Category Archives: Health

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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Health: Dr. Monal Patel joins Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Cartersville

Health: Dr. Monal Patel joins Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Cartersville

    Media release: Dr. Monal Patel doesn’t shy away from a challenge, especially when she’s solving complex medical issues to save lives. As an internal medicine physician, Dr. Patel equates the treatment process to that of figuring out a difficult puzzle. Sometimes, there are lots of pieces to consider in the process of finding the… Read more

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Weekend Insider: More political changes brewing? Healthcare expansion continues. Georgia Bulldogs back on radio; courthouse sale in Calhoun; another restaurant update cooking..

Weekend Insider: More political changes brewing? Healthcare expansion continues. Georgia Bulldogs back on radio; courthouse sale in Calhoun; another restaurant update cooking..

  POLITICS: From Rome City Hall to Atlanta to Washington, D.C., this has been a week of some pretty big political news. Johnny Isakson’s decision to retire from the U.S. Senate effective Dec. 31 caught many off guard. Charles Love’s decision to withdraw from the Ward 1 City Commission race likewise was a surprise although… Read more

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Druck Report: As ‘vaping’ spreads among our middle and high schoolers as well as adults, Erin Hernandez of the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition details escalating health risks.

Druck Report: As ‘vaping’ spreads among our middle and high schoolers as well as adults, Erin Hernandez of the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition details escalating health risks.

Once thought to be a “safe” alternative to smoking, “vaping” is becoming another major health hazard and an addiction especially among teens. Erin Hernandez, executive vice president of the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition, joined John Druckenmiller of Hometown Headlines to detail the dangers of vaping — no matter what the age of the user. Among… Read more

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Updated: Harbin Clinic breaks ground on new pediatrics center rising at John Maddox and Woodrow Wilson Way. Two-story, nearly 41,000-square-foot campus to open in 2020.

Updated: Harbin Clinic breaks ground on new pediatrics center rising at John Maddox and Woodrow Wilson Way. Two-story, nearly 41,000-square-foot campus to open in 2020.

    A day after Harbin Clinic Pediatrics opened for patients at 200 Gentilly Blvd. in Cartersville, ground was being broken for another upgrade — a nearly 41,000-square-foot, two-story medical office building to be known as Harbin Clinic Pediatrics in Rome. The timing was noteworthy as Harbin is in the wrapping up stages of its… Read more

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Business: Full Circle Wellness of Rome opens Oct. 1 at 318 Broad St.

Business: Full Circle Wellness of Rome opens Oct. 1 at 318 Broad St.

Full Circle Wellness of Rome opens Oct. 1 at 318 Broad St. Several of the practitioners were previously located in the space vacated by the Healing Arts Center of Rome. Susan Mosley, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, offers private sessions as well as a low cost walk in clinic. Go to of Acupuncture On The… Read more

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Georgia Health News: University System of Georgia employees face premium hikes (5.5 to 7.5%), other changes in 2020.

Georgia Health News: University System of Georgia employees face premium hikes (5.5 to 7.5%), other changes in 2020.

  By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Tens of thousands of University System of Georgia employees will face average increases in their 2020 health care premiums of 5.5 percent to 7.5 percent. Also starting next year, a university employee will have to pay a $100 monthly surcharge for spousal coverage if the spouse has health insurance… Read more

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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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