Category Archives: Health

Budgetel Inn updates: February Public Health inspection found roaches, mold but earned a score of 84; previous was 93. Updates for Bartow Schools, emergency teams helping displaced tenants.

Budgetel Inn updates: February Public Health inspection found roaches, mold but earned a score of 84; previous was 93. Updates for Bartow Schools, emergency teams helping displaced tenants.

Public Health inspection report from Feb. 27 shows score of 84 out of 100; roaches, dirty air filters, mold. The most-recent inspection of the Budgetel Inn at Carson Loop posted on the Public Health website shows several areas of concern but overall, the score was an 84. The previous score, from May 16, 2018, was… Read more

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Health: Gordon County Schools begins tougher enforcement of vaping with new ‘consequences for violations’ for students in sixth through 12 grades.

Health: Gordon County Schools begins tougher enforcement of vaping with new ‘consequences for violations’ for students in sixth through 12 grades.

  Today, Gordon County Schools begins tougher enforcement of on-campus vaping. In an Facebook reminder to parents and students Sunday afternoon, the school system sent this reminder: “Effective Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 — new vaping code of conduct and consequences for violations. Visit gcbe.org/vaping for information.” We’ve added the details below: “Out of concern for the health… Read more

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Business: $800,000 permit for Panda Express the first at East Bend. Value of three other projects together at more than $5 million.

Business: $800,000 permit for Panda Express the first at East Bend. Value of three other projects together at more than $5 million.

    A building permit for Panda Express with a construction value of $800,000 has been issued by the city of Rome’s building department. Issued to Ledbetter Properties on Oct. 3, the permit lists an address of 1421 Turner McCall Blvd. It is the first permit for the 20 to 28 retailers and restaurants due… Read more

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Georgia Health News: How four area hospitals scored in Medicare initiative aimed at reducing readmissions of discharged patients.

Georgia Health News: How four area hospitals scored in Medicare initiative aimed at reducing readmissions of discharged patients.

  By Andy Miller Georgia Health News A Medicare initiative aimed at reducing readmissions of discharged patients is penalizing 88 percent of Georgia hospitals evaluated in the program. That’s a slightly higher percentage than the national average of 83 percent of hospitals penalized in the readmission program. The cuts in payments come as Medicare continues its… Read more

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Updated: Kroger, Walgreens ending e-cigarette sales. Health: State confirms second vaping death; governor, health department issue health warning. Plus: Earlier local concerns about vaping.

Updated: Kroger, Walgreens ending e-cigarette sales. Health: State confirms second vaping death; governor, health department issue health warning. Plus: Earlier local concerns about vaping.

    From Kroger: “We’re discontinuing the sale of electronic nicotine delivery products, or e-cigarettes, at all store and fuel center locations due to the mounting questions and increasingly complex regulatory environment associated with these products.” From Walgreens: “We have made the decision to stop selling e-cigarette products at our stores nationwide as the CDC,… Read more

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Health: Ribbon cutting, after hours celebration for Harbin Clinic’s new Cartersville office is Oct. 17. Honors for Polk Medical Center.

Health: Ribbon cutting, after hours celebration for Harbin Clinic’s new Cartersville office is Oct. 17. Honors for Polk Medical Center.

    On Oct. 17, community members, business leaders and medical professionals throughout Bartow County are invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and Business After Hours event celebrating the new Harbin Clinic medical building at 200 Gentilly Blvd. Hosted in conjunction with the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce, the ceremony will begin at 5 p.m.… Read more

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Health: From those dolls and ‘Pink Day’ to ribbons on Broad Street to specialty pink badges, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is everywhere.

Health: From those dolls and ‘Pink Day’ to ribbons on Broad Street to specialty pink badges, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is everywhere.

    Some of the smack talk surrounding Friday night’s Coosa vs. Armuchee football game came with notes to “tackle cancer.” At Truett’s Chick-fil-A on Shorter Avenue, the already-busy restaurant was buzzing with one of the most visible Breast Cancer Awareness Month events in the region. At Heritage First Bank, there are pink ribbons on… Read more

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month is under way with clear message: Take preventative steps to fight breast cancer. Annual Pink Day is Friday at Truett’s Chick-fil-A.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is under way with clear message: Take preventative steps to fight breast cancer. Annual Pink Day is Friday at Truett’s Chick-fil-A.

  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Floyd is again urging women to take preventative measures in the fight against breast cancer. Pink is the nationally recognized color of breast cancer awareness, and Floyd’s Paper Dolls are up around Rome. Free magnets displaying images of the dolls will be available on Pink Day, Friday, Oct. 4,… Read more

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All Adairsville Police officers now certified to help those with mental illness involved in police situations; training already has saved one life.

All Adairsville Police officers now certified to help those with mental illness involved in police situations; training already has saved one life.

In context: Adairsville Police officers already have saved one life this year thanks to special training in helping those with mental illness. Last July, a man threatened to jump from the Ga. 140 bridge onto traffic below on I-75. “I’m going to jump because nobody cares, don’t come any closer, I don’t want to talk to… Read more

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Georgia Health News: HCA,  parent company of Redmond Regional and Cartersville Medical Center, in deal with Vidalia’s Meadows Regional Medical Center.

Georgia Health News: HCA, parent company of Redmond Regional and Cartersville Medical Center, in deal with Vidalia’s Meadows Regional Medical Center.

  By Andy Miller Georgia Health News In context: HCA Healthcare also is the parent company of Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome (230 beds) and Cartersville Medical Center (119 beds) in Cartersville. It operates nine medical centers in the state. From GHN: National hospital chain HCA Healthcare has signed a letter of intent with… Read more

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As flu season begins, Public Health urging community to get vaccinations between now and late October if possible.

As flu season begins, Public Health urging community to get vaccinations between now and late October if possible.

  Media release: The Floyd County Health Department at 16 E. 12th St. in Rome is offering flu vaccines on a walk-in basis. Public health experts say now is a good time for people to consider getting vaccinated for the upcoming flu season. “Get your flu vaccine as soon as it is available each year,” says Alison… Read more

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Dr. Ricardo Postigo joins Harbin Clinic’s Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine practice. ‘Sometimes, being an infectious disease physician requires a lot of investigation.’

Dr. Ricardo Postigo joins Harbin Clinic’s Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine practice. ‘Sometimes, being an infectious disease physician requires a lot of investigation.’

    Media release: Practicing medicine with limited resources is no easy feat. It’s also something Dr. Ricardo Postigo has experienced firsthand. While working as a physician in Peru,  Postigo didn’t always have the latest technologies and medications at his disposal. So, when he came to the United States for further medical training and specialization,… Read more

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Georgia Health News: State confirms 5  cases of vaping-related lung illnesses;  another 10 being investigated. Plus: Our recent podcast on vaping dangers.

Georgia Health News: State confirms 5 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses; another 10 being investigated. Plus: Our recent podcast on vaping dangers.

  Above: Erin Hernandez, executive vice president of the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition, joined us to detail the dangers of vaping — no matter what the age of the user — on a recent Druck Report podcast. Click the arrow for more.   By Andy Miller Georgia Health News State public health officials have confirmed… Read more

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Health: Harbin Clinic physicians, practices nationally recognized for patient-centered care.

Health: Harbin Clinic physicians, practices nationally recognized for patient-centered care.

  Media release: Caring completely for patients has always been the heart of Harbin Clinic’s mission and recently, the largest physician-owned multispecialty clinic in Northwest Georgia has been nationally recognized for doing just that. The National Committee for Quality Assurance – a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare – has recognized… Read more

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HealthWeek: Partners add health clinic at Calhoun High. Lifesaving work by Cherokee EMS. New healthcare idea in Cartersville. Reminder: Crush the Crisis today at Redmond, Cartersville Medical. Walk With a Doc (stress relief focus).

HealthWeek: Partners add health clinic at Calhoun High. Lifesaving work by Cherokee EMS. New healthcare idea in Cartersville. Reminder: Crush the Crisis today at Redmond, Cartersville Medical. Walk With a Doc (stress relief focus).

      From Calhoun City Schools: AdventHealth Medical Group is teaming up with Calhoun City Schools to offer a health clinic to students and staff on the campus at Calhoun High School… “CCS would like to thank the Calhoun Rotary Club and Rep. John Meadows Family for the building and renovation project.”   From… Read more

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Georgia Recorder takes a closer look at Rome, says community ‘still coping with mental health challenges years after’ Northwest Georgia Regional closed.

Georgia Recorder takes a closer look at Rome, says community ‘still coping with mental health challenges years after’ Northwest Georgia Regional closed.

Posted Wednesday and quoting both patients and community leaders, The Georgia Recorder takes a deeper look into concerns for mental health patients, those living on the street and what’s next. Read more

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Health: Redmond Regional, Floyd Against Drugs, Knights of Columbus unite to ‘Crush the Crisis’ on Sept. 7. Cartersville Medical Center also participating.

Health: Redmond Regional, Floyd Against Drugs, Knights of Columbus unite to ‘Crush the Crisis’ on Sept. 7. Cartersville Medical Center also participating.

  Media release: On Saturday, Sept. 7, Redmond Regional Medical Center will host “Crush the Crisis,” an opioid take back event. Law enforcement officers from the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office will be on site to assist with the collection and disposal of unused medications from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Redmond is also collaborating with… Read more

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