Health

Senior Helpers can really help families

From left are Kimberly Patterson, Rene Stafford, Kathy Allgeier, Vicki Smith, Marilyn Walker and Linda Pirog. Photo/Sandy Zimmerman

Senior Helpers in Peachtree City was launched in 2006 by franchisee Linda Pirog. Senior Helpers is one of the fastest-growing professional caregiver services that assists senior citizens living at home.  The Peachtree City office services clients from Fayette and Coweta County to Douglas and Cobb County.  There are almost 300 offices of Senior Helpers in the country in over 30 states. Read More»

Prejudice, judgment and the myth of tolerance

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The electoral season has pushed issues like the ground-zero mosque, homosexuality, the race of our president, liberalism, and conservativism to the front lines of daily news. For those on the right end of the political spectrum, the president’s race has nothing to do with their dislike of his policies and they resent being told they are racists when they exercise their right to dissent. Read More»

New study: Contact-lenses improve self image in children

Contact-lenses improve vision-related quality of life in children compared with glasses, especially in the areas of appearance and athletics, reports Dr. John Henahan of Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City, Ga.  “Many parents are fearful of allowing their children to wear contact lenses, but this study conclusively shows that children feel better about themselves when wearing contact lenses, especially after age 10”., continues Dr. Henahan. “Contact lenses are much safer and easier to care for than 20 years ago.” Read More»

Testing for ADHD

When do you need to know?

By Richard Lewis, Ph.D.,
A New Start Counseling Center, Inc. Read More»

Former ‘The Biggest Loser’ winner weighs in on The New Well

When Michelle Aguilar first stepped onto the campus of “The Biggest Loser” in season 6, she had no idea of how much her life was about to change. Michelle touched many lives and soon became loved by millions of people across the country. She fought through the struggles that so many overweight women face every day of their lives. She was able to identify the things that had caused her to gain weight and quickly took back control of her life and won the battle to live a healthy more fulfilling life. Read More»

Ask the Anytime Fitness Guy

Question: I have a friend that follows a vegan lifestyle, and she’s trying to get me to do the same? Is this something you’d recommend for improving overall health and wellness? Read More»

Friends and family members raising money for juvenile diabetes research

Taylor Paine, L, and Katie Kojali ready to strut their stuff at the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in Atlanta. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Katie Kojali has had diabetes since she was two years old. Her friend, Taylor Paine, was diagnosed earlier this year. On Oct. 16, they and their families will be a part of the Rockin Peeps, a team walking in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes at Centennial Park in Atlanta. The walk is three miles long but the Rockin Peeps are doing more than just the walk. Read More»

Outcome Medical helps those who suffer from chronic pain

Chronic pain is epidemic in this country with estimates of as many as 75 million people suffering with chronic pain in one form or another. It is estimated that four out of every 10 visits to primary care doctors is because of pain, and the approach seems to always be the same; medications. The pain patient takes medications for pain, inflammation, anxiety and depression, to relax the muscle spasms, and to sleep at night to name only some of the incredible number of medications the chronic pain person takes on a daily basis. Read More»

Cell phone etiquette

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“…so I told her to **** off…”  That was a piece of a conversation I couldn’t help overhearing in a store recently.  The speaker, a teenage girl, was apparently unhappy with something another girl had done and she littered her five-minute conversation with profanities and vulgarities, completely insensitive to anyone standing nearby, including a mother with two young children.  Read More»

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