Health & Wellness
Sweet Slumber

Sweet Slumber

by Morgan A. McLaughlin McFarland Sleep is as strong a biological need as food, water and shelter. Without adequate sleep, physical health degrades and mental health suffers. Sleep deprivation wreaks such profound havoc on the mind and body that it's used in some cultures as an enhanced interrogation technique for… Read more...
Loosening the Stroke Belt

Loosening the Stroke Belt

By Katie Lambert Southerners live in what the Centers for Disease Control calls the "Stroke Belt," an area made up of people who are both more likely to suffer a stroke and more likely to die from one. The one thing doctors who treat stroke victims wish you knew? How… Read more...
The Hormonal Rollercoaster

The Hormonal Rollercoaster

by Morgan A. McLaughlin McFarland   You feel run-down and tired, no matter how much you rest. You feel anxious or depressed. Your weight fluctuates, your libido disappears and your skin, hair and nails don't look the same. Something doesn't feel right, but you can't quite put your finger on… Read more...
Jen Hidinger

Jen Hidinger

By Laura Scholz When you are young and in love and have your entire lives ahead of you, you don’t expect your marriage vows—for better, for worse, in sickness and in health—to be tested for a very long time. Fate was not so kind to Jen Hidinger and her husband,… Read more...
Is Sitting Really the New Smoking?

Is Sitting Really the New Smoking?

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...
Into the Mystic

Into the Mystic

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...
10 Tasty Type 2 Diabetes Risk Reducers

10 Tasty Type 2 Diabetes Risk Reducers

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...
Navigating Life After Breast Cancer

Navigating Life After Breast Cancer

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...
A Gentler Approach

A Gentler Approach

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...
Healthy Families

Healthy Families

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...
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