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Helms Family Team Healthy Horizons is proud to be able to bring you our newest edition of Enterprise/Dothan! You will notice many changes to this edition of our publication, including innovative graphic design, well known feature articles and celebrities who support our mission and vision of health and wellness. Our publication is continually being refined to reflect current issues and trends which are relevant in society. Owners Mark and Kimberly Helms are excited about the refinements to our publication and are equally excited to share these changes with your community. We want to remain a vital resource for your healthcare needs and recognize our duty to conscientiously maintain relevant articles and health education to better serve our communities. Our magazine is freely distributed throughout the Southeast. Healthy Horizons was founded 14 years ago by Mark and Kimberly. With their passion for God, community and family, this publication is a natural extension of their core beliefs and values. We wish you success as you strive for Healthy Horizons! Publisher Publisher Operations Manager Mark Helms Events Coordinator Graphic Artist 256.235.1955 Kimberly Helms, D.H. Ed., Editor mhelms@cableone.net MSN, RN Kelley Bell 256.235.1955 256.235.1955 khelms@jsu.edu kelley@readhealthyhorizons.com Contributing Writers Patricia Surrett Lori M. Quiller Leah Lapszynski

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ith his baritone voice and boynext-door personality, Scotty McCreery captured the hearts of fans on American Idol in 2011 at age 17. He

From being a stand-out baseball pitcher at his high school in North Carolina to finding musical success in Los Angeles and Nashville, the singer-songwriter has come a long way in a short time which inspired him to write his new book Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream.

The 22-year-old worries that people might not think he’s old enough to write an autobiography so he chooses to call it a travelogue. A travelogue is the story of person’s journey with details and experiences that may help others along their paths. McCreery says it’s a better description of his latest

took the competition with more votes cast in the final selection than any other season and was chosen as the “Best American Idol” by readers of the Los Angeles Times in 2016.

“I’ve been growing up with my career. With American idol, I was a young man passed quickly into a grown-up world. There are personal stories I want to share that hopefully will help others,” he says.

project than calling the upcoming book an autobiography.

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“I’ve learned a lot of lessons and want to share them so others can use them in their own lives. Making a positive impact is important to me,” says McCreery. After his success on American Idol, McCreery has continued to garner musical awards and hit songs. He won the Academy of 8

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Country Music Award for “New Artist of the Year” in 2011 and received his first BMI Award in 2015 for co-writing “See You Tonight.” McCreery has debuted all three of his albums at No. 1 on a Billboard chart featuring songs like “I Love You This Big” and “Feelin’ It.” His single “Southern Belle” was lauded as a breakthrough from his clean

country image although the hit is still fan-friendly for all ages. “It’s about as far left as I’ll go,” laughs McCreery when talking about the energetic song. The country star says the lessons he learned growing up in Garner, NC, prepared him for his future success. Faith, family, and friends are still what’s most important to him. During his season on


American Idol, McCreery kept his Bible close at hand to keep him grounded. When he’s not on tour, he splits his time between his home in Garner and work in Nashville. His path to stardom began at an early age when he was inspired by the legendary Elvis Presley. McCreery says it was the ‘cool factor’ that he wanted to emulate. And it worked - McCreery was voted “Country Music’s Sexiest Man 2015” by the readers of NASH Country Weekly Magazine and People.com named him one of “8 Hot Guys on the CMA Awards Red Carpet” that same year. In April 2016, he was chosen as “Country Music’s Hottest Bachelor” by the readers of NASH Country Weekly Magazine. McCreery has become one of country music’s brightest new stars with more than 2.5 million albums sold. He also has more than three million followers on Facebook and Twitter combined, and he’s had more than 150 million YouTube views. He says he is grateful for his fans, known as McCreerians, and their die-hard support. Along with building his music career, he’s using his success to make a difference in the lives of people facing difficult challenges. McCreery serves as the National Goodwill Ambassador for the 12.14 Foundation, an organization formed with the goal of building and operating a Performing Arts Centre in Newtown, CT, to memorialize and honor the lives lost in the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary on Dec. 14, 2012. “Music has a healing power. The center encourages creativity and gives children and the community a place to recover from a terrible

tragedy,” he says. He also continues his work with Operation Christmas Child which began as a young boy. The group coordinates volunteers who collect toys, school supplies, hygiene items, and other gifts to pack in shoeboxes and distribute to children in the U.S. and other countries. McCreery traveled to the Dominican Republic as part of his volunteer work with the nonprofit. With his new book, McCreery shares behind-the-scenes stories from his time on American Idol and his childhood as well as his plans for the path forward. Amazon.com describes his book as “the story of a kid with country songs in his soul. The special thing with Scotty McCreery, however, is that he has this God-given ability to sing those tunes the exact way they should be sung. Daring to enter the limelight at such a young age, Scotty finds himself embraced by the nation, and even overseas, as he competes on “American Idol”. This is his journey from his North Carolina roots to winning America’s most popular singing competition and launching a musical career he had always dreamt about.” Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream was released in May, and McCreery is holding book signings across the country. Those dates and locations, along with his concert schedule, can be found at www.scottymccreery. com. His book is available in stores nationwide and can be purchased online from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and ChristianBook.com.

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You may know Charlie Daniels as a legendary artist with a signature style found in “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “Simple Man”. Over the past 50 years, he’s had more than 20 million sales worldwide and six albums certified as multi-platinum. Daniels has also built a reputation as a patriotic American and quintessential Southerner with traditional values. The Journey Home Project is the result of his efforts to support veterans and military families and honor their service to the nation. Daniels is outspoken about his 10

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opinion regarding the lack of resources for servicemen and women. “Unfortunately the government doesn’t do a good job of taking care of veterans,” says Daniels. “After doing their duty and fighting to protect our freedom, these men and women come home with special needs that aren’t met.” In 2014, Daniels founded The Journey Home Project along with board members David Corlew, Ed Hardy, and Joe and Mercedez Longever with the goal of making the transition to civilian life

easier. After raising funds for charities who assist veterans for many years, Daniels decided it was time for a more direct approach. “It’s regrettable but some organizations have to be more concerned about paperwork and balance sheets rather than helping others. At The Journey Home Project, we do it ourselves. Raise the money and decide how to allocate it so we achieve the greatest good,” says Daniels. “We know what we want to do and this


way we have more say in how the money is spent without so much red tape.” Wreaths Across America is an initiative supported by Daniel’s nonprofit. The program coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at hundreds of cemeteries across the U.S. to honor fallen members of the military. Last year, The Journey Home Project donated 200 wreaths for Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery and members of the organization participated in the December event. The Project partners with organizations who provide the best service to veterans, and its single largest donation has been to the Veterans and Military Family Center at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). The center is dedicated to ensuring veterans receive the assistance they need when returning to civilian life and helps more than 1,000 veterans and military family members find their path to success among MTSU’s large student population. More than 22,700 undergraduates are enrolled at the university. The center was born from an encounter between Daniels’ longtime manager David Corlew and Lt. Gen. Keith Huber, the university’s senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives. The two men met through the MTSU School of Music. Huber retired from the U.S. Army after 38 years of service which included tours of duty in the Middle East. He is the highest-ranking retired officer serving as a senior advisor among all of Tennessee’s public and private higher education institutions. “Corlew approached me with

a generous offer to fund a scholarship for veterans with $50,000,” says Huber. “Well from my foxhole, my perspective as a veteran, we already have VA benefits to pay for education. We needed to create something more comprehensive.” MTSU President Sidney McPhee provided 2,600 square feet in a campus building and allocated $329,000 to design and equip the center, and The Journey Home Project contributed $50,000 towards the program. Huber traveled to San Diego and Arizona to learn how similar programs operated and how he could provide the best possible experience for veterans at MTSU. The center is designed to be an open and welcoming setting centrally located on campus. Veterans often miss the routine of military life and the relationships with their peers, according to Huber. “I wanted the center to be a place where they can feel like part of a unit again with trust and a shared purpose. They can come in and talk with other veterans, get answers they need to adjust to their new lives, or just relax in an atmosphere where they feel comfortable,” says Huber. The average student veteran at MTSU is 28 years old. Most have served at least one tour of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan, often it’s more. “You take men and women who’ve spent their time dodging bullets and put them in a classroom and it’s not always easy for them to adjust. To them, our idea of normal is mundane. They need to spend time with others of their kind with shared experiences,” says Daniels. “Other students may know what

a vet has been through but it’s hard to relate if you’ve never lived through it.” According to Huber, the center’s main focus is to ease a veteran’s transition after they’ve spent time serving and protecting the U.S. The facility’s staff members include many student veterans who are juniors and seniors which allows them to offer unique insight for new students. “Of course, we’re here to help with their educational goals but we’re about much more,” says Huber. “Often they’re asking themselves if they belong here and can they be successful. I help them find the answers to achieve their goals. It doesn’t matter what the problem is, we’re on it when someone asks for assistance.” Academic resources such as tutors and computers are available. The center also provides guidance for finding employment, accessing benefits, and any other assistance veterans and their families may need. While the center is part of MTSU, it serves all veterans whether they’re enrolled at the school or not. Huber is committed to making sure veterans get the full range of benefits available to them. A full-time mental health counselor works at the center so veterans don’t have to travel or worry about scheduling care with a VAapproved provider. The center is working towards telemedicine options in the future. “I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished and humbled to be a part of it. The center is a significant partner for the VA,” says Huber. (continued on page 12)

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“We’ve developed a comprehensive program for veterans that’s on par with anything you’ll find in the nation.” Daniels is pleased with the results at MTSU and hopes other universities will develop similar programs. He says he would love to be involved with other locations.

Home Project. The Volunteer Jam concert is a major event and seems to be one of Daniel’s favorites. “It’s just great. It’s fun for the fans and the artist. There’s an anticipation about who the surprise artists will be that creates a good energy. Whether you’re in the audience or backstage, it’s unlike anything you’ll experience anywhere else,” Daniels says. “It’s amazing that even the “There are no egos on stage. We’re simplest things make a difference. all just there trying to meet the We provided a room-full of needs of veterans.” furniture for a veteran. It sounds In 2015, the 40th Anniversary simple but it was an important Volunteer Jam raised more need that mattered.” than $300,000 for The Journey The MTSU Veterans and Home Project. Past performers Family Center is one of many have included Lynard Skynard, organizations that benefits from the Alabama, Billy Joel, and Carl fundraising efforts of The Journey Perkins. Daniels will celebrate

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his 80th birthday in October and hopes to make the Volunteer Jam part of the celebration along with an event at the Grand Ole Opry. Daniels’ fans will be happy to hear he’s working on a new album - a collection of traditional cowboy songs. The music icon says the project is a small undertaking which features songs many people may have never heard. The album reflects his love for all things Western. Daniels’ tour dates can be found at www.charliedaniels.com. For more information about The Journey Home Project, visit www. thejourneyhomeproject.org.


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Asthma Respiratory illnesses like asthma are the number one reason why patients come to Children’s of Alabama. Asthma is an inflammatory lung disease that is very common in children and adults. Having asthma causes: • airway muscles to tighten • inflammation to increase • swelling in the airways • mucus to build up Airways become swollen, tight and narrow making it hard to breathe. Common symptoms include: • coughing which is often worse at night • chest tightness • wheezing • coughing or difficulty breathing with exercise There are two main types of asthma: persistent and intermittent. In persistent asthma, children have more frequent symptoms and flare-ups. This is caused by increased airway inflammation, swelling and narrowing that is present every day. Children with intermittent asthma have few symptoms 14

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because they only have rare times of airway swelling and narrowing. Janet Johnston, CRNP, is a nurse practitioner and asthma educator at Children’s of Alabama. She said even though there’s no cure for asthma, in most cases families can learn how to make sure their child’s asthma is well controlled. One of the most important ways to do that is to know the triggers of asthma. Common triggers are: • respiratory infection • allergies • irritants such as smoke • exercise Oftentimes, just avoiding the triggers can help reduce the occurrence of symptoms. The exception is exercise. “One trigger you don’t want to avoid is exercise,” she said. “If the child’s asthma is well controlled, they shouldn’t have to avoid exercise.” Johnston said another concern is making sure the child gets the full dose of medicine through an inhaler alone. She recommends always using a spacer with the inhaler. “Using a spacer ensures the proper dose of medicine is going

deeply in the child’s lungs,” she said. “It’s important to get the full dose of medicine. Otherwise, it’s like pouring half of it on the floor.” Johnston encourages families to have an action plan to help keep their child’s asthma well controlled. The plan should include: • seeing the child’s health care provider regularly for asthma • having clear instructions about using the inhaler and any other medicine • know what to do when symptoms increase • know when to call the doctor • know when to seek care Well-controlled asthma means a child is: • symptom-free most of the time and not needing frequent quick relief medicine • able to play and exercise like other children • sleeping through the night • not missing school or work due to frequent asthma flare ups More information about managing asthma is available at www.childrensal.org/asthma.


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Smart & Safe Alabama is... Fighting Alabama’s Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic One-in-four Americans has a direct personal link to prescription drug abuse, recent studies indicate, while most first-time abusers get their drugs from a family member or friend, and Alabama is no different. To combat this growing problem, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama is leading a multiindustry coalition of medical, business, health insurance and law enforcement organizations in the launch of a new initiative – Smart & Safe – aimed at providing education on and encouraging the safe prescription, use, storage and disposal of medication. Smart & Safe will build upon the success already realized through passage of a 2013 legislative package aimed at reducing prescription drug abuse and diversion that was spearheaded by the Medical Association. In the year following its passage, that legislative package resulted in Alabama having the largest decrease in the southeast and third-largest decrease in the nation regarding use of the most highlyaddictive prescription drugs. Medical Association President

Buddy Smith, M.D., said despite this progress, work must continue to provide more continuing medical education opportunities for physicians and new-andimproved resources for the public. “There is no question we continue to face an epidemic,” Dr. Smith said, “and our mission with Smart and Safe is to stem the tide. The multi-industry group making up the Smart and Safe coalition speaks both to the size of this problem and also the extent to which this issue touches each of our lives. At the same time, it also demonstrates the commitment that we and all of our partners have to do our part within our respective professions and businesses to reduce the abuse of prescription drugs in Alabama.” Raising awareness about proper medication use is essential to preventing accidental overdose and death. According to Acting State Health Officer Dr. Tom Miller, prescription drug abuse is a significant threat to Alabama’s public health. “The number of deaths due to drug overdose, including prescription drugs, has resulted in the deaths of 762 Alabama

residents between 2010 and 2014,” Dr. Miller said. “In 2014 alone, there were 221 deaths due to drug overdoses. We wholeheartedly support the Smart and Safe campaign and the effort to tackle prescription drug abuse by promoting responsible and safe prescription use and the proper disposal of medications.” Roughly a quarter of Americans has been touched by this epidemic. Unfortunately, these estimates continue to increase every year. “Our company commends the Medical Association for implementing its Smart and Safe campaign,” said Dr. Darrel Weaver, medical director for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. “According to a recent study, Alabama has the 26th highest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States, and the number of drug overdose deaths in Alabama has tripled since 1999, a majority from prescription drugs. These facts validate the critical importance of the Smart and Safe campaign, and Blue Cross is proud to support the Medical Association to help ensure its success.” Individuals’ addiction to


prescription medication is a heavy burden on families that can shatter lives, whether through the effects from continued abuse of drugs or the terrible loss that can come from a fatal overdose. “Drug addiction robs Alabama families and communities of opportunity, prosperity, health, safety and perhaps most devastating of all – it steals human potential. The massive weight of addiction is potentially the greatest threat facing our state,” said Barry Matson, chair of the Alabama Drug Abuse Task Force and deputy director of the Alabama District Attorney’s Association and Office of Prosecution Services. “As a career prosecutor and addiction prevention advocate, I know efforts like this will make a difference in Alabama. I applaud the Medical Association and its partners for their determination to combat prescription drug addiction and compassion for the citizens of Alabama.” While drug abuse directly affects families and individuals, its indirect effects on Alabama

communities and the businesses therein are substantial according to Denson Henry, Vice President of Henry Brick Co., in Selma, and Co-Chair of the Business Council of Alabama’s Health Committee. “Abuse of legal and illegal drugs is expensive to business, industry and employees due to higher insurance claims, lost productivity, injuries both on and off the job…not to mention the human cost. Because of this, business and industry seek to make work places and employees drug-free. Not only is it good for the bottom line, it’s also good for affected employees, co-workers and their families. Reducing abuse can reduce these ills and increase the bottom line. Encouraging and supporting treatment and prevention can help the employee, co-workers, management and families,” Henry said. For more information about the Smart & Safe program, check out www.SmartAndSafeAL.org, and follow the initiative on Facebook and Twitter.

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Provides HeArts for Elderly The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) provides pertinent outreach opportunities in support of its mission to provide innovative educational programs that engage diverse audiences and demonstrate the value of the arts and art education. Several years ago, WMA’s outreach efforts expanded to include often overlooked members of our community: elderly residents. “Young at HeART was established as an effort to highlight the significant effects of arts exposure to senior health,” says Director and Curator of WMA Dana Lemmer. “The seniors living at both Whitehall and Somerset have a variety of opportunities during the day to be strengthened physically and mentally, but didn’t have a way to express themselves creatively. Young at HeART filled that gap for the residents.” Young at HeART is an art-making based outreach program that takes place once a month at both Whitehall and Somerset Assisted Living Facilities. The Art Educator at WMA visits both facilities and delivers a hands-on art lesson to the residents. The program is delivered at no-cost and serves as a creative and emotional outlet for the many residents who take part in the sessions. The art lessons and projects 20

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delivered by Young at HeART change monthly and no two lessons are ever the same. Some lessons focus on specific artists, like Henri Matisse and Woodie Long, while others deal with specific artistic movements like Impressionism and cultural art methods like Aboriginal dot art. Several projects during the year incorporate a holiday theme, like St. Patrick’s Day inspired coaster tiles and Mardi Gras crowns and masks. All of the lessons are created specifically for the residents and take in to account possible physical limitations that they may have. Ms. Marie Branch, a resident of Somerset, suffers from various visual impairments that limit her sight and ability to differentiate colors. Many residents of both facilities express sight difficulties like Ms. Branch. Due to these prevalent issues, art lessons often incorporate media with various textures and vibrant colors so that all residents have the tools to be successful during sessions. “I have some problems with my eyes,” Ms. Branch admits. “I usually have to get very close to

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see what I’m doing. When we use bright colors, I can see them better and I like my [finished] art better.” Many residents of both Whitehall and Somerset tell stories during lessons about their past lives as teachers, nurses, seamstresses, mothers, etc. Most of them claim to not have much experience with art or art-making. You’ll often hear “Well, I might not know a lot about art, but give me a needle and thread and I’ll show you what to do with it.” However, several residents have had past careers as either professional artists or successful hobby artists. Ms. Myra Shewmake and Ms. Viola Altman, both residents of Somerset, have their framed original artwork


adorning their walls in between photographs of their families. Both Ms. Shewmake and Ms. Altman enjoy the Young at HeART sessions because it provides them an outlet for artistic expression that they may not have otherwise. “It [Young at HeART] brings back so many wonderful memories,” says Ms. Altman. Lately, the adult coloring craze has crept its way into the Young at HeART program. A niche interest that developed several years ago, adult coloring has transformed in a full-blown worldwide phenomenon. Adult coloring and coloring books are nothing like what most of us remember scribbling in haphazardly when we were children. The renderings found in the books are whimsical and highly-detailed for a more precise focus. Recently, researchers have also found links between adult coloring and a reduction in generalized anxiety. In Art Therapy: The Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, researchers Nancy Curry and Tim Kasser published “Can Coloring Mandalas Reduce Anxiety?” Their groundbreaking findings showed that when participants colored mandalas (round frames with geometric patterns inside,) their anxiety levels dropped significantly. The act of coloring became a kind of meditation and, just like meditation, coloring allowed the participants to focus only on the present moment. Focusing on the present moment alleviated generalized anxiety by becoming a practice of mindfulness. One of the great benefits of adult coloring is that it can be extremely effective for people who might not be comfortable with expressing

themselves through other forms of art. Sometimes during Young at HeART sessions, there are residents who show insecurity or frustration when asked to create something. Many times, they feel pressured to be “perfect” and often remark that their art looks like “something a child would do.” During our more free-form art lessons, it often takes a little while (and a little convincing) for the residents to begin creating. Adult coloring entered into the fray as a possible way to help combat this perceived notion of “perfection.” The payoff has continually been seen in the more relaxed demeanor and increased socialization of the residents during our adult coloring sessions. Residents will tell stories from their past and there has, on more than one occasion, been a spontaneous bout of singing. Ms. Linda Shelley, a resident of Somerset, has particularly enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere of the adult coloring sessions. “I’m not very good at art,” she announced, “but I love the days we color. I can just turn off my mind.” Ms. Mary McAuley, who resides at Whitehall, feels she can be even more creative during the adult coloring sessions than a more traditional art lesson. “It doesn’t matter if I make this flower three different colors,” she says. “I can decide to color them any way I like. It gives me a lot of freedom.” Director of Activities at Whitehall and Somerset Sara Mandella agrees with the need to continually switch projects and has appreciated the introduction to the adult coloring world. “Older adults have a high capacity for creativity but sometimes they do not know how to use this gift,” she says. “That

is where the Wiregrass Museum of Art comes into play. Their Art Educator is wonderful at creating different art projects each month which are tailored for our resident’s creative abilities.” Of course, there is one component of each session that remains the same: socialization, but not just the kind between residents. Mandella speaks to this important aspect frequently. “Our resident’s love when the art educator from the Wiregrass Museum of Art comes to visit each month,” she says. “Unfortunately, older adults can experience depression and withdrawal from society after the loss of a spouse or friend, which is often accompanied by medical problems. At Whitehall and Somerset, we keep our focus on numerous group activities which involves socialization between the residents. We try to counteract these negative impacts and instead promote increased self-esteem, motivation, and social connection which leads to improved health and well-being.” Yes, Young at HeART is an artmaking based program, but it is also so much more than that. It’s a time to sit down with the residents and ask how they are, how their day is going, listen to their stories, and join them in laughter. The Young at HeART program is about making them feel valued as people through art. It’s a way to show that we care, about them, their families, their creativity, and imagination. The art they create is an outpouring of their lives and stories, and we are honored to provide the Young at HeART program for them.

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When times get hard, there is a place to turn to - the Dothan Rescue Mission. Founded in January 1979 by Frank Williams, the Dothan Rescue Mission started as a men’s lodge, women’s lodge and kitchen at 214 S. Appletree Street. In 1983, Harry Culbreth became Director of the Rescue Mission. He opened the first sales center in 1984 on S. Foster Street and in 2001, the Rescue Mission finished construction of the Administration Building at 216 E. Crawford Street, a 25-bed Men’s Lodge and 16-bed Women’s Lodge. In 2004, Brad Hardy took over as the Director of the Rescue Mission. In 2010, the Rescue Mission finished construction on the 60bed Men’s Lodge and Community Center. The Dothan Rescue Mission currently has the Men’s Lodge, a 25-bed Women’s Lodge and 16-bed Family Lodge along

with a Chapel and a kitchen. Dothan Rescue Mission is a nonprofit that strictly works to help improve the lives of those who may find themselves without food or shelter. One of the ways the Mission helps to fund the shelters and their many other services is through their thrift stores. There are two thrift stores in the Dothan area, and 80 percent of all profits go back into the Rescue Mission budget. The stores take in donation of clothes, household items, and most anything else, making both locations a great place to shop and a great way to help those in need. Other ways to help include donations of goods and money directly to the mission. Some of the items the Mission can use include: • Paper goods • Bath towels and wash clothes • Cleaning supplies • Twin sheets and pillow cases

• Large containers of food for the kitchen • First Aid items • Heavy duty garbage liners • Clothes (all sizes) • Grocery bags (paper and plastic) • Monetary donations (tax deductible) Most importantly, Dothan Rescue Mission requests daily prayers. In 2014, the Dothan Rescue Mission was able to meet several needs in the community: • Provided over 24,000 beds. • Gave clothing to over 2,500 households. • Provided 675 households with financial assistance. • Provided over 48,000 meals. For more information on helping Dothan Rescue Mission, or to request help, call 334.794.4637 or visit them online at www.dothanrescuemission.com.

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If you have struggled to lose weight only to be disappointed by diets time after time, you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one-third of Americans are obese. Studies show numerous diseases and conditions are associated with obesity, including Type 2 diabetes, joint pain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hypertension, stroke, heart disease and sleep apnea. Losing a significant amount of weight on your own can be very difficult, and sometimes diet and exercise are just not enough. With millions of Americans facing the same battle, those who are struggling are not alone. For those in the Dothan area, you have a team ready and able to help. The Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery at Flowers Hospital – accredited by the American College of Surgeons – offers a multi-disciplinary team of board-certified surgeons , a bariatric-certified registered nurse, and a physician assistant to guide you through an educational preoperative program preparing you for a new lifestyle. In addition, those contemplating surgery can be connected with others who have had surgery, lost weight, and are ready to share their real-world emotions and experiences with you. An active support group allows you to find validation, education, motivation and celebration of your bariatric successes. Bariatric surgery is the first step 26

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many people take on their journey to a fuller, happier, and healthier life. It is an exciting time full of promise and hope for the future – hope that may have been absent for many years. While weight loss surgery has proved to be an effective tool in weight loss, it is only a tool. No method, including surgery, guarantees to produce and maintain weight loss. Success requires patient engagement and commitment to behavioral change and medical follow-up. The more you know about the procedures available, the better prepared you will be to choose a weight loss surgery that most closely relates to your lifestyle. The Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery requires a threemonth, supervised diet before planning surgery, helping to ensure each patient is educated on how to use their weight loss tool before having surgery. The Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery offers three surgical weight loss options: The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band divides the stomach into a small upper pouch above the band and a larger pouch below the band. The small pouch limits the amount of food that a patient can eat at any one time, resulting in a feeling of fullness after eating a small amount of food. With laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy a portion of the stomach is removed, also limiting the amount of food you can eat and helping you feel full sooner. Additionally with this procedure, the “appetite hormone” created by

the stomach is reduced and hunger is reduced. The gastric balloon is a soft, expandable silicone balloon inserted in the stomach to reduce its capacity, thus creating a sense of fullness. This procedure is intended to allow the patient to diet without feeling continuously hungry. Bariatric procedures are not for everyone, and specific requirements are in place to identify appropriate candidates for weight-loss surgery. Those approved for bariatric surgery must: • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater; or have a BMI between 35 and 40 with at least one significant medical condition such as diabetes, hypertension, or sleep apnea. • Be between the ages of 18 and 65. • Not be drug- or alcoholdependent or have at least one year of sobriety. • Have a personal, ongoing commitment to improve health and lifestyle. If you are considering weight loss surgery, and would like to learn more about The Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery at Flowers Hospital, visit www.flowersbariatriccenter. com to watch an online seminar. Additionally, informational sessions are offered twice a week where the requirements for surgery, surgical options and other details are discussed. To register or speak to someone directly, call (334) 944-7095.


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It has been thirty-six years since the Henry County Hospital in Abbeville, Alabama was converted into the Henry County Nursing Home. In those thirty-six years, the long-term care industry has experienced many changes and in response, so has the Henry County Health and Rehabilitation Facility (HCHR), including a name change. It is that ability to adapt that has kept this facility as a leader in providing quality care and meeting the changing needs of senior adults. Thirty-six years in the long-term care industry brings with it both experience and knowledge and at Henry County Health and Rehab, the residents and their families are the ones who benefit most from that knowledge. HCHR understands that placing a family member in a long-term care facility is difficult and that families want options. The desire to provide those options and provide care catered to the individual is evident with the addition of two assisted living facilities in 1997 and a thirteen bed Alzheimer’s wing in 2002. Not only do families want options in care, but they also desire that care to be in an environment that reminds them of home and less like an institution. HCHR underwent a major renovation from 2007-2008. The result was a hotel style front lobby to welcome you, as well as, the addition of a ten bed rehabilitation wing with private rooms and flat screen televisions. HCHR’s most recent addition, however, is its outpatient therapy clinic; opened in January of 2010, providing both senior adults and children a local option to receive occupational, speech, or physical therapy. “Long-term care is constantly evolving,” states facility administrator Chuck Houston. “If your facility does not evolve with it, then you are not truly meeting the changing needs of your residents.” Evolved it has indeed! HCHR, in the last thirty-six years, has developed into a 142-bed skilled nursing facility with therapy options in both the inpatient and outpatient setting and a specialized Alzheimer’s unit. Its two assisted living residences (Azalea Court in Headland, Alabama and Dogwood Manor in Abbeville, Alabama) provide retirement living for more independent seniors and plays an important role in the continuum of care. With this broad spectrum of services offered, HCHR has become a leader in the industry as a top-notch comprehensive senior care network. “It is challenging work,” says Chuck Houston, “but we are committed and excited to see what the future holds and will continue to ensure that Henry County Health and Rehabilitation adapts to best fit the needs of today’s senior adults.”

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What Do You Think The Purpose of Your Kidneys Is?

By Julie Spears

LBSW Kidney Educator

Most people think the kidneys purpose is strictly urine output, and if you are making urine then your kidneys are working. That is wrong! You or a loved one could have kidney disease and not have a clue because kidney disease is a silent killer. The leading causes of kidney disease are diabetes, high blood pressure and hereditary diseases such as poly cystic kidney disease and lupus. Your kidneys are the size of your fist and sit in the lower back region. The job of the kidneys is to filter toxins and waste through your urine. If your kidneys are not working properly you can still make the same amount of urine, but those toxins will stay in the body, and that’s not good! People often come in to the doctor’s office and hospital never knowing they have kidney disease. Before I go on, you should know that I am not a physician. I am a kidney educator who wants to give you information on kidney

disease in the hope that you will take action to understand and if necessary, slow down the progression of kidney disease. Not everyone understands physician terminology, so I am writing on my level of understanding in the hope that just one person will challenge their physician to see what percent their kidneys are functioning at. The kidneys have five stages that tell us what percent the kidneys are functioning at, and these are important for you to know. Stages are based on Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR). The GFR is calculated based on a formula for your age, race, sex and Serum Creatinine. The serum creatinine is a useful lab to evaluate renal dysfunction, but since we are looking for simple, the GFR is what we want to ask about. The GFR tells us what percentage out of 100 the kidneys are functioning at and what stage of Kidney Disease we are in.

When the kidneys function is 45% or less you need a referral to a nephrologist. Often, patients get the urologist and nephrologist confused as both are kidney specialists. However, you need to see a nephrologist for kidney disease. People often tell me they have been seeing a physician for years and are just being told they have kidney disease at stage 5. They are scared and angry at this point and understandably so. This is sad to me due to the fact that kidney disease progression, if chronic, can be seen 10 to 20 years prior to the end stage of renal disease. Seeing a nephrologist at stage 3 and having kidney education can add years to one’s life and years without dialysis. Education is power as you have a voice and a choice. If you have any questions or are at risk for kidney diseases come to a Kidney Smart class near you. Classes are provided at no cost.

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The Process ... an Extreme Smile Makeover

By Dr. L. Don Wilson, Signature Smile

Patient, before and after I proudly admit I am an avid Alabama fan and season ticket holder. I also have the utmost respect for Coach Saban and his leadership philosophies. I even have a football Coach Saban autographed for me one evening in his living room. Coach Saban often talks about “The Process,” or the stages you have to go through to be successful. He is quoted as saying, “People who don’t understand ‘The Process’ of hard work are like little kids in the back seat asking, ‘Are we there yet?’ You get where you are going one mile-marker at a time.” I think this quote sums it up perfectly, “You can’t get from A to Z by passing up B.” In our office when we build beautiful smiles and give patients the “smile of their dreams,” we also go through “The Process.” We strive to give each of our cosmetic patients a smile to which we are proudly willing to sign our name. Our goal is not to meet our patients’ expectations but to

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exceed them! Our cosmetic patients don’t just walk in one day and tell us they want a smile makeover, and we get started the next day. We invite prospective smile makeover patients to visit our office for a Free Smile Evaluation. We are so confident in our ability to give patients the smile of their dreams that we encourage patients to visit other dental offices before they select us to do their work. At Signature Smile we pay attention to every detail in the development of the perfect smile to fit each patient individually. At the Smile Evaluation Appointment we look at the color, shape, length, proportion, symmetry, and alignment of the teeth. Today everyone wants “white teeth,” and I mean “WHITE!” But they also want a natural look. We can provide both! Did you know that the shape of a person’s teeth should match the shape of their face? The length of the teeth can make a smile look

“goofy” if too long and “gummy” if too short. Teeth should also appear in “Golden Proportions.” This is a height to width ratio that is naturally very pleasing to the eye. Ideally, teeth should be perfectly symmetrical on both the right and left side. And, of course, we want to make the alignment be as close to perfect as possible. In many cases this eliminates the need to wear braces for two years. A beautiful smile is not just about the “White” (teeth), it is also about the Pink (gums). A beautiful smile can be ruined if the gums are puffy, red, infected, or too long. If a patient has a “gummy smile,” we can do a “gum lift” with the laser in just a matter of minutes to dramatically improve the looks of a smile. We also look at the relationship of the lips to the teeth. Do the lips completely cover the teeth when the lip is relaxed? If so we can lengthen the teeth to allow just a little edge of tooth to show. We also look at the Vertical Dimension. Vertical Dimension is the distance from a point on the nose to a point on the chin. If those points are too close together the lips pooch out too much and allow the face to collapse, thus making the person look much older. By opening up or increasing the Vertical Dimension we can in essence do a “mini facelift.” And, lastly, we look at the width of the Buccal Corridor. The Buccal Corridor refers to the width across the arch from the bicuspids on one side to the bicuspids on the other. In other words, a wide Buccal Corridor can give the patient a wide beautiful smile, which we refer to as the “Julia Roberts Smile.” Signature Smile provides a Free


Smile Evaluation Guide for our patients to allow them to go home and evaluate their own smile by standing in front of their bathroom mirror. The second step in “The Process” is to make lots of photos of the patient, giving us a close-up and full face view of their smile. We send these photos to daVinci Dental Studio, our cosmetic dental lab in Hollywood. DaVinci does the dental work you see on TV shows such as “Extreme Makeovers,” “The Swan,” and “The Doctors.” Angie, the graphic artist at daVinci, images the photos of our patients to show them exactly how they are going to look when we complete “The Process.” We also make models of their teeth and send those to Craig, the master lab technician at daVinci, who provides the patient with a 3-D wax-up of exactly what their teeth will look like after we finish. And all of this occurs before we even start the work. Now our patient and my team know exactly what we are going to do to give this person “the smile of their dreams.” The third step in “The Process” is to actually prepare the teeth for the veneers or crowns as we planned, make an impression, and then construct a beautiful temporary for our patient to wear while their permanent crowns or veneers are being made at daVinci Dental Studio. Our temporaries are prepared according to the daVinci wax-up. Thus, they look like the finished crowns. Some dental offices boast about the fact they can prepare crowns in the office on the same day and that the patient does not have to wear a temporary. This is true. However, you cannot construct a crown in the office on the same day that will even remotely compare to the beauty and quality of the crowns and veneers carefully constructed at daVinci by their master ceramists. Our crowns and veneers are designed to last the patient for

many years, so wearing beautiful temporaries for two to three weeks is not a big deal. Some patients are concerned that their teeth will have to be ground down to little nubs in order to do crowns or veneers. We only have to remove about 0.3 mm to 0.5 mm of tooth structure to do a veneer, and in some cases we do not have to remove any tooth structure at all. The fourth step in “The Process” is to remove the temporary and cement the permanent crowns or veneers. We painstakingly bond our crowns or veneers in place with the best material on the market. The cement comes in various colors to influence the final internal shade of the crowns or veneers. This, coupled with the many layers of porcelain and translucency applied at daVinci, gives us the beautiful and natural results our patients want to achieve. The fifth and final step in “The Process” is to have the patient back in about a week to check their bite, do any final touchups, and make those beautiful “After” photos. As Coach Saban says, “It doesn’t matter what you are ranked until the end.” We believe the cosmetic results we achieve for our patients speak through the beautiful smiles of our patients. We don’t just do dentistry, we change lives! “What happened yesterday is history. What happens tomorrow is a mystery. What we do today makes a difference - the precious present moment.” - Nick Saban You can begin your journey today toward a life-changing, beautiful smile. All you have to do is call for a Free Smile Evaluation, because that is the first step in “The Process.”

Dr. L. Don Wilson is a 1978 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Dentistry where he received the Operative Dentistry Award. Dr. Wilson has served as one of the featured speakers for laser training at the renowned Las Vegas Institute (LVI) and the acclaimed Nash Institute. Dr. Wilson has authored numerous articles for such noted magazines as Dental Economics, LVI Visions, Ortho Tribune, Dental Products, and The Incisal Edge. Dr. Kristen R. Bentley attended dental school at University of Alabama Birmingham, and received a 1st place preclinical award in research at UAB’s annual Scholar’s Symposium. After graduation, Dr. Bentley attended a 12-month advanced education in general dentistry residency where she learned advanced dental techniques.

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Ms. Lois McInnis, an Opp, AL native, has been a resident of Westbrook Assisted Living for more than 10 years now. She has one son, two grandsons and 4 great grandchildren. Ms. McInnis, still very creative at the young age of 92, loves painting, sewing and wishing she could still cook. She is pictured here, along with a painting she painted of a cabin on her old home place. And with her permission, we are sharing a favorite recipe that we have enjoyed over the years. Chocolate Pie 1 cup sugar 3 T. self-rising flour 1 1\2 c. scalded milk 3 eggs (reserve whites for meringue) 2 T. butter 1 t. vanilla 1\4 c. cocoa 1 baked pie shell Beat egg yolks. Mix a small amount of milk with flour, sugar and cocoa; add this to egg yolks. Then add remainder of milk and beat well. Add butter and vanilla. Cook on top of stove in thick boiler. Then pour into baked pie shell. Beat egg whites into a meringue. Spread meringue on this and brown in oven.


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CLINICS 1st Med Urgent Care & Family Care 334-793-9595

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ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT CENTERS Dothan Rescue Mission 334-794-4637 DIALYSIS SERVICES Davita, Inc 334-685-3255 EAR, NOSE & THROAT ENTCare 334-671-2855 Southeastern Ear, Nose & Throat 334-393-6837

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CHIROPRACTORS Align Chiropractic Clinic 334-308-2225

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Dale Pharmacy 334-774-7979 REHABILITATION CENTERS Enterprise Health & Rehabilitation Center 334-347-9541

NURSING HOMES Henry County Nursing Home 334-585-2241

Henry County Health & Rehabilitation Facility 334-585-2241

Oakview Manor, Inc. 334-774-2631

Westside Terrace & Rehab First 334-794-1000

Wesley Manor Methodist Home 334-792-0921

Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center 334-308-1740

NUTRITION/MEALS ON WHEELS Andalusia Nutrition Center 334-222-4608 Christian Mission Center 334-393-2607

SENIOR SERVICES Daleville Senior Center 334-598-9197

Homebound Meal Delivery & Hungry to Help Program 334-793-6843 800-239-3507

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Wesley Manor Methodist Meals on Wheels 334-671-2998

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Zion Chapel Senior Center 334-897-1500

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resources SURGERY Dothan Surgery Center 334-793-3442

Mike’s Southside Pharmacy & Medical Equipment 334-794-3174

Sawyer Surgery Clinic 334-393-3212

WOMEN’S HEALTH Always Hope Pregnancy Center, Inc. 334-475-3597

WHEEL CHAIRS & LIFTS American Home Patient 334-793-2978

Dothan OB/GYN 334-673-3633

Dothan Brace Shop 334-792-4330

Enterprise Women’s Center, LLC 334-393-0737

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