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The Villages Amphitheater announces 2011 summer concert series

Roy Clark

Once again, it’s that time of year when we get the long-awaited answer to “Who’s coming to the amphitheater this year?” The Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville is excited to welcome back its presenting sponsor, Mercedes Benz of South Atlanta, to bring you the 2011 Summer Concert Series.

This year also brings some exciting changes designed to make the Villages a more affordable and comfortable place to enjoy great entertainment. Read More»

Pancakes, clowns and firetrucks at annual breakfast

“DeanO T. Clown” from New Hope Baptist Church gets a few lessons from Kiwanian Steve Boone on how to properly flip a fluffy flapjack during last year’s Pancake Saturday. Photo/Special.

Tired of the cold weather?  Tired of being cooped up?  Then here’s the chance for your family to step out and socialize once again. For the 19th year in a row the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City will hold its annual Pancake Saturday on Jan. 29.  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»

Skiing injuries

By Michael Cushing, MD
Georgia Bone and Joint, LLC

Ski and snowboarding injuries are coming in to our office. The snow is on the slopes, the chair lifts are up and running and the weekend warriors are out. The combination of poor conditioning, inflexible joints and stiff muscles leads to injury on the slopes. Read More»

Macular degeneration incidence declining, new treatments studied

Dry Macular Degeneration is the number one cause of vision loss in Americans over age 65, according to Dr. John Henahan of Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City.  

“When I was director of low vision services at LSU Eye Center (in New Orleans), macular degeneration was the main cause of vision impairment in more than 90 percent of my patients.”  The condition afflicts 10 to 15 million Americans. Read More»

Lip reading: Your third hearing aid

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

Have you ever heard someone say, “I hear better with my glasses on”?

Most people feel they hear better when they can see the person talking. That’s because they’re getting help from lip-reading.

You probably get important help from lip-reading too. Not as in some spy movie, where the hero understands every word from across a room just by watching the person’s lips. Some sounds are impossible to lip-read, so lip-reading when you hear no sound at all is extremely difficult and of limited help. Read More»

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»

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