Health

Research indicates hearing loss linked to injuries, diseases

Research indicates hearing loss linked to injuries, diseases

Dr. Nikki DeGeorge, audiologist and owner of Fayette Hearing Clinic and Coweta Hearing Clinic recently attended the Academy of Doctors of Audiology Convention in Las Vegas Nevada. At this convention, recent research from John Hopkins Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control, the Alzheimer’s Association, the National Institute of Health, and many other research facilities were discussed. These studies concluded that seniors with untreated hearing loss were more prone to have certain other medical ailments than seniors who did not have hearing loss. Read More»

Watch out for holiday depression among elderly

The holidays are supposed to be a festive time for families and friends, but they can be especially depressing and lonely for the elderly. Perhaps a senior’s spouse has died or his or her children live too far away to celebrate. Or maybe they’re too frail to cook that famous family meal or decorate the house with that special touch.

That’s why the Senior Helpers of Peachtree City, warns families to look out for holiday depression among their elderly loved ones. Read More»

HealthSouth Rehabilitation opens in Newnan

HealthSouth Newnan will provide customized therapy plans to help patients regain independence.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan will open its doors and begin admitting patients on Dec. 2. The hospital, located at 2101 E. Newnan Crossing Blvd. in Newnan, provides comprehensive rehabilitation to patients who have experienced stroke, trauma, brain and orthopedic injuries, as well as other major illnesses or injuries.

HealthSouth Newnan includes 50 all-private rooms, a spacious, on-site therapy gym and cutting-edge rehabilitation technologies. Read More»

Piedmont Fayette celebrates affiliation with MD Anderson Cancer Network

Celebrating the local hospital’s affiliation with the M.D. Anderson Cancer Network Oct. 14 are (L-R) John Goodman, executive director of Oncology Services for Piedmont Healthcare; Marlin Seay, executive director of Patient Services for Piedmont Fayette; Melanie Wong, vice president, MD Anderson; Michael Burnett, CEO of Piedmont Fayette; and Dr. Jonathan Bender, medical director of Piedmont Fayette’s Cancer Center. Photo/Warren Bond Photography.

Fayette County leaders joined the staff of Piedmont Fayette Hospital at a reception last week commemorating the hospital’s new affiliation with the MD Anderson Cancer Network, a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. More than 100 people heard remarks from the hospital’s chief executive officer, medical director and executive director of patient services as well as from the vice president of strategy and business development from MD Anderson. Read More»

PANDAS: It’s a bear, but not the way you think

Neely and Lucy Ward promote PANDAS/PANS awareness.

Tomorrow is a national awareness day for something you have probably never heard of. A local mom, and PANDAS Network.org, hope to change that.
National  PANDAS / PANS Awareness Day is Thursday, Oct. 9. The purpose is to raise awareness of these frightening illnesses that cause sudden and acute behavior changes in children following a bout of strep or other infectious trigger. Heather Ward and her husband, Scott, have become near experts on the subject since two of their three children have been diagnosed with one of these syndromes. Read More»

World-class cancer treatment now in Fayette

Exterior photo of Piedmont-Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville. File photo.

Piedmont brings expertise of MD Anderson Cancer Network to Georgia Read More»

National Trail Day observed at The Ridge Nature Area

Southern Conservation Trust members (L-R) Keith Larson, Monica Coleman, and Jim Coleman (no relation) help out with National Trail Day at The Ridge Nature Area. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

By BONNIE HESTER
Intern for The Citizen

On June 7 the Southern Conservation Trust and Southside Cycling Club hosted National Trail Day — a collection of outdoor events held annually to celebrate America’s trail systems — for a second time at The Ridge Nature Area.

The Ridge is currently under development as the fifth public nature area to be owned or managed by the Southern Conservation Trust in Fayette County. Read More»

American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life week gets a spirited kickoff

American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life week gets a spirited kickoff

Helping to kick off the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life week with a dinner in honor of cancer survivors April 25 were (L-R) Debbie Britt, executive director of community and public relations for Piedmont Fayette Hospital (which hosted the event at New Hope Baptist Church North Campus); Vicki Turner, hospital community board member; Tracey Coker, vice president of clinical services; Ronda Rich, best selling author and syndicated columnist for The Citizen and the evening’s main speaker; Michael Burnett, chief executive officer of Piedmont Fayette; Gracen O'Neal, one of the dinner speake Read More»

Myeloma Awareness Month

Myeloma Awareness Month

Fayetteville Mayor Greg Clifton (center) and the City Council issued a proclamation March 20 acknowledging Myeloma Awareness Month. Receiving the proclamation were Southside Multiple Myeloma Support Group representatives Portia Skeete (L) and Alma Robinson. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Alzheimer’s Walk planning meeting is this weekend

Pictured from the left are Corrine Eakins, Logistics Chair;  Alexis Shaffer, Logistics Committee; Becky Fitzgerald, Team Retention Co-Chair; Sue Shaffer, Walk Chair; Juanita McDowell, Team Retention Co-Chair; Debbie Britt, Walk Co-Chair; Sally Fleming, Logistic Committee; and Emily Richter, Alzheimer’s Association Walk Coordinator, Atlanta Area. Photo/Special.

The first step in organizing any successful venture is proper planning.  And it’s never too early to plan, especially when your key objective is to raise funds to provide free services to Georgia families affected by Alzheimer’s Disease. 

Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the country. Over 200,000 Georgia citizens have this memory altering disease.  Read More»