If you’re like many women today who are in the early stages of menopause, you might feel a little lost. Years ago, as soon as a woman experienced her first hot flash, she headed straight to her gynecologist to talk about hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which involved using a prescribed,… Read more...
Before she became director of The Foundation and Volunteer Services at Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna, Sharon Croyle’s early career was in banking, but she always belonged to some organization that was raising money for a good cause. She enjoyed seeing the result making a difference in people’s lives. After going… Read more...
Women's Health Screenings Information Onset of sexual activity to age 20 ❑ Breast exam❑ Pelvic exam❑ Gonorrhea and Chlamydia testing❑ HIV testing (also consider other STD testing depending on risk factors) Age 21-25 ❑ Breast exam❑ Pelvic exam❑ Pap test❑ Gonorrhea and Chlamydia testing❑ HIV and other STD testing if… Read more...
When Robin Cohen began considering the position of executive director for It’s The Journey Inc. (ITJ), the nonprofit organization that produces the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, she did not have any family members or close friends who had been affected by the disease. However, between the time she… Read more...
If your day typically ends with you popping a couple of aspirin and using a heating pad to soothe your aching back, you’re not alone. According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), 75 to 80 percent of all people experience back pain at some point in their lives. Of course,… Read more...
As a U.S Olympian (1972), best-selling author, training consultant and founder of Phidippides, the nation’s first store devoted exclusively to running, Jeff Galloway is used to wearing many hats. An avid runner, he runs 6 days a week, 7 or 8 marathons a year and is a director for the… Read more...
The Doris Shaheen Breast Health Center at Piedmont Hospital, 97.1 FM The River and Best Self Atlanta magazine have come together to help increase awareness for breast cancer prevention. The BreasText program sends a free text message to your cell phone each month reminding you when it’s time for a… Read more...
They may not wear capes, but they’re superheroes just the same. Their mission: to help the public at large improve their health and well being. Their archenemies: poor eating habits, lack of exercise and general apathy toward health. Their special powers: the ability to lead by example and encourage those… Read more...
You’ve heard the old exercise-related adage over and over again: “No pain, no gain.” Well, if you’re over the age of 40, no pain is actually a good thing. In fact, the presence of pain after a workout session or a day enjoying your favorite sports activity can actually be… Read more...
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