Category: eMetro Health
Every day, twenty-two people on the national transplant waitlist die simply because they run out of time.* That’s the size of a small class. In one month, the number hits almost 700. That translates into the total number of students that I taught in my career. Shocking. I can’t imagine missing out on the blessing of teaching one of my students.Read More
March is National Kidney month, yet few people understand the vital role their kidneys play, beyond the fact that they are somehow involved in the removal of urine from the body. We take our kidneys for granted unless, or until, something goes wrong. The kidneys filter about 125-150 quarts of blood every day, resulting in just 1-2 quarts of urine each day. The urine contains both wastes an extra fluid. The kidneys are responsible for much more. The kidneys are involved in blood pressure regulation by controlling fluid levels. they produce renin, which in turn is involved in making the hormone angiotensin II which causes blood vessels to constrict, thereby increasing the blood pressure in a condition of low blood pressure or shock.Read More
The EMS team of Piedmont Newton Hospital is offering a free hands-only CPR training class from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Walmart in Covington. According to Pat Miller, a paramedic with Piedmont Newton, learning the skill could be a life-saving measure.Read More
Why Zumba is a great alternative to traditional fitness programs:
It’s fun! And the more fun you have, the more likely you are to want to keep doing it. Many people say they have so much fun dancing that they forget they are actually exercising.
Great for weight loss. Zumba is a powerful exercise with a 600 to 1,000-calorie burn in just an hour.
Eating is a form of entertainment in today’s culture but have you ever considered preparing food and having a workout routine a form of entertainment? As a personal trainer of 16 years, I love sharing my enthusiasm for working out and preparing food. Everyone looks for the shortcut, the easy diet, the magic pill, the miraculous liquid and the perfect workout plan, but the fact is that it does not exist.Read More
12-year-old Gabriel Gocobachi and his mother, Jill Gatsby has created the first healing superheroes for kids. Gabriel invented this superhero when he was 2 1/2 years old after meeting a little boy at the park who had cancer. Gabriel has co-written & co-illustrated 6 books in partnership with his mother to help kids.Read More
Covington, Ga. – Piedmont Newton Hospital now offers pulmonary rehabilitation services, which is a supervised program of exercise and education focusing on lung diseases. “There are so many benefits of pulmonary rehab,” Haley Flynn, supervisor of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation at Piedmont Newton, said. “Piedmont Newton’s program is designed to help patients understand their pulmonary disease through educational sessions, as well as improve their strength and endurance with exercise specifically created for each patient.”Read More
Piedmont Healthcare has entered into a professional services agreement with Atlanta Brain & Spine Care, a leading neurosurgery practice in metro Atlanta. As part of the agreement, Piedmont now employs the staff and advance practice providers at all six Atlanta Brain & Spine Care locations.Read More
Make plans to attend the Second Annual East Metro Atlanta Health and Fitness Expo on
Saturday, January 27, 2018, and participate in activities to improve your health and
wellness. The intention of the Expo is to take East Metro Atlanta on a healthier journey
that encompasses wellness and health for families in our communities.
Rockdale County residents have two chances to weigh in on the Parks and Recreation master plan. The county will hold public information sessions on January 24 and January 25. “These meetings will give us an opportunity to share the department’s vision for the future,” said Recreation and Maintenance Director Sue Sanders. “Community involvement is critical to updating the plan.”Read More
Kidney stones can develop in anyone; however, these painful stones are more prevalent in those who live in warm, wet climates like South Georgia. Gilbert Gonzalez, M.D, of Piedmont Physicians Urology in Covington, offers tips to prevent kidney stones. “Kidney stones are hard mineral deposits that form inside your kidneys, and can be very painful,” Dr. Gonzalez said.Read More
I practiced nursing for over 30 years. I am also educated in homeopathy and acupuncture. Along with my husband, I spearheaded a non-profit for many years, consisting of both allopathic and alternative practitioners as well as laypeople who supported the acceptance of both approaches. Through these experiences I was asked many times, both in the allopathic world and the alternative world, ‘How do I make sure my doctor is competent and knows what he/she is doing?’Read More