Health

Best Buy helps out Heritage of Peachtree

Best Buy helps out Heritage of Peachtree

Peachtree City Best Buy reaches out with free electronic help to Heritage of Peachtree.  Pictured with the “Geek Mobile” is: left to right front row: Dania Thompson, Chris Jobe, Sandra Bachmeier (Home Theatre Services Supervisor), Dezaray Lloyd.  back row: LeDavin Williams, Andrew McDowell, Michael Cousins, Mike Carmack, Jean Acomb

Community Wellness Day this Saturday in Sharpsburg

Community Wellness Day this Saturday in Sharpsburg

It is important for leaders and citizens of our communities to understand that the health care crisis is not going to be solved in Washington; It is going to be solved in our individual communities through education, personal awareness, and people making lifestyle changes. Dr Matthew Davis, Director of Crossroads Chiropractic in Sharpsburg and many other local businesses are working very hard in our community to give people the tools they need to take back responsibility for their family’s health and well-being.    Read More»

Cancer Wellness Walk in Peachtree City Saturday

Chick-fil-A has committed to be the title sponsor of the upcoming Cancer Wellness Walk in Peachtree City. Their generous support of the Walk will allow Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital to continue to offer their services at no charge to cancer patients and their families.

Cancer Wellness offers comprehensive, complementary services and programs to anyone affected by cancer at any phase in his or her cancer journey. These services improve quality of life and promote health and well being at every phase in the cancer journey. Read More»

Forming healthy habits with help from The New Well

Each aspect of our lives requires some extent of routine and consistency. We all have habits; some positive and some negative. Forming good habits around food, exercise and relaxation is a critical aspect to lasting, healthy weight loss.

To change your routine (or habit) can take time. Between 18 and 254 days, in fact (Lally et al. 2009). This is a huge variance in time, credited mostly with the levels of complicacy of the task. Read More»

Is the future of eyeglasses electric

By Dr. John Henahan
Special to The Citizen

A recent article in the New York Times is the latest to highlight a potentially revolutionary development in eyeglasses for bifocal wearers. Dr. John Henahan of Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City says that almost everyone over the age of 45 needs extra help to read.

“Traditional bifocals or progressive lenses (no-line bifocals) have the near portion permanently embedded in the lower portion of the lens,” reports Dr. Henahan. “That can be problematic when you want to look down at a further distance, such as going up and down stairs.” Read More»

Alpha Internal Medicine begins 13th year of serving Fayette County

From left are  Jared R. Shafer, PA-C; Erinn Harris, MD; Coral Benge, PA-C; Betsy Horton-Pawlowski, MD; Diliana Panova, MD; Jacquelyn Stewart, NP-C. Photo/Special.

Alpha Internal Medicine (AIM) celebrated 12 years of service in 2010. Dr. Betsy Horton-Pawlowski originally opened the practice on Georgia Highway 54 West, in Fayetteville. Today at the new location on Highway 85 South behind ABC Pediatrics, she is supported in service to the community by Diliana Panova, MD; Erinn Harris, MD ; Coral Benge, PA-C; Jacquelyn Stewart, NP-C; Jared R. Shafer, PA-C, Lisa Stillman, Registered Dietician and Karen Hall, CMT, NMT, Massage Therapist. Read More»

New Year's resolutions for parents

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In more than fifteen years of writing this column I’ve never suggested resolutions for the coming year, but I suppose I’ll give it a try.  If you don’t have any ideas about what you would like to accomplish for your family in the coming year, here are some ideas for you.

1. Shut the television off. Television isn’t evil, but like any tool, it can be misused. The average family has the television turned on eight hours each day. That doesn’t leave much time for talking to each other. Resolve to pick just one day each month to be a TV-free day. Do something together as a family that day. Read More»

It’s 2011, do you still suffer with your 2010 pain?

By Don Dixson
Special to The Citizen

It truly is amazing how fast time passes, but that may not be so for the person who has a chronic pain problem. If you are living with pain, it may be time to step back and take stock of the process that you have endured this past year (or years) to help you live with your pain. Are you on a steady diet of pain medications? Have you had the injections in your spine that were supposed to get rid of your pain, but didn’t? Just how many trips to the doctor have you made in 2010 or, for that matter, a number of years? Read More»

Safety and home accessibility for seniors

Every home should be a safe place to live, but extra thought and care should be given to those with challenges, whether it is an elder person or someone who is disabled. Falls can be detrimental (even life threatening) to elders. Seniors can be fearful and less independent if they need care while recuperating. They can lose confidence and the ability to live independently. Below are a few statistics on falls reported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

• More than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States. Read More»