Health & Wellness
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...
When is Pain a Problem

When is Pain a Problem

Your health is pretty good for someone your age (if you do say so yourself!), but you have the occasional recurrent aches and pains. How do you know when a pain is something to see a doctor about, and what can you do to manage it on your own? According… Read more...
My Hormones: His-and-Hers HT

My Hormones: His-and-Hers HT

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...
My Eyes - Protection

My Eyes - Protection

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...
Dream On

Dream On

Sleep is something we all do and we all need, regardless of age or gender. However, the ability to get a good night’s sleep is often surrounded by inconsistent information, so we asked local sleep medicine experts to separate the myths from the facts. Read more...
Vision Changes and Conditions  for Adults Over 40

Vision Changes and Conditions for Adults Over 40

It’s important to be aware of vision problems as you age that may require treatment or medicine. Here are some common conditions for over-40 eyes: Presbyopia Description/Symptoms: A condition which causes difficulty focusing on close objects, presbyopia is a normal aging change that progresses over time. Symptoms include blurring of… Read more...
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