Health

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»

10 warning signs of hearing loss

If you experience these warning signs repeatedly or in combination, they may indicate a hearing loss.

1. People seem to mumble more frequently.

2. You experience ringing in your ears.

3. You often ask people to repeat themselves.

4. Your family complains that you play the radio or TV too loudly.

5. You no longer hear normal household sounds, such as the dripping of a faucet or the ringing of a doorbell.

6. You have difficulty understanding a conversation when in a large group or crowd.

7. You have trouble understanding all the words in a conversation. Read More»

Options for men with erectile dysfunction

A man’s ability to achieve and sustain an erection depends on the healthy operation of a network of systems that cause vascular tissue to fill with blood. Erectile dysfunction (ED) in men can be associated with a wide variety of underlying medical and psychological conditions including diabetes, excess weight, anxiety, surgery or injury. Read More»