Category Archives: Health

Health: Signs (and photos) of American Heart Month already across Northwest Georgia. Partial list of February events.

Health: Signs (and photos) of American Heart Month already across Northwest Georgia. Partial list of February events.

  Northwest Georgia and Redmond Regional Medical Center (pictured above) are preparing for February and the month-long American Heart Month. Several events already have been announced with more on the way. Among them: Feb.  7: Join Redmond for National Wear Red Day. Wear you best red for Heart Disease Awareness & Prevention and join us… Read more

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Health: Georgia flu deaths hit 37, 12 more than the same time in 2018, a year that saw 151 lives lost.  Last season, 44 people died from the flu.

Health: Georgia flu deaths hit 37, 12 more than the same time in 2018, a year that saw 151 lives lost. Last season, 44 people died from the flu.

  Another six deaths statewide have been attributed to the flu, bringing the total to 37 deaths since Sept. 29. The latest tally covers the week ending Jan. 18; there’s another 17 weeks left in the 2019-20 season. The hardest-hit age group: So far, 21 people have died who are 65 or older; another 8… Read more

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Health: Floyd’s annual celebration honors nearly 240 people, including those with 40 and 45 years of service.

Health: Floyd’s annual celebration honors nearly 240 people, including those with 40 and 45 years of service.

    Media release: Two employees who have each dedicated nearly half a century to Floyd were among nearly 240 people recognized during the 19th annual Celebration of Service held Thursday night at The Forum River Center. The disco-themed celebration tied into Floyd’s DANCER acronym used to illustrate the service standards of Dignity, Attitude, Nurture,… Read more

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Georgia’s Public Health department monitoring coronavirus outbreak in China; two cases in U.S. so far. What to know.

Georgia’s Public Health department monitoring coronavirus outbreak in China; two cases in U.S. so far. What to know.

Media release: The Georgia Department of Public Health is closely monitoring the outbreak of  2019-nCoV (coronavirus) occurring in China and regularly coordinating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DPH has not confirmed any novel (new) coronavirus cases to date, however the situation could change. DPH is advising healthcare providers statewide to be alert for patients who… Read more

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Word on the Tweet: Better business news? Updates on ‘The Base.’ Mounting flu concerns. Area politics. Restaurant rumors.

Word on the Tweet: Better business news? Updates on ‘The Base.’ Mounting flu concerns. Area politics. Restaurant rumors.

  Some Kiplinger-style updates on our nine key topics in Northwest Georgia: BUSINESS: This week should end on a plus note. A couple of things in the works are expected to gel before sunset. We’ll have the updates once final this afternoon or evening. We’re do for a little good news after a recent spike… Read more

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Health: Floyd pledges $100,000 to the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance to help cut tobacco use, vaping among young Northwest Georgians.

Health: Floyd pledges $100,000 to the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance to help cut tobacco use, vaping among young Northwest Georgians.

  Media release: Floyd has pledged $100,000 to the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance – $50,000 from the Floyd Healthcare Foundation – in an effort to stem tobacco use and the rising tide of vaping among youth in Northwest Georgia. The alliance is working to provide anti-vaping and anti-smoking education in grades four through 12 in… Read more

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Statewide flu-related deaths rise to 31 this season as ‘widespread’ outbreak continues in Georgia. Number of deaths could easily surpass last year’s total of 44.

Statewide flu-related deaths rise to 31 this season as ‘widespread’ outbreak continues in Georgia. Number of deaths could easily surpass last year’s total of 44.

    The number of flu-related deaths in Georgia increased by nine through the week ending Jan. 11, with the season total now at 31, according to the latest summary from the Georgia Department of Public Health. With 18 more weeks to go in this year’s flu season, the number of flu-related deaths could easily surpass… Read more

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Seven more flu-related deaths in last week, total of 22 have died this season as ‘widespread’ outbreak continues in Georgia. Hospital updates; precautionary steps.

Seven more flu-related deaths in last week, total of 22 have died this season as ‘widespread’ outbreak continues in Georgia. Hospital updates; precautionary steps.

    The number of flu deaths in Georgia jumped by seven through the week ending Jan. 4, with the season total now at 22. The latest summary from the Georgia Department of Health reports 141 people were hospitalized for the week ending Jan. 4 with four more outbreaks reported. Georgia’s flu outbreak is listed… Read more

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Georgia’s ‘widespread’ flu outbreak continues; 15 have died since season began Sept. 29. Hospital updates; precautionary steps.

Georgia’s ‘widespread’ flu outbreak continues; 15 have died since season began Sept. 29. Hospital updates; precautionary steps.

    The number of flu deaths in Georgia jumped by six through the week ending Dec. 28, with the season total now at 15. The latest summary from the Georgia Department of Health reports 39 people were hospitalized for the week ending Dec. 28 with two more outbreaks reported. Georgia’s flu outbreak is listed… Read more

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Health: Dr. Henaro Sabino now seeing patients at Harbin Clinic Ansley Park Pediatrics in Rome.

Health: Dr. Henaro Sabino now seeing patients at Harbin Clinic Ansley Park Pediatrics in Rome.

      Media release: A familiar smile and contagious laugh has greeted young Harbin Clinic patients in Rome and Cartersville for years. And now Dr. Henaro Sabino, a Harbin Clinic Pediatrician, will begin seeing patients at another facility in Rome, Harbin Clinic Ansley Park Pediatrics, on Wednesdays and Fridays starting today, Jan. 3. Before… Read more

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Health: Dr. Preston Leonard, who ‘broke seven bones’ while growing up in Northwest Georgia, joins Harbin Clinic Pediatrics Cartersville.

Health: Dr. Preston Leonard, who ‘broke seven bones’ while growing up in Northwest Georgia, joins Harbin Clinic Pediatrics Cartersville.

    Media release: Being accident-prone as a child is probably the thing that led Dr. Preston Leonard to become a doctor. “I broke seven bones when I was young in various accidents, and I thought my orthopedic surgeon was a really cool guy,” Leonard recalls. “Even before I knew I wanted to be a… Read more

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Health: Meet the new faces of 2020 in Rome, Cartersville and Gordon counties.

Health: Meet the new faces of 2020 in Rome, Cartersville and Gordon counties.

      Bryson Thomas Chase is Floyd Medical Center’s first baby of 2020. Bryson was born Wednesday at 2:28 p.m., weighing in at 5 pounds and 15 ounces, and measuring 19 inches long. Bryson’s mom and dad, Brandon Chase and Haley Westmoreland, were excited to welcome him to the family Around the region: Cartersville… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Georgia is 49th among the states, District of Columbia, when it comes to preventing kids from using tobacco products.

Georgia Health News: Georgia is 49th among the states, District of Columbia, when it comes to preventing kids from using tobacco products.

    By Andy Miller Georgia Health News A recent report ranks Georgia No. 49 among the states and the District of Columbia on preventing kids from using tobacco products. The report, released by several public health organizations, measures states’ spending of tobacco settlement dollars on prevention, in fighting both tobacco use and the rise in… Read more

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Health: Harbin Clinic opening Immediate Care and Physical Therapy services at 150 Gentilly Blvd. in Cartersville.

Health: Harbin Clinic opening Immediate Care and Physical Therapy services at 150 Gentilly Blvd. in Cartersville.

  Media release: Harbin Clinic announces two new specialties in Cartersville aimed to help people take control of their health. Starting Saturday, Harbin Clinic Immediate Care will welcome patients, and on Monday, Jan. 6, those needing rehabilitation and strength training can visit Physical Therapy, both at 150 Gentilly Blvd. Immediate Care is open on Saturdays… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Northwest Georgia not alone in urgent care boom; Piedmont Healthcare grows its network to 27 in metro Atlanta.

Georgia Health News: Northwest Georgia not alone in urgent care boom; Piedmont Healthcare grows its network to 27 in metro Atlanta.

  By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Local context: Northwest Georgia has seen an explosion in urgent care/immediate care offices in the past two years. Earlier this month, Cartersville Medical Center announces plans to open a second Cartersville Urgent Care,  this one in early 2020 at 11 Charley Harper Drive, Suite 100 (between Old Mill Road and… Read more

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Health: Seven flu-related deaths across Georgia this season. Flu activity remains ‘high’ and ‘widespread’ among all age populations.

Health: Seven flu-related deaths across Georgia this season. Flu activity remains ‘high’ and ‘widespread’ among all age populations.

  The number of flu-related deaths is rising across the state. A total of seven flu-related deaths have been reported in the current season in Georgia, according to the latest weekly flu report through Dec. 21 provided by the Georgia Department of Health. So far, there has been one death between the ages of 0-4;… Read more

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Health: Critical need for A-positive blood in Rome following recent trauma incident. Donor centers reopen Monday.

Health: Critical need for A-positive blood in Rome following recent trauma incident. Donor centers reopen Monday.

  Media release: Blood Assurance is in critical need of blood donations and is asking for community members to give as soon as possible. Not only does the holiday season bring in less blood donors, but a trauma yesterday afternoon in Rome has further exhausted the blood supply. This has led to a shortage of… Read more

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