Health

Residents of Heritage have an attitude of gratitude

By Linda Cashdollar
Special to The Citizen

In 1621, following a very difficult first year in the “New World”, the Pilgrims were thankful for an abundant fall harvest. With the help from Patuxet Native Americans, the Pilgrims had learned how to plant, hunt and harvest the enormous bounty that was available in the New England area, and remembering the past year full of illness and starvation, Pilgrims gathered together with the Indians to feast and worship. Read More»

Helping seniors stay independent is satisfying life’s work for new Georgia Acti-Kare owners

What to do for a senior loved one just beginning to need a little extra help, but determined to remain in their own home? This can be a tough dilemma for family and close friends, especially for those living farther away or shouldering an already-heavy schedule of family or work-related obligations. Luckily, ACTi-KARE Responsive In-Home Care exists to fulfill exactly this niche, providing professional and highly individualized non-medical services to help seniors maintain their independence and dignity while still receiving any and all assistance they may require. Read More»

Medicare and you - Mobility Scooters

We’ve all seen the TV commercials “I got this scooter from Medicare and it didn’t cost me one red cent….” Maybe you have gotten a phone call saying “Our mobility specialist will be in your area next week, and he would like to arrange for you to get a free scooter…”

So, is the Medicare program really giving out “free scooters” to beneficiaries? Well, of course not. But when a mobility scooter is medically necessary it is a covered item. Here is a brief guide to help you understand the guidelines Medicare uses to decide if a scooter is medically necessary for you. Read More»

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»

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