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Health Wise

Health Wise is our blog to help you be more informed about important health and wellness matters for you and loved ones.

Stroke: Understanding Risks, Signs, and Prevention

Have you or your family been affected by a stroke? There’s a high probability you have. Stroke is one of the most common neurological diseases today and a leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S. and around the world. Read More

The New House Call: Health Care via Telemedicine

Many decades ago, it was not uncommon for family physicians to make in-person house calls to their patients for consultations or follow-up care. While that practice has long disappeared, a new form of it has rapidly emerged in recent years, thanks to the reach and possibilities of the internet and videoconferencing technology. Read More

Win the Battle Against Asthma and Allergies

While there are many ways to treat symptoms when they occur, you can take preventive steps to reduce the likelihood of an attack if you have asthma and to minimize the aggravation of allergic reactions. Read More

Weight-Loss Surgery: Benefits Beyond the Scale

More patients than ever are opting for bariatric surgery as a solution for obesity. Learn about the many conditions associated with obesity that can be effectively treated or even eliminated through weight-loss surgery. Read More

Lose Weight Without Losing Sight of Your Health

A brand new year and decade has arrived. However, at this moment, many of us are facing a very familiar problem: losing that extra weight gained during the holidays. Read More

Reshaping Lives: The Impact and Reach of Plastic Surgery

The conditions and challenges that plastic and reconstructive surgery can address is continuing to grow. In addition to repairing tissue damaged by trauma and illness, plastic surgery is delivering effective solutions in new areas and/or in areas that were traditionally considered to be the domain of other specialties. Read More

Six Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Diabetes

Regardless of your background, if you have a family history of diabetes, you should schedule a consultation or a physical exam with your doctor to talk about ways to prevent or to treat diabetes. Read More

Stay Proactive and Informed about Breast Cancer

It’s that time of year again—October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While there’s increased attention surrounding breast cancer this month, it’s always important to be in-the-know about the threats to black women, overall risk factors, and the importance of early detection any time of the year. Read More

Better Maternal Health Starts with the Heart

We are more aware today than ever that heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women in the U.S. However, research shows that women actually tend to be more anxious about getting breast cancer—even though heart disease kills as many as six times more women annually. Read More

Navigating and Treating Infertility

Encountering various obstacles to pregnancy is a fairly common issue for many couples. This struggle can be frustrating and often takes an emotional toll on couples trying to conceive. However, understanding and treatment of infertility have advanced greatly in recent years. Read More

The Healthy Path to Getting Back to School

What? It’s the middle of summer and you have to worry about the back to school routine already? No need to panic—you still have weeks of fun in the sun left. But getting your child back on track starts well before the first day of classes. Read More

The Facts and Factors of Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle cell anemia is one of today’s most common inherited blood disorders. It affects several ethnic groups but predominantly Africans and African Americans, with approximately 90,000 to 100,000 Americans having the condition. Overall, it is estimated that sickle cell disease affects one in 500 U.S. African American births. Read More

Beyond Baby Blues: Dealing with Postpartum Depression

It’s perfectly normal to experience a rollercoaster of emotions before and after a healthy pregnancy. It’s even common to feel the “baby blues,” or unexpected sadness, for several days after giving birth. However, if this feeling continues for longer than 2 weeks and turns into minimal connectedness to your baby or sense of caring for her, you may have postpartum depression and need to seek help right away. Read More

Men's Preventive Care: Take Charge of Your Health

The era of men leaving their well-being in the hands of spouses, partners, and/or loved ones is officially over. No longer is it anyone else’s responsibility to look after your health. Guys, today your health is on you. Read More

Keeping Allergies & Asthma Under Control

Seasonal allergies and asthma are two chronic, often-linked conditions that affect millions of lives in Georgia and across the U.S. While there is no cure for either, there are steps you can take to avoid triggers as well as reduce the aggravation of symptoms. Read More