Category Archives: Health

Commentary: As suicides increase by 30% in the U.S. and 16% in Georgia, education is critical to prevention. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the country; second highest among teens.

Commentary: As suicides increase by 30% in the U.S. and 16% in Georgia, education is critical to prevention. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the country; second highest among teens.

  By Melanie Dallas, licensed professional counselor and CEO of Highland Rivers Health. The recent suicides of designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain were a shocking reminder that no one is immune from circumstances that might cause them to consider suicide. Sadly, their deaths are part of a dramatic increase in suicide in the U.S.,… Read more

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Health: Cartersville Medical Center earns designation as a Level III Trauma Center.

Health: Cartersville Medical Center earns designation as a Level III Trauma Center.

  Media release: Cartersville Medical Center has been designated a Level III Trauma Center by the State of Georgia Department of Public Health Office of EMS and Trauma. The designation completes a nearly two-year process of preparation by the hospital and an extensive on-site survey by the state. One of the most important benefits to… Read more

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Health: A different type of Fathers Day story — Doctors Paul and Bennett Brock operating together in Rome, learning from each other.

Health: A different type of Fathers Day story — Doctors Paul and Bennett Brock operating together in Rome, learning from each other.

  From Harbin Clinic: A father and son sharing a meal at Waffle House at 4:30 in the morning isn’t that uncommon. But for Dr. Paul Brock and his son, Dr. Bennett Brock, the shared meal came after finishing emergency surgery. Dr. Paul Brock is a general surgeon at Harbin Clinic and has been serving people… Read more

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Health: Summer bummer — sliced melon in clear containers recalled in Georgia, other states, CDC says.

Health: Summer bummer — sliced melon in clear containers recalled in Georgia, other states, CDC says.

  CDC: Recall issued for sliced melon sold in clear containers in stores in Georgia, North Carolina and other states: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: On June 8, 2018, Caito Foods, LLC recalled fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh-cut fruit medley products containing one of these melons produced at the Caito Foods… Read more

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With state suicide rates up nearly 17%, local health officials stepping up efforts to educate public on warning signs.

With state suicide rates up nearly 17%, local health officials stepping up efforts to educate public on warning signs.

Local health officials are stepping up their efforts to shed light on the stigma of depression and mental health issues that lead to suicide, especially in light of this week’s headlines on the tragic deaths of celebrity designer Kate Spade and TV chef Anthony Bourdain. Jim Moore with the Rome Chapter of the National Alliance… Read more

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Health: Floyd RN’s special attention to elderly couple in need rewarded.

Health: Floyd RN’s special attention to elderly couple in need rewarded.

Media release: Shelby Chumley knew what to do, and for an elderly couple at Floyd Medical Center, that made all the difference. A 90-year-old woman was being treated for the flu and her husband, 93, was worried. Chumley, a registered nurse at Floyd, showed the compassion and clinical skills that are hallmarks at Floyd. As… Read more

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Health: Dr. Kenneth Howard of Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Calhoun turns BBQ Boogie & Blues sales into donation for Healing Hands Clinic.

Health: Dr. Kenneth Howard of Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Calhoun turns BBQ Boogie & Blues sales into donation for Healing Hands Clinic.

Dr. Kenneth Howard of Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Calhoun presented a heaping helping of generosity to Healing Hands Clinic of Gordon County on  May 31. Sponsored by Harbin Clinic, Dr. Howard along with his family and friends, sold barbecue plates at Calhoun’s BBQ Boogie & Blues in April to raise money for the non-profit clinic.… Read more

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Health: Make that Floyd Cherokee Medical Center effective today as Rome healthcare organization expands into third county.

Health: Make that Floyd Cherokee Medical Center effective today as Rome healthcare organization expands into third county.

  Media release: The hospital in Cherokee County, Ala., has a new name, effective June 1 as Floyd Cherokee Medical Center as the hospital joins the Floyd family of health care service. Effective June 1, Floyd Cherokee Medical Center, a subsidiary of Floyd Healthcare Management Inc. is the new lease-owner and manager of daily operations… Read more

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Health: Start Fathers Day weekend with Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc on June 16.

Health: Start Fathers Day weekend with Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc on June 16.

Media release: Of all the industrialized nations on earth, Americans walk the least. But you can help change that by coming out to stretch your legs, make new friends and enjoy Rome’s scenic trails at Harbin Clinic’s next Wak With a Doc. On June 16 at 9 a.m., Harbin Clinic chiropractor Dr. Chris Nelson will give… Read more

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Health: Possible updates this week on Floyd/Cherokee Medical Center proposal.

Health: Possible updates this week on Floyd/Cherokee Medical Center proposal.

  Radio station WEIS 100.5 FM/990 AM reports the Cherokee County Health Care Authority hopes to wrap up the purchase of Cherokee Medical Center this week, which will clear the way for Floyd Healthcare to manage and operate the hospital under an agreement with the authority. It would be Floyd’s second such venture, the first being… Read more

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Health: Harbin Clinic, community cut ribbon on new Family Medicine & Pediatrics Adairsville office.

Health: Harbin Clinic, community cut ribbon on new Family Medicine & Pediatrics Adairsville office.

Click here to view our 3.5-minute Facebook Live video of the ribbon cutting. Click here for link to more than 50 photos from the event. Harbin Clinic’s new Family Medicine & Pediatrics Adairsville made its formal premiere Thursday with a ribbon cutting and grand opening at  115 N. Central Ave. just off U.S. 41 north of the Ga.… Read more

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Health: Cast Off Against Cancer celebration, to benefit Cancer Navigators, set for June 3 at Barron Stadium.

Health: Cast Off Against Cancer celebration, to benefit Cancer Navigators, set for June 3 at Barron Stadium.

Media release: The annual Cast Off Against Cancer celebration, the culmination of fundraising efforts to benefit Cancer Navigators, will take place Sunday, June 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Barron Stadium. Various teams have been finding creative ways to raise money for the support organization for the past months and fundraising awards will be given away… Read more

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Health: Harbin Clinic Adairsville sets ribbon cutting, open house for this afternoon.

Health: Harbin Clinic Adairsville sets ribbon cutting, open house for this afternoon.

  Media release: Harbin Clinic will mark the grand opening of its new Family Medicine & Pediatrics Adairsville location with a ribbon cutting ceremony and Open House event on Thursday, May 24, at 4:30 p.m. Located at 115 N. Central Ave., the newly constructed building is the perfect place for Harbin Clinic physicians and staff… Read more

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Health: As summer begins, take these steps to protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun.

Health: As summer begins, take these steps to protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun.

  Media release: With warmer weather comes more time in the great outdoors, lounging by the pool, visiting the beach and incidentally soaking up some rays. It’s great to have fun outdoors but Harbin Clinic Dermatologist Dr. Clare Foss wants everyone to make sure to be proactive in protecting themselves from the sun. “Something that everyone needs to… Read more

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Health: Floyd honored for stroke care; Redmond Regional cited for heart care achievements.

Health: Floyd honored for stroke care; Redmond Regional cited for heart care achievements.

For the fourth consecutive year, Floyd Medical Center has been honored by the American Heart Association for its care of stroke patients. Floyd has received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and the Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll designation every year since 2015. The quality achievement award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success… Read more

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