Health

Shoulder dislocations

By Michael Cushing,MD
Shoulder Specialist,
Georgia Bone and Joint

The shoulder is the most commonly dislocated joint in the body. Shoulder dislocations occur more commonly in younger patients. Traumatic shoulder dislocations are common in contact or collision sports, like wrestling, football and basketball. These injuries are usually easy to diagnose, since the shoulder and arm look abnormal because the ball slides completely out of the socket. Patients present with severe pain and loss of motion. Read More»

Ask the Anytime Fitness Guy

By Jon Spangler
Special to The Citizen

Question: How come I never see anyone else doing a warm-up prior to working out?

Answer: That’s a great question, and one that’s relatively easy to answer. Most people simply don’t make time for a warm-up. Lots of folks just want to “get in and get out,” and don’t really consider the benefits of properly preparing the body for exercise. Let’s highlight a few of these benefits, so you have justification for incorporating it into your workout. Read More»

Painkillers linked to hearing loss

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

Medication doesn't always have to be the answer

By Melody King, L.C.S.W.
A New Start Counseling Center, Inc.

Many people are suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Often people go to their doctor and get medication. Sometimes medication is the best choice. There are people who do not want to take medication or can’t take it because of side effects. The good news is there are other ways to get better. Scientists have learned a great deal about the brain and body. This has led to new ways of helping with these symptoms. Read More»

Outcome Medical of Georgia LLC moves offices and expands services

From left are James Snyder, M.D and Jamie Walraven, M.D. Photo/Special.

Don Dixson, President of Outcome Medical of Georgia announced today that they have relocated their office from Fayetteville to Peachtree City and Jamie Walraven, M.D. will begin offering services in the new space in January.

The medical office for Dr. Snyder and Dr. Walraven is located at 525 Westpark Drive, Peachtree City. The new space, according to Dr. Snyder, is on the first floor and is set up to not only offer his patients their very successful non-drug pain treatments, but with the new facility we can accommodate the procedures offered by Dr. Walraven. Read More»

T and R Insurance can help you navigate through Medicare enrollment

For most Medicare beneficiaries this 2011 Anual Enrollment Period is no different than in previous years, a headache. Regardless of whether they are forced to find a new plan because they are losing their current coverage due to a service area change or searching for better benefits; it can be a challenge without the advice of a trusted agent. There are so many different types of plans to choose from. Which is better? A PPO, HMO, PFFS, and by the way, what is a PFFS. There are many factors to be considered when picking the "right " plan. Is my doctor "In-Network? Is my hospital "In-Network"? Read More»

Grateful hearts

Greg Moffatt's picture

Kayani sat in front of me with a paper and crayons. He was six years old and several months earlier, his parents had been butchered by militants from a tribal faction simply because of their heritage - they had the wrong parents, as had a number of his neighbors and playmates. Since that time he had been living with relatives. He lived in a very small one room house with no indoor plumbing or electricity. After my evaluation, I couldn’t find anything wrong with him. At least for now, he was fine. Read More»

Residents of Heritage have an attitude of gratitude

By Linda Cashdollar
Special to The Citizen

In 1621, following a very difficult first year in the “New World”, the Pilgrims were thankful for an abundant fall harvest. With the help from Patuxet Native Americans, the Pilgrims had learned how to plant, hunt and harvest the enormous bounty that was available in the New England area, and remembering the past year full of illness and starvation, Pilgrims gathered together with the Indians to feast and worship. Read More»

Helping seniors stay independent is satisfying life’s work for new Georgia Acti-Kare owners

What to do for a senior loved one just beginning to need a little extra help, but determined to remain in their own home? This can be a tough dilemma for family and close friends, especially for those living farther away or shouldering an already-heavy schedule of family or work-related obligations. Luckily, ACTi-KARE Responsive In-Home Care exists to fulfill exactly this niche, providing professional and highly individualized non-medical services to help seniors maintain their independence and dignity while still receiving any and all assistance they may require. Read More»

Medicare and you - Mobility Scooters

We’ve all seen the TV commercials “I got this scooter from Medicare and it didn’t cost me one red cent….” Maybe you have gotten a phone call saying “Our mobility specialist will be in your area next week, and he would like to arrange for you to get a free scooter…”

So, is the Medicare program really giving out “free scooters” to beneficiaries? Well, of course not. But when a mobility scooter is medically necessary it is a covered item. Here is a brief guide to help you understand the guidelines Medicare uses to decide if a scooter is medically necessary for you. Read More»