Atlanta’s doctors provide answers to all your medical questions.

One Best Self reader asked: If I snore, could I suffer from sleep apnea?

Ramie A. Tritt, MD of 
Atlanta ENT says: Chronic, loud snoring can be a warning sign for sleep apnea. What separates sleep apnea and snoring is that sleep apnea includes short periods of interrupted breathing. Sometimes this may be accompanied by a gasping or choking sound. If you snore and have excessive daytime sleepiness, you should seek the opinion of a doctor familiar with sleep apnea.

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By Intisar Seraaj-Sabree

Burlington Coat Factory will present The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease with a check for more than $1.1 million that it raised during its 2nd Annual Red Dress event in support of women’s heart health. The Check Presentation and Heart Health Screening Event will be held Monday, May 13 at Burlington Coat Factory (Old National Market Place, 6385 Old National Hwy., College Park, GA) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In honor of National Women’s Health Week, the Check Presentation and Heart Health Screening Event will be held on National Women’s Checkup Day. The event will include complimentary blood pressure screenings, heart healthy educational materials, and free nutritional tips and heart healthy recipes from WomenHeart Champion.


Burlington Coat Factory’s donation given at the Check Presentation and Heart Health Screening Event will benefit WomenHeart’s free support services and educational programs for women living with heart disease. For more information, visit

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West Coast Workout

How can mom make more time for exercise?
The best time for moms to workout is whenever they can. My advice is to take a serious look at your schedule and see where there are windows of opportunity. For example, if you make time for TV, then work out when you watch it. If not, the best time to work out is in the morning before life starts to interfere.

What is your favorite type of exercise and why?
Workouts that are complete. I do not have time to do strength training and then do another workout for cardio training. I want an all-in-one workout. That is why I created West Coast Workouts.

What is a great fitness gift to give mom?
I suggest a gift certificate to her favorite fitness studio. I also love gifts of encouragement and motivation. A personal gift basket of natural body care products or a massage is always good for fit moms.

What is your idea of the perfect Mother’s Day gift?
I love time with my family. Anything that my kids and husband have put thought into and requires all of us to be together makes me very happy.

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Plaid Monkey, Inc.

How can mom reboot her wardrobe?
First things first -edit, edit, edit! Remove those pieces you never wear and make room for new ones. When you can see everything you have, it’s so much easier getting dressed in the morning and easier to see what pieces you really need.  Buy your missing staples first. Then update with current or on-trend pieces.

What is one accessory that can dress up any outfit?
A great gold watch or gold cuffs can amp up any outfit.

What is a great fashion forward gift to give mom?
A moto jacket! These jackets (inspired by motorcycle racing jackets) have become such a staple and they have returned season after season.

What is the perfect Mother’s Day gift?
A personal look book with pictures of your mom’s wardrobe. It’s like having your own personal stylist on your shoulder telling you what to wear every day.  I’ve also done a framed collage of pictures of my mother dressed in amazing outfits going back to before I was born. Showing your appreciation for who she is and how she has inspired you is fun and she will have it forever.

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Titania  Jordan
Atlanta Green Mom

How can mom create a greener home?
Read “Healthy Child Healthy World” by Christopher Gavigan. This book changed my life.

What is one environmentally friendly product that should be in every household?
Vinegar!  This environmentally friendly and economical product can replace many of the more expensive and toxic household products for cleaning. 

What is a great green gift to give mom?
The dishwasher-safe Lifefactory Flip Cap Glass Bottle with silicone sleeve.  I take mine everywhere and it feels so good to ditch the plastic water bottle habit.

What is the perfect Mother’s Day gift?
Besides the gift of health and quality time with family, is time spent at Natural Body Spa followed by some extra special treatment for my hands and feet at 10Ten Nail Bar.  Natural Body Spa/10Ten Nail Bar cares for your body and the environment with quality natural products. It’s so nice to walk into a spa and know they are using safer personal care products and not get blown away by toxic artificial fragrances.

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Lace up your sneakers for the Savage Race on May 11! This intense six-mile obstacle run is designed to push contestants to their limits.

This year’s Atlanta race is in support of Make-A-Wish® Georgia, and will feature an appearance by former Atlanta Falcon, Coy Wire.

Wire will assist in hosting the Water Balloon booth and will stand alongside Wish Kids from the Atlanta community who will countdown to the start of the race. In addition, the kids will be given the opportunity to share their personal stories with attendees.

Savage Race gives race participants the opportunity to donate to the chapter both leading up to and on the day of the event. Funds will be raised through a donation web page and a “Text to Give” number.  Make-A-Wish® Georgia will also have a donation booth on site and a sponsored Water Balloon booth where 100 percent of proceeds will go to the local chapter.

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By Iman Naim

Come have some fun at the Alive! Expo, the southeast’s annual event that showcases natural products, green living and wellness. Guest will have the chance to meet with health and wellness experts, eco companies and natural products manufacturers for health lectures and advice. They can also enjoy massages, a variety of fitness stations, cooking demonstrations and over 100 vendors.

 Ovie Mughelli, an ex Atlanta Falcons fullback, will also join the Expo to teach kids the importance of fitness and being eco-friendly while they run drills with his “Recycle on the Run” exhibit. Attendees are also asked to bring canned foods to be donated to the Atlanta Food Bank and Hosea Feed the Hungry.

The Alive! Expo will take place from May 4-6 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Hall A2.
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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By Intisar Seraaj-Sabree

On Saturday, May 4, Pure Health Girls will host a Pure Health Girls Blog Launch Party at Chuice (433 Bishop St., Atlanta GA) from 6 – 8 p.m. to benefit Open Hand Atlanta.

Guests can enjoy doing natural makeup demos by Authentic Beauty, raffle prizes, vendors, health demonstrations and a DJ. Tickets for the Pure Health Girls Blog Launch Party can be purchased online and are $10.

Proceeds will benefit Open Hand Atlanta, an organization dedicated to helping people prevent or manage chronic disease through a combination of nutritional, home-delivered meals and nutrition education.
For more information, visit,

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Anisa International

How can mom create a new beauty look?
I have two toddlers, and the most important thing for busy moms is to build a beauty regime that is realistic with your schedule. Establishing how much time in the morning you are willing to give yourself to beautify will help determine the best products and looks for you.

What is the one beauty product that every woman should have?
Tinted moisturizer. This is my favorite multi-tasking product because it protects, primes and polishes in one easy step.

What is a great beauty gift to give mom?
Most moms never treat themselves to facials, so I suggest a visit to her favorite spa or esthetician. For an extra special treat, opt for a microdermabrasion facial.  It’s an amazing way to lift and smooth out the skin, giving moms a youthful, rested glow.

What is the perfect Mother’s Day gift?
Anything that will allow her to rest and rejuvenate, such as a selection of aromatherapy bath products, a makeup palette or a spa gift certificate. Some of my favorite spa brands I use to pamper myself at home are Ahava, Korres, Philosophy and Laura Mercier.

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Lace up those sneakers and get ready to run for a good cause as the first Domino’s Dare 5K takes over on Saturday, May 18 in Dunwoody. Sponsors of the race, Domino’s Pizza and Coca-Cola, have team up with Grammy award-winning artist Zac Brown’s non-profit, Camp Southern Ground for this exciting family-friendly event. Domino’s Dare 5K, a fundraiser benefiting Camp Southern Ground, is inviting participants of all skill levels to run in this inaugural event.

The race will take place at the northeast corner of Perimeter Mall Parking lot at 8 a.m. Emerging country artist Mandy Gawley will sing the national anthem to kick off the event.  Following the race, there will be an after-party with a Fire Buffalo Wing-Eating contest and kid-friendly activities. Each runner will receive a complimentary T-shirt and swag bag.

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