HEALTH AND FITNESS: Kids can help create healthier alternatives to goldfish and animal crackers.
Eating healthier also can be fun for children if you allow them to help create their snacks.
Luncheon educates on diabetes, Medicare coverage
Available statistics show that there were 44 deaths in Dougherty County in 2011 in relation to diabetes.
OUTLOOK 2014: Plans remain to establish womens and childrens center
While exact figures are not yet clear, the conversion of Phoebe North into a womens and childrens center is expected to be in the eight-figure range.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Remember those resolutions, even if you occasionally break them
Two months have almost passed in this New Year, and you started 2014 strong with your resolution to get back in shape, and were doing great.
The 12-county Southwest Georgia region is the nation’s second most expensive online marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: You can celebrate Valentines Day without overindulging
Adding a little color and creativity to food and drink makes Valentine’s Day more fun for kids.
HEALTH & FITNESS: Science does not change, but our knowledge of it does
As we age, our ability to move about is one of the more important quality of life issues that we face.
Annual cancer benefit raises more than $70,000
The initial goal for the 2013 Lights of Love campaign was roughly $50,000, officials say.
Medical school dean addresses Dougherty Rotary Club on progress of medical education
The Medical College of Georgia has several clinical campuses throughout the state, including one based at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Make a plan to bring good intentions to life
Personal improvement and doing things to improve your community take initiative and resolve.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Also called the squat thrust, the burpee is a full-body exercise
Burpees burn calories, increase strength, improve conditioning, requireme no equipment and are versatile.
A Facebook page dedicated to complaints against the state health care plan exploded with new members
The controversy over the State Health Benefit Plan erupted after the agency chose Blue Cross to provide a statewide health plan for members of the SHBP, which covers state employees, teachers, other school personnel, retirees and dependents.
Two Albany hospital employees found in violation HIPAA private policy regulations have been dismissed
A computer was reported missing from an Albany outpatient behavioral health clinic on the morning of Nov. 7, 2013, police reports show.
Albany health system adds to two new vice presidents over the course of a month
A core measures report presented to the board of directors at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital shows there have been overall improvements at the hospital over the course of several years in various areas including heart attack care, congestive heart failure care, pneumonia care and surgical care.
Georgia has nearly 220,000 children who are uninsured
Although the percentage of Georgia children who are uninsured has declined, the state still has the fourth-highest actual number of kids without coverage, according to a recent report.
Health and Wellness
- KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: Bake up some fun, healthy snacks
- SOWEGA Council on Aging hosts luncheon on diabetes awareness
- Phoebe North focus for Phoebe Putney Health System in 2014
- PERRY BUCHANAN: Forget setbacks, and stick to your goals
- In Southwest Georgia, the Affordable Care Act is having trouble living up to its name
- KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: Another celebration day is just around the corner
- PERRY BUCHANAN: Some old school still good in new year
- Lights of Love surpasses fundraising goal
- Medical College of Georgia dean visits Albany, gives update on institution
- MARY GANZEL: Make 2014 a year of growth