Health and Wellness


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Jingle Bell Jog set for Dec. 6 in Albany

Childrens Miracle Network benefit is set for first Saturday in December

The 27th annual Jingle Bell Jog, an annual event meant to promote healthy individuals and benefiting Childrens Miracle Network, will take place Dec. 6 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital’s employee gym, Phoebe HealthWorks, at 311 W. Third Ave.

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Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital reviews medical staff applicants

Physicians, midlevel providers looking to gain privileges at Albany hospital

The Professional Affairs Committee at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital met on Monday to consider its latest round of medical staff applicants. The credentials report considered went before the Credentials and Bylaws Committee on Oct. 27 and the Medical Executive Committee on Nov. 4.

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PERRY BUCHANAN: Thankful for the benefits of fitness

HEALTH & FITNESS: An active life can reduce chances of some chronic health problems

One of the best prescriptions for avoiding chronic diseases as an active, fit lifestyle.

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Official: Approaching Third World care in Georgia

State panel meets over ailing rural hospitals

Four rural hospitals have closed in Georgia over the past two years. Jimmy Lewis of HomeTown Health, an organization of rural hospitals, told the committee that 15 more facilities are “financially fragile.” Six of those, he said, “could go tomorrow due to low cash.”

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Albany Technical College holds fall pinning and capping ceremony | VIDEO

Nearly 60 students graduate from Albany Tech in various health care related fields

Dr. Charles Rouse, owner of the Medicine Mans Corner and senior pastor at Liberty Baptist Church, was the guest speaker at a pinning and capping ceremony for the Albany Tech students who recently completed their requirements in several health care related fields.

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Georgia health IT business booming

Greenway health announces metro Atlanta IT development center

Health IT cpompanies announce expansions as metro Atlanta develops a reputation as the nation’s health IT capital.

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Exchange workers put priority on Latino outreach

Latino/Hispanic population account for 17 percent of uninsured in Georgia

Even among eligible Latinos, enrollment has been hurt by a fear of calling attention to the immigration status of family members, as well as a lack of Spanish-language information and bilingual enrollment workers.

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Wynfield Park Health and Rehabilitation cutting ribbon on completed renovations

Former Albany Health Care renovated after 2012 purchase

Representatives of the media were given a preview of the revocations at Wynfield Park Health and Rehabilitation at 223 W. Third Ave. ahead of its open house on Thursday afternoon to give an idea of what came of the more than $10 million in improvements made to the building that had been known as Albany Health Care until it was purchased and renamed in 2012.

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Albany Community Hospice partners with VA, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to serve veterans

We Honor Veterans helping to provide effective hospice care to Southwest Georgia veterans

As a We Honor Veterans partner, Albany Community Hospice officials said they will be implementing ongoing veteran-centered education for their staff and volunteers to help improve the care they provide to the veterans they serve.

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Albany dentist in honey competition finals

Kent Simmons, an Albany dentist, is a finalist in a national honey competition.

Relay for Life forming teams for Albany event in April

Individuals, community organizations, businesses invited to join in fight against cancer

Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening.

What to expect in Year 2 of ACA Exchange

Albany area to see 23 percent drop for second-lowest silver plan

During this current year, southwest Georgia had the second-highest premiums in the nation.)

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Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County reviews financials

Hospital Authority presented audit, approves fiscal year budget

The audited financial statements, prepared by Draffin and Tucker, were for the years ending on July 31, 2014 and 2013. The report showed the Authority had a total of $343,001 in assets in 2014, compared to $713,343 the year before. The net position at the end of the 2014 fiscal year was $78,954.

One in four Georgia hospitals earn top safety rating

Earning an “A’’ were smaller facilities such as Colquitt Regional Medical Center, a 99-bed hospital in Moultrie in Southwest Georgia.

Albany Briefs - Nov. 12, 2014

Lane closures planned on Liberty Expressway

Work on the Jefferson Street exit on Liberty Expressway will create several lane closures during the next few weekend days, according to Nita Birmingham with the Georgia Department of Transportation.