Health & Wellness
The Puzzling Truth

The Puzzling Truth

  Get the 411 on heart disease, the No. 1 killer of both men and women living in the United States. By Katie Lambert "'Doctor, why me?' I get that all the time," says William A. Cooper, MD, author and medical director of cardiovascular surgery at WellStar Health System. "'Why… Read more...

February / March 2017 Digital Issue

February-March 2017 Digital Issue:   Read more...
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...
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