]> The Citizen Online - Healthwise http://archive.thecitizen.com/taxonomy/term/13/0 en Experiential therapy uses horses for emotional growth http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/38304 <p>Straight from the horse’s mouth – what exactly is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy?</p> <p>The term Equine Assisted Psychotherapy may conjure up images of depressed ponies pouring out their childhood past in the minds of many people. “The true practice of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is a little less imaginative, but still extraordinary,” said Flying Change Founder and Executive Director Lissa Corcoran, “Flying Change uses horses to improve people’s lives.”</p> Healthwise Mon, 27 Jul 2009 09:35:37 -0400 Local World Gyms launch third go round of ‘I Lost It At The Club’ http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42203 <p>Losing weight is one of the most popular resolutions that people make each year and by the end of February or beginning of March, the determination they felt at the beginning of the year is starting to wane. That’s where a program like “I Lost It At The Club,” at the three World Gym locations in Fayette County can help not only re-energize a weight loss campaign or kickstart getting healthy and fit but also start a lifestyle change that can be followed for years to come. </p> Healthwise Tue, 23 Feb 2010 14:45:55 -0500 Eye FAQ for Seniors http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42202 <p>By John L Henahan, OD, FAAO<br /> Special to The Citizen</p> <p>• I have been diagnosed with cataracts, what does that mean?</p> Healthwise Tue, 23 Feb 2010 14:44:17 -0500 Weight Loss Medical Clinic offers many options to patients http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/42201 <p>One of the unfortunate fallouts of the holiday season is weight gain. It is almost universal that no matter how careful one is during the rest of the year. All that wonderful food and beverages that accompany holiday cheer and love will make you fall off the wagon. It is also almost universal that attempts to lose weight are a very integral part of the New Year resolve. It is for this resolution that Weight Loss Medical Clinic can become an important aid.</p> Healthwise Tue, 23 Feb 2010 14:43:06 -0500 The Healthy Triad http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41770 <p>The first month of the year is not yet up, but I'm guessing that many of your New Year's resolutions are already history. There isn't anything wrong with making resolutions and there isn't anything wrong with adjusting or abandoning them. Sometimes those goals are unrealistic or just plain wrong for you.</p> Columnists Healthwise Wed, 27 Jan 2010 11:35:51 -0500 Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression now available in Peachtree City http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41729 <p>Peachtree City recently became home to the first HealthChoice Center in Fayette County. The HealthChoice Center offers a relatively new technology called non-surgical spinal decompression, a treatment that offers new hope to sufferers of severe, chronic back pain.</p> Healthwise Tue, 26 Jan 2010 15:16:18 -0500 Study shows chiropractic care helps patient suffering from Tourette Syndrome http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41728 <p>Chiropractic care is often thought of by the public only in terms of relief from back and neck pain, but doctors of chiropractic have long espoused the health benefits received by patients for a wide variety of ailments.</p> Healthwise Tue, 26 Jan 2010 15:14:48 -0500 Senoia Medial Clinic now offering specialized treatments for Fibromyalgia and Diabetic Neuropathy http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41726 <p>Dr Bill Greening, a long time family physician in Senoia announced this week that he is expanding the services offered in his practice and will now offer the proven Outcome Medial pain treatment program. </p> Healthwise Tue, 26 Jan 2010 15:13:23 -0500 Outside the Box Kids http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/41723 <p>By Dr. Dana Spears<br /> Special to The Citizen</p> <p>Did you know that as many or more children in Fayette County participate in the arts as in sports? Community theater and dance companies, orchestras, choirs, bands, and private music and art lessons serve thousands of youth in our area. But after the school day, there are too few gallery, rehearsal, or performance facilities for the artistic, “outside the box” kids, while top-notch community sports complexes abound.</p> Healthwise Tue, 26 Jan 2010 15:09:14 -0500 Seventh Annual Cattle Barons’ Ball brings a mission of hope http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/40404 <p>Why in this time of economic woes would the American Cancer Society ask their Southern Crescent Chapter to put on another Cattle Barons’ Ball? The answer is simple; cancer does not take time off. We all have a story of how cancer has affected our lives, because cancer is a part of our society. The American Cancer Society spends it days educating, preventing, and funding research for a cure. These programs are supported by events like the Cattle Barons’ Ball. This is the seventh year of the ball; therefore, we are focusing on seven faces of hope in the fight against cancer. These people from Fayette County, tell the story of why over 60 volunteers devote their time putting on the ball as well as golf and tennis tournaments each year. As a community, we can have a positive effect.</p> Healthwise Thu, 05 Nov 2009 15:41:33 -0500 Piedmont Newnan Hospital presents Dessert & Discussion: “The Latest Trends in Surgical Options” http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/39429 <p>As technology and innovation advance through the years, the types of surgeries available to us expand. Piedmont Newnan Hospital invites Newnan and surrounding area residents to a Dessert and Discussion titled “The Latest Trends in Surgical Options” led by Sharon Davis, M.D., and Brad Battaglia, M.D., on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Newnan Country Club.</p> Coweta Healthwise News Fri, 18 Sep 2009 15:23:40 -0400 CVC putting patient info at fingertips http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/38309 <p>By JOHN MUNFORD<br /> jmunford@TheCitizen.com</p> <p>As the world of medicine continues to improve through technology, patients of a local cardiovascular practice will soon be able to take advantage of it from their very own homes.</p> Healthwise Mon, 27 Jul 2009 09:47:32 -0400 Facts about backpack injuries http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/38308 <p>By Dr. Marilyn L. Durden<br /> Special to The Citizen</p> <p>Has your child been complaining about back pain over the last few weeks or months? If so, consider the following.</p> Healthwise Mon, 27 Jul 2009 09:45:36 -0400 Students need complete eye exams before school http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/38307 <p>Vision is a dominant process in the growth, development and daily performance of children. In fact, 80 percent of what students learn is through vision. And yet, 86 percent of all school-age children have not had a complete eye examination. Ever. The American Optometric Association has estimated that “60 percent of students identified as ‘problem learners’ have undetected vision problems, meaning that some could see improvement in their school work with a pair of glasses or contact lenses</p> Healthwise Mon, 27 Jul 2009 09:41:25 -0400 Glaucoma - Not just high eye pressure http://archive.thecitizen.com/node/38306 <p>By Dr. John Henahan, OD, FAAO<br /> Special to The Citizen</p> <p>Nearly 2.2 million Americans are estimated to have glaucoma. Worldwide, nearly 9 million people are blind from glaucoma and nearly 80 million people are expected to have glaucoma a decade from now.</p> Healthwise Mon, 27 Jul 2009 09:40:11 -0400