Entries by Daniel Chioko

Nashville Allergies Are Here! 3 Ways to Fight Back!

Argh… ….humph!! “Uggh… why, Nashville?” No, it’s not the traffic at this time of year that has Nashvillians grumbling. (Okay, who are we kidding? It’s always the traffic.) It’s that special time of the year when pollen is out in full force and allergies are taking over our sinuses. When allergies have got a hold […]

Do You Know the RIGHT Way to Use Sunscreen?

Squeeze it, smear it, and go? Turns out, there’s a little more to proper sunscreen use, says the American Academy of Dermatology. As we get into some of Nashville’s hottest temperatures, a quick refresh of proper sunscreen use can help you and your family stay safe while outside. Why Use Sunscreen? 1 in 5 people […]

5 Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep… Starting Tonight!

According to a health survey for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “About 7–19 percent of adults in the United States reported not getting enough rest or sleep every day” (source). Four out of 10 adults report accidentally falling asleep during the day at least once a month. Some 50-70 million Americans have chronic […]

6 Fun Outdoor Activities for Kids In Nashville

We’re a few weeks into summer… how are you holding up, Mom? If “go play outside” isn’t doing the trick anymore, and you’re tired of hearing, “I’m booooored,” this list is for you! Check out some of these fun outdoor activities for kids in Nashville. Help them burn off all that energy while exploring something […]

What Does a Rheumatologist Do? Meet These Nashville Docs!

“Rheumatology? What’s that?” Fair question. If you’re like the majority of people, you may never require care from a rheumatologist. When you have a good primary care doctor, your requirements for diagnosis and treatment with other specialists may be somewhat limited. But for those patients who have autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, a […]

Spot Stroke Symptoms FAST With These Guidelines

Did you know that stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the US? One out of every twenty deaths is caused by stroke. A stroke occurs every forty seconds in the US and takes a life every four minutes, according to the CDC. So, what we can do about it? This May, in […]

How Dry Needling Provides Instant Relief from Knots

We all get painful muscle knots from time to time. And whether you’ve tried professional massage therapy or simply rolled your back with a tennis ball, you know how difficult it can be to ease an irritating knot. Once a knot develops, it can be very difficult to get rid of! Severe knots may even […]

What Is Holistic & Integrative Medicine?

From choosing better foods to exercising more, many Nashvillians are joining a growing movement focused on improving overall health. Holistic doctors at Nashville’s St. Thomas Medical Group are here to support you in this journey. While many modern health care providers rely heavily on prescription medications for treating disease and illness, holistic and integrative medicine […]

How to Choose a New Primary Care Doctor

Did you know that only 43% of millennials say they would go to a primary care provider (PCP) for non-emergency treatment? Instead of receiving routine preventative care, the majority of millennials are seeking out care on an as-needed basis, turning to walk-in clinics or emergency rooms when health issues arise. While walk-in clinics are excellent […]