Health

Three common questions about hearing loss

As a hearing care provider with AccuQuest Hearing Centers, the largest hearing health private practice in the nation, I see many patients. Of all the questions I get, three stand out as some of the most common and important to understand:

1) What are the symptoms of Hearing Loss?
While the causes, types, and degrees of hearing loss vary, the symptoms are essentially the same. People with hearing loss typically answer “yes” to questions like:

Do I hear, but have a difficult time understanding?

Do I frequently have to ask people to repeat themselves? Read More»

Top 5 resolutions to preserve your vision in the new year

During the holidays and new years celebrations it is common to reflect upon the blessings we have in our lives as well as to make new years resolutions. In that tradition, it is important not to take for granted your most precious sense, vision. We asked Dr. John Henahan, optometrist at Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City for his top resolutions for 2012. Read More»

Five steps to dry eye relief

Dry eye symptoms often worsen as winter begins according to Dr. John Henahan of Spectrum Eyecare In Peachtree City. “As we heat our homes to stay comfortable in the winter, it causes the ambient humidity to drop dramatically. This causes our tear layer to evaporate more quickly and our eyes to feel drier”, says Dr. Henahan. Read More»

Spring Hill student doesn’t let disorder get him down

Sam Carillo with Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Denzel McCoy. Photo/Special.

Sam Carillo got mononucleosis in the third grade. The virus, which is like a severe case of the flu, triggered chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), which is a blood disorder that lowers the number of platelets in the blood. Basically, the immune system mistakes platelets for viral material and attacks them. ITP typically goes away on its own after six months, unless it is a chronic version of the disorder. Unfortunately for Carillo, his case is chronic, and because of potential bleeding trauma, he had to quit football and other contact sports. Read More»

Eye injury would have been prevented by safety glasses

By Dr. John Henahan
Special to The Citizen

We have all been reminded of the importance of safety glasses when using grinders, power saws and weed trimmers, said Dr. John Henahan of Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City.  "An unfortunate patient in my office the other day reminded me of just how any tool can cause a serious eye injury." Read More»

Helping seniors stay independent is the goal of Acti-Kare

What do you do for a senior loved one just beginning to need a little extra help, but determined to stay independent and continue living in their own home? This can be a difficult dilemma for their family, especially for those living farther away or shouldering an already-heavy schedule of family or work-related obligations. Read More»

Spine surgery in the 21st Century

The technological advances in spinal surgery over the last decade have been dramatic. Many of the instrumentation systems and techniques that are used by spine surgeons today were not even developed during my Fellowship training 14 years ago. Fortunately, our ability to learn and perfect these techniques has also improved with the availability of cadaver-based training facilities and surgeon mentoring programs. Read More»

the new well urges you to 'weight' no more

Fad diets and celebrity workouts come and go, but sustainable and guaranteed weight loss is here to stay…and the new well can prove it. The new well Weight Loss and Wellness Center in Peachtree City has helped their members lose over 750 lbs since opening one year ago. So whether you have 50 pounds or 10 pounds to lose, the new well can help. Read More»

Blood drive at Holy Trinity, May 2

A blood drive is being conducted at Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Peachtree City. Donors will be received in Loreto Hall on Monday, May 2 from 12-6 p.m. For convenience, appointment times may be scheduled by calling Dan Law at 770-631-6779 but walk-ins are also welcome. Holy Trinity Catholic Church is located at 101 Walt Banks Road which is the intersection of Walt Banks Road and GA Highway 54. The American Red Cross has issued an urgent nationwide call for blood due to shortages caused by the recent weather and Easter holiday. Read More»

Dogwood Forest gives you things to consider when looking for an assisted care facility

From left are members of Dogwood Forest’s staff, Community Relations Director Alma Jackson, Executive Director Deltra Clark and Wellness Service Director Chrystal Montgomery. Photo/Special.

By Kia Clark
Special to The Citizen

For close to 25 years, assisted living has become a prominent concept in senior living by providing choices beyond the nursing home model. With a resort like quality, the offering of multiple accommodations, and a sense of community, assisted living has become a first choice for many senior adults and their families. Read More»

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