Health

Fayette, Coweta under alert for mosquitoes carrying W. Nile virus

While no cases of West Nile Virus have been reported in Fayette County, the Ga. Department of Public Health (DPH) is recommending that residents take precautions to avoid infection.

Those precautions are worthwhile given that 21 confirmed cases, including three deaths, Read More»

Event at TCBY this Friday to help PTC family

Event at TCBY this Friday to help PTC family

The acronym PANDAS makes one immediately think of the cute creatures that are famous at Zoo Atlanta, but the disorder is scary and it has effected the lives of Peachtree City residents Eric and Heather Bergholt and their daughter, Emma. They will try to raise awareness at an event at TCBY in Peachtree City this Friday. Read More»

Volunteers step forward for Alzheimer's Walk

Volunteers step forward for Alzheimer's Walk

The 2012 Southern Crescent “Walk To End Alzheimer’s” has new volunteer leadership to help guide this event to its successful conclusion on October 6th in Peachtree City.  Sue Shaffer, Chair (left), and Raquel O’Sullivan, Assistant Chair, are joining forces to head up this annual walk sponsored by the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  The Walk was originally organized in 2000 by Peachtree City co-founder Floy Farr, whose wife suffered from Alzheimer’s. Read More»

The most effective teacher is at home

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In 1954, Robert Holmes was only 13 years old when his mother took him to a local swimming pool in Edison, New Jersey.  As a black boy in a segregated world, attendants refused him entry and called the police.  His mother stood firm.  She looked at her young teen and said, “Son, climb under the turnstile.”  Holmes later said he was more afraid of his mother than the police, so he obeyed her and climbed under. Read More»

National Senior Health & Fitness Day promotes ways to live well and age well

Dottie Davis, Fayette Senior Services (FSS) fitness center volunteer, gets ready for National Senior Health & Fitness Day on May 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the FSS Life Enrichment Center in Fayetteville. Photo/FSS.

On Thursday, May 30, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fayette Senior Services will be among more than 1,000 organizations participating in the 19th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day, the nation’s largest health promotion event for older adults.

The free event will be held at FSS’s Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville (across from the Fayette County Justice Center). Read More»

Caregiver Expo set for May 24 at Fayette Senior Services

Nearly 200 people last year attended Fayette Senior Services “We Are Here For You” Caregivers Resource Expo. Photo/Special.

To help individuals and families better manage the often daunting responsibilities of caring for a loved one, Fayette Senior Services (FSS) will host its 2nd annual “We Are Here for You” Caregiver Resource Expo. The free event will be held on Thursday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services location in Fayetteville at the FSS Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive (across from the Fayette County Justice Center). No registration is required. Read More»

Here’s your Citizen Spring/Summer 2012 FAQFinder

Here’s your Citizen Spring/Summer 2012 FAQFinder

The Citizen Newspapers presents the Spring/Summer 2012 FAQFinder. Click here to access the digital edition.

FAQ stands for Frequently Asked Questions and the goal of this publication is to be the place to go to find those answers and to point your in the right direction for finding more information about the things you need to know. Read More»

Insomnia? Maybe your eyes are to blame

John. L Henahan, OD, FAAO
Special to The Citizen

For decades, scientists have looked for explanations as to why certain conditions occur with age, including memory loss, slower reaction time, insomnia and even depression. They have scrupulously investigated such suspects as high cholesterol, obesity, heart disease and an inactive lifestyle.

Now a fascinating body of research supports a largely unrecognized culprit: the aging of the eye, according to Dr. John Henahan an eye doctor at Spectrum Eyecare. Read More»

Healthy Heart Fair in Sharpsburg, Feb. 11

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In an effort to better educate the local community on this deadly disease, Piedmont Heart Institute along with Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Piedmont Newnan Hospital will host a Healthy Heart Fair Saturday, February 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event takes place at Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians located at 20 Francis Way in Sharpsburg. Read More»

February is Low Vision Month

Audrey Demmitt and Sophie.

Local JC Booth nurse with blinding eye disease is advocate for others

Millions of people are visually impaired or legally blind. Low Vision services can help maximize independence at work, at home and in the community.

As an eye doctor, Dr. John Henahan of Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City is usually in the position of teaching others about their health and vision.  Read More»

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