Health

Caregiver Expo set for May 24 at Fayette Senior Services

Nearly 200 people last year attended Fayette Senior Services “We Are Here For You” Caregivers Resource Expo. Photo/Special.

To help individuals and families better manage the often daunting responsibilities of caring for a loved one, Fayette Senior Services (FSS) will host its 2nd annual “We Are Here for You” Caregiver Resource Expo. The free event will be held on Thursday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services location in Fayetteville at the FSS Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive (across from the Fayette County Justice Center). No registration is required. Read More»

Here’s your Citizen Spring/Summer 2012 FAQFinder

Here’s your Citizen Spring/Summer 2012 FAQFinder

The Citizen Newspapers presents the Spring/Summer 2012 FAQFinder. Click here to access the digital edition.

FAQ stands for Frequently Asked Questions and the goal of this publication is to be the place to go to find those answers and to point your in the right direction for finding more information about the things you need to know. Read More»

Insomnia? Maybe your eyes are to blame

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

For decades, scientists have looked for explanations as to why certain conditions occur with age, including memory loss, slower reaction time, insomnia and even depression. They have scrupulously investigated such suspects as high cholesterol, obesity, heart disease and an inactive lifestyle.

Now a fascinating body of research supports a largely unrecognized culprit: the aging of the eye, according to Dr. John Henahan an eye doctor at Spectrum Eyecare. Read More»

Healthy Heart Fair in Sharpsburg, Feb. 11

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In an effort to better educate the local community on this deadly disease, Piedmont Heart Institute along with Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Piedmont Newnan Hospital will host a Healthy Heart Fair Saturday, February 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event takes place at Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians located at 20 Francis Way in Sharpsburg. Read More»

February is Low Vision Month

Audrey Demmitt and Sophie.

Local JC Booth nurse with blinding eye disease is advocate for others

Millions of people are visually impaired or legally blind. Low Vision services can help maximize independence at work, at home and in the community.

As an eye doctor, Dr. John Henahan of Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City is usually in the position of teaching others about their health and vision.  Read More»

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»

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