Health

Ask the Anytime Fitness Guy

By Jon Spangler
Special to The Citizen

Question: It’s obvious to me that women see their physicians much more frequently than men. As a guy, I want to be proactive about my health, but I really don’t know how often to schedule regular check-ups. Any advice? Read More»

Senior Services offers dementia caregivers' workshops

Caregiver workshops offered at FSS to better understand and manage diagnosis of dementia

Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or related dementia can be overwhelming. To better address the diverse needs of caregivers, Fayette Senior Services (FSS) and Piedmont Fayette Hospital will co-host two highly informative workshops offered by Sixty Plus Older Adult Services of Piedmont Hospital (Atlanta). Both workshops feature geriatric care professionals from Piedmont Hospital’s Sixty Plus Older Adult Services program, which provides educational and supportive programs designed to enhance the well being of older adults and their families. Read More»

Peachtree City boy shows off strong legs, iron will

Will Garner after crossing the finish line at the 2010 Strong Legs Run. Photo/Special.

Earlier this year, Will Garner, 9, a student at Braelinn Elementary School with cerebral palsy, had to undergo major hip and foot reconstruction surgery. The recovery was long, nearly six months, and painful. Will’s physical therapists needed to set goals for him, both short ones to get him through each day’s therapy sessions, and a long one to work towards. The long term goal would show Will, and his family, just how far he had come in a short period of time. On Nov. 6, Will would walk the Strong Legs Run in Atlanta, a 2K race, in his walker. Read More»

Look at my face

Greg Moffatt's picture

The older I get and the more I understand about human behavior, the more certain I am that we are social creatures. The most serious psychological conditions in human children involve neglect and abuse – situations where the child either has minimal or no social interaction or where that interaction is painful. Read More»

Holidays can bring on feelings of isolation in seniors

ACTi-KARE Responsive In-Home Care is a locally owned company that specializes in providing professional and highly individualized non-medical services to help seniors maintain their independence and dignity while still receiving the assistance they require.  As we rapidly approach the Christmas holidays, we need to be acutely aware that while this is a joyous season, it is also a time when many people including seniors, feel isolated and alone.  Read More»

Shoulder dislocations

By Michael Cushing,MD
Shoulder Specialist,
Georgia Bone and Joint

The shoulder is the most commonly dislocated joint in the body. Shoulder dislocations occur more commonly in younger patients. Traumatic shoulder dislocations are common in contact or collision sports, like wrestling, football and basketball. These injuries are usually easy to diagnose, since the shoulder and arm look abnormal because the ball slides completely out of the socket. Patients present with severe pain and loss of motion. Read More»

Ask the Anytime Fitness Guy

By Jon Spangler
Special to The Citizen

Question: How come I never see anyone else doing a warm-up prior to working out?

Answer: That’s a great question, and one that’s relatively easy to answer. Most people simply don’t make time for a warm-up. Lots of folks just want to “get in and get out,” and don’t really consider the benefits of properly preparing the body for exercise. Let’s highlight a few of these benefits, so you have justification for incorporating it into your workout. Read More»

Painkillers linked to hearing loss

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

Medication doesn't always have to be the answer

By Melody King, L.C.S.W.
A New Start Counseling Center, Inc.

Many people are suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Often people go to their doctor and get medication. Sometimes medication is the best choice. There are people who do not want to take medication or can’t take it because of side effects. The good news is there are other ways to get better. Scientists have learned a great deal about the brain and body. This has led to new ways of helping with these symptoms. Read More»

Outcome Medical of Georgia LLC moves offices and expands services

From left are James Snyder, M.D and Jamie Walraven, M.D. Photo/Special.

Don Dixson, President of Outcome Medical of Georgia announced today that they have relocated their office from Fayetteville to Peachtree City and Jamie Walraven, M.D. will begin offering services in the new space in January.

The medical office for Dr. Snyder and Dr. Walraven is located at 525 Westpark Drive, Peachtree City. The new space, according to Dr. Snyder, is on the first floor and is set up to not only offer his patients their very successful non-drug pain treatments, but with the new facility we can accommodate the procedures offered by Dr. Walraven. Read More»

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