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December 28, 2018

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OrthoAtlanta proudly serves as the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider to the 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 29 in Mercedes-Benz Stadium which is nationally-televised on ESPN (noon kickoff). This year, it is a top-10 showdown between the No. 10 Univ. of Florida Gators and the No. 7 Univ. of Michigan Wolverines. Recognized as the 9th-oldest college bowl game, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl has attracted more than 2.95 million fans to Atlanta since its inception, with an average of 71,321 fans attending the game since 2000. OrthoAtlanta provides on-site orthopedic medical services on game day and throughout Bowl Week to the players of both teams, their coaches, staff and officials.

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The OrthoAtlanta offices of Austell, Piedmont, Piedmont West and The Battery Atlanta proudly served as local sponsors of the 2018 Jingle Bell Run Atlanta for the Arthritis Foundation of Georgia. The festive, holiday-themed 5K Race, Walk and Fun Run was held on Saturday, Dec. 15 at The Battery Atlanta and ended on the Atlanta Braves field inside SunTrust Park. The physicians of OrthoAtlanta were recognized as the 2018 Medical Honorees of this year’s race. Nationally, the Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run is long-celebrated as one of the largest and most spirited holiday fun runs with races held across the nation raising funds to benefit education, advocacy, better treatments and a cure for arthritis and related diseases.

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Kidney Disease Risk Tied to Sugar-Sweetened Drinks

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who drink lots of sugar-sweetened drinks may be putting themselves at a heightened risk for kidney disease, a new study suggests.

The study of more than 3,000 black men and women in Mississippi found that those who consumed the most so ...

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Food Brings Double Dose of Pleasure to Your Brain

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a powerful reason why you can't resist that plate of brownies.

It turns out that eating causes the release of dopamine in your brain not once, but twice, German scientists report.

First, the feel-good hormone is unleashe ...

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Is Juice on School Menus a Problem?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When given the option, students in school meal programs are more likely to choose fruit juice over more nutritious whole fruit or milk, a new study finds.

"This is a problem because compared to juice, milk and whole fruit are better sources o ...

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Do Your Gut Bacteria Affect Your Diabetes Meds?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The bacteria living in your digestive system might determine how your body processes diabetes medications, a new review suggests.

Researchers combed through more than 100 published studies conducted in people or in rodents to see how the gut ...

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The Secret Behind Chicken Soup's Medical Magic

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many people rely on chicken noodle soup to soothe a cold, but few know exactly why the warm broth brings relief.

But one dietitian can explain its magic.

"Studies have shown that a hearty bowl of chicken noodle soup may help clear n ...

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Flexibility: A Must at Every Age

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Flexibility is a component of all types of movement -- from everyday activities to the most rigorous exercises. Being flexible helps you stay mobile and avoid injury.

Yet flexibility training often gets lost in the shuffle or pushed to the bo ...

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A Holiday Guide to Portion Sizes

TUESDAY, Dec. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's not just a sign of the holiday season.

Food servings have been getting supersized everywhere, from restaurants to grocery shelves. So it can be hard to know what a recommended portion size actually looks like anymore. Whether it's a scoop ...

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A New Mom Shape-Up: Stroller Walking

MONDAY, Dec. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The exhaustion of a new baby can have negative fitness consequences as you lose the motivation to exercise and feel there's no time to get to the gym.

But not exercising actually worsens fatigue, makes it harder to lose your baby weight, and inc ...

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