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By Amy Meadows With May being National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Monday, May 4 being recognized as Melanoma Monday by the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer awareness should be at the forefront of your mind this month. To … Continue reading

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Driving home from dinner, you glance over at your husband, and you know something isn’t right. His right arm appears limp – paralyzed , even. His speech is slurred and his mouth is drooping. What’s happening. The First Minute During … Continue reading

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By: David Martin, RN, CRNFA Happy 2015! So many of us start each new year with a new commitment to fitness and health. This year, I invite you treat a foundational part of your fitness program – your legs and … Continue reading

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Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a disease caused by the Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV). Dr. Angelica De Lisa from Piedmont Physicians at Roswell Road explains the risks, causes and symptoms of this disease. VZV is the same virus … Continue reading

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By Maiysha Clairborne, MD The body is a symphony, constantly regulating itself with hormones such as cortisol, thyroid, testosterone, estrogen and progesterone, to name a few. They work together like an orchestra, and when one instrument is off, the entire … Continue reading

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How to pick lenses with the protection you need By: Kirk Smick, OD, FFAO  In 2013, Atlanta’s beautiful summer weather exposed our eyes to 116 days of “very high” to “extreme” levels of UV, making our city the 20th highest … Continue reading

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Contributed by Dina Blair  Working with a personal trainer not only improves appearance, self-confidence and energy, but it also fosters health benefits that include everything from stress reduction to lower blood pressure. Having a trainer can also keep you more … Continue reading

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By Michael Bakheet, MD Walk or run? That is a frequently asked question for sports medicine doctors. Most people know how often they should exercise – at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week – but they are … Continue reading

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By David Martin, RN, CRNFA If your grandmother or grandfather complained of aching legs and feet, wore heavy “support socks” or stockings, and had gnarled and distended veins, you may have a genetic predisposition toward venous insufficiency, or the failure of … Continue reading

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By Cynthia S. Rudert, MD, FACP   Through closer attention to your medications and diet, you can enhance your digestion and avoid common digestive complaints. The Good Ninety percent of the cells responsible for our immune system are found in … Continue reading

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