Category: Your Health
There is a word in the English language that I hate more than any other word. Suicide. I detest how it attempts to snatch the purpose and meaning of each person on this planet. This word comes to steal, kill and destroy. It’s relentless in trying to creep up and speak hopelessness to the heart of any woman or man. Recently, two celebrities made a choice that affected everyone that loved them. Something from this world was stolen that brought a flavor that will never be tasted again.Read More
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.Read More
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.”Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The EMS team of Piedmont Newton Hospital is offering a free hands-only CPR training class from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Walmart in Covington. According to Pat Miller, a paramedic with Piedmont Newton, learning the skill could be a life-saving measure.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.”Read More
Make plans to attend the Second Annual East Metro Atlanta Health and Fitness Expo on
Saturday, January 27, 2018, and participate in activities to improve your health and
wellness. The intention of the Expo is to take East Metro Atlanta on a healthier journey
that encompasses wellness and health for families in our communities.
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.Read More
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?’Read More
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