Prevention is Our Passion

Welcome to the Alpharetta Wellness Clinic blog! Our topic today is Prevention. For most people, preventive medicine means mammograms and screening of various kinds: Pap smears for women, PSA lab tests for men, and colonoscopy for both. But these are not prevention in...

Link between aluminum antiperspirants and breast cancer?

As an oncology certified nurse practitioner I have been instructing patients to avoid the use of aluminum based antiperspirants for years. I had read research several years ago that showed a link between fibrocystic breast disease and antiperspirants. My reasoning was...

Do your genes really determine your future?

“It just runs in my family?” Do your genes really determine your future, your health and your lifespan? If one or more parents had heart disease, or diabetes, obesity or cancer, does that mean that you will experience the same fate? How much control do we...