Category Archives: Partners in Health

By Paul R. Jeffords, MD In 2007, Laura Alvis, a nurse at Piedmont Hospital, became the first patient in Georgia to receive an innovative lumbar artificial disc-replacement (ADR) implant called the ProDisc-L. Dr. Paul Jeffords performed the procedure to remove … Continue reading

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Maybe you’re active but not a “real athlete,” so you think you’re immune to overuse injuries. Think again. Anyone who’s active is prone to the nagging injuries that come with repetitive motions or misalignment in the body. “An athlete can be … Continue reading

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By Marianna Kovitch, DMD, DABDSM Despite widespread agreement that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is a fast and effective way to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), it is estimated that 50% of patients who use a CPAP machine are … Continue reading

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By Corrie Alford, MD Being a mom can be all-consuming, and often times facials, massages, and coffee dates with friends become pushed to the end of the to-do list. However, no matter how busy life gets and how much mom-ing … Continue reading

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Scott D. Miller, MD Let’s face it, repetitive tasks are boring. However, those who can master mundane undertakings will lead the pack in any endeavor— including staying healthy. Unfortunately, we go to incredible lengths to avoid actions that we know … Continue reading

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By Azi Nia, DMD Start Early: Parents who start early by wiping the baby’s gums with a clean, damp cloth after each feeding will have an easier time teaching their kids to brush their teeth. Brush Your Teeth Together: Young … Continue reading

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By Scott D. Miller, MD As we approach Spring, we sometimes find our New Year’s resolutions slipping away. All too often, we center our efforts on correcting our weaknesses rather than building upon our strengths. So, why should we focus … Continue reading

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Nearly one in three reproductive-age women suffers from pelvic pain on a regular basis. After childbirth, up to one half of women can experience incontinence. As they age, about 25 percent of women can experience bladder and bowel incontinence. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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1. Avoid long, hot showers Long, hot showers remove important oils that allow your skin to retain moisture 2. Avoid fragrances and dyes Always try to use fragrance- and dye-free, mild soaps and cleansers 3. Creams over lotions Creams are … Continue reading

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The new year is off to a fast start and many of us made resolutions for 2020. Maybe you planned to get in shape or give up a bad habit. If you’re suffering from back pain, you can make a … Continue reading

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