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Lake Country Medical Group Employee Spotlight: Rannie McCannon

  Lake Country Medical Group and Concierge would like to welcome Rannie McCannon to our practice. She brings with her a tremendous amount of experience working within the community as well as a keen understanding of medication regimen and working with pharmaceutical companies. Rannie graduated from Greene County High School and was a cheerleader there […]

Don’t Put Away Your Mask Yet

  Written by: Ofek Laks, Public Health Intern at Lake Country Medical Concierge   With the new COVID-19 Variant known as Omicron sweeping all over the United States, it is important we continue taking precautions. The Georgia Department of Health has reported as of January 18th, 2022 that there are “1,679,773 confirmed cases” in the […]

October Employee Highlight

  Brittany has been with Lake Country Medical Group for almost 7 years. She and her husband Kyle live in Madison, GA. They have two children and are expecting their third child in February. Their daughter Riley is eight years old and  loves to ride horses and play soccer. Jackson, their son, is four and […]

Oily Fish, Fish Oil Supplements Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk

In the largest study of its kind to date, regularly eating oily fish such as salmon, sardines, lake trout and albacore tuna reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes.[1] The observational study, which was published in Diabetes Care, analyzed the health and diet of nearly 400,000 middle aged and older UK residents across roughly 10 years.[2] The […]

Not Taking a Multivitamin? Here Are 5 Reasons to Reconsider

Modified from an Original Post by Metagenics Institute You try to eat well to feel good and stay healthy. While it’s optimal to get your daily nutritional needs from the foods you eat, it’s just plain difficult. There is conflicting information out there on the benefits of supplements, but the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 say […]

COVID’s Lingering Symptoms

Two new studies are adding to a growing body of evidence suggesting COVID-19 causes chronic, debilitating symptoms long past infection and illness. There are now more than 50 symptoms tied to COVID in mild, moderate and severe cases. Fatigue, headaches, brain fog, hair loss, and loss of smell are the most common lingering effects while […]

Alopecia: Genes, Hormones, and More Causes of Hair Loss

By Bianca Garilli, ND From Metagenics Institute Hair loss, or alopecia, is a common complaint by patients, male and female alike. It can affect localized regions (like the temples and crown of the head seen in male-pattern baldness), the entire scalp, and sometimes can even extend to other areas of the body. Typical hair loss […]

Your Mom Was Right – Eat Your Beets, They’re Good for Your Heart

By Bianca Garilli, ND From Metagenics Institute I have a patient who doesn’t like vegetables. In fact, this person is also not a fan of water (sans flavoring), exercise, nor high fiber foods such as legumes. This scenario is, in many ways, a perfect setup for a number of lifestyle-related chronic diseases, including hypertension. This […]

3 Reasons Lack of Sleep May Cause Weight Gain

From Metagenics Institute If you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight, counting sheep may be as important as counting the carbs on your plate or weight repetitions at the gym. Because, while physical activity and a balanced diet are key factors, sleep may be the most overlooked aspect of your weight management plan. Can you […]

Vitamin D: More Important than Ever

Vitamin D has always been integral to a healthy diet, but recent evidence suggests it may have a critical role in fighting COVID-19. According to new research, people with low vitamin D levels upon hospital admission for COVID-19 have an almost quadrupled chance of dying.[1] Vitamin D’s role in fighting COVID-19 is only beginning to […]