Category Archives: Health

Health: Flu deaths rise to 36 in Georgia with a few weeks left in the season; second deadliest season in five years.

Health: Flu deaths rise to 36 in Georgia with a few weeks left in the season; second deadliest season in five years.

  Thirty-six people have died from the flu so far this season (Sept. 30 through April 20) with all but seven of those deaths occurring among those 50 and older. So far this season, another 1,548 people have been hospitalized. Flu outbreaks are holding at 80. The age groups of those who died from the… Read more

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Health: Three more confirmed cases of Measles in Georgia, all from the same family. Total of six cases so far this year statewide.

Health: Three more confirmed cases of Measles in Georgia, all from the same family. Total of six cases so far this year statewide.

Media release: The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed three new cases of measles in the metro Atlanta area. The three individuals are all members of one family – none of whom were vaccinated. Although the risk of becoming sick is low, DPH is notifying individuals who may have been exposed to the virus… Read more

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‘Blue Mondays,’ other events continue as Northwest Georgia observes Child Abuse Prevention Month.

‘Blue Mondays,’ other events continue as Northwest Georgia observes Child Abuse Prevention Month.

  There is an incredible amount going on in April for Child Abuse Prevention Month. You’ll find a full list below of activities and how to get involved (courtesy: Exchange Club Family Resource Center). Blue Mondays and “Believe in the Blue”–Each Monday in April Wear blue each Monday in April & let Rome/Floyd County know… Read more

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Health: As flu activity drops to low level, flu deaths now at 35 statewide. CDC reports this season to be longest in a decade.

Health: As flu activity drops to low level, flu deaths now at 35 statewide. CDC reports this season to be longest in a decade.

    One additional flu death was reported for the week ending April 13, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. Activity in the state is now at a low level with regional cases and one new outbreak. There have been a total of 35 flu-related deaths for this year’s season that began Sept. 30,… Read more

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Despite Saturday’s wet and chilly conditions, still a great turnout to kickoff the 2019 season of Harbin Clinic’s Walk with a Doc events

Despite Saturday’s wet and chilly conditions, still a great turnout to kickoff the 2019 season of Harbin Clinic’s Walk with a Doc events

  Despite Saturday’s wet and chilly conditions, more than 60 people participated in today’s Harbin Clinic Walk with a Doc event. Harbin Clinic Internal Medicine physicians Drs. Amar and Poonam Singh talked about the benefits of walking for your health. Dr. Singh told the crowd that just walking for 5 minutes every hour can have… Read more

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Health: The YMCA of Rome and Floyd County now offering ‘LIVESTRONG at the YMCA’, a cancer survivor exercise program, starting April 30.

Health: The YMCA of Rome and Floyd County now offering ‘LIVESTRONG at the YMCA’, a cancer survivor exercise program, starting April 30.

  The YMCA of Rome and Floyd County is now offering LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a cancer survivor exercise program. The first 12-week program begins on Tuesday, April 30 with two 90-minute sessions each week, facilitated by LIVESTRONG-certified YMCA instructors. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is open to adults 18 and over and requires a referral… Read more

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Georgia Health News: WellStar Health System to partner with Northwest Georgia Oncology Center to bring chemotherapy services to Cartersville, Hiram.

Georgia Health News: WellStar Health System to partner with Northwest Georgia Oncology Center to bring chemotherapy services to Cartersville, Hiram.

  By Andy Miller Georgia Health News WellStar Health System announced a partnership Friday with Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers (NGOC) to enhance community-based cancer care in the northwest Atlanta suburbs. The Marietta-based oncology group’s main service is providing chemotherapy infusion to cancer patients. The locations that will serve WellStar patients in this partnership will be… Read more

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Health: Carla Moldavan named Floyd’s Good Samaritan Volunteer of the Year

Health: Carla Moldavan named Floyd’s Good Samaritan Volunteer of the Year

  Media release:  Floyd Medical Center presented Carla Moldavan with the Good Samaritan Volunteer of the Year award for her service with Floyd’s Volunteer Services department. Moldavan has been a volunteer for two years, working with Floyd’s pastoral care staff. “I love working directly with patients because it allows me to get to know a… Read more

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Health:  ‘Healthy Expressions’ due at  Harbin Clinic Gallery at Makervillage; grand opening is May 9.

Health: ‘Healthy Expressions’ due at Harbin Clinic Gallery at Makervillage; grand opening is May 9.

  Media release: A new exhibit showcasing the work of Harbin Clinic physicians and employees will be unveiled at the Harbin Clinic Gallery at Makervillage at 252 N. Fifth Ave. in Rome. The exhibit, entitled Healthy Expressions, will have its grand opening on Thursday, May 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and highlights the healing nature… Read more

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Newsmakers: Georgia Northwestern’s Kathy Kerce honored by Southeastern Lactation Consultant Association. Roman/Darlington grad Abraham Johnson named ‘Amazing Student’ at UGA.

Newsmakers: Georgia Northwestern’s Kathy Kerce honored by Southeastern Lactation Consultant Association. Roman/Darlington grad Abraham Johnson named ‘Amazing Student’ at UGA.

  The Southeastern Lactation Consultant Association Board of Directors recently presented Kathy Kerce, director of the Lactation Consultant program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, with the Friend of SELCA Award. The award is given to an individual that is working to advance the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) within Georgia and the southeast… Read more

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Health: Floyd Cherokee Medical Center sets open house for upgraded emergency room on April 16.

Health: Floyd Cherokee Medical Center sets open house for upgraded emergency room on April 16.

    Floyd Cherokee Medical Center invites the community to celebrate improvements to its Emergency Room during an open house on April 16 at 4 p.m. (CDT). Tours of the expanded and renovated facility will be provided. Improvements include a new digital imaging suite and digital mobile imaging unit to provide quicker and more accurate… Read more

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Newsmakers: Dr. Melissa Dillmon named a Fellow by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Newsmakers: Dr. Melissa Dillmon named a Fellow by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

  Dr. Melissa Dillmon to be honored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology: Harbin Clinic announces Dr. Melissa Dillmon, doctor of Hematology and Oncology, has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.  The title of Fellow is bestowed upon ASCO members who have accomplished extraordinary volunteer service, dedication and commitment to… Read more

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Child Abuse Prevention Month: Steps to keep your sleeping child safe.

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Steps to keep your sleeping child safe.

About this series on Hometown Headlines: This is the first of four guest columns on Child Abuse Prevention Month. On Hometown Radio today: As part of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Kassandra Pichardo from Public Health joins us at 7:40 this morning on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM to talk about the “ABCs… Read more

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Health: Q & A with Jeff and Mary Margaret Mauer on the need for Hope Village and what’s next (radio interview).

Health: Q & A with Jeff and Mary Margaret Mauer on the need for Hope Village and what’s next (radio interview).

  Jeff and Mary Margaret Mauer of Global Impact and Restoration Rome joined us on Friday’s Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM to take a closer look at plans for Hope Village on the grounds of the former Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital in West Rome. The above SoundCloud feature includes almost 14 minutes… Read more

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Newsmakers: Ed Schrader, former Shorter president, lauded for his leadership at Brenau. Jamie Gault earns Floyd’s DAISY Award.

Newsmakers: Ed Schrader, former Shorter president, lauded for his leadership at Brenau. Jamie Gault earns Floyd’s DAISY Award.

Ed Schrader, the president of then-Shorter College who fought to maintain local control of the college in continuing battles with the Georgia Baptist Convention, found his next job almost by coincidence. Schrader was advising Brenau University on its search to replace the retiring John Burd, a well-respected educator and arts enthusiast who was retiring. Schrader… Read more

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Health: Floyd, Area Agency on Aging team up to screen eyes for signs of diabetic retinopathy. Statewide flu activity continues to decrease, no new flu-related deaths last week.

Health: Floyd, Area Agency on Aging team up to screen eyes for signs of diabetic retinopathy. Statewide flu activity continues to decrease, no new flu-related deaths last week.

      A partnership between Floyd Medical Center and the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission’s Area Agency on Aging will result in an effort to prevent blindness in senior citizens.  The Agency on Aging is providing $10,126 to Floyd Diabetes Education for a device that is to screen eyes for signs of diabetic retinopathy. According to the… Read more

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Georgia Health News: ‘A big health care year’ ends for the General Assembly. What to know.

Georgia Health News: ‘A big health care year’ ends for the General Assembly. What to know.

  By Andy Miller Georgia Health News The battles over hospital regulation and financial disclosure appeared to be finished last week at the Georgia Legislature. But on Tuesday, as the 2019 General Assembly session was wrapping up, these prickly issues proved they weren’t dead after all. Martin An attempt to allow a sports medicine and… Read more

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Health: Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc returns April 20; monthly hike continues into October this season. Blood Assurance honors 11-, 10-gallon donors at Redmond; new hours for Cartersville office.

Health: Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc returns April 20; monthly hike continues into October this season. Blood Assurance honors 11-, 10-gallon donors at Redmond; new hours for Cartersville office.

    Harbin Clinic’s Walk with a Doc returns April 20: With spring in full bloom, Harbin Clinic is ready to kick off its Walk with a Doc program at Bridgepoint Plaza in Rome. The free, monthly community event has drawn hundreds of people who gather at 9 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month… Read more

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Georgia Health News: State asking feds to end oversight of mental health services; cites improvements since 2010 including closing of Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital (still vacant today).

Georgia Health News: State asking feds to end oversight of mental health services; cites improvements since 2010 including closing of Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital (still vacant today).

  By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Early this year, in the waning days of his tenure as Georgia governor, Nathan Deal wrote the U.S. Department of Justice a four-page letter, asking for an end to federal oversight of the state’s mental health and developmental disabilities system. The oversight role stems from a 2010 settlement… Read more

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