Health & Wellness

Arguably one of the most American traditions is being able to hop in the car and drive wherever your heart desires. Road trips are inherent to our culture and are often considered a rite of passage. Even as we get older, that urge to hit the open road doesn’t really diminish. Luckily, many older individuals are perfectly capable of driving safely, even into their 70s and 80s. However, age does have an effect on our ability to be completely safe behind the wheel.

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Chrissy Thomas, RN, Cosmetic Nurse Injector, Anti-Aging Specialist

Who would have ever believed it? I was a 32-year-old nurse, very pregnant with my second child and a bit concerned when the Plastic Surgery team of Dianne Leeb, MD and B.A. Pihl (who happened to be husband and wife) sat me down to let me know they had decided to retire. My dream job with these two incredible physicians and our awesome staff was coming to an end, and I was heartbroken. 

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New Alzheimer’s Association Report Reveals Sharp Increases in Alzheimer’s Prevalence, Deaths and Costs of Care | Alzheimer’s deaths in Georgia increased by 201 percent from 2000 - 2015. 

Atlanta– For the second consecutive year, total payments to care for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias will surpass a quarter of a trillion dollars ($277 billion), which includes an increase of nearly $20 billion from last year, according to data reported in the Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report released today.  

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Paige Havens

Does your workplace wellness program include concussion awareness and prevention? If not, it’s time to give that strong consideration. When concussions happen, employees could be out of work for an extended period of time and will often require special accommodations upon returning to work. Concussion recovery can be a slow, tedious process. Are you prepared to offer the kind of support a concussed employee might need to make a full recovery?

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