Health

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?

Greg Moffatt's picture

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»

Residents feel at home at Heritage of Peachtree

Residents feel at home at Heritage of Peachtree

The big yellow building looks like a rambling, comfortable home! Located on Highway 54 West, just at the edge of Peachtree City, Heritage is nestled among beautiful shrubs and flowering trees. This beautiful one-level senior community is a calm oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life in Fayette County.
Heritage of Peachtree is “the place to be.” You’ll instantly feel right at home. The beautifully decorated building provides a comfortable place for residents, family and friends to relax and take life easy. Read More»

Immediate Care Centers marks two year anniversary

Immediate Care Centers of Georgia, L.L.C. is celebrating their two year anniversary on May 6 from 5:30-8 p.m.

The public is invited to meet the staff and enjoy refreshments. You don’t have to wait in an emergency room for hours; you can be in and out in less than one hour.
Immediate Care Centers of Georgia offers prompt medical attention six days a week. They have highly trained and experienced medical staff, accepting pediatric patients, 12 months and older and all adults. Read More»

Piedmont Fayette Hospital offers Look Good…Feel Better for cancer patients

Look Good…Feel Better classes for cancer patients are held on the first Monday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon in Conference Room A of the 1279 Building of Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s campus.

Look Good…Feel Better is a free, non-medical, brand-neutral, national public service program created to help individuals with cancer look good, improve their self-esteem, and manage their treatment and recovery with greater confidence.

Volunteer beauty professionals and licensed cosmetologists lead small groups, usually about 6 to 10 women, through practical, hands-on experience. Read More»

No such thing as a mean dog

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Two street thugs were being arrested in Atlanta and canine control was on the scene taking possession of a vicious-looking pit bull, apparently owned by one of the men being arrested.  It took more personnel to control the pit bull than it did to detain and arrest the two grown men.  Read More»

Introducing the BodyScan 2010

By Dr. Tena L Trotter, DC
Special to The Citizen

The BODY SCAN 2010 is a FDA registered device that uses bioenergetic stress testing to identify stressed systems of the body. A few examples of the systems that can be analyzed using this sophisticated equipment are the digestive system, immune system, lymphatic system, hormone system and cardiovascular system. It can also check the organs. Read More»