Health & Wellness
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...
Meditate Daily for Better Health

Meditate Daily for Better Health

If you still think of meditation as practiced only by hippies and peace-loving Zen types, you likely are not alone. But if I may say so, you are also mistaken! Meditation is becoming more mainstream, and with the fast pace of our everyday lives, many people in the Atlanta area… Read more...
Hearing Loss: What You Haven’t Heard

Hearing Loss: What You Haven’t Heard

According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, about 20 percent of adults in the United States – or about 48 million – report some degree of hearing loss. But on average, it takes people seven years from the time they think they might have hearing loss to actually seek… Read more...
Stroke: Warning Signs and Treatment

Stroke: Warning Signs and Treatment

The number one cause of adult disability in the United States is a surprisingly subtle event that can happen quietly and at any time – a stroke. In addition to incapacitating millions of Americans, stroke is also the fourth leading cause of death in the country. And if you live… Read more...
Understand Menopause Changes, Symptoms and Treatments

Understand Menopause Changes, Symptoms and Treatments

Some women welcome it. Some women are wary of it. Everyone's talking about it because all women go through it: menopause. This biological change is every bit as natural as puberty, yet menopause is often misunderstood and involves more symptoms and treatment options than you can make sense of. But… Read more...
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