Make Sure Proper Hydration is Part of this Season’s Playbook

By Ken Roberts on 8/6/2012

The busy fall youth sports season kicks off this month with teams holding training practices.

Living with Parkinson's: Fatigue Management and Energy Conservation

By Diane Betkoski on 8/3/2012
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative condition. It affects 1-1.5 million people in the U.S. and is often associated with a variety of symptoms, including tremor, stiffness, movement disorders and balance impairments.

Do you have a health risk? Find out for free at the Community Health Fair Aug. 4

By Ken Roberts on 7/30/2012

Griffin Hospital’s Valley Parish Nurse Program is offering free screenings to help individuals understand their risk for stroke, heart attack and diabetes.

Taking care of the men

By Ken Roberts on 7/24/2012

Let's face it - it's tough to get men to take care of themselves. They will look after their family and friends without hesitation, but tend to put their own health needs behind everyone else. We're hoping to make it a little easier to do something good that could save their lives.

The importance of skin care

By Diane Betkoski on 7/5/2012

Americans spend billions of dollars each year on "wrinkle" creams, products to lighten age spots, and lotions to keep skin looking smooth and healthy. Too often, though, people are more concerned with how their skin looks than with keeping it healthy. The simplest (and cheapest) way to keep your skin healthier and looking younger is to stay out of the sun, but that's not always easy.

Heat Emergencies: Be Aware of the Critical Days of Summer

By Ken Roberts on 6/29/2012

If the weather forecast is correct, we may be in for the second heat wave of the season. With summer in full swing it's time to start thinking about the dangers associated with extreme heat conditions. Over the last 30 years, more people have died as a result of heat emergencies that other natural disasters combined.

Seeing a new way to treat glaucoma

By Ken Roberts on 6/18/2012

The future of treating glaucoma has come into view at Griffin Hospital.

Ultrasound, MRI scans can better detect cancer in dense breasts

By Ken Roberts on 6/14/2012

For some women, regular mammograms are not enough to beat breast cancer.

Gentlemen, if you please...

By Ken Roberts on 6/8/2012

The month of June is special to many people. For students (and teachers), it’s the end of classes and the start of summer. For families, it’s the beginning of vacations, road trips, and memories to be made. And for many people, it’s also a time to remember some important men in their lives with Father’s Day.

The Gift of Volunteerism

By Diane Betkoski on 6/1/2012

Volunteerism is synonymous with being American. In our school days, we volunteer for all sorts of clubs and groups. As we get older, the list could expand to committees, fundraising activities and fairs. There are plenty of opportunities for volunteerism, and many reasons why people choose to do it.

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