Category Archives: Health

Health: Cartersville Medical Center and Reinhardt University announce ‘Educational Pathway’ partnership.

Health: Cartersville Medical Center and Reinhardt University announce ‘Educational Pathway’ partnership.

  Media release: Reinhardt University and Cartersville Medical Center will hold an Educational Pathway signing on Tuesday, August 27 at 10:00 a.m. at Cartersville Medical Center, 960 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy. SE, Cartersville. The Educational Pathway is an opportunity for Cartersville Medical Center employees to participate in any of Reinhardt’s undergraduate, online programs at a discounted… Read more

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State health officials investigating possible cases of severe respiratory illness in those who are ‘vaping.’

State health officials investigating possible cases of severe respiratory illness in those who are ‘vaping.’

    Media release: The Georgia Department of Public Health is currently investigating possible cases of severe respiratory illness in individuals who reported vaping. Symptoms, which worsen over time, include cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Multiple states have reported similar cases requiring hospitalization and patients being placed on ventilators. There are… Read more

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Health: Dr. Jarrad Barber, a hands specialist, joins Harbin Clinic Orthopedics.

Health: Dr. Jarrad Barber, a hands specialist, joins Harbin Clinic Orthopedics.

    Media release: Imagine you suddenly couldn’t tie your own shoes, send a loved one a text message or even write your name.  Our hands and upper extremities are critical to normal day-to-day function, but are easy to take for granted until something goes wrong. Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Jarrad Barber was drawn to this area… Read more

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Health: Floyd announces promotions in Imaging Services department; adds new app for mothers-to-be.

Health: Floyd announces promotions in Imaging Services department; adds new app for mothers-to-be.

  Media release: Floyd has announced several changes in Imaging Services as it works to continue its care in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama. Aimee Griffin has been promoted to Director of Imaging Services for Floyd Medical Center, Polk Medical Center and Cherokee Medical Center. Griffin is known to many in the community as the… Read more

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Health: Groundbreaking for Harbin Clinic’s latest medical office building in Rome set for Tuesday evening.

Health: Groundbreaking for Harbin Clinic’s latest medical office building in Rome set for Tuesday evening.

    Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Harbin Clinic building on John Maddox Drive are set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27. Several guest speakers are planned. You’ve seen ground clearing for the new Harbin Clinic Pediatrics home under way for several months between Redmond Road and the Bypass adjoining Harbin’s two other medical office… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Reviewer says Georgia not living up to mental health, disabilities pact (we offer an example: Rome since NW Regional closing).

Georgia Health News: Reviewer says Georgia not living up to mental health, disabilities pact (we offer an example: Rome since NW Regional closing).

  In context: This update from Andy Miller of Georgia Health News comes at a time when community groups here are struggling with helping care for those in need. It also addresses issues raised when Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital was shuttered by the state with promises to help place patients. The community, in turn, has… Read more

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Health: ‘Crush the Crisis’ opiod take back is Sept. 7 at Remond; what to know. Saturday: Health Initiative for Men plus Women health fair; Walk With a Doc.

Health: ‘Crush the Crisis’ opiod take back is Sept. 7 at Remond; what to know. Saturday: Health Initiative for Men plus Women health fair; Walk With a Doc.

  Media release: On Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Redmond Regional Medical Center will be hosting “Crush the Crisis” – an opioid prescription drug take-back event – in partnership with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office and Floyd Against Drugs. The event will be held at Redmond Regional at 501 Redmond Road.… Read more

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Buzz: East Rome Walmart donates $1,500 to Y’s Food & Fun program. Blight/litter task force named. Moates joins Floyd Urgent Care in Cartersville.  Chambers named to Georgia Council for the Arts.

Buzz: East Rome Walmart donates $1,500 to Y’s Food & Fun program. Blight/litter task force named. Moates joins Floyd Urgent Care in Cartersville. Chambers named to Georgia Council for the Arts.

East Rome Walmart donates $1,500 to Y to help feed kids: From the YMCA: “We are grateful to East Rome Walmart Supercenter #5151 and manager Steve Roland for their generous support of our Food & Fun Year-Round Outreach Programs. Pictured during the check presentation are Executive Director Scott McCreless, right, and Community Outreach Director Stephanie… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Health plan to keep same benefit costs for teachers, state employees.

Georgia Health News: Health plan to keep same benefit costs for teachers, state employees.

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Georgia teachers and state employees got good news Thursday about their health care benefits. Monthly premiums, deductibles, co-pays and co-insurance will be the same in 2020 as they are this year, state officials announced. It’s the second straight time that these health benefit costs will remain the same from… Read more

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Harbin Clinic’s second campus on Gentilly Boulevard in Cartersville begins welcoming patients Aug. 19; it is the latest in 11 years of growth in Bartow County.

Harbin Clinic’s second campus on Gentilly Boulevard in Cartersville begins welcoming patients Aug. 19; it is the latest in 11 years of growth in Bartow County.

      In context: We call it “The Bartow Boom,” that is story after story about growth in Cartersville, Emerson and Adairsville in Bartow County. It includes new industry with sites being announced every few months; expanded retail including the Main Street Marketplace development near I-75, sports and entertainment associated with LakePoint in Emerson;… Read more

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Buzz: Floyd Urgent Care offices add ‘Save My Spot.’ Dempsey speaks at National Conference of State Legislature’s 2019 Legislative Summit.

Buzz: Floyd Urgent Care offices add ‘Save My Spot.’ Dempsey speaks at National Conference of State Legislature’s 2019 Legislative Summit.

A service aimed at making visits more convenient has been expanded to include all Floyd Urgent Care locations. Save My Spot, designed to cut down on the time patients have to spend in the waiting room, began earlier this summer in Rome, Cartersville and Centre, Alabama. The service is now also available at Floyd’s other… Read more

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Buzz: Harbin Clinic’s Dr. Brad Bushnell on WSB highlighting ‘patch’ used in rotator cuff surgery. Rome Noon Optimist Club adds 100th member as organization celebrates centennial year.  Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League meets Saturday. Library offers silent auction.

Buzz: Harbin Clinic’s Dr. Brad Bushnell on WSB highlighting ‘patch’ used in rotator cuff surgery. Rome Noon Optimist Club adds 100th member as organization celebrates centennial year. Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League meets Saturday. Library offers silent auction.

Harbin Clinic’s Dr. Brad Bushnell featured on WSB, highlighting ‘patch’ used in rotator cuff surgery: Dr. Brad Bushnell of Harbin Clinic Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Rome recently was featured on the WSB TV segment, “The Daily 2” regarding his work with the Regeneten Bioinductive Implant, a “patch” used in shoulder surgeries to repair torn rotator cuffs. For… Read more

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Health: What to know about National Immunization Awareness Month.

Health: What to know about National Immunization Awareness Month.

  Media release: August is National Immunization Awareness Month and serves as a reminder that Northwest Georgians of all ages require timely vaccinations to protect their health. “Vaccinations are our best defense against vaccine-preventable diseases,” said Janet Eberhart, immunizations coordinator for the 10-county public health district.  “This National Immunization Awareness Month, we urge parents to… Read more

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Health: ‘Eat, Play, Learn’ program at Floyd Family Medicine Residency Clinic, targeting childhood obesity, celebrates first graduates. Honors for Polk Medical Center.

Health: ‘Eat, Play, Learn’ program at Floyd Family Medicine Residency Clinic, targeting childhood obesity, celebrates first graduates. Honors for Polk Medical Center.

    Media release: Young graduates of the Eat, Play, Learn program were celebrated during a recent ceremony at Floyd Family Medicine Residency Clinic for their dedication in completing a program aimed at eliminating childhood obesity. The program worked with the kids and their parents to create healthier eating and exercise habits during 18 classes… Read more

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Health: Georgia Direct Family Care opening in Downtown Cartersville in August.

Health: Georgia Direct Family Care opening in Downtown Cartersville in August.

  Cartersville native Dr. Alan Barnes is opening Georgia Direct Family Care in Downtown Cartersville this August. He is bringing a Direct Primary Care (DPC) model of medicine to the practice at 135 W. Main Street offering same day appointments, home visits and direct access to your family physician.  According to their website, “DPC practices offer… Read more

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Health:  Dr. Zeina Yanbeiy joins Harbin Clinic Rheumatology Cartersville. ‘I felt that being a doctor brought my love of science and passion for people together in a very natural way.’

Health: Dr. Zeina Yanbeiy joins Harbin Clinic Rheumatology Cartersville. ‘I felt that being a doctor brought my love of science and passion for people together in a very natural way.’

  From a media release: When her patient had lost all hope, Dr. Zeina Yanbeiy became that much more determined. A rheumatologist with a multidisciplinary approach to treating diseases, Yanbeiy recalls that it took patience and firm resolution to achieve results. However, together, she and her patient were successful in turning his health around. “He was… Read more

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