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Vein disorders and leg health

Research shows that 86 percent of Americans will at one time have some sort of Vein disease resulting in billions of dollars of medical costs and lost productivity. By age 50, 67 percent of women and 50 percent of men will have developed varicose veins.

Symptoms of vein disorders include limb distress such as aching, pain, cramping, tiredness or tightness, heaviness and swelling. Also common are symptoms such as skin tenderness and discoloration irregular skin surface and protruding or spider veins. Read More»

Piedmont Fayette adopts latest surgery technology

da Vinci Surgical System now available at Piedmont Fayette Hospital

Piedmont Fayette Hospital is now providing surgeons with the most advanced da Vinci Surgical System available, enabling them to perform minimally invasive robotic surgery. The dual-console system allows up to two surgeons to perform complex procedures using an approach that may result in less scarring and faster recovery times for patients. Read More»

State Health Dept. asks for input on infant program

The Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) Program is Georgia’s statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs, ages birth to three, and their families. The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) Division of Public Health (DPH) is the lead agency for administration of the BCW system. Read More»

Piedmont Physicians offers free blood pressure screenings, BMI analysis Saturday

Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians have teamed up with Us Against Arthero, to bring the Artery Explorer experience to its office at 20 Francis Way, Suite 101 in Sharpsburg. In addition to this unique educational experience, visitors will have a chance to tour the facility, meet the cardiologists, have their blood pressure checked and learn their body mass index (BMI) for free on site. The event is Saturday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read More»

Fayette County is healthiest Georgia county

Fayette County has the healthiest residents in Georgia and Quitman County is the least healthy county in the state, according to a new report released today by the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The County Health Rankings are the first to rank the overall health of the counties in all 50 states – more than 3,000 total – by using a standard formula to measure how healthy people are and how long they live. Read More»

Weight Loss Medical Clinic offers many options

Dr. Bala Nyshadham

One of the unfortunate fallouts of the holiday season is weight gain. It is almost universal that no matter how careful one is during the rest of the year. All that wonderful food and beverages that accompany holiday cheer and love will make Read More»

New counselor meets needs of Japanese community

A New Start Counseling Center, Inc. is delighted to announce a recent development. There is a growing need for counseling and psychological services for the local Japanese community. The addition of Megumi (Meg) Omonishi, Ph.D. to their clinical staff will help address this pressing need. She will serve the Fayette, Coweta and Clayton county areas.

“Dr. Omonishi is an interpersonally delightful professional who will effectively engage not only the local Japanese community but the general community as well”, said J. Dwight Foulk, MED, LPC, the counseling center president. Read More»

Local psychologist interviewed for Essence Magazine

Connie Michele Ward, Ph.D. a psychologist at A New Start Counseling Center, Inc. located in Fayetteville, GA was recently interviewed by Essence magazine regarding her clinical perspectives of how to successfully navigate in the workplace. The article was published in the Friday, January 22th on-line version of Essence Magazine. Dr. Ward has a long, distinguished career, which has involved career-related counseling as one of her specialties. Read More»

Senior Helpers joins Alzheimers Early Detection Alliance

Senior Helpers, the nation’s fastest growing provider of in-home care for seniors, announced today their participation in the Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer’s Early Detection Alliance (AEDA). Senior Helpers has become a “Champion” with the AEDA and will work to spread the word about the warning signs of Alzheimer’s.

The AEDA is an Alzheimer’s Association national outreach campaign focusing on the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Read More»

Eye FAQ's for seniors

John L. Henahan's picture

Question: I have been diagnosed with cataracts, what does that mean?

Answer: Cataracts are not a disease, but rather a normal part of the aging process.

Answer: A cataract is a clouding of one of the focusing lenses in the eye. As this lens gradually becomes more clouded, blurred vision, glare (especially at night) and halos are the result. A more subtle change is a gradual decrease in the perception of color intensity.

Question: What is the treatment for cataracts? Read More»

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