Health & Wellness

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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We all know that diet and exercise play a major role in heart health—it’s old news by now. So, if you’re someone who has their heart health routine down to a science—avoiding foods high in fat, sugar, and salt, and regularly getting moderate and vigorous exercise—there’s nothing to worry about, right? Maybe. Maybe not.

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Andrew Kramer, M.D., FACS

 WHAT IS A HERNIA?
A hernia is a hole in the fascia (gristle) of the abdominal wall. Hernias can be congenital (you are born with it) or acquired (occurring secondary to lifting or strenuous activity). Once a hernia develops, the hole in the fascia will not close on its own, and over time may become larger.

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