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When it comes to your family’s health care, more really is better. At Augusta University Health West Wheeler, we have more board-certified physicians, more specialties and more services than any other practice group in the region. The West Wheeler Practice brings the expertise you know and trust from Augusta University Health to you. West Wheeler Practice is a quick drive from all areas of the CSRA, making it the perfect choice for you and your family.

Now featuring extended hours for Ortho On-Demand, AU Health's orthopaedic walk-in clinic treating musculoskeletal injuri...
06/28/2019

Now featuring extended hours for Ortho On-Demand, AU Health's orthopaedic walk-in clinic treating musculoskeletal injuries. Link in comments or call for more info 706-721-2741.

Thanks to an impressive team of volunteers, AU's Sports Medicine Program was able to provide over 250 high school studen...
04/29/2019

Thanks to an impressive team of volunteers, AU's Sports Medicine Program was able to provide over 250 high school student athletes with free sports physicals last weekend! #orthopaedics #sportsmedicine #augustauniversity

Last month, Dr. Stephen Parada, Director of Shoulder Surgery, performed the first surgery involving CT-guided navigation...
04/02/2019

Last month, Dr. Stephen Parada, Director of Shoulder Surgery, performed the first surgery involving CT-guided navigation of a shoulder replacement in Georgia. Excellent work, Dr. Parada! #academicadvantage #orthopedics #shoulder

03/30/2019
Augusta University Health

Happy #DoctorsDay to Dr. Mark Snoddy!

Dr. Mark Snoddy may be a “rookie” orthopedic surgeon, but this young doctor’s compassion for his patients and his team-driven approach to working with his colleagues have already made him a standout physician. We celebrate you today, Dr. Snoddy! Happy #DoctorsDay!

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Agochukwu has joined AU's Spine Team! For an appointment, please call 706-721-2741. ...
03/14/2019

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Agochukwu has joined AU's Spine Team! For an appointment, please call 706-721-2741. #orthopaedics #spine

How do you want your body to look? The workout you choose shapes your body more than the amount you do.
02/28/2019
HIIT cardio vs. weight training: Which is better?

How do you want your body to look? The workout you choose shapes your body more than the amount you do.

Exercise is the best way to slim down, but which style of exercise is right for you? Decisions, decisions. When you get serious about losing weight and getting healthy, you’ll find a world of options waiting. Two of the best are high-intensity interval training (HIIT) cardio and lifting weight

Every time someone gets a vaccination there are less people who get sick from that disease even if they are not vaccinat...
02/28/2019
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate?

Every time someone gets a vaccination there are less people who get sick from that disease even if they are not vaccinated themselves.

Back in the early 20th century, it had to seem like magic: a shot that could keep your child from getting sick or dying from diseases like smallpox, measles, diphtheria or polio. It’s hard to imagine the fear a parent in the 1920s or even the 1950s might have felt at hearing the news of an outbre

If you're running in the Augusta Half this weekend, Dr. James Crownover, Sports Medicine Physician, has some tips for yo...
02/21/2019
9 tips for staying safe and being awesome on race day

If you're running in the Augusta Half this weekend, Dr. James Crownover, Sports Medicine Physician, has some tips for you!

http://yourhealth.augustahealth.org/2018/02/15/9-tips-for-staying-safe-and-being-awesome-on-race-day/

The Augusta University Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races are only a week away. This event is going to be tons of fun and an awesome experience for all involved! Here are some helpful tips for race day to stay safe and maximize your awesomeness, from the Jaguar Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics Team. P

Our hand team is treating injuries and disorders of the hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders every weekday.  Call 706-721...
02/08/2019

Our hand team is treating injuries and disorders of the hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders every weekday. Call 706-721-2741 to book your appointment!

Dr. Ryan DeCoons, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist, offers some insight and tips for weather-related j...
02/04/2019
Joint Pain and weather changes: Is there a link?

Dr. Ryan DeCoons, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist, offers some insight and tips for weather-related joint pain.
http://yourhealth.augustahealth.org/2019/02/01/joint-pain-and-weather-changes-is-there-a-link/

If you are someone who suffers from joint pain, you may have noticed changes in the severity of this pain associated with changes in the weather. You may also have a friend or relative with arthritis who seems to be able to predict changes in the weather based on the pain in their joints. So is ther

True or False? Antibiotic medications aren’t helpful in treating flu symptoms. Find out the answer + more #flu facts! #f...
11/02/2018
7 flu facts: Test your know-how with this true-false quiz

True or False? Antibiotic medications aren’t helpful in treating flu symptoms. Find out the answer + more #flu facts! #fluseason 🤧

What you don't know about the flu can be enough to make you sick — literally! See whether you've got the know-how to fight influenza by taking this true-or-false quiz. True or False? Since flu season runs from November to April, it's useless getting vaccinated after the season begins. Tr

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09/06/2018

Augusta University Health's cover photo

Dr. Devine's review
07/27/2018

Dr. Devine's review

We are so proud of Dr. Prosser and our great EMT team for consistent quality service!
07/02/2018

We are so proud of Dr. Prosser and our great EMT team for consistent quality service!

06/20/2018
Augusta University West Wheeler Medical Clinic

At Augusta University West Wheeler, we’re modeling a new type of care for families in the CSRA. Offering primary and sub-specialty care and access to the area's only academic health center.

Children's Hospital of Georgia
06/19/2018

Children's Hospital of Georgia

Augusta University Health's cover photo
06/04/2018

Augusta University Health's cover photo

We are proud to hear Dr. Jester made this experience as stress-free as possible for his patient!
05/22/2018

We are proud to hear Dr. Jester made this experience as stress-free as possible for his patient!

#ShoutOut to our team! Keep up the great work! 🏆
01/03/2018

#ShoutOut to our team! Keep up the great work! 🏆

Whoa. The 7 things in our home that are dirtier than we think. 😱
12/13/2017
Fact: Your cell phone is dirtier than a toilet seat

Whoa. The 7 things in our home that are dirtier than we think. 😱

Ready to be grossed out? It depends on how clean the toilet is, but in most cases, your cell phone carries 10 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat, according to researchers. But wait. Before you throw away your phone in disgust, know this: There are actually many items we come in c

3 ways to treat your kid to healthier treats! #AugustaUniversity #Healthyeating
12/04/2017
Healthier holidays: kid-friendly treats

3 ways to treat your kid to healthier treats! #AugustaUniversity #Healthyeating

This time of year calls for an array of traditional treats and newfound Pinterest recipes, and holidays with kids can mean a month of sugar highs and sweet temptations. With food being the center of almost every festive occasion, it can be easy for anyone to get carried away with too much added suga

You can eat lighter and cleaner during the holidays with these 7 tips from Dr. Brian Lane of Augusta University Digestiv...
12/04/2017
Heavy on the holidays? Not anymore, thanks to these 7 fast fixes

You can eat lighter and cleaner during the holidays with these 7 tips from Dr. Brian Lane of Augusta University Digestive Health Center. #AugustaUniversity #HealthyEating #Healthholidays

This holiday season will be different. We promise. According to Dr. Brian Lane of the Augusta University Digestive Health Center, you can still enjoy the goodies and parties but avoid feeling bloated and worried about the toll on your digestive system and body. Here’s how: Take stock. "What doe

11/29/2017
Not feeling the holiday cheer? 3 things that suggest it's not just the "winter blues"

There's more to the "winter blues" than you would think. Psychiatrist, Dr. Nagy Adel Youssef, from Augusta University Behavioral Health and Psychiatry, offers his expertise on feeling down and it being more than that during the holiday season. #AugustaUniversity #WellnessWednesday

This time of year brings on many and varying emotions – but what if those emotions aren’t the holiday cheer you were hoping you’d feel? Maybe it’s stress brought on by high expectations or the pressures people place on themselves… Or loneliness as a result of not having loved ones around...

Paying attention to how and what you're eating can be a bit of a task, but it's very doable. Associate director of campu...
11/27/2017
Mindful eating and how it can change your life

Paying attention to how and what you're eating can be a bit of a task, but it's very doable. Associate director of campus rec/ health coach, Patsy Davis, walks us through how. #AugustaUniversity #MotivationMonday

Mindfulness seems to be the current buzz word in countless wellness websites, social media outlets and self-help books. By now, most of us know that to be mindful is simply to be aware of the “here and now.” But what is mindful eating? What does it mean, and how can this easy adjustment to how we ea

8 Tips to keep your little ones safe in the kitchen this holiday season. #AugustaUniversity #KitchenSaftey
11/21/2017
Kids in the kitchen: Holiday safety tips

8 Tips to keep your little ones safe in the kitchen this holiday season. #AugustaUniversity #KitchenSaftey

Each year, there are nearly 103,000 emergency room visits to treat burns in children. Contact with a hot surface or flame causes the greatest number of injuries. Holiday traditions often include baking together with family and friends. Whether it’s festive cookies or a Christmas feast, when famil

With the most stressful time of the year approaching, make sure to take care of yourself first. #AugustaUniversity #Well...
11/20/2017
Start your holidays off with the gift of self-compassion

With the most stressful time of the year approaching, make sure to take care of yourself first. #AugustaUniversity #Wellness

The holiday season is upon us. Regardless of the planning and our joyous anticipation of time spent with family, we are entering the most stress-filled time of the year. Paired with the stress is the abundance of sugary and heavy foods, which deplete our energy and increase our waist size. It is

5 tips to smartly shop! #AugustaUniversity #FinancialHealth
11/19/2017
I spent WHAT on holiday gifts?! Follow these 5 rules to finance your holiday gift giving

5 tips to smartly shop! #AugustaUniversity #FinancialHealth

Not again: It’s the middle of December, and you still haven’t completed – or even begun – your Christmas shopping. Cue the stress headache. But it’s not just the busyness of the season that has you popping the Advil. According to a survey by information services company Experian (yes, they kno

Types of recipes for Type-1 kids for Thanksgiving. #CleanEating
11/19/2017
Thanksgiving Recipes for Type-1 Kids

Types of recipes for Type-1 kids for Thanksgiving. #CleanEating

’Tis the season for overeating, sweet indulgences and buttery cheat days. But for parents of children with type-1 diabetes, navigating the holidays can take a toll on the holiday spirit. We searched the web and found our favorite Thanksgiving recipes to create a "type-1 friendly" menu that’s perfect

11/18/2017
Most people don't know they have prediabetes—learn your risk

Learn how to tackle one of the only reversable chronic diseases to date, diabetes. #AugustaUniversity #HealthyLiving

It’s estimated that one out of every three of us in the United States has prediabetes—"a condition where if you don’t change your lifestyle or diet or reduce weight, you’ll eventually become a full diabetic," said Dr. Rene Harper, an endocrinologist at Augusta University Health. Gulp. Are you

Purpose for your pumpkins. Find out ways to keep your pumpkins alive after the Halloween season. #FunFilledFriday
11/17/2017
Long live the pumpkins! Repurpose pumpkins to extend Halloween happiness

Purpose for your pumpkins. Find out ways to keep your pumpkins alive after the Halloween season. #FunFilledFriday

Pumpkins and jack-o’-lanterns are essential Halloween decorations. But once the trick-or-treaters have come and gone, what can you do with these festive gourds? Rather than just throwing them in the trash or compost pile, repurpose your pumpkins with any of these ideas. Get cooking Pum

Director of Gynecologic Oncology, Dr. Sharad Ghamande, gives women advice on the seriousness of bloating. #AugustaUniver...
11/16/2017
Ladies: Is it just bloating or something more serious?

Director of Gynecologic Oncology, Dr. Sharad Ghamande, gives women advice on the seriousness of bloating. #AugustaUniversity #WomensHealth

As women, we’re used to taking charge when life throws messes our way. Whether it’s work, family or friends, we negotiate, console, fight and do our best to work it out for the best. Another thing we’re used to? Bloating. Thanks to our menstrual cycles, many of us expect to have some type of stom

Who is the most important person to take care of? YOU! 5 ways to enhance your self-care  #WellnessWednesday
11/15/2017
Hello, it’s me: 5 fast ways to take care of yourself

Who is the most important person to take care of? YOU! 5 ways to enhance your self-care #WellnessWednesday

Me time. Hmm, so what exactly is that again? We hear you. Time is certainly not a friend to most of us. Whether you’re juggling a full-time job either in or out of the home, parenting or supporting other family members or friends (or all of the above!), many of us are accustomed to putting oth

Eliminate #backpain quickly by following these 6 easy steps.
11/14/2017
Got your back: 6 ways to stop back pain before it starts

Eliminate #backpain quickly by following these 6 easy steps.

Doing some heavy lifting? Exercising hard? "Don’t be surprised if you wake up with back pain," said Dr. Haroon Choudhri, Director of the Neurosurgery Spine Clinic at Augusta University Neurosciences Center of Excellence. To minimize back pain and help keep it from becoming a serious — and more cos

Sweets aren't always bad! 3 Tips for eating sweets lightly with your kids this holiday season! #HealthEating #KidFriendl...
11/13/2017
Healthier holidays: kid-friendly treats

Sweets aren't always bad! 3 Tips for eating sweets lightly with your kids this holiday season! #HealthEating #KidFriendly

This time of year calls for an array of traditional treats and newfound Pinterest recipes, and holidays with kids can mean a month of sugar highs and sweet temptations. With food being the center of almost every festive occasion, it can be easy for anyone to get carried away with too much added suga

Nip it in the bud, literally, with your child. Find out ways to end this behavior before it becomes a problem. #HealthyL...
11/12/2017
I found cigarettes in my child’s room! What do I do now?

Nip it in the bud, literally, with your child. Find out ways to end this behavior before it becomes a problem. #HealthyLiving #KidsHealth

If your gut reaction is to freak out after learning that your child is experimenting with smoking, don’t worry. You’re not alone. But freaking out is probably not the most effective way to encourage your middle schooler or teen to stop. And not to freak you out even more, but yes, this is a

11/11/2017
Let's go bowling! Hearty and healthy meals for the win

Ditch the cereal and soup and include a whole meal in your bowl! Find out how to do so with a variety of healthy ingredients. #HappyHealthyEating

Bowl meals are rising in popularity—and for good reason. These all-in-one meals are easy to prepare, good as a meal on-the-go, and chock-full of healthy ingredients. From smoothie bowls to grain bowls to macro bowls, these meals incorporate vitamin-packed fruits and vegetables, whole grains and a va

11/10/2017
Shhh! I have leaky bladder

Don't be embarrassed about your leaky bladder. Urogynecologist, Dr. Barbara Henley, walks us through how to deal with it if you experience this. #WomensHealth

For women, among the many indignities of old age, incontinence has to be among the worst. And what’s worse than the worst? A leaky bladder doesn’t just happen when we get old. Even teens can suddenly have incontinence in a form of bedwetting brought on by stress or unknown causes. But in Dr. B

11/08/2017
Go counterculture this holiday season

Tips on how to have a healthy holiday! #healthyeating #AugustaUniversity

"Do you always get excited about the holidays, only to feel disappointed? Too much focus on the superficial glitz of gifts, too much stress, and way too much of mom\u2019s new recipe for pie can all weigh you down. Not looking forward to a repeat this year? \"Then go counterculture,\" said Dr. Richa...

A healthy heart is a happy heart!
11/06/2017
Eat smart for your heart: 6 tips from the chief medical officer

A healthy heart is a happy heart!

If you want a healthy heart, then aim to eat smart. The first way to do that is to think about legs – not your own, but those you eat, said Dr. Kevin C. Dellsperger. The vice president and chief medical officer for Augusta University Medical Center, has been a cardiologist for more than 30 yea

Dr. Crosby, director of shoulder surgery at #AugustaUniversity #Orthopaedics, has advice for fending off throwing injuri...
08/30/2017
Don't let a throwing injury throw you out of the game

Dr. Crosby, director of shoulder surgery at #AugustaUniversity #Orthopaedics, has advice for fending off throwing injuries.

Throwing is a complex motion that requires a stable foundation starting with the legs and rotation of the pelvis. The shoulder has to be stable to produce power, and the outer head of the bicep is key in stabilizing the head of your upper arm bone. Rotating the shoulder away from the midline of t

Dr. Stallworth's #BacktoSchool checklist, guaranteed to start the school year at 💯!
08/04/2017
Dr. Stallworth's back-to-school checklist: Shots, sleep, backpacks and more

Dr. Stallworth's #BacktoSchool checklist, guaranteed to start the school year at 💯!

Refer to the CDC’s vaccination schedule for guidance on which vaccines your child needs and when. "The recommended vaccine schedule was created as it exists, because vaccines have been studied extensively over many years and found to work well at preventing particular diseases when given according

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