Health & Wellness

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Second opinions can be invaluable. A study by the Mayo Clinic found that a diagnosis was changed or discovered in 21% of patients seeking a second opinion, and nearly 66% of all patients seeking a second opinion had their diagnosis refined. Read more

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Why are benefits such an annual challenge for small businesses? Each year, the health insurance options change, price typically increases, and most of all, there is a significant amount of time that it takes to research these options. Read more

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Older adults often have a great amount of resiliency, as they’ve seen and lived through many trying experiences in life. The extended impact of the COVID pandemic, however, can be especially hard on them as the isolation of staying home and avoiding large gatherings can lead to a decline in both physical and mental health. Read more

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Your smile speaks volumes about you. A wide, full smile usually tells others that you are open and friendly. A pursed, straight-line smile typically indicates that you are shy and closed off. Healthy, clean teeth are the mark of someone put together and organized. Read more

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Wellness encapsulates so much, and we’re using it as a catch-all here. Think about your health as one big puzzle with lots of little pieces that work best when they fit together. At Hydralive Therapy, we will set you up to approach health and wellness from the inside out. Read more

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The most well-known cannabinoids are THC and CBD. CBD has become increasing popular for in’s non-psychoactive health benefits that do not produce the “high” experienced with THC. You have heard about CBD, but why do people take it? Read more

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We recently reached the one-year point since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States. Now that the vaccine is becoming widely available, you might be asking if you should get the shot. Read more

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Wellstar Health System, one of Georgia’s largest and most integrated healthcare systems, and Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on unique, market-leading innovations in personalized care delivery, population health, and consumer engagement. Read more

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Did you know that negative emotions such as stress increase cancer risk substantially? A study published several years ago found that women who experienced a significant, negative life event had an increased risk of developing breast cancer.  Read more

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This past weekend on February 19, 2021, the Wallstreet Journal published and written by Walter Isaacson about gene editing. Part of my job is helping parents’ wishes come true for their children including children with special needs. Read more

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In 2012, Senate Bill 178 passed into law creating an additional level of licensure for Personal Care Homes in Georgia. The spirit of this legislation was to give seniors a choice on where they wished to live, and to equip Personal Care Homes with a license that would allow seniors to age in place, eliminating the need to move to a nursing home or skilled nursing facility. Read more

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February is National Cancer Prevention Month, so now is a great time to talk about how to pr… Read more

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Multiple times over the last ten years, patients have told me that a skin cancer popped up right where they banged their leg. Initially, I was skeptical of whether such mild trauma could cause skin cancer. Read more

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Arbor Terrace of Johns Creek uses Teepa Snow’s trademarked Gem Programming, Positive Personal Approach, and other techniques in caring for residents with a dementia challenge. This approach helps families relate to their loved one in a meaningful, engaging way.  Read more

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