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Mental Health and Economic Factors Influence Patients’ Paths to Bariatric Surgery

According to the World Health Organization, four million people die from obesity-related causes annually. Studies have shown that bariatric surgery is an effective, lifesaving intervention for patients with obesity, however the majority who are eligible for the procedure never advance to surgery. A team of researchers from Penn State College of Medicine identified variables that may factor […]

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Sherwin-Williams Inspires a Fresh Start with 2022 Color of the Year Evergreen Fog SW 9130

The gentle gray-green hue brings a breath of fresh air into any residential or commercial space Sherwin-Williams welcomes new beginnings with its 2022 Color of the Year Evergreen Fog SW 9130, a nourishing and sophisticated gray-green. After years of cool neutrals and bold jewel tones, Evergreen Fog ushers in a new era of nostalgic mid-tones. “Evergreen […]

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The Medical Minute: Real-time Tumor Tracking Delivers High Cure Rates, Decreased Side Effects for Cancer Patients

Image-guided radiation therapy has evolved to include the ability to track tumors in real time during treatment. It’s improving cure rates and limiting side effects for a growing number of cancer patients. Think of it like radio making way for television. For more than a century, radiation therapy has been effective in treating cancer. From […]

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The Medical Minute: Reducing Stroke Risk from AFib without Blood Thinners

Atrial fibrillation, also called AFib, is a condition in which the heart beats chaotically and rapidly. As many as 6 million people in the United States and 9% of those over the age of 65 have the condition. To help prevent a stroke — a common and serious risk associated with AFib — patients are […]

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Piedmont Newton Welcomes Two New Gastroenterologists

Michael Cheng, M.D., and Gregory Gibson, M.D., join Piedmont Physicians Gastroenterology Newton Piedmont Newton Hospital and Piedmont Physicians Group are pleased to announce that gastroenterologists, Michael Cheng, M.D., and Gregory Gibson, M.D., have joined Piedmont Physicians Gastroenterology Newton. Their office is located at 5126 Hospital Drive, Suite 101 in Covington. Dr. Cheng Dr. Cheng is […]

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Dave Says…. Work First, Play Later

Dear Dave, I brought about $15,000 in student loan debt into our marriage. I’m 26, my wife is 27, and we’ve been married a little over a year. During that time, our parents have helped us out with financial gifts occasionally. Whenever this happens, my wife and I get into an argument. She likes to […]

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It Takes Time and Effort to Rebuild Trust

It can happen in an instant. It can also happen gradually. No matter how it happens, broken trust is painful and disorienting. Every relationship, whether it’s with friends, family or a romantic partner, is built on trust. When that foundation is shaken, you are shaken. Whether you’re in the wake of a massive betrayal, or struggling with […]

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