Money being raised to build medical student housing complex
The physician-to-patient ratio in Georgia is already unfavorable, and with physicians either retiring or relocating, there is potential for the situation to get even more dire. This could create a perfect storm, which officials have said needs to be addressed.
Affinis Hospice offers different care options
For many families trying to help a loved one with a terminal or life-limiting illness can be a difficult process, but in Albany there are multiple options for assistance.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Certain people may be at higher risk for getting some diseases or having more serious illness if they were to get sick, like young children, older adults and those with health conditions, Southwest Public Health District Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant said.
Sibley Heart Center opens permanent clinic in Albany
Bennett Jones, 3, was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect known as critical aortic valve stenosis at 33 weeks gestation. He was delivered at 38 weeks at Northside Hospital and transported that same day to the Sibley Heart Center at Children’s at Egleston Pediatric Hospital, where he went through multiple surgeries and procedures.
HEALTH & FITNESS: Setting goals helps keep bodies and minds healthy
As a result of the multiple moves I’ve experienced over the past 30 years, I’ve gone to school with, worked with, and become friends with many individuals from all walks of life.
Phoebe hosting support group for diabtics
The drop-in event will be held Wednesday from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Phoebe North Campus in the large education classroom. For more information call Phoebe Diabetes Care Center at 312-1392.
State workers can choose among plans from three health insurers
The State Health Benefit Plan covers 650,000 state employees, teachers, other school personnel, retirees and dependents. With those numbers, the members of the health plan have proved to be a potent political force in this election year.
Several area hospitals named in GHA Partnership for Health and Accountability Core Measures Honor Roll
The honor roll is based on clinical data provided by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, which administers the national Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Federal and state numbers differ on how many have been added to Georgia Medicaid rolls
Federal figures show Georgia Medicaid and PeachCare enrollments jumped 16 percent since October, while state stats indicate a much smaller increase of 5.6 percent for that period.
Depression can be devastating, even if the person has wealth
The work of a comedians can be a cover for distress and pain, one expert says.
Race on Aug. 23 in Albany to benefit Childrens Miracle Network
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is one of 20 nationwide that trying out the Dash with a Twist fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network. Officials with the organization hope it will grow in popularity to become their singature event of the year.
There was an 18 percent increase in child deaths in families with DFCS involvement in 2013
One hundred and eighty children whose families had involvement with the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services died in 2013, up from 152 in 2012.
Hospitals in Albany, Tifton among 5-Star facilities
Seven Georgia hospitals have successfully completed the second level of training to become Baby-Friendly 5-STAR hospitals, Public Health said recently. These hospitals promote and support breastfeeding with policies and practices, staff education and post-discharge community referrals.
Getting away may be just what you need to relieve stress.
Americans take much less vacation than other people in the industrialized world.
Weekly report on health inspections of restaurants and kitchens in metro Albany
These are inspections conducted in Dougherty, Lee and WSorth counties Aug. 1-7.
Health and Wellness
- Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County updated on financials, student housing
- Albany has three hospice options
- Southwest Georgia public health officials pushing immunization awareness
- Inspiring Lee County child reminder of need for pediatric specialists in Southwest Georgia
- MARY GANZEL: Setting goals creates a healthy outlook
- Briefs from Southwest Georgia
- State health plan choices for 2015 draw praise
- Southwest Georgia hospitals make Georgia Hospital Association honor roll
- Medicaid, PeachCare enrollments up in Georgia
- Death of Robin Williams shows link between depression and suicide