Health and Wellness


Georgia Statewide Coalition on Blindness Convention headed to Albany

The event will be held Friday and Saturday

Georgia Statewide Coalition on Blindness convention celebrates 17 years of advocacy as the organization strives for its new vision of employment and equality.

Macon hospital agrees to pay $20 million

Settles charges of overcharging Medicare patients

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Georgia said that from 2004 to 2008, the Medical Center of Central Georgia billed Medicare for inpatient services when the billing should have been for less costly outpatient or observation services.

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Albany podiatrist authors book, to host book signing event

Book deals with social aspect of health care, author says

Dr. Simone Josey, an Ohio native raised in Jamaica, wrote the book primarily with health care providers in mind to encourage them to remember that practicing medicine is more than achieving a diagnosis.

Limits on physical evidence in sex abuse cases

Few abused children show signs of physical damage

Finding physical evidence of sexual abuse in an adolescent is even more unlikely than in a child.

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Medical staff applicants reviewed by Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital

Four physicians, three affiliate staff applicants in most recent round

The Phoebe Professional Affairs Committee reviewed on Monday the credentialing report that had been seen by the Credentials and Bylaws Committee on March 30 and the Medical Executive Committee on April 7. It was approved to go before the full board.

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Albany area 2015 summer camps

An alphabetical listing of summer camps and workshops for children and youth

These are summer camps set for the Albany area, with ages ranging from pre-kindergarten to high school seniors.

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PERRY BUCHANAN: 'Starvation mode' doesn't stop weight loss

HEATH AND FITNESS: Cutting calories does not make your body to decide to not lose any more weight

The main reason the body comes to plateaus during dieting or exercise, besides noncompliance with the program, is that when weight is lost and you become more physically fit, your body uses fewer calories to perform the same workload.

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Albany Relay for Life raises funds to fight cancer | PHOTO GALLERY

Albany survivors and supporters walk from dusk to dawn

The Cancer Society Relay for Life sends teams raise money to fight cancer.

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Albany Blood Donor Center to soon discontinue platelet donations

Donor centers in Albany and Macon to stop accepting platelet donations on June 19

After June 19, Albany platelet donors will be invited to donate platelets at the Red Cross Valdosta Blood Donation Center and Macon platelet donors will be invited to donate platelets at the Red Cross Columbus Blood Donor Center.

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Georgia CORE helps fight against cancer

Georgia Center for Oncology Reserach and Education is important state-wide partner

One of the many ways the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (CORE) is helping cancer patients and their families deal handle the difficulty of dealing with a diagnosis, is through various statewide partnerships that help offer a variety of programs and services.

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Alzheimer's takes toll on Southwest Georgia family

Four siblings native to Clay County now struggling with disease

One family native to Clay County includes four siblings, three sisters and one brother, who are all in various stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The generation behind them includes 10 who are scared they may be next.

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Cyclist Lonnie Wormley of Albany pedals away trauma

ASU IT specialist overcomes physical, psychological damage of accident on his bike

A year after a severe accident that led to eight months of rehab, Lonnie Wormley exorcised his demons with a 200-mile bike ride.

Report: Georgia lags in public health spending

Georgia spends $18.48 per capita on public health

Georgia ranks 37th among states in per capita spending on public health, according to a newly released report.

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Chief of Georgia nursing home association resigns

Jon Howell will leave the post on May 1

Jon Howell is leaving as CEO/president of the Georgia Health Care Association after “difference of opinion on an internal policy matter.”

Kids in the Kitchen on the menu Saturday at Albany Mall

Junior League of Albany to host Kids in the Kitchen event

This weekend members of the Junior League of Albany are hoping to share some healthy eating and lifestyle choices with area children when the organization hosts its annual Kids in the Kitchen event at the Albany Mall.