Health

Tis' the season for dry eye

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

Winter is the season for celebration. The joy of Christmas trees, stockings and fires crackling in the hearth make the season bright. Unfortunately for many people, the colder weather and drier air also leads to a flare up in their dry eye symptoms, according to Dr. John L Henahan at Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City.

The good news is that the treatment options for dry eye continue to evolve. Read More»

Three years of incredible pain and now it's gone

Deanna Williams is a resident of Peachtree City and a patient of Dr. Earl Snyder at Outcome Medical of Georgia. Like many people who have suffered chronic pain, she has tried many different doctors and has had many different types of procedures performed on her from spinal adjustments to epidurals, sacroiliac joint steroid injections, medial branch injections, and radio frequency ablation in an effort to find a solution for her pain. Read More»

Ask the Anytime Fitness Guy

By Jon Spangler
Special to The Citizen

Question: I keep hearing about the benefits of HIIT (high-intensity interval training). Can you tell me specifically what it is and the benefits of doing it? Read More»

Senior Helpers can really help families

From left are Kimberly Patterson, Rene Stafford, Kathy Allgeier, Vicki Smith, Marilyn Walker and Linda Pirog. Photo/Sandy Zimmerman

Senior Helpers in Peachtree City was launched in 2006 by franchisee Linda Pirog. Senior Helpers is one of the fastest-growing professional caregiver services that assists senior citizens living at home.  The Peachtree City office services clients from Fayette and Coweta County to Douglas and Cobb County.  There are almost 300 offices of Senior Helpers in the country in over 30 states. Read More»

Prejudice, judgment and the myth of tolerance

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The electoral season has pushed issues like the ground-zero mosque, homosexuality, the race of our president, liberalism, and conservativism to the front lines of daily news. For those on the right end of the political spectrum, the president’s race has nothing to do with their dislike of his policies and they resent being told they are racists when they exercise their right to dissent. Read More»

New study: Contact-lenses improve self image in children

Contact-lenses improve vision-related quality of life in children compared with glasses, especially in the areas of appearance and athletics, reports Dr. John Henahan of Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City, Ga.  “Many parents are fearful of allowing their children to wear contact lenses, but this study conclusively shows that children feel better about themselves when wearing contact lenses, especially after age 10”., continues Dr. Henahan. “Contact lenses are much safer and easier to care for than 20 years ago.” Read More»

Testing for ADHD

When do you need to know?

By Richard Lewis, Ph.D.,
A New Start Counseling Center, Inc. Read More»

Former ‘The Biggest Loser’ winner weighs in on The New Well

When Michelle Aguilar first stepped onto the campus of “The Biggest Loser” in season 6, she had no idea of how much her life was about to change. Michelle touched many lives and soon became loved by millions of people across the country. She fought through the struggles that so many overweight women face every day of their lives. She was able to identify the things that had caused her to gain weight and quickly took back control of her life and won the battle to live a healthy more fulfilling life. Read More»

Ask the Anytime Fitness Guy

Question: I have a friend that follows a vegan lifestyle, and she’s trying to get me to do the same? Is this something you’d recommend for improving overall health and wellness? Read More»