Health & Wellness

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CBD is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid derived from the cannabis sativa plant. As opposed to THC, which produces euphoric and intoxicating effects on its users, there isn’t any amount of CBD that can produce a “high”.  Read more

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Many people have been vaccinated, and the COVID-19 Pandemic guidelines of wearing a face mask have relaxed. However, since our upper face was all anyone could use to display emotion, there is a rise in the request for neurotoxin (Botox®, Xeomin®, etc.) and facial fillers to enhance facial appearance.  Read more

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My client rang me last night. He was on his way to the hospital and wanted to know if his emergency visit would be covered. As I tried my best to reassure him that he should focus on taking care of his health not his insurance at this time, part of me did think about all the Americans out there who are worried about going to their doctors, hospitals and other medical facilities because they too are concerned that their insurance won’t cover their procedures. Read more

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Chemotherapy side effects such as hair loss, nausea, and vomiting are the result of the high doses of chemotherapy typically administered. This method of administration is called maximum tolerated dose, and typically requires between 1-3 weeks of recovery time before another dose can be given. Read more

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The highly transmissible and contagious Delta variant is now the dominant strain in the U.S. and accounts for more than 51% of new COVID-19 cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Read more

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You know it’s summer when you are road tripping to water parks and quirky landmarks or fighting off pesky mosquitoes. And yes, it can be very hot! When grappling with 94% humidity, being caught up in the throes of hot weather is not always comfortable, so remember to stay hydrated! Read more

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When I was growing up, my mom had a round white magnet on the fridge with the letters T-U-I-… Read more

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Has your oncologist ever talked to you about personalizing your cancer treatment? In other words, has he or she looked at unique aspects of your case, and tailored the treatments accordingly? Read more

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As families prepare to head back to school this year — filling backpacks with pencils and books, packing lunches and getting to know new classmates and teachers — they should add an annual pediatric checkup to the to-do list. Read more

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Paws up if you have ever wondered what CBD can do for your pet? Millions of CBD users have been giving their furry friends treats, tinctures, or topical products with the popular cannabinoid, but how does it help? Read more

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This month, we celebrate cancer survivors as part of National Cancer Survivor Month. For those of you who are reading this who are cancer survivors: congratulations! Surviving a cancer diagnosis is a significant accomplishment. Read more

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Research into exactly how CBD helps with exercise is still growing but there is a plethora of anecdotal evidence and testaments from athletes on how CBD aides in their fitness routine. Read more

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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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Veneers are one of the most versatile options to help restore a smile that is suffering from cracked, chipped, crooked, stained, or gapped front teeth. They are as durable as regular teeth and are even resistant to staining that would normally yellow natural tooth enamel. Read more

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Over the years, we all face health challenges. For our older loved ones, there are a myriad of questions to answer when creating a plan for a safe homecoming from the hospital, surgery, rehabilitation or a nursing facility stay. Read more

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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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