Author Archives: MIguel Velazquez

A major focus of our practice is the treatment of morbid obesity. Morbid obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of atleast 30kg/m2. BMI is calculated by weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. Today, obesity has reached epidemic … Continue reading

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Previously, medical guidelines recommended regular screenings for colon cancer begin at age 50. However, new studies show a significant increase in colon cancer occurrences in younger adults. Because of this data, the American Cancer Society (ACS) updated its guidelines to reflect this trend and now recommends all average-risk adults—regardless of gender … Continue reading

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By Scott D. Miller, MD If you were to bake a cake and only used flour, you would have one disappointing dessert. In fact, not only does grandma’s baking require a whole array of ingredients, it demands the right quantities combined with the … Continue reading

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By Kristen Willett, DO If you have ever suffered from pain that radiates from your lower back into the back of your leg or foot, there is a good you were experiencing sciatica. In fact, 40% of the population will … Continue reading

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Do you ever wish you could push the “reset” button on your aching muscles?  A technique being utilized by BenchMark Physical Therapy and specially trained therapists across the nation is doing just that, moving the needle on pain. Dry needling, a new physical therapy treatment, … Continue reading

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By Paul E. Cox, MD, MS   What is concierge medicine? The concierge medical healthcare model allows for a patient-centered approach. You and your physician have the time to develop a personalized blueprint for preventive medicine that creates a long-term plan for … Continue reading

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Tiago Kulaif, 40, epitomizes how life can be optimized at any age by making health and exercise a priority. As the director of fitness at Windy Hill Athletic Club, Tiago shares how he stays in shape and his approach to training. “There’s … Continue reading

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  Bacterial plaque is the main factor contributing to bleeding gums. If we don’t practice good dental hygiene techniques, bacteria forms plaque around the teeth. Over time, these bacteria will result in inflamed, bleeding, and swollen gums. Bleeding and inflamed gums … Continue reading

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We certainly know that people all over Atlanta are living their best lives over the age of 40, because we hear their stories of personal growth and giving back to others each year during our Over 40 & Fabulous! contest. We … Continue reading

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Hallie Crawford, Co.‘s own Hallie Crawford is here to give you her best advice on how to find out what your dream job is. What is the first step someone should take when trying to find a job they love? … Continue reading

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