Health

Cheerleaders lend a hand for a cure

Cheerleaders lend a hand for a cure

Newnan High School’s cheerleading squad recently organized their annual “Cougars for a Cure Pink Out” to benefit Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s Cancer Wellness program.

The cheerleading squad sold t-shirts and raised funds at a regular season football game, resulting in a $3,000 donation.

Because of philanthropic support such as the “Cougars for a Cure Pink Out,” Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Newnan offers free, with comprehensive services and programs to anyone in the Coweta community affected by cancer at any phase in his or her cancer journey. Read More»

Fayette falls to third in latest health rankings

Fayette falls to third in latest health rankings

Fayette County fell to third place for health status and economic factors among Georgia’s 159 counties as ranked in the Partner Up! for Public Health campaign’s 2013 Power Rankings, the campaign announced earlier this month.

Oconee County, a fast-growing suburban county in northeast Georgia, claimed first place, having tied with Fayette for the top spot in 2012. The new-second place finisher is Forsyth County. Read More»

Piedmont Fayette receives grant from ‘It’s the Journey’

(L-R) Glenn Martin, ITJ Chairman of the Board; Karen Bouwman, Patient Navigator-Piedmont Henry Hospital; Elaine Harbin, Patient Navigator-Piedmont Fayette Hospital; Laurel Sybilrud, ITJ Grants Chair; Kimberly Goff, ITJ Executive Director. Photo/Special.

Two Piedmont Healthcare-affiliated hospitals have been awarded grants from It’s The Journey, Inc., producers of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer.

Piedmont Fayette Hospital was awarded over $20,000 to support the hospital’s patient navigator, whose primary responsibility is to guide cancer patients through their continuum of care and provide comfort during difficult times. Two grants also were given to Piedmont Atlanta Hospital totaling $60,000. Read More»

New year, new lease on life

Fairburn resident discusses CTCA and healthy living

Roderick Echols of Fairburn was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer in June of last year. When CTCA at Southeastern Regional Medical Center opened its doors in Newnan on August 15, 2012, he was one of the first patients at the facility. Things have gone well for Echols since he began his treatment and he has nothing but positive things to say about CTCA and the care he received there. Read More»

Family and friends present concert to help man with liver transplant

Fayetteville resident Robert Caldwell is on the list for a liver transplant. His family and friends are presenting a concert on Feburary 9 to help him after he receives the transplant.

“The goal is to raise money for his personal transplant account for the Georgia Transplant Foundation,” Caldwell’s daughter Andrea explained. “After the transplant, he will be on medication for the rest of his life to keep his body and the new organ in agreement. The Georgia Transplant Foundation will match whatever is in his personal account.” Read More»

Gun safety

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The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December has spurred an international debate on guns and their availability in the United States. The debate has raged the past few weeks over guns, the second amendment to the Constitution, and political agendas. 

I’ve followed a number of discussions ranging from political commentary, to editorials, to professional clinical discussion boards on the issue and there is no doubt that our country is deeply divided on this issue.  Read More»

Steps to help you with your New Year's Resolutions

This article is the first of two installments.

It is mid-January...how are you doing so far on your New Year resolutions? Read More»

What to do if you have a sudden loss of vision

By John L. Henahan,
OD, FAAO
Special to The Citizen

A sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes is one of the scariest experiences a person can have, says Dr. John Henahan of Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City.
When you experience a sudden change in vision, it’s important to remain calm and ask yourself some simple questions to help your doctor uncover a cause, says Dr. Henahan.

Here is what to pay attention to:
• How long ago did the problem first arise? Hours? Days? Months?
• Has my vision changed in one eye or both eyes? Cover one eye at a time and look around to decide. Read More»

The Joint: Club Chiro

It’s time we just say it out loud: no one thinks to go to the doctor when they are feeling well. But once an injury or illness comes on we revert back to our six year old self, when we bargained with our parents for a pet promising to feed and water and pick up after it if they would just give into our one little request. Only as adults we’re found bargaining with ourselves or a higher power and it sounds more like, “If my hamstring/knee/shoulder could just stop hurting I promise I’ll stretch from now on before every run.” Or, “As soon as my back stops throbbing I will go to the chiropractor. Read More»

Piedmont Newnan seeks help for ER wait times

The new Piedmont Newnan Hospital on Poplar Road has been open less than a year, but it is already experiencing wait times that have led to a new medical screening exam in the emergency room to more effectively serve patients with more severe conditions.

“Emergency rooms across the country have seen a continual increase in the number of patients who visit for primary care needs, and Piedmont Newnan is among them,” said hospital president and CEO Michael Bass. “As a result, patients are experiencing longer wait times.” Read More»