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September 24, 2019

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OrthoAtlanta Paulding welcomes orthopedic spine surgeon, Anuj Patel, M.D., to our practice in Hiram, Georgia. Fellowship trained spine surgery, Dr. Patel specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) techniques that allow for less post-operative pain, decreased soft tissue injury, less blood loss, and faster recovery times. He treats all spinal conditions of the neck and back including degenerative, traumatic, oncologic, and deformity conditions. Dr. Patel performs all spinal surgeries including anterior and posterior cervical decompression and fusion, cervical disc replacement, cervical laminoplasty, lumbar microdiscectomy and laminectomy, and disc fusion. Dr Patel also treats pediatric orthopedic spine conditions, including scoliosis.

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OrthoAtlanta Piedmont and Piedmont West welcome orthopedic surgeon, Travis W. Littleton, to our orthopedic and sports medicine practices in midtown, Atlanta, Georgia. Fellowship trained in hand and upper extremity surgery, Dr. Littleton’s practice includes hand surgery, wrist, elbow and shoulder arthroscopy and replacement, fracture care and work-related injuries.  Dr. Littleton has a special interest in endoscopic and mini open carpal tunnel release, rotator cuff repair, shoulder replacement and complex elbow and wrist reconstruction. Other procedures include tendon transfers and nerve repair and reconstruction. Dr. Littleton also treats pediatric hand, arm and shoulder injuries.

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Paid Family Leave Helps Keep Babies' Vaccines on Track: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose parents take paid family leave when they're born are more likely to get vaccinated at the recommended ages, a new study finds.

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MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You may have the extinct humans called Denisovans to thank for your adaptable immune system, Australian researchers suggest.

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Does Parents' Smoking Raise Future Heart Risks for Kids?

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When parents smoke, their kids may face a higher risk of a common heart rhythm problem decades later, a new study suggests.

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Give Seniors a Memory Check at Annual Checkups, Experts Say

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AHA News: Yo-Yoing Blood Pressure Could Be Bad for Those With Alzheimer's

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Fluctuating blood pressure may be associated with worsening dementia in people with Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.

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All That Screen Time Won't Hurt Your Kid's Grades - Maybe

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Parents can relax a little about how much time their kids spend in front of screens, new research suggests.

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MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If a child can't sit still or blurts out random thoughts in kindergarten or first grade, does the child have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Or is the youngster just not mature enough to sit still yet?

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