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February 20, 2019

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Professional soccer has taken Atlanta by storm, and OrthoAtlanta is proud to be part of the action. In March 2019, Atlanta United FC enters its third season as the reigning 2018 MLS Cup champions, quite an accomplishment for a team that formed in 2017. OrthoAtlanta physicians serve Atlanta’s professional soccer teams in collaboration with the Piedmont Healthcare role as the Official Adult Healthcare Partner of Atlanta United. OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon, Peter J. Symbas, M.D., serves as Chief Medical Officer for Atlanta United FC. Jeffrey P. Smith, M.D., OrthoAtlanta foot and ankle surgeon, provides orthopedic and sports medicine care to Atlanta United 2.

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OrthoAtlanta physicians, staff, family and friends joined thousands of Glads Nation fans for an evening of high-energy professional hockey during Super Saturday Night at the Atlanta Gladiators sponsored by OrthoAtlanta on February 2, 2019. With a season high attendance of 10,243 and an Atlanta Gladiators 4-3 win over the Orlando Solar Bears, event highlights included $5 Frenzy Replica Mesh Jerseys, FREE OrthoAtlanta Thunder Sticks to the first 1,500 spectators, and the annual OrthoAtlanta Knee Walker Race. OrthoAtlanta proudly serves as the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider to the Atlanta Gladiators, and Dr. Brian Morgan serves as the team physician, in a partnership with Atlanta’s ECHL professional hockey team extending for 16 years.

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Brief Morning Exercise Helps Ease Blood Pressure Throughout the Day

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A half-hour of morning exercise can help control blood pressure in overweight and obese people for the entire day, a new study finds.

And for women in particular, adding frequent short breaks from sitting through the day can offer additional ...

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Roasted Root Veggies Make a Hearty Winter Soup

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- (HealthDay News) -- Dense root vegetables such as sweet potatoes and parsnips benefit from roasting. They sweeten as they cook, making for healthy comfort food during cold winter months.

Follow these general steps for any hard vegetables: Start by cutting t ...

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Health Tip: 10 Ways to Encourage Kids to Eat Healthier

(HealthDay News) -- There are plenty of ways to encourage kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.

Here are the agency's suggestions:

  1. Create smoothies with fat-free or low-fat yogurt with fruit pieces and crushed ice. Use fresh, fro ...

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Health Tip: Eat Less Salt

(HealthDay News) -- Everyone needs some salt to help maintain the body's balance of fluids. But too much salt may cause you to retain fluids and raise your blood pressure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

About 75 percent of the salt you consume is from processed foods, the ...

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'Miracle' Young Blood Infusion Treatments Unproven, Potentially Harmful: FDA

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- They're often called "vampire" treatments, in which people undergo infusions of a young donor's blood plasma to treat everything from aging to Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis.

But these expensive "fountain of youth" therapies are unproven an ...

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FDA Fell Short in Preventing Fentanyl Abuse Crisis, Report Claims

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Drug makers and federal regulators dropped the ball in tracking the use of a potentially deadly fast-acting form of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, putting thousands of patients at risk of a fatal overdose, a new study claims.

Transmucosal Immed ...

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Walnuts, Almonds Help the Hearts of Those With Type 2 Diabetes

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you have type 2 diabetes and you want to do your heart a favor, a new study suggests you should let your diet get a little nutty.

Folks with type 2 diabetes who ate five or more servings of certain kinds of nuts weekly dropped their odds of ...

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AHA News: Living Near Convenience Stores Could Raise Risk of Artery-Clogging Condition

MONDAY, Feb. 18, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Convenience stores may be handy, but they may not be healthy for your arteries.

A new study, published Monday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researched how neighborhood food environments are associated ...

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