Health

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

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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»

Transport chairs get up and go

There is a wonderful option available for people who have a difficult time walking from place to place, an option that many people just don’t know about. The product is called a “Transport” or “Companion” Chair, and they are gaining quickly in popularity. How is a Transport chair different from a wheelchair?

A wheelchair enables a person who cannot walk to get from place to place while seated by propelling themselves forward using two large rear “drive” wheels Read More»

Tips for finding good cell phones for hearing aids

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• Try before you buy.

• Look for cell phone with a rating of M4/T4 and Blue Tooth Compatible, if you are going to use Blue Tooth accessories (www.betterhearing.org/hearing_solutions/cellphones.cfm.)

• Try cellphones from company owned stores as opposed to big box stores as they are required by the FCC to let you try them before you take them home. The ratings M4/T4 or whichever ratings are listed on the box. Read More»

Four common parenting mistakes

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In two decades of practice, I have seen almost everything, both the good and bad in parental behavior. By far, most of the parents of the children I’ve worked with, even the ones who have abused their children, were not evil people. They were often good people who deeply loved their children and they were doing the best they could within the limitations of their training and understanding of children. Even the best parents make mistakes - we all do. Other than deliberate abuse, neglect, and abandonment, the most common mistakes parents make can be grouped easily in to five categories. Read More»

World Gyms launch third ‘I Lost It At The Club’

Just some of the trainers from World Gym involved in the “I Lost It At The Club” program. Photo/Special.

Losing weight is one of the most popular resolutions that people make each year and by the end of February or beginning of March, the determinaton they felt at the beginning of the year is starting to wane. That’s where a program like “I Lost It At The Club,” at the three World Gym locations in Fayette County can help not only re-energize a weight loss campaign or kickstart getting healthy and fit but also start a lifestyle change that can be followed for years to come. Read More»

Primoro, Inc. helps doctors build better businesses

Fayette County resident Robert Rosser couldn’t stay retired for very long. Read More»

How to catch a cold

Some people seem to expect a bout with a cold or the flu each year. If you haven’t had your quota yet, here are some things you can do:
• Eat a poor diet. If you want to catch a cold, make sure your body lacks the vitamins and minerals it needs to keep itself in good repair. Eat lots of processed foods, stripped of their nutritional value especially sweets.
• Avoid adequate rest. Deprive yourself of adequate rest. Stay up late and reduce the time you sleep as much as possible. Use tobacco, coffee and other stimulants to fool yourself into thinking you have more than enough energy. Read More»

Simple steps to decrease your risk of getting H1N1 virus

Stay Well! By being pro-active, you can help keep yourself from getting the H1N1 Flu virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are simple steps we all can take to help decrease our risk of getting the H1N1 flu this season. Many of these steps just boil down to good common sense, but it is good to be reminded of the basics: Read More»