Health & Wellness
2017 Resolution Planner

2017 Resolution Planner

By Amy Meadows We at Best Self Atlanta want to help you begin your journey to becoming your best self—whatever that may mean for you. With the My Best Self 2017 Resolution Planner, you'll learn how to care for and strengthen your mind, body and spirit. The guidance provided by… Read more...
Unhinged

Unhinged

Often, we don't thoroughly appreciate the role our joints play in our body until they hurt. Suddenly, it's harder to climb stairs or a shoulder aches too much to blow-dry hair. Joint pain can not only take some of the fun out of life, but it can also make it… Read more...
VEINAtlanta: Total Vein Care

VEINAtlanta: Total Vein Care

Experience the Best Treatments for Unsightly VeinsAt VEINatlanta's two locations, full-time surgeons redefine excellence when it comes to modern treatment of a variety of vein disorders.   Varicose Veins Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted, blue veins that are close to the surface of the skin. Because valves in them are… Read more...
Beyond the Pink

Beyond the Pink

All too often, the opening lines of a breast cancer story echo similarities—"I felt a weird lump" or "I finally went in for my mammogram" or "They saw something on the scan and asked me to come back in" or "It's in my family, so I knew I should get… Read more...
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month

Acne, irregular periods and excessive hair growth—these are not only symptoms of puberty, they're also signs of a problem that affects 10-15% of reproductive age women. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a metabolic condition that can be a precursor for more serious conditions like type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular… Read more...
Scattered

Scattered

In 1994,the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) reclassified Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), listing it in the "Neurodevelopmental Disorders" section instead of the ones dealing with disruptive behavior disorders. The changes were significant because they reflected the complex nature of the brain disorder, which, according… Read more...
Testing, testing, 1-2-3

Testing, testing, 1-2-3

By Katie Lambert All mistakes are not equal. The famous leaning Tower of Pisa wasn't meant to lean, but its construction on soft soil hasn't resulted in much other than a charmingly tilted structure. The series of mistakes that led to the sinking of the Titanic, however, resulted in catastrophe.… Read more...
Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s

By Amy Meadows Say hi to ..." Her voice trailed off. "Your buddy!" She chirped a moment later. I knew what my grandmother was trying to say as we exchanged goodbyes on the phone. But she couldn't remember my husband's name. She couldn't even remember the word "husband." It was… Read more...
Sweet Slumber

Sweet Slumber

by Morgan A. McLaughlin McFarland Sleep is as strong a biological need as food, water and shelter. Without adequate sleep, physical health degrades and mental health suffers. Sleep deprivation wreaks such profound havoc on the mind and body that it's used in some cultures as an enhanced interrogation technique for… Read more...
Loosening the Stroke Belt

Loosening the Stroke Belt

By Katie Lambert Southerners live in what the Centers for Disease Control calls the "Stroke Belt," an area made up of people who are both more likely to suffer a stroke and more likely to die from one. The one thing doctors who treat stroke victims wish you knew? How… Read more...
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