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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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High cholesterol is often a silent condition in women, but it carries significant risk for heart attack and stroke if left uncontrolled. Know Your Cholesterol  It is important to know two kinds of cholesterol: the bad kind (LDL) and the … Continue reading

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Though commercials and doctors frequently reference arthritis, that term isn’t actually a diagnosis in its own right. According to the Arthritis Foundation, “arthritis”  simply means inflammation of a joint, and it refers to more than 100 different diseases. Taking stock … Continue reading

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Healthcare workers usually have incredibly stressful lives, and caring for ourselves often takes the back burner. I know because I am a nurse and have been in healthcare for more than 35 years. Nurses and physicians are on our feet … Continue reading

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Dr. Eugene Hurwitz, from The Center For Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, answers questions about allergy symptoms and treatments. What key symptoms indicate an allergy? Allergies can affect the body in many ways, but a key symptom is itching. For … Continue reading

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The American Heart Association’s journal “Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology” published a recent study revealing that having blood types A, B or AB was associated with a higher risk for heart disease when compared to those who had blood type … Continue reading

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