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DEAR DR. ROACH: I'd like to have your thoughts on what value the NAC supplement may have in reducing cravings for marijuana or nicotine? I'm 73 and have been smoking marijuana daily since I was 21. … more
Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer diagnosed in the United States, affecting both men and women as they age. In Georgia, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be … more
The AdventHealth Georgia Market recently named Jake Hager as its new foundation director for AdventHealth Gordon, AdventHealth Murray and AdventHealth Redmond. Hager works collaboratively with the … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’ve been hearing about tianeptine being sold at gas stations. Is it really dangerous? -- S.F. ANSWER: Like so many substances, tianeptine can be a useful drug when prescribed … more
ATLANTA – The Republican-controlled state House of Representatives approved a controversial bill Thursday that would ban some gender-affirming care for transgender Georgia youths. Senate Bill … more
The gluteus or “buttock” muscles are often an object of interest for beauty or fashion, as essential padding for something to sit on, or perhaps a place to paddle disobedient children! … more
DALTON – Timothy Ashburn, MD, FCCP, believes talking with his patients, being inquisitive and taking a good medical history are vital to any treatment plan. “I have been taught that … more
DALTON – Ali Al-Azem, MD, MSHA, FCCP, FACP, believes the field of medicine is “a mission rather than a job.” Al-Azem recently joined Hamilton Physician Group – Specialty Care … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: My question regards the results of my fasting glucose tests for the past couple of years. I am 81 and weigh around 150 pounds. The medications I am taking concern me, with relevance … more
My recent article about Lois Curtis – the Georgia woman who was plaintiff in a landmark Supreme Court decision affecting people with disabilities – provides good background for a deeper … more
AdventHealth Medical Group is pleased to announce that Greta Dowling Flaherty, DO, is joining AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at Chatsworth.Dr. Flaherty joins Kirasten Brasfield, MD, … more
DALTON – Children of all ages are welcome to attend the Anna Shaw Children’s Institute (ASCI) Easter Egg-Stravaganza on Saturday, March 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Miracle Field at Westside … more
Throughout the month of February, AdventHealth Murray offered free blood pressure clinics and heart health seminars across Murray County in honor of National Heart Month. \Community Outreach Director … more
ATLANTA – Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Children’s) today announced they will be working together to launch a major initiative … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have had a BMI over 40 for the last 20 years, and I have not been able to lose weight or keep the weight off. My doctor prescribed Ozempic, which is helping, but as soon as I stop, … more
Dr. Christina Douglass has joined Kirasten Brasfield, MD, Christine Danforth, MD, Cindy Hall, NP-C, and the care team at AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at Chatsworth, which offers a wide … more
DALTON – Shaonia, a 9-year-old American Kennel Club registered American Staffordshire terrier, recently celebrated her 2,000th pet visit with Hamilton Medical Center (HMC). Shaonia has 2,840 … more
ATLANTA – Georgia disability advocates are calling for the creation of a special commission devoted to the problems Georgians with intellectual and developmental disabilities face. State Sen. … more
It is perhaps an odd twist of history that fewer people know the name Lois Curtis than the name of the man she sued. Tommy Olmstead was commissioner of the Georgia Department of Human Resources … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have read that there is a correlation between the use of statins and suicide in men over 60, especially if they have suffered from chronic depression. Can you tell me if this has … more
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