Category Archives: Health

Buzz: $5 movies coming to Rome City Auditorium. Called Rome Board of Education meeting Monday. Exchange Club of Rome celebrates 83rd anniversary.

Buzz: $5 movies coming to Rome City Auditorium. Called Rome Board of Education meeting Monday. Exchange Club of Rome celebrates 83rd anniversary.

The City of Rome is hosting a Summer Movie Series at the Rome City Auditorium starting Friday, July 19. Seven movies will be shown and include animated features, action, drama and western. Tickets for each show are $5 a person and can be purchased at the door the day of each show.  Cash and credit card… Read more

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Public Health: Hepatitis A spreading among Bartow County residents. Health Department offers free hep A vaccinations; urges vaccination for those at high risk and for food-service workers. Plus: Gordon update.

Public Health: Hepatitis A spreading among Bartow County residents. Health Department offers free hep A vaccinations; urges vaccination for those at high risk and for food-service workers. Plus: Gordon update.

  Media release:  Public health officials have confirmed 11 cases of hepatitis A among Bartow County residents since June 2018 and are urging vaccination against the highly contagious liver infection for people most at risk of the vaccine-preventable disease, especially illicit (injection and non-injection) drug users, individuals who have recently been in jail or prison, and their… Read more

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Health: A change of pace for Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc in July.  Floyd adds workshop for dads-to-be.

Health: A change of pace for Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc in July. Floyd adds workshop for dads-to-be.

    Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc in downtown Rome is following a different route this month. Plus there’s a midpoint “bonus” in July as well. Dr. Kathryn Carroll of Pediatrics Rome and Dr. John-Scott Carroll of Family Medicine Rome invite you to join them on Saturday, July 20, at 9 a.m. at Bridgepoint… Read more

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Charles Wimpee — Korean War vet and retired semi driver — has a new career: Folk artist. His works go on display at Harbin Clinic Gallery July 13.

Charles Wimpee — Korean War vet and retired semi driver — has a new career: Folk artist. His works go on display at Harbin Clinic Gallery July 13.

    Media release: The Harbin Clinic Gallery at Makervillage announces its third exhibit, “A Painted Life,” featuring the works of folk artist Charles Wimpee. The gallery will be open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon starting July 13 through Aug. 24. Also, on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, the public… Read more

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Health: Harbin Clinic names Sarah Tuck as the senior director of marketing.

Health: Harbin Clinic names Sarah Tuck as the senior director of marketing.

Media release: Harbin Clinic welcomes Sarah Tuck as the Senior Director of Marketing for the largest physician-owned, multispecialty healthcare group in Georgia. A proven marketing and communication leader, Tuck heads a team of marketing professionals in promoting Harbin Clinic’s health and wellness initiatives throughout Northwest Georgia. “We are very happy to have found someone with the skillset… Read more

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Health: Extra activity around Floyd Medical Center’s ER is all part of a scheduled drill.

Health: Extra activity around Floyd Medical Center’s ER is all part of a scheduled drill.

    Floyd Medical Center’s ER department has been conducting a drill this Friday morning and the hospital has received several calls about it, spokesman Dan Bevels said. Any extra activity near the hospital’s main campus can be attributed to the drill. We’ll have additional updates if necessary. Read more

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Health: Employee at Willy’s Mexicana Grill in Cartersville tests positive for hepatitis A; Public Health advises those who dined there May 31-June 17 to contact healthcare provider to see if immunization needed.

Health: Employee at Willy’s Mexicana Grill in Cartersville tests positive for hepatitis A; Public Health advises those who dined there May 31-June 17 to contact healthcare provider to see if immunization needed.

      Public Health restaurant scores: Health inspections are totally unrelated to the tested employee. We did check the recent restaurant inspection scores for Willy’s and they’re all in the 90s: March 25, 98 (A); Oct. 2, 2018, 96 (A); and Feb. 22 2018, 91 (A). Media release: A case of hepatitis A has… Read more

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‘Heroes Unified’ blood drive is Tuesday; here’s how you can save three lives. Plus: Gas prices 26 cents less than a year ago heading into the Independence Day holiday.

‘Heroes Unified’ blood drive is Tuesday; here’s how you can save three lives. Plus: Gas prices 26 cents less than a year ago heading into the Independence Day holiday.

The Third Annual Heroes Unified community blood drive is Tuesday from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. A bloodmobile will be stationed at the Law Enforcement Center as well as the Floyd County Jail, and an inside set up team will also be taking donations on the bottom floor classroom at the Law Enforcement Center. Donors can schedule an… Read more

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Rome surgeon Dr. Ryland Scott honored as the HCA Healthcare National Frist Humanitarian recipient. HCA Foundation makes $10,000 donation to local charities on his behalf.

Rome surgeon Dr. Ryland Scott honored as the HCA Healthcare National Frist Humanitarian recipient. HCA Foundation makes $10,000 donation to local charities on his behalf.

  After receiving the Redmond Frist Humanitarian Physician Award earlier this year, Dr. Ryland Scott, Harbin Clinic General Surgery, was honored as the HCA Healthcare national recipient of the Frist Humanitarian Physician Award during the HCA Healthcare Awards of Distinction ceremony in Nashville on Friday. The award includes a $10,000 donation to the charity of the… Read more

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Public Health update: Floyd County Jail offering Hepatitis A vaccinations to inmates, staffers who want it. Previously: 4 cases of Hepatitis in Floyd, 7 in Bartow, 25 in Chattooga.

Public Health update: Floyd County Jail offering Hepatitis A vaccinations to inmates, staffers who want it. Previously: 4 cases of Hepatitis in Floyd, 7 in Bartow, 25 in Chattooga.

    Media release: As you may be aware, there have been some cases of Hepatitis A reported in Northwest Georgia, Eastern Alabama and Southeastern Tennessee. In general, people who use drugs tend to be at a higher risk of contracting the disease, as well as peoplewho come into direct contact with someone who has Hepatitis… Read more

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Health: Dr. Garvin Lee Chandler, now part of Harbin Clinic’s Family Medicine Adairsville, took a different route to becoming a physician.

Health: Dr. Garvin Lee Chandler, now part of Harbin Clinic’s Family Medicine Adairsville, took a different route to becoming a physician.

  Media release: After working in cancer research for five years, Dr. Garvin Lee Chandler knew that he was meant for something different. “Doing cancer research was unique and very interesting but there weren’t many opportunities to make connections with people. So, after five years, I started medical school thinking I would become an oncologist.”… Read more

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AirLife leaving its perch at Redmond Regional after about a year of emergency service here.

AirLife leaving its perch at Redmond Regional after about a year of emergency service here.

    Wednesday: Please check back later this morning. We have two potential updates to this story; we’re awaiting one report. ORIGINAL  STORY: Less than a year after landing at Redmond Regional Medical Center in an agreement with the hospital, AirLife Georgia is said to be pulling its helicopter and flight crew from Rome. Notice was given to… Read more

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Health: This Saturday, ‘Walk With a Doc’ who shed 100 pounds by putting one foot in front of the other (and a few other simple steps). Floyd adds ‘Save My Spot’ to make urgent care visits more convenient.

Health: This Saturday, ‘Walk With a Doc’ who shed 100 pounds by putting one foot in front of the other (and a few other simple steps). Floyd adds ‘Save My Spot’ to make urgent care visits more convenient.

From Harbin Clinic: “Back when I was starting my fellowship, I weighed almost 100 pounds more than I do now,” says Dr. Gregory Harris of Harbin Clinic Medical Oncology. Several years ago, Dr. Harris was overweight and realized he needed to take care of his health. He started walking — five miles a day, to… Read more

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Health: Gena Agnew retiring Dec. 31 as leader of the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition after 17 years; Erin Hernandez takes over in January.

Health: Gena Agnew retiring Dec. 31 as leader of the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition after 17 years; Erin Hernandez takes over in January.

    Gena Agnew, who has led the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition for 17 years, is retiring on Dec. 31. Agnew says she’s “very proud of all we have accomplished together” and she should be. “I began with the organization in 2002, securing one of six state designations as a Regional Program of Excellence;… Read more

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44 deaths in Georgia as 2018-19 flu season ends; significant drop from previous year but still high. June is Men’s Health Month; Harbin offers healthy tips. 18th Health Initiative for Men (plus Women) set for Aug. 17.

44 deaths in Georgia as 2018-19 flu season ends; significant drop from previous year but still high. June is Men’s Health Month; Harbin offers healthy tips. 18th Health Initiative for Men (plus Women) set for Aug. 17.

    The 2018-19 flu season in Georgia is over and it was a deadly one: 44 people died from influenza between Sept. 30 and May 18, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. That’s down significantly from 151 deaths in 2017-18 (151 people) but also equal to the three previous years combined (2014-15,… Read more

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Autism center for children opening in Rome in August. Director: ‘I have worked in autism centers before and saw the amazing progress of children.’

Autism center for children opening in Rome in August. Director: ‘I have worked in autism centers before and saw the amazing progress of children.’

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net An autism center for children will be opening later this summer in Rome to meet a growing community need. Chicago Autism and Behavior Specialists will be opening at 103 Redmond Road in August. They already have two other locations in Chicago and Savannah. “There really isn’t much in Rome for kids with… Read more

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Health: Flu deaths in Georgia rise to 41, second highest in five years.

Health: Flu deaths in Georgia rise to 41, second highest in five years.

  Even with the end of the flu season now here, Georgia’s fatality count continued to climb. Two more flu-related death were reported in Georgia the week ending May 4, bringing the total to 41 flu-related deaths so far this season (Sept. 30 through May 4). We’re expecting the report for the week of May 11… Read more

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Health: Dr. Jason Dunn, among the last interns at Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital, joins Harbin Clinic Psychology Rome.

Health: Dr. Jason Dunn, among the last interns at Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital, joins Harbin Clinic Psychology Rome.

    Media release: Fifteen years ago, if you asked Dr. Jason Dunn what he would be up to today, he would never have guessed he would be practicing psychology. “I kind of fell into it in college,” Dunn recalls. “I needed an extra class and just happened to pick psychology.” He went into the class… Read more

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