Health & Wellness
As our bodies age, our joints become less and less durable, and we become more at risk for arthritis, a painful condition affecting joints. To delay the onset and to manage the pain of arthritis, it’s important to be aware of the types, risk factors and treatments of this condition.… Read more...
Could you be at risk for diabetes and not know it? According to research by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the total incidence of diabetes increased 13.5 percent from 2005 to 2007. Knowing your diabetes risk factors means you can take proactive steps to lower your risk and follow-up regularly… Read more...
Hay fever, also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR), can be triggered by a variety of pollens. Here in Georgia, tree pollen can be detected as early as late February and will persist until May; grass pollen usually appears in April and can persist until mid-July. Management The first steps… Read more...
Aches and pains can be a natural part of aging, but sometimes that persistent problem may be more serious than you realize. We asked Atlanta-area medical experts for their insights into the top symptoms worth checking out, each symptom’s significance and when to seek medical care; 1-Shortness of breath Outside… Read more...
We all want our smiles to be bright and healthy, but caring for your mouth goes far beyond daily brushing and flossing. It’s important to remember that the health of your mouth can affect your entire body so, naturally, professional help is needed. Many men and women are familiar with… Read more...
As a result of the declining economy, Americans are cutting back on healthy activities such as eating fresh foods and exercising regularly, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Heart Association (AHA). “We’ve made dramatic gains in recent years in our fight against heart disease and stroke, but… Read more...
As you age, your hormone levels decline, resulting in various health concerns including decreased energy and sexual interest; increased risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer; a decrease in muscle mass; impaired psychological function; and dyslipidemia (an elevation of lipids in the blood). But there is hope—hormone treatments (HTs)… Read more...
You’ve taken precautions against harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure to your skin, but have you forgotten to protect your eyes? Studies have proven that exposure to UV and high-energy visible light (HEV or blue light) over time damages the eye. The effects of this exposure are accumulative and irreversible. Research… Read more...
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