Health

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»

Choose a race as a goal

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Running is all well and good but it helps to have a destination.

Once I started my running regimen with the Couch to 5K app, I knew I wanted to have a 5K race to enter at the end of it. Luckily, there was the All-American 5K in Peachtree City coming up close to the end of the program. I knew that I would be ready and wouldn’t embarrass myself in the race. I wasn’t going to win it or even win my age group, but I wouldn’t be clutching my side and walking across the finish line dead last either. Read More»

March of Dimes event this Friday

In an unprecedented cooperative effort, Fun 101.1 FM will join with Fayetteville Dwarf House, Newnan Dwarf House, Chick-fil-A Thomas Crossroads, Truett’s Grill in Griffin, and Truett’s Grill in McDonough in the 1st Annual Southern Crescent Broadcasters for Babies event to benefit the March of Dimes Georgia Chapter. Read More»

Straight talk about health care reform and what it means for seniors

According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), a national survey of adults aged 65 and older finds that most seniors are still confused or unaware of important aspects of health reform, also known as The Affordable Care Act, including its impact on their own Medicare coverage. Read More»

The New Well

Kelly (L) and Brett Phillips, owners of The New Well in Peachtree City. Photo/Sandy Zimmerman.

Weight Loss and Wellness Center now open in Peachtree City

The Center for Disease Control has recently reported that 67 percent of all Americans are either overweight or clinically obese. To combat this growing problem, The New Well Weight Loss and Wellness program opened in Peachtree City on June 1. It is the first to open in Georgia and is located at 1219 N. Peachtree Parkway near Target. Read More»

It's what inside that counts

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Remember my last column where I urged everybody to give running a try and was real gung-ho about it? I’m still gung-ho, but I need to be forthcoming about something. After the 5K race, which I ran in light athletic sneakers from a big box (big mistake), I felt fine. For about four hours. When I tried to walk after that, my feet felt very bad. While I was laid up, I started searching WebMD, afraid that I was going to find I did some permanent damage. Luckily, I didn’t. It was just a common ailment for running in a shoe that didn’t cater to my feet. Read More»

Healthpoint Pediatric friendly to families

Healthpoint Pediatrics opened its doors in 2004 in Tyrone by Dr. Marat Plotkin. He was motivated to open his own practice after providing ER services at Atlanta’s Scottish Rite and his goal was to provide an atmosphere in which parents are not rushed and are given time to discuss their children’s health with him. Healthpoint Pediatrics provides care to children ages newborn to 21 years old.

“Our goal is provide excellent medical care to our patients in a personalized manner, based upon trust and mutual respect with our families,” said Plotkin. Read More»

Am I Here?

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The title for this article is not original to me. It was the title of a poem written by a friend and if he still had it I would probably share it with you now, but he wrote it when he was a boy and it is apparently lost forever. The message of his poem, however, is one that shouldn’t be lost.

He wrote the poem at a point in life when he wondered if anyone noticed him. When he told a joke, no one seemed to be listening. If he was interrupted in telling a story, nobody asked him to finish it. “Am I here?” he wondered. Read More»