Health & Wellness
Take It as a Complement

Take It as a Complement

It was a case of art imitating life. Still desperately wanting a baby after a series of failed infertility treatments, the character Charlotte York on HBO’s Sex and the City bumped into a friend during lunch one day. Believing that the friend was unable to get pregnant, Charlotte was shocked… Read more...
JaQuitta Williams

JaQuitta Williams

JaQuitta Williams, 38, has been a TV news anchor and reporter for nearly 20 years. Last year, she decided to make a transition in her career, leaving her job at WSB TV to pursue a career in acting and singing. JaQuitta's change in direction began in July 2007, when she… Read more...
Vein, Vein, Go Away

Vein, Vein, Go Away

The worst part of developing leg veins—pain, swelling and itching symptoms aside—may be losing self-confidence. Genes are the No. 1 reason people get vein issues. Other causes are pregnancy and obesity, says Jana Emmett, PA-C, clinical director of VeinInnovations. Feel good about showing your gams again after one of these… Read more...
Salon Safety

Salon Safety

You’ve all heard the horror stories about the cleanliness of nail salons. Don’t just cross your fingers in hopes that you won’t end up with a health problem, though. Here is some handy information and advice to keep your nails healthy and fungus-free: Where does nail fungus come from? Nail… Read more...

Freedom of Movement

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...

Diabetes - Evaluating your risk

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...
Managing your sneezes and sniffles

Managing your sneezes and sniffles

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...
12 Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

12 Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

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...

Watch Your Mouth

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...

Heart-Healthy Do’s and Don’ts

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...
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