Category Archives: Health

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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Health: Polk Medical Center names Nurse and Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year

Dwayne Roberts has been named the 2018 Nurse of the Year at Polk Medical Center. The announcement was made Thursday afternoon during a ceremony marking Nurses Week. “He is always willing to educate you when it is needed. He stays on top of everything, making sure his patients are content,” according to comments on his… Read more

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Health: Area hospitals honored for patient safety; Floyd salutes top nurses.

Health: Area hospitals honored for patient safety; Floyd salutes top nurses.

  Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Awards are out for 2018. Among the local winners are Floyd Medical Center, Redmond Regional Medical Center, Cartersville Medical Center and Gordon Hospital. Complete list here. The Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Awards also are out. They recognizes hospitals that provide an overall outstanding patient experience. Hospitals in the top 15%… Read more

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Health: Five Georgians among 149 people sickened in E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.

Health: Five Georgians among 149 people sickened in E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Five Georgians are among the 149 people sickened in the multistate E. coli outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The infections have been linked to romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Ariz., area. E. coli is a bacterial pathogen that can cause severe infections in people,… Read more

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Health: Governor vetoes bill to create a state health policy director; OKs new law on child sex abuse education.

Health: Governor vetoes bill to create a state health policy director; OKs new law on child sex abuse education.

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have created a state health policy director and a council to develop a “strategic vision’’ for Georgia health care. In his veto message, Deal said Senate Bill 357, “while well-intentioned, creates several unnecessary additional levels of government.’’ The legislation was backed by key… Read more

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Health: The Rome affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness observing Mental Health Month: What to know and how to help.

Health: The Rome affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness observing Mental Health Month: What to know and how to help.

Media release: This May, the Rome affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will observe Mental Health Month to raise awareness of mental illness. One in five adults in the United States lives with a mental health condition. Half of all lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75 percent by… Read more

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Health: Hepatitis Awareness Month is here; tips on assessing your risk and what to do.

Health: Hepatitis Awareness Month is here; tips on assessing your risk and what to do.

Media release: May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, and the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District urges people to assess their risk of having viral hepatitis and find out if they should get tested or vaccinated. District Health Director Dr. Unini Odama encourages people to visit https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/RiskAssessment for a free online assessment developed by… Read more

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Health: With 145 deaths statewide and at least five in our region, health experts say this season was a lesson on just how unpredictable and deadly the flu can be.

Health: With 145 deaths statewide and at least five in our region, health experts say this season was a lesson on just how unpredictable and deadly the flu can be.

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Dr. Hany Atallah of Grady Memorial Hospital saw a patient Monday who had flu symptoms. This possible flu sufferer — who also happened to be a Grady employee — showed that the disease can still appear, weeks after it reached its peak. Still, for Atallah, Grady’s chief of emergency medicine, the… Read more

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Buzz: Summer schedule kicks off Saturday in downtown with concerts, arts events. Tax notices on the way. Floyd EMS offers free lifesaving skills class May 19. May Market at Rose Lawn, BBQ fest this weekend. Chieftains’ exhibit honors Junior Service League.

Buzz: Summer schedule kicks off Saturday in downtown with concerts, arts events. Tax notices on the way. Floyd EMS offers free lifesaving skills class May 19. May Market at Rose Lawn, BBQ fest this weekend. Chieftains’ exhibit honors Junior Service League.

Downtown Rome kicks off Downtown Rome Saturdays, a full season of free, family friendly events on the first Saturday of the month beginning May 5 at noon. This event will be held in the 200, 300 and 400 blocks of Broad Street. The theme is an Arts Festival featuring the Ellen Axson Wilson Art Walk coordinated by… Read more

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Health: Next Walk With a Doc set for May 19; vascular surgeon Dr. Frank Stegall Jr. to lead this edition.

Health: Next Walk With a Doc set for May 19; vascular surgeon Dr. Frank Stegall Jr. to lead this edition.

  From Hometown Headlines: It only took us three years to finally carve out less than an hour from a busy Saturday morning. We did so on a crisp April morning with a surprising large turnout at Bridgepoint Plaza. After some introductions, advice and a call to arms, the march was on. The Kingfisher Trail… Read more

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Health: Local STD rates mirror national problem with high-risk 15-24 age group. Public health officials urge prevention, getting tested.

Health: Local STD rates mirror national problem with high-risk 15-24 age group. Public health officials urge prevention, getting tested.

  Media release: Nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases occur in the United States every year, costing the American healthcare system nearly $16 billion in direct medical costs alone, says a recent report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. America’s youth shoulder a substantial burden of these infections. According to the report,… Read more

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Health: Floyd Medical Center names Betty Ford as Good Samaritan Volunteer of the Year

Health: Floyd Medical Center names Betty Ford as Good Samaritan Volunteer of the Year

Media release: Floyd Medical Center presented Betty Ford with the Good Samaritan Volunteer of the Year award for her service with Floyd’s Auxiliary. Ford has been a part of the Auxiliary for six years and currently serves as president. “I’m at a point in my life where I know it’s not about me,” Ford said. “I… Read more

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Annual EMS awards for Northwest Georgia go to representatives from Floyd, Redmond Regional, Georgia Northwestern.

Annual EMS awards for Northwest Georgia go to representatives from Floyd, Redmond Regional, Georgia Northwestern.

  Media release: Several emergency responders recently were awarded for outstanding service to their communities at the Clarence Brown Conference Center in Cartersville during the 2018 Northwest Georgia Region 1 Emergency Medical Services Council Awards Banquet. The banquet is held each year to honor Emergency Medical Services providers and stakeholders from Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade,… Read more

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