TSD Memphis

Thu04242014

Missed Signals

Kimberly Montgomery’s refusal to see things negatively was a huge advantage to her over the years. That is, however, until she didn’t take the signs of a heart attack or her family history seriously, and it almost cost her life.

When Kimberly became ill one afternoon after a hot yoga class, she came up with many explanations

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Make Fitness a Family Affair

Today childhood obesity is a major concern among parents and the medical community. This generation of kids is less active and more obese than any generation before.

Wouldn't it be great if your kids naturally enjoyed exercise? If this were the case, childhood obesity wouldn't be the looming problem that it is.

As adults,

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Blinding Evidence

That beautiful, seductive plate of fried food – fish, chicken, potatoes, pork chops, even fruits and vegetables – can leave you stone blind.

That’s a stretch, a bit of an exaggeration, but it’s meant to make a point.

If you’re black, you’re much more likely to develop diabetes than non-Hispanic whites. Although the num

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Casting Call: “Make the Play for Healthy Habits” contest returns

One girl challenged the habits of nearly 250,000 viewers with her video blog post last year and it, in turn, changed her life.

Detroit Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford is now on a first name basis with Hailey Samples, a Farmington Hiills school student at Warner Upper Elementary, who “friended” Stafford following her first pla

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Be Smart About Your Heart

My mother had beautiful hands—lovely, long and fresh, just like her. She kept her fingernails dipped in maroons and dark browns—subtle, but still noticeable. Strong. As she got older, though, Mommy’s hands became gnarled with the inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis, almost at the same time that a workplace accident took out a disc in

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