Screenings That May Save Your Life

A must-read information about gynecologic and breast cancers. Women may miss their regular cancer screenings for a variety of reasons, which have become more complicated during the pandemic. September was gynecologic cancer awareness month and October is breast cancer awareness month. With women’s health in mind, experts with Keck Medicine of USC and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center explain […]

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Roll With It: Annual Atlanta Bike Challenge ‘Biketober’ Puts Health Front and Center

Georgia Commute Options’ 9th Annual Biketober encourages metro Atlanta to use biking as a means for caring for mind, body and planet Health is the focus of this year’s regional bike challenge, from caring for our emotional and physical well-being, to taking care of our environment. October marks the 9th Annual Biketober for the 20-county Metro Atlanta […]

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New AARP Analysis: COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Surge in Nursing Homes, Risk of Infection Three Times Higher for Unvaccinated Residents

Nursing home residents and staff experienced a surge in coronavirus in the four weeks ending August 22, with both cases and deaths roughly six times as high as they were in the four weeks ending mid-July, according to the latest data from AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard. Cases are concentrated among the unvaccinated: those residents were […]

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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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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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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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