2011 Archive

2011 Archive

View more detailed information on the monthly Medical Minutes below:

May - Relief From Chronic Heart Burn
June - Lung Cancer Prevention
July - Aging Gracefully
September - Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
February - Losing Weight & Your Heart
March - Physical Rehabilitation
September - Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
October - Surgical Weight Loss
November - Helping You Breathe Easy
December - Holiday Gatherings Could Take A Toll On Your Health

December 2011: Holiday Gatherings Could Take A Toll On Your Health

The holiday season is here and with that comes lots of parties, but if you’re not careful, it could take a toll on your health. Binge drinking of alcohol is a growing problem at holiday gatherings. Too much at one time can cause many things such as alcohol poisoning, seizures, and have long term health effects.

Dr. Sunil K. Lal

Healthy Holiday Season Tips

  • Drink in moderation. Many holiday drinkers don’t drink often, so they have a lower alcohol tolerance
  • Choose the number of drinks you will consume prior to attending the party
  • Designate a driver before the party begins
  • Hydrate by making sure you always have a bottle of water with you and try to drink 8 – 8oz. glasses of water
  • Stock your kitchen with healthy foods
  • Exercise for at least 30 minutes
  • Eat something small and healthy prior to attending a holiday party
  • For appetizers, take a sample of three or four of your favorites and eat them off of a small plate or napkin
  • Enjoy Yourself


TV Medical Minutes
Drinking During the Holidays

November 2011: Helping You Breathe Easy

November is lung cancer awareness month. Did you know the biggest lung cancer risk factor is smoke exposure? Even if you don’t smoke, but you’re frequently around others who do-the risk is still there.

Dr. Rashawn Blakeney
Primary Care Physician

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Helping You Breathe Easy Seminar with Dr. Rashawn Blakeney
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 1st
South Tower, Classroom 1, Doctors Hospital (3651 Wheeler Road, Augusta GA, 30909)

  • Free breathing test to evaluate your lung capacity
  • Information on our low cost CT lung screening
  • Ask-A-Doc booth
  • Information on how to stop smoking

Light refreshments will be served. For more information call: 706-651-4343


TV Medical Minutes
Helping You Breathe Easy

October 2011: Many Turn to Surgical Weight Loss for Healthier Lifestyle

Dr. Michael Blaney
(Bariatric Surgeon)

Nearly 30% of those who live in Georgia-South Carolina are considered obese.  Obesity can lead to many life-threatening health conditions.  While staying fit and eating healthy are steps in the right direction, for some medical intervention is necessary.  Find out if surgical weight loss is the best fit for you by attending a FREE seminar at Doctors Hospital.

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  • Bariatric Seminar with Dr. Michael Blaney
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    October 27th, November 17th, December 15th
    South Tower, Classroom 1, Doctors Hospital (3651 Wheeler Road, Augusta GA, 30909)

    This seminar is ideal for people who want to learn about all of the surgical weight loss options to include Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, and lap banding.  Call 706-651-4343 for more information. 
  • The Weight is Over with Dr. Christopher Gates
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    2nd Thursday of every month
    South Tower, Classroom 1, Doctors Hospital (3651 Wheeler Road, Augusta GA, 30909)

    This seminar is ideal for people who have been struggling with weight loss for five years or longer and who want to learn more about Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding. Call 706-651-4343 for more information.


TV Medical Minutes
Many Turn to Surgical Weight Loss for Healthier Lifestyle

September 2011: Low Cost Screening Aids In Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Dr. Anthony Burke
(Interventional Cardiologist)

It is the leading cause of death worldwide, more than cancer, and yet many do not even know they are at risk.  Cardiovascular disease can cause heart attack and stroke due to plaque buildup in a person’s arteries.  AngioScreen® is a potentially life-saving screening that takes just 10 minute and can help reduce your chances of becoming the next victim.

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For just $75, with no doctor referral or insurance necessary, individuals can receive a quick, non-invasive, AngioScreen® that can help detect your risk of heart attack and stroke.  No need to wait for your results, you’ll receive them right after the screening.  For more information on this simple, vascular screening, call (706) 651-4343.


TV Medical Minutes
Low Cost Screening Aids In Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

July 2011 - Aging Gracefully In Your Golden Years

Dr. Rashawn Blakeney
(Primary Care Physician)

Everybody calls them the ‘Golden Years’, but sometimes they don’t always feel that way. Staying active is one way that millions of seniors can stay young at heart. For new ways to live your best life, join us for SeniorFest at Doctors Hospital Thursday July 28th. There will be educational speakers, giveaways, and tips on staying healthy. For more information call (706) 651-4343.

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TV Medical Minutes
Aging Gracefully In Your Golden Years

June 2011 - Low Cost Screening Helps Prevent Lung Cancer

This year more than 163,000 people will die from lung cancer and even more will be diagnosed. It has quickly become America’s number one cancer killer, but there is hope. Experts agree that lung cancer can be prevented if steps are taken to detect the signs of it early on. Doctors Hospital is helping patients in the fight against lung cancer with a new low cost CT Scan which can help detect problem areas in a person’s lungs.

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  • For just $270, and no doctor referral necessary, individuals can choose to receive a non-invasive CT Scan that can help detect the signs of lung cancer. For more information, and to see if you are eligible for this potentially life-saving screening, go to www.doctors-hospital.net or call (706) 651-4343.
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TV Medical Minutes
Low Cost CT Lung Screening

May 2011 - Relief From Chronic Heart Burn

Acid Reflux, or heartburn, affects millions of Americans every year. It occurs when your antireflux valve allows stomach acid to backflow into your esophagus after eating. Spicy foods, obesity, pregnancy, alcohol and smoking are just a few factors that can cause acid reflux. When lifestyle changes and long term medications are ineffective, a new incisionless procedure can put a stop to it before more complications arise.


TV Medical Minutes
Preventing Acid Reflux

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