Category: Your Health

Sticks and Stones

We’ve all heard the old saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” The only thing is, that’s not true. In fact, words can continue to hurt for a lifetime. In my practice, I continue to meet adults who are still “imprisoned” by words or names spoken over them years ago.

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Mental Health Awareness

There are so many people suffering from mental health challenges today that don’t even realize it, and they are alone. Unfortunately, in many families and cultures, the idea of acknowledging a mental health concern or even seeking counseling is still taboo. Many have been taught to “suck it up” or never let them see you sweat.”

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When Organ Donation Became Personal by Lisa Hetzel

Every day, twenty-two people on the national transplant waitlist die simply because they run out of time.* That’s the size of a small class. In one month, the number hits almost 700. That translates into the total number of students that I taught in my career. Shocking. I can’t imagine missing out on the blessing of teaching one of my students.

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Don’t Kid-Around with Your Kidney by Marge Roberts

March is National Kidney month, yet few people understand the vital role their kidneys play, beyond the fact that they are somehow involved in the removal of urine from the body. We take our kidneys for granted unless, or until, something goes wrong. The kidneys filter about 125-150 quarts of blood every day, resulting in just 1-2 quarts of urine each day. The urine contains both wastes an extra fluid. The kidneys are responsible for much more. The kidneys are involved in blood pressure regulation by controlling fluid levels. they produce renin, which in turn is involved in making the hormone angiotensin II which causes blood vessels to constrict, thereby increasing the blood pressure in a condition of low blood pressure or shock.

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7 health benefits of Zumba

Why Zumba is a great alternative to traditional fitness programs:

It’s fun! And the more fun you have, the more likely you are to want to keep doing it. Many people say they have so much fun dancing that they forget they are actually exercising.
Great for weight loss. Zumba is a powerful exercise with a 600 to 1,000-calorie burn in just an hour.

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No More Excuses! by Fred Williams

Eating is a form of entertainment in today’s culture but have you ever considered preparing food and having a workout routine a form of entertainment? As a personal trainer of 16 years, I love sharing my enthusiasm for working out and preparing food. Everyone looks for the shortcut, the easy diet, the magic pill, the miraculous liquid and the perfect workout plan, but the fact is that it does not exist.

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Now Offered at Piedmont Newton

Covington, Ga. – Piedmont Newton Hospital now offers pulmonary rehabilitation services, which is a supervised program of exercise and education focusing on lung diseases. “There are so many benefits of pulmonary rehab,” Haley Flynn, supervisor of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation at Piedmont Newton, said. “Piedmont Newton’s program is designed to help patients understand their pulmonary disease through educational sessions, as well as improve their strength and endurance with exercise specifically created for each patient.” 

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Georgians are at Increased Risk for Developing Kidney Stones, says Covington Physician

Kidney stones can develop in anyone; however, these painful stones are more prevalent in those who live in warm, wet climates like South Georgia. Gilbert Gonzalez, M.D, of Piedmont Physicians Urology in Covington, offers tips to prevent kidney stones. “Kidney stones are hard mineral deposits that form inside your kidneys, and can be very painful,” Dr. Gonzalez said.

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Make an Informed Choice

I practiced nursing for over 30 years. I am also educated in homeopathy and acupuncture. Along with my husband, I spearheaded a non-profit for many years, consisting of both allopathic and alternative practitioners as well as laypeople who supported the acceptance of both approaches. Through these experiences I was asked many times, both in the allopathic world and the alternative world, ‘How do I make sure my doctor is competent and knows what he/she is doing?’

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New Year, New You

New Year, New You. 2017 is now in the past, so throw out the mistletoe and pack away all the guilt. The guilt from over indulging during the holiday season. Get to work! We all want our houses to be clean and our bodies to be hot and healthy like they were back in the day but let’s face it, there’s only 24 hours in a day. I know, I know you don’t have time. Not to mention, you, like most Americans, started last year with a goal of losing weight but life got in the way.

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