Health & Wellness
Diabetes: Life Can Still Be Sweet

Diabetes: Life Can Still Be Sweet

Nearly 30 million Americans are affected by diabetes – more than one million in Georgia alone. Diabetes is one of the most common chronic illnesses in Georgia and across the Southeast, and is the seventh highest cause of death among Georgians. Despite its prevalence, many cases of diabetes are preventable,… Read more...
Kiera Palmer Raises It Up for Breast Cancer

Kiera Palmer Raises It Up for Breast Cancer

At first glance, Kiera Palmer seems like an unlikely breast cancer activist. She spreads awareness and raises research funds for this disease that traditionally affects women twice her age. She works long hours in the insurance industry, which doesn't seem like it would allow much spare time for fundraising. She… Read more...
Breast Cancer: Then and Now

Breast Cancer: Then and Now

        With the rapid progression of diagnostic technology, the Internet, social media and awareness campaigns in the latter half of the 20th century, it may be hard to believe that the topic of breast cancer was once taboo in America. But until the 1970s, it was not… Read more...
Prostate Cancer Breakthroughs from Georgia Urology’s Dr. Scott Miller

Prostate Cancer Breakthroughs from Georgia Urology’s Dr. Scott Miller

In the last few years, we have made great strides with prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. Not only have we developed a better understanding of the cellular and genetic behavior of these rogue cells in a laboratory setting, but we have also applied this research to managing every stage of… Read more...
After a Cancer Diagnosis, Get a Second Opinion

After a Cancer Diagnosis, Get a Second Opinion

When to Seek a Second Opinion There are few conversations more ground shaking than receiving a cancer diagnosis. According to the American Cancer Society, that's a conversation more than one million people have each year with their doctor. And while your current care provider may have a treatment plan and… Read more...
Empowering Girls through Physical Fitness

Empowering Girls through Physical Fitness

Adolescence is a critical time when many girls' activity levels fall significantly or disappear altogether. So it is important that parents, coaches and other adults encourage girls to stay active as they transition from childhood to adulthood. Active girls tend to have higher self-esteem and self-confidence and healthier body images… Read more...
Doctors Who Walk the Walk

Doctors Who Walk the Walk

So your doctor tells you that it's time to lose some weight. You have to get your cholesterol under control and your blood pressure down. He wants you to eat better and exercise. He wants you to learn to manage stress more effectively. But as he's telling you this, you… Read more...
Eating Disorders Explained

Eating Disorders Explained

"When I was 14 years old, I was told that I was 'too big.' I was extremely embarrassed and ashamed of myself and how I looked." Even at such a tender age, Dr. Genie Burnett's negative feelings about her body prompted a change in how she ate. "I began to… Read more...
Evaluating Your Home Health Care Options

Evaluating Your Home Health Care Options

When a loved one needs extra care, you may consider arranging care for them at home. Care at home offers the comfort of familiar surroundings, including continued support, interaction with pets and neighbors and other positives that help ease what can be a difficult time of transition for aging parents… Read more...
Symptoms and Treatments for Uterine Fibroids

Symptoms and Treatments for Uterine Fibroids

Is your menstrual cycle heavier, more painful and longer than it should be? Should that discomfort you feel during intercourse be happening? Many women overlook the symptoms of uterine fibroids because to them, their abnormalities seem normal. After all, you've never had someone else's period, right? Surprisingly, up to half… Read more...
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