Ask the Doc……… “Is it safe for me to keep taking pain medication for my osteoarthritis?”

Pain medication is sometimes necessary for those with arthritis….without it, many simply couldn’t function.

Oral Contraceptives Cut Down Endometrial Cancer Risk, Provide Long-Lasting Protection

Oral contraceptives provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer, according to new research published by scientists studying the beneficial side effects of birth control pills.

Today’s Aging Minorities Most Impacted by Poor Finances

Even as the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, the Older Americans Act, and the 80th anniversary of Social Security, issues of race, class, and access remain recalcitrant barriers to elder security.

Detect, Destroy Mold for Better Health

Mold in your home is a serious matter that can cause not only substantial property damage, but also significant harm to your health. Any mold infestation requires immediate attention and cleanup, but it could be growing in a place you ...

Healthy Living Begins with Ample Sleep

Taking steps to improve your mental and physical well-being may fall flat if you’re not spending enough time recharging your body.

Healthy Living Can Be as Easy as 1-2-3

When it comes to your health, it’s not the time to test your luck. Taking proactive steps to limit your risk and help prevent disease is a better bet for overall wellness.

Fulton Co. Launches ‘Test Atlanta’— June 27 is Nat’l HIV Testing Day

HIV screening must become a routine part of all medical care in metro Atlanta!

A New Tool that Needs New Methods: On Black Gay Men and PrEP

PrEP may be the most promising HIV prevention method since the early adaptation of condoms and safer sex by gay men.

ASK THE DOC…I was referred to a really good physician but he doesn’t take my insurance. What are your thoughts?

The number one question any physician’s office hears today is, “do you accept my insurance?” I have been in medicine nearly fifty years and can remember when physicians used to be interviewed by patients as to what their credentials were ...

Ask the Doc…..

I just had a knee replacement due to osteoarthritis and I don’t want to ever go through that again. With all the advances in technology, why do these new joints wear out and have to be replaced again?

New Study Reveals Effective Treatment Program for Breast Cancer Survivors

In a new study that could help improve the day-to-day quality-of-life for women with breast cancer, UCLA researchers have developed a cognitive rehabilitation program to address post-cancer treatment cognitive changes, sometimes known as “chemo brain,” which can affect up to ...

I Had a Heart Attack

Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: “It looks like you had a heart attack.” I was dumbfounded. When? Where? How much damage was done? Why didn’t I know it?

Where Diet and Nutrition Intersect

I get lots of questions about what, when, and how much food to eat in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Black Women Endure Menopause Longest

Sarah Finney, 57, said she gets hot flashes throughout her body at least once an hour. She even wakes up in the night with so much perspiration that she looks like she just left working out at a gym, she ...

ASK the Doc…..

Strengthening your core muscles (including the muscles of the abdomen, pelvis and low back) is very important. Generally, athletes with greater core strength perform better in all sports.