Biggest cuts come at two hospital systems in Columbus
The two Columbus companies have cut about 300 positions.
Medical grants being made available to Georgia children through UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation
Qualifying families can receive grants for medical expenses not covered by medical plan
Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids, officials say.
An Albany Cub Scout pack donates Christmas presents for ill children at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
HEALTH & FITNESS: People add pressue on themselves during the holidays
Make a resolution this season to reduce your stress during Christmas 2014 by keeping it simple and doing things that make memories with family and friends.
NAMI Family to Family Education Program coming to Albany Jan. 12
The class will meet weekly on Monday evenings from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m, and is open to family members and close friends who have a loved one living with mental illness.
Joe Farris making trip to St. Jude Children's Hospital with contributions from Deerfield-Windsor Lower Campus
Farris, known as Santa Joe, is travel to the Memphis hospital with toys and monetary donations
Joe Farris was at the Deerfield 35th annual holiday program to receive donations from the student body to take with him for what will be his 104th trip to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital to give to the children who are spending Christmas there instead of in their own homes.
Southern states rank near bottom
The report says Georgia has strengths that include a low prevalence of binge drinking; a low rate of drug deaths; and a low occupational fatality rate.
Region sees significantly lower premiums
The Albany area of southwest Georgia will have a 23 percent drop for the second-lowest silver plan, according to Bill Custer, a health insurance expert at Georgia State University.
More than 180 physicians, midlevels completing two-year reappointment process
The most recent report, lists six physicians and three midlevel providers looking to come onboard, 11 physicians and midlevels resigning or retiring and a combined total of 187 physicians and midlevels seeking their two-year reappointment.
HEALTH FITNESS: December is a month when many let their exercise program slide
Gym members tend to slack off between Thanksgiving and the end of the year. There are Christmas parties every week, and everyone has shopping that needs to be done. It’s so easy to blow off a workout that you don’t really want to do to begin with. It’s dark early, and it’s cold outside. Let’s just stay at the house and put on our comfy clothes. Do you ever feel like this? How do you fight
Hospitals in Albany, Americus and Sylvester ranked among Top Hospitals
The magazine said that it grouped hospitals of similar size and mission together and compared them with their peer institutions.
Lights of Love tree, representing more than $61,000 in donations, lit outside Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
The event, a collaboration of the Junior Womans Club of Albany and Phoebe Foundation, celebrated its 31st year on Monday.
Hospital committee reviews statements from Fiscal Year 2014
The Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Finance Committee recommended for approval the audited financial statements for the hospital for Fiscal Year 2014 at its most recent meeting on Tuesday.
Clusters of flu reported in area schools, most cases Influenza A
The vaccine contains three or four viruses depending on whether it is trivalent of quadrivalent. During the week of Nov. 22, 91.4 percent of flu positive tests reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were Influenza A, the agency said.
The scholars are chosen based on scholastic achievement, community service and leadership potential
Darton nursing student Ralph "Buck" BuckMueller selected to receive $1,000 scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as a 2014 Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholar.
Health and Wellness
- Hospitals cutting payrolls to cope with hard times
- Medical grants being made available to Georgia children through UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation
- Santa visits young patients at Albany Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
- MARY GANZEL: Keeping it simple alleviates Christmastime stress
- National Alliance on Mental Illness affiliate in Albany offering family education program
- Joe Farris making trip to St. Jude Children's Hospital with contributions from Deerfield-Windsor Lower Campus
- Georgia, South still low in health rankings
- Even in Southwest Georgia, more sign up for Affordable Care Act coverage
- Resignations, reappointments taking place on Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital staff
- MICHELE MOULTON: Tips for avoiding workout burnout