Health & Wellness
In the 1940s and '50s, scientists raised the alarm that cigarette smoking contributed to disease. And yet it wasn't until 1964, when the Surgeon General released a report saying definitively that smoking caused lung cancer, that the public began to change behavior. More than 50 years later, we're still fighting… Read more...
By Amy Meadows You consider yourself to be a pretty healthy person. You exercise and eat right. You get enough sleep. By and large, you feel physically fit. Yet, something seems a bit off. You don't always feel like your body is in balance. It's almost like there's a piece… Read more...
By Morgan A. McLaughlin McFarland For those at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, dietary changes can often play an important role in controlling blood sugar, reducing risk and improving overall health. The prospect of completely changing eating habits can sound daunting. When we seek to decrease our chances of… Read more...
By Kathy Kantorski In the spring of 1999, a woman was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Her annual mammogram six months prior didn't detect any tumors; in a matter of weeks, the tumor had formed, and the cancer had advanced to a near-fatal stage. She underwent a lumpectomy, chemotherapy… Read more...
As a child, Assia Stepanian, MD, knew that she would make a difference in the field of medicine. The daughter of two renowned physicians, the Moscow-raised founder of Atlanta-based Academia Women’s Health & Endoscopic Surgery has brought a wide variety of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS) options to patients in… Read more...
Ovarian Cancer Though Mom may be the only one in the family to be at risk for an ovarian cancer diagnosis, it has the potential to affect husbands and kids too. Doug Barron and Chase Powell know that firsthand. After women in their lives experienced the disease, they each became… Read more...
By Morgan A. McFarland That half-empty bottle of oxycodone in the back of your medicine cabinet may be more dangerous than you think. Prescription narcotic medications play an important role in pain management after injury or surgery, but for many people, use of prescription medication doesn't end when the injury… Read more...
By Kathy Kantorski Healthy lifestyle changes and regular check-ups make these men feel years younger! Annual check-ups are a crucial part of staying healthy – after all, you don't know what steps to take if you don't know where you're starting. In addition to your regular check-ups, it's especially important… Read more...
by Morgan A. McLaughlin McFarland Vitamin D is an essential component in absorbing calcium to the body and preventing several serious health problems. Our own bodies actually produce this vitamin, yet vitamin D deficiency has become widespread in the United States. Vitamin D deficiency has no reliable symptoms, either,… Read more...
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