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Fayetteville Nurse Wins Battle Against Colon Cancer

March 28, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Fayetteville resident Beth Phillips, RN, was only 47 when she was diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer, making her three years younger at the age of diagnosis than the recommended age to start colonoscopy screenings. “People assume when they hear the words, ‘colon cancer’ that it is a disease that only affects older adults,” said [...]

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When Should You Keep Your Sick Child Home?

February 20, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Children are bound to come down with the occasional cold or other viral illness, especially when cold weather keeps a whole class cooped up inside all day. Whether or not to keep your sick child home from school or daycare can be a difficult decision to make, and may also depend on your child’s school [...]

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Piedmont Fayette Town Hall Meeting Feb. 28

February 19, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Piedmont Healthcare will be holding a series of town hall meetings in the coming weeks in the areas surrounding each of the Piedmont-affiliated hospitals throughout Georgia. Results from recent community health needs assessments specific to each hospital’s community will be discussed. “It is important to know where our communities stand in terms of health needs,” [...]

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Heart Health Matters: An Interview with Dr. Bukola Olubi

February 18, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Dr. Bukola Olubi is a cardiologist at Piedmont Fayette,who graciously allowed us to interview her in honor of heart health month.   Q.         Why did you choose to go into Cardiology? A.         As a medical student, cardiology appealed to me. I was absolutely fascinated with everything related to the heart.   Q.         What do you [...]

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A Healthy Heart is a Happy Heart

February 12, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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February is American Heart Month. Do yourself a favor and incorporate these simplified ways of doing everyday tasks to save energy for active recreational activities that keep your heart healthy. UTILIZE BODY MECHANICS. One of the easiest ways to save energy is to use your body correctly. This means distributing work over several sets of [...]

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5 Common Flu Myths, Dispelled

February 1, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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It seems you can’t go anywhere these days without hearing “the flu this” or “the flu that.” Unfortunately, this season’s influenza outbreak is one of the worst in years. And it’s not just the flu virus that’s causing problems; there are also many myths about the flu that are keeping people from doing more to [...]

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New Lung Cancer Screening Program at Piedmont Fayette

January 31, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Piedmont Fayette Hospital launches new lung cancer screening program Lung cancer causes more deaths than colon, breast and prostate cancer combined, according to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). That’s why Piedmont Fayette Hospital has launched a new lung cancer screening program to improve early detection of the disease, which is the second leading cause [...]

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Healthy Heart Fair – Feb. 9th

January 29, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Piedmont Fayette Hospital is teaming up with Piedmont Heart and Piedmont Newnan Hospital to present the upcoming Healthy Heart Fair on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of premature death in Fayette County so it is important we get everyone thinking about how to [...]

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What You Need to Fight the Flu and Common Cold

January 14, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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(StatePoint) While last year’s cold and flu season was mild, experts say this year could bring you a wallop of sniffles and sneezes. While there is no cure for the cold or flu, despite what mom says about her soup, over-the-counter (OTC) medications can provide relief for the most common symptoms. And these guidelines can [...]

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This New Year, Resolve To Get More Sleep

January 11, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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(StatePoint) There are many popular New Year’s resolutions that quickly come and go: eating healthy, losing weight, managing stress and saving money. In 2013, why not focus on one health change you’ll enjoy sticking to… getting more sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average American sleeps about six hours and 55 minutes per [...]

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Resolve to Quit Smoking in the New Year

January 6, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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(StatePoint) It’s at the top of many New Year’s resolution lists — quitting smoking. In fact, 15 million people try to quit smoking cigarettes yearly. Only 5 percent succeed when they use no support or go cold turkey. Moreover, the average smoker will attempt to quit up to nine times before successfully quitting. Luckily there [...]

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How to Check Your Skin for Skin Cancer

December 7, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and finding spots that could be cancerous is as simple as looking at your skin. “Checking your skin for skin cancer only requires your eyes and a mirror. Involving a partner adds another set of eyes, which is especially helpful when checking the back [...]

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