Flu shots for all — for now

As of Oct. 24, anyone can get a flu shot at the Fayette County Health Department between 8:30 and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Rosser featured in webcast on new treatment

In the past two-and-half years, Dr. Art Rosser, dean of the School of Technology, has become a familiar figure as one of the key educators at Clayton State University. Now Rosser is taking his role as an educator one step further.

Landmark offers Heart Screens for Teens

Landmark Christian School will be offering Heart Screens for Teens for middle and high school students Saturday, Nov. 12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Landmark’s Fairburn campus. This program provides affordable echocardiogram examinations for athletes in Georgia.

Safreed to speak at Nov. IBD meeting

The Crohn's & Colitis (IBD) Support Group will be meeting Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 7-8:30 p.m. The special speaker at that meeting will be Steve Safreed, M.Div., BCC, Director of Spiritual Care Services at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Chaplain Safreed is a graduate of Florida International University where he majored in Sociology & Psychology, and Erskine Theological Seminary where he completed his M.Div. program majoring in Pastoral Care and Counseling. Chaplain Safreed is also a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) with the Association of Professional Chaplains.

Those with asthma need flu shots

American Lung Association provides flu clinic locator

Citing low vaccination rates among asthmatics, the American Lung Association is calling for increased vaccinations for the flu for those with this chronic lung disease.

Vaccines, antiviral supply key to controlling yearly influenza epidemic

To be ready for an avian flu pandemic – or global epidemic – the U.S. must demonstrate the ability to handle the “normal” influenza epidemic that occurs every year, say researchers at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston.

Running after baby boomers

Fitness centers make facilities more appealing to health-conscious older generation

By Candice Choi
Associated Press

At age 65, Lillian Doran knows what she doesn’t want from a gym. “I don’t want a place that just caters to the young and thin,” she said. “I don’t want to be around these babies who are a size 2.”

Help your children have a ghouling good time this Halloween

Want your children to have a ghoulish good time this Halloween? Experts at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston offer some tips to help you keep your child’s Halloween fun healthy and safe.

Don’t push it

Overtraining your body can yield counterproductive results

By Richard Seven
The Seattle Times

You’re prepping for an event. Or trying to burn calories to unearth long-hidden abs or wedge into a smaller pant size. Or you’re striving for some personal record, so there is more meaning to your exercise regimen.

Benefit Oct. 29 for hurricane victims

Dr. Kerry Kagan of Fuller Life Chiropractic Center, massage therapist Lee Barrett and Eternal Sunshine Tanning Salon owners Natalie and Devin Vaughn will be hosting a charity event for hurricane victims.

Figuring out which fats key to lowering risk of heart disease

By Richard Harkness

Q: I’m confused about the different types of fats in foods and how they affect the risk of heart disease. Could you explain?

Alternative treatment offers breath of hope

Therapy focuses on letting go of the pain

By Sandy Kleffman

At first glance, it may seem like a new age massage treatment or a strange free-form dance.

Breast cancer may be linked to melanoma

Researchers have found a dangerous link between breast cancer and melanoma. In a recent study, statistics show that women diagnosed with breast cancer appear to have an increased risk of melanoma, particularly during the first year following diagnosis of the breast tumor.

PFH partnering with 11Alive on Buddy Check program

Nearly 6,000 Georgia women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Of those, 1,100 will die from the disease.

PFH to host blood drive

After the recent natural disasters of Hurricane Katrina and Ophelia, blood supplies are low throughout the Southeast. Piedmont Fayette Hospitals Auxiliary is helping by hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive Thursday, Oct. 13, from noon until 5 p.m. It will be held in Building 1279 - 1279 Highway 54 West, just west of the main hospital on Highway 54 on the third floor, Conference Room C.


Powerful Touch

About 10 years ago while I was attending a seminar for child therapists, the presenter fielded questions and entertained comments. Someone brought up the issue of touching one's clients.

Unmasking hidden halloween dangers

The haunting hours of Halloween can mean big trouble for little trick-or-treaters. The American Association of Orthodontists reminds patients to follow special guidelines for keeping themselves safe.

Sleep center receives AASM reaccreditation

The Sleep Disorders Center of Southeastern Lung Care in South Atlanta, located in Riverdale and directed by Dr. Jeffrey E. Michaelson, recently received program reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

ProHealth studio now open in Peachtree City

Karyn Staples, PMPT, OCS has opened ProHealth, a physical therapy and Pilates studio, at 1401 Georgian Park in Peachtree City.

PFH introduces adult diagnostic cardiac catheterization

Piedmont Fayette Hospital is expanding its cardiovascular care with the addition of adult diagnostic cardiac catheterization services.

Local medical office introduces new pain management therapy

With an estimated 50 million Americans living with chronic pain, The Doctor's Office, LLC is introducing an innovative new bioelectric pain management therapy to its Peachtree City practice, and eventually to all seven Southern Crescent office locations.

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