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»

Top five eye health stories of 2012

Seeing well now and maintaining healthy eyes for a lifetime are the top priorities for eye doctors including John Henahan, an optometrist at Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City, Ga.

 “Each year brings new information and studies that help us understand how our amazing visual system works,” said Dr. Henahan.  Here are Dr. Henahan’s top 5 advances in eye care 2012.

 1) US Glaucoma cases rising Read More»

Piedmont Fayette Auxiliary donates to Wellspring

Piedmont Fayette Auxiliary donates to Wellspring

Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s Auxiliary recently honored Wellspring Living by donating $680 in cash and gift certificates. Auxiliary members also donated a wide range of household/personal items needed to support Wellspring Living’s mission, which confronts the issue of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation through awareness, training, and treatment programs for women and girls. Read More»

Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary seeks scholarship applicants

Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary is seeking applicants for the Elizabeth Wilmot Bull Memorial Scholarship. The statewide merit-based scholarship is awarded annually to students enrolled in a medical/health-related field of study, excluding pre-med or pre-nursing, at an accredited Georgia college or university. Read More»

Pain relievers, shooting guns and riding motorcycles can damage your hearing

By Dr. Andrew Waits, Au.D.
Special to The Citizen

The link between nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, and hearing loss tends to be greater in women, especially for those who take ibuprofen six or more times a week, according to a new study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Read More»

The importance of combatting emotional eating

Special to The Citizen

As a Health Care Provider at Absolute Weight Loss and Wellness I have found that the most challenging patients to treat for weight loss are emotional eaters. Read More»

The Joint urges you to resolve to live healthy, happily

As another new year begins we each assess our current lifestyle and most of us commit—even if not publicly admitting—to make adjustments of one sort or another. Most of these resolutions are health-related, be it losing those few extra pounds we’ve been wanting to shed, walking just a few times a week, or making healthier eating choices. Then there are the greeting card companies who anticipate these health resolutions and customarily wish us a ‘happy—and healthy’ New Year. Read More»

Acti-Kare's thoughts on the flu virus

By Paul Williams
Special to The Citizen

My wife Heidi and I recently visited the emergency room and then our local Doctor’s office.  I was amazed at the number of people in the waiting room who were coughing, hacking, and just generally ill with (and this is my diagnosis) “the flu”.  I am further amazed that the health care professionals seemed to be healthy.  As the father of a surgeon, I can tell you that flu or no flu, these dedicated folks are going to work. Read More»

Fayetteville man recovering from terrible accident in Tobago

Fayetteville man recovering from terrible accident in Tobago

Fayetteville resident Justin Lake, 32, has an active personality. A black belt in karate at the age of 12, Lake, has also been snowboarding, skydiving and scuba diving. It was on a recent trip to Trinidad & Tobago for some scuba diving and hiking that an accident occurred, one that has changed Lake’s life significantly. Read More»

Fayette, Coweta under alert for mosquitoes carrying W. Nile virus

While no cases of West Nile Virus have been reported in Fayette County, the Ga. Department of Public Health (DPH) is recommending that residents take precautions to avoid infection.

Those precautions are worthwhile given that 21 confirmed cases, including three deaths, Read More»

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