WHY MEN’S HEALTH MONTH MATTERS

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All too often, life gets in the way of being proactive about our health. Men in particular are more likely to skip their preventive care appointments and delay seeking medical care until an issue is severe. According to a report by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), more than half of all men surveyed […]

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HEARTSAVER FIRST AID AND CPR TRAINING THIS SATURDAY

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On Saturday, June 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Heartsaver® First Aid and CPR training will be held at the WellStar East Cobb Health Park. Heartsaver First Aid CPR teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid; […]

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(WEIGHT) LOSER OF THE MONTH: MARCIA CLENDENING

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Occupation/Age: Retired, 66 Weight Lost: 155 pounds since December 2014 Why She Lost It: Clendening was previously unable to walk half of a city block without being winded, and felt that she was missing out on family activities. How She Lost It: She had bariatric surgery at Kennestone Hospital, followed by a change in both […]

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THE IMPORTANCE OF STRAIGHT TEETH

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For many kids, getting braces is a rite of passage toward becoming a teenager. Orthodontics is recommended not only to straighten the teeth, but also to correct bite (occlusion) problems that may adversely affect the teeth in the years to come. Teeth are naturally shaped to bite against complementary surfaces of opposing teeth. When teeth […]

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COBB PUBLIC HEALTH OFFERS DEVELOPMENT TIPS TO HELP CHILDREN LEARN AND GROW

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In recognition of the “Month of the Young Child,” Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) offers the  following tips to aid parents in their child’s development: Consistency is key Children thrive under structure. A regular routine guides children so they know what to expect, or what will come next. Regular responses to their needs, regular […]

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MEET VIRALKUMAR PATEL, MD, OF ATLANTA HAND SPECIALIST

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Dr. Viralkumar Patel is a board certified general surgeon with certification in the sub-specialty of Surgery of the Hand at the Atlanta Hand Specialist. Dr. Patel previously served as the Chief of Surgery at Emory Adventist Hospital. Dr. Patel has dedicated his practice to the diagnosis and treatment of hand and upper extremity conditions in […]

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TIP ‘N TOSS CAMPAIGN AIMS TO PREVENT SPREAD OF ZIKA VIRUS

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Cobb & Douglas Public Health is urging residents to clean up around their homes, their yards and their communities and discard unnecessary items that can hold water. Tip ‘n Toss after every rainfall to reduce the number of mosquitoes and prevent the spread of Zika virus in Cobb and Douglas counties As of this date, […]

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ARE YOU AT RISK FOR ORAL CANCER?

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Approximately 48,000 new cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed this year in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, around 25 percent of those people will die of the disease. Most lay people still associate smoking and alcohol use with oral cancer, but doctors have discovered that many cases of oral cancer […]

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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION: FROM TRASH TO TREASURE

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Have you ever heard the saying that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure? Usually we think of knickknacks sold at garage sales when we hear this, but the saying holds true even for our every day household trash. The average American throws away roughly four pounds of garbage each day. One-third of landfill waste […]

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RUN FOR A REASON THIS SATURDAY

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R.A.C.E  REVELRY, sponsored by the Davis Direction Foundation, is a family-friendly event that will be held on Saturday, April 30, at Kennesaw Mountain High School. It is a day of celebration and prevention to help raise awareness and further the national movement of supporting and building communities that embrace recovery from addiction. They will have […]

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