again! The world-renowned creators of Proactiv have launched a new product that is so proprietary, it even includes a new molecule! It's called Active Hydration Serum and you DON'T want to miss out! If you contact me below, I'll send you the direct link to buy this little skin hydrating miracle!

Elle raves about the extremely high percentage of glycerin in the serum thanks to the new molecule. Why is glycerin a big deal since it's been around for decades? Most beauty products use a paltry 3 - 6% glycerin because glycerin is extremely sticky in higher concentrations and has to be watered down. However, the RF lab geniuses figured out a way to bond it with hyaluronic acid and utilize a whopping 30% glycerin to create an all-day reservoir of moisture on your face, and the rest is, as they say, SKINCARE HISTORY!



Allure magazine says: There’s a reason it works so well — actually, a whole bunch of reasons. The serum is basically a Big Gulp of almost every good moisturizing ingredient there is. “This contains PCAs, which are moisture magnets, as well as all of the ceramides [good fats] you find naturally in your skin,” says cosmetic chemist Ginger King. That’s a big deal because most serums contain only one or two.  
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Hydrated skin is healthier and it looks healthier: firmer, dewier, more radiant, more balanced means younger looking... and younger acting skin.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees


Hall of Fame’s third class represents Tennessee’s greatest health and health care pioneers

With a mission to honor men and women who have made significant and lasting contributions to the health and health care industries, the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame announced the six health care professionals selected as the Hall of Fame’s 2017 class at a luncheon on Belmont University’s campus today. Created by Belmont University, the McWhorter Society and Founding Partner the Nashville Health Care Council, the Hall of Fame will induct these individuals at a ceremony in October.

President of the Nashville Health Care Council Hayley Hovious said, “This impressive group of inductees represents some of our state’s greatest talent. With individuals from all across Tennessee who have made a significant impact on their communities through their work as leaders, politicians, practitioners, scientists, philanthropists and innovators, the Hall of Fame is honored to induct such a deserving group of health care heroes.”

The nomination process began in January and was open to practitioners, executives, entrepreneurs, mentors, teachers, scientists, researchers, innovators or any person with a connection to the health or health care field. Nominees must have:
  • Been born, lived or have worked in Tennessee
  • Made a significant impact and lasting contribution to health care at the local, state, national or international level
  • Exhibit the highest ethical and professional character
  • Serve as an outstanding role model in their community

Among the more than 30 highly qualified nominees, inductees were chosen by a Selection Committee made up of health and health care leaders from across the state. Selected inductees represent some of Tennessee’s greatest health and health care pioneers, leaders and innovators.

The 2017 inductees include:
  • Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown: First African American female surgeon in the south, TN House of Representative and General Assembly Member, Longtime educator and Chief of Surgery at Riverside Hospital and Clinical Professor of Surgery at Meharry, Advocate for women’s health, rights and education
  • Dr. William “Bill” Frist: Former U.S. Senator and Majority Leader, Vanderbilt Transplant Center founder, First heart and lung transplant surgeon at Vanderbilt, Founder of Hope Through Healing Hands and NashvilleHealth, Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Joel Gordon: 47-year health care veteran who introduced physician ownership/joint ventures as a business structure, Founder of GeneralCare and Surgical Care Associates, Co-Founder of HealthWise of America, Owner of Gordon Group Investment Management
  • Dr. Harry Jacobson: Physician, entrepreneur and investor who founded/co-founded eight companies, Past Chair of the Nashville Health Care Council Board of Director, Executive-in-Residence at Belmont University’s Jack C. Massey College of Business, Past Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University and former CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Dr. Stanford Moore:  Received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1972 for his work with proteins and their composition which led to the first understanding of the complete chemical structure of protein and ultimately informed decades of scientific work surrounding disease and drug discovery; Graduate of the University School of Nashville and Vanderbilt University
  • Dr. Donald Pinkel: First Director and CEO of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Received the Lasker Award for Medical Research, Kettering Prize for Cancer Research and Pollin Prize for Pediatric Research; Led the development of the first treatment for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, increasing the cure rate from 4 to 50%. 

In addition to recognizing Tennessee’s most influential health and health care leaders, The Hall of Fame will serve as an on-going educational resource to document the rich history that has contributed to Tennessee’s position as a leader for national health care initiatives.

Belmont’s President Dr. Bob Fisher said, “One of the things I am incredibly grateful for is Belmont’s placement in Tennessee – a state that is widely recognized as a central hub for health care in the United States, with Nashville at the helm. Our community continues to see the efforts of so many as individuals and organizations take significant strides towards shaping and advancing the health and health care industries. Meanwhile, Belmont continues to play an increasingly significant role in undergraduate, graduate and executive health care education. The induction of these six health care legends, and those that will come after them, will help Belmont inspire the next generation of health care greats, while further promoting our state’s booming success as the nation’s premiere health care hub.”

Created in 2015, the Hall of Fame has previously inducted 14 members including Jack Bovender, Dr. Stanley Cohen, Dr. Colleen Conway-Welch, Dr. Thomas Frist, Jr., Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr., Dr. Henry Foster, Dr. Ernest Goodpasture, Dr. Frank Groner, Jack C. Massey, R. Clayton McWhorter, Dr. David Satcher, Dr. Mildred Stahlman, Dr. Paul Stanton and Danny Thomas. 

Ranked No. 6 in the Regional Universities South category and named as a “Most Innovative” university by U.S. News & World Report, Belmont University consists of more than 7,700 students who come from every state and more than 25 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The University’s purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs. With more than 90 areas of undergraduate study, 19 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon. For more information, visit www.belmont.edu.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

You Look Great! 5 Ways to Lighten Up on Physical Appearance


Go on your Facebook or Instagram feed and you’ll be hard pressed not to find selfies of people flexing at the gym or sunbathing in a bikini. Sprinkled in are ads for skin creams, weight management shakes, hair restoration, cosmetic procedures and butt lifting yoga pants. Thanks to smartphones and selfie culture we are all online being bombarded and obsessing over physical appearance, especially our own. Dr. Sanam Hafeez a NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, says it is time to lighten up. Below are some common obsessive thoughts and actions on physical appearance and what to do about them.

1. “It takes me an hour and 5 outfit changes before I can leave the house.”
“When you find it difficult to commit to an outfit choice and rapidly change outfits only to look in the mirror thinking everything looks terrible, there is certainly heightened anxiety taking place,” explains Dr. Hafeez. She adds, the problem isn’t the clothes. The problem is self-perception and mindset. “The better you feel about yourself from the inside and the more positive things you have in your life to be appreciative of, the less time you will spend on clothing choices. You’ll know exactly what you want to wear and you’ll be more than satisfied with your choice,” offers Hafeez.
The solution? She suggests training your mind to decide and stick to the style decision by setting an alarm for 5 minutes to brainstorm 2 options. Dr. Hafeez also encourages focusing on where you are going and the positive aspects of the anticipated experience to shift the mind off your physical appearance.

2. “I can’t pass a reflective surface without checking myself in it.”
If you’re checking yourself out thinking, you look fantastic and swiftly continue to walk on that’s normal, fine, and even healthy. However, if you are thinking, you need to lose weight, that you have a double chin, that you look old, that your hair is terrible, then you’re beating yourself up and are focused on unattainable perfection. “Our bodies will change and we will age. This is a fact of life. Exercising for as little as 20 minutes per day, eating healthily, walking, reading and meditation are all things that are beneficial to us. When we make how we feel top priority, we start to look good. We’re more radiant, smiling, and have higher, more positive energy,” explains Dr. Hafeez.

3. “I never can leave the house without make-up.”
This is a tough one and common for a lot of women. We all want that fresh faced, gorgeous without trying look. Very few women past puberty can achieve it. “There’s a difference between the level of self-consciousness between a woman who takes 10 minutes to put on some moisturizing foundation, mascara and lip gloss and someone who must spend an hour a full face of make-up perfectly applied,” says Dr. Hafeez.
Getting monthly facials, using effective products designed for your skin type, and educating yourself on different make up formulations can help you cut down on the amount of make-up needed. This could shorten the time it takes getting glammed up!

4. “I constantly compare myself to others on social media, in magazines, in public.”
Dr. Kirk Brandow, founder and director of the Brandow Clinic for Cosmetic Surgery who has appeared on national programs such as Good Morning America and 20/20, commenting on physical appearance says comparison mindset is incredibly common. “Ten years ago people would come to me with pictures of celebrities, and now they’re showing me random people on their social media feeds.  It is unreasonable to compare yourself to a celebrity as they have a team of trainers and stylists that help them achieve and maintain a certain desired look. Today people see their high school friend on social media with the perfect breasts and they want that same look. People are really comparing themselves to everyone now,” he candidly explains.

Dr. Hafeez advises taking breaks from social media and doing body strengthening and range of motion exercises that also weave in breathing and mindfulness such as yoga or tai chi. “When you are aware of your body’s strength and your general well-being, you’re not going to compare yourself to others. When you’re too busy enjoying a happy, healthy, you won’t care if your thighs are less toned than someone else’s.

5. “I have a list of cosmetic procedures I want to do and am planning to do this year!”
This is when we must be mindful of body dysmorphia. When we have a distorted perception of our appearance it can lead to an addiction to cosmetic procedures. Dr. Brandow adds that it is very important for cosmetic surgeons to screen people to see if they have signs of body dysmorphia. “Ethically when someone comes in with a list of flaws they want to fix it is up to us professionals to advise them appropriately. When someone is addicted to surgeries and tries to “fix” the same body part repeatedly, that’s a red flag.
Dr. Sanam Hafeez suggests keeping an “appreciation journal” and write down 10 things you appreciate about yourself and your life. This will lessen harsh self-criticism and the need to measure up to any physical ideal.

About the doctors:
Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD is a NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. a neuropsychological, developmental and educational center in Manhattan and Queens. 
Dr. Hafeez masterfully applies her years of experience connecting psychological implications to address some of today’s common issues such as body image, social media addiction, relationships, workplace stress, parenting and psychopathology (bipolar, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, etc…). In addition, Dr. Hafeez works with individuals who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), learning disabilities, attention and memory problems, and abuse. Dr. Hafeez often shares her credible expertise to various news outlets in New York City and frequently appears on CNN and Dr.Oz.
Connect with her via twitter @comprehendMind or www .comprehendthemind.com

Dr. Kirk Brandow, founder and director of Brandow Clinic for Cosmetic Surgery is a plastic surgeon with practices in the Philadelphia metro area. Named a “Top Doc” in Plastic Surgery by Philadelphia Magazine as well as nationally recognized for one of America’s “Best Plastic Surgeons” of this decade, Dr. Brandow is a trusted expert who has developed many innovative, minimally invasive procedures for the face, body and skin. He has been featured on local, national and international television programs including 20/20, CNN’s Headline News, Good Morning America.
Connect with Dr. Brandow via www.brandowclinic.com

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tennessee Now 4th State to Declare Porn a Public Health Crisis--Christian Activities


If you are concerned about the effects of pornography on men, women and their families, you are not alone. The state of Tennessee has become the fourth state to declare porn a public health crisis, passing a resolution with seven affirmative committee and floor votes. 

The bill was sponsored by Tennessee Senator Mae Beavers in the Senate, Representative Terri Lynn Weaver in the House, and Senator Ferrell Haile signed on to co-sponsor. The National Decency Coalition partnered with lawmakers for more than two years to work on the passage.

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Tennessee Now 4th State to Declare Porn a Public Health Crisis


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Monday, May 8, 2017

New Facebook Page for Fans of Skin, Health & Beauty from South Africa!



Live in South Africa? Love beauty and skincare? There's a Facebook page for that!

If you live in South Africa and occasionally check out this blog, there is a new page on Facebook for our friends from South Africa who love to learn more about skincare, health and beauty.

If this is your first time to visit the blog, don't worry! If you have ties to South Africa, you are welcome to join us.

Topics that will be covered include the latest in beauty, fashion, health and skincare trends as well as occasional humor posts just for fun. They do say laughter is the best medicine!

So if you live in South Africa or know someone who does, come  join us at South Africa Skin, Health and Beauty.

The new page joins Skin, Health and Beauty pages created on Facebook for Canada and Australia.


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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Australia Work from Home Business Opportunity for Moms, Dads & Busy Entrepreneurs -- Christian Activites



Great News, Australia!!! An unprecedented opportunity is headed to Australia this month with the potential to help families in more ways than one! Founded by the doctors who created Proactiv, the dermatologists are launching their new brand of anti-aging skincare Down Under in May 2017.

It can be difficult to find a dermatologist in villages, towns and small or remote communities, and a trip to the dermatologist can be time consuming and expensive. Now the most common problems associated with sensitive and aging skin can be safely treated at home with the click of a button. RF Dermatologists is bringing products for acne, rosacea, sun damaged skin, pigmentation problems like age spots and melasma, and treatments for wrinkles, lines and crow's feet to the internet that offer the efficacy of many prescriptions, all without the cost and inconvenience of a trip to a dermatologist and another trip to fill a prescription.

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