Health

Phoebe Expands Healthcare Access in Ellaville

1/3Phoebe and community leaders attend the ribbon cutting at the new Ellaville Clinic Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3The new Phoebe Sumter Ellaville Clinic is located at 339 Broad Street in Ellaville Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3The Ellaville Clinic healthcare providers get ready to cut the ribbon Show Caption Hide Caption Americus, Ga. – Phoebe Sumter, along with community leaders, recently…

8-year-old’s Eye Exam Saves Her Life

EYE EXAMS REVEAL CONDITION OF THE BODY

A little girl’s eye exam revealed brain tumor. When an 8 year old Atlanta girl , Ruby, was having terrible headaches, her mother had no idea that an eye exam would solve the problem. Ruby’s mother Maria Garcia said, “She would wake up screaming crying and sometimes she would even through tantrums and I couldn’t tell what was wrong with…

Marijuana and Hypertension

THE MORE YOUR SMOKE MARIJUANA THE HIGHER THE RISK

  Smoking marijuana may increase the risk of death from hypertension. Researchers at Georgia State University surveyed more than 12-hundred adults about their marijuana use. Pot smokers had more than triple the risk of hypertension-related death. And that risk increased with each additional year of  marijuana use. There was no like between pot and death from heart disease or stroke….

Overall Stroke Rate Dropping

NUMBER OF STROKES IN WOMEN REMAIN THE SAME

Fewer American men are having strokes. The overall stroke rate has dropped in the US , but only for men. A new study from Brown University looked at stroke data from 1993 to 2010. There was a significant drop in strokes in men during this time, but, rates among women stayed the same. Researchers suggest stroke risk factors, like smoking…

Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Tamara Huff returns home to serve

COLUMBUS NATIVE RETURNS TO HELP BRING THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE HOME

1/1Dr. Tamara Huff Show Caption Hide Caption Columbus, GA – Dr. Tamara Huff, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, could have chosen to practice anywhere, but she chose to return home to practice at St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute. Among her many notable works and achievements is certification in clinical and translational science, the cornerstone of the future of medicine. This highly interdisciplinary…

Alcohol Abuse Among Americans on the Rise

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption American’s use of alcohol is on the rise. According to a study was led by researchers at National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a new study shows there was an 11% overall increase in alcohol use between 2002 and…

Younger Breast Cancer Patients Have Better Prognosis

ITALIAN STUDY OF BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS

  New information for young breast cancer patients. The prognosis is improving for young breast cancer patients who choose more conservative treatments. A new Italian study followed 13-hundred patients under 40 who underwent a lumpectomy or radiation between 1997 and 2010. During this time, the number of recurrences and deaths decreased significantly. Researchers say these findings could help reduce the…

Can Nursing Home Patients Die of Apathy

APATHY NOT A GOOD STATE FOR NURSING HOME PATIENTS

    Apathy is a common and potentially life threatening problem a month nursing home patients. A new study found about half of residents felt a lack of motivation and emotion, which was linked to an increased risk of early death. Apathy, which is separate from depression often leads patients to lose interest in social events and withdraw from fairly…

More Americans Listed as Dying from Alzheimer’s

MORE DOCTORS LIST ALZHEIMER'S AS CAUSE OF DEATH

  The number of  Americans dying from alzheimer’s disease is on the rise. New data from the centers for disease control shows there were about 31 alzheimer’s related deaths for every 100-thousand people in the past year. That’s up from 29 the year before. While that seems like a small difference, it translates to thousands of additional deaths. One reason…

“Music Therapy” Debunked for Children with Autism

NORWEGIAN STUDY SAYS MUSIC DOES NOT IMPROVE AUTISM SYMPTOMS

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption Music may soothe the savage beast, but a new study says it doesn’t do anything for Autism. A group of Norwegian researchers found that music therapy plus standard care does not improve Autism symptoms any better than standard care alone….