Critical care, emergency medicine account for potential new specialists at Albany hospital
The medical staff at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital primarily takes on the role of looking into a physician applicants’ qualifications, in turn making a recommendation to the Professional Affairs Committee before the hospital’s full board makes a final decision at its following meeting.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: If you are too extreme, you quickly can burn yourself out
Developing a reasonable, sustainable workout program is the best chance for maintaining a healthier lifestyle.
HEALTH COLUMN: You can stay fit, even on vacation
Vacationing doesn’t mean you have to come home feeling guilty for overindulging or skipping your workouts.
HEALTH FITNESS: Cyclist program pedals many miles in order to help others
The mission of the Hope For The Warriors is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.
Suicide a growing concern among middle age and eldery
Babs Hall, Gateway/ADRC program manager with the SOWEGA Council on Aging is one of those concerned citizens and she recently shared a little about suicide and the work of the SOWEGA Suicide Prevention Coalition with members of the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County.
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital achieves 100 percent vaccination rate
The national standard of care to prevent Hepatitis B infection in babies is to administer the vaccine to all newborns before they leave the hospital or birthing center. Officials say this standard is being adopted by centers of health care excellence nationwide as a safety net to protect newborns.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Takes some commonsense safety approaches ensure summertime is a fun time
Wearing protective equipment when needed, watching for motorists, staying hydrated, keeping a close eye on the kids and using sunscreen are important steps to take in keeping the good times going.
At least three insurers want to offer insurance plans statewide next year
This year, only Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia offered statewide coverage in the federal insurance exchange. Next year, BCBS is looking at decreasing its rates by an average of 7 percent.
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County appeal Georgia Department of Community Health letter
Hospital officials to appeal determination letter responding to request from North Albany Medical Center
Phoebe officials are appealing the determination from DCH based on the contention that it was incorrect on the facts and the law.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Sweating helps the body maintain temperature, but water loss does not mean fat loss
Sweating has many benefits, but is not a sign that you are burning calories.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness plays important role in Albany
Georgia offers the Georgia Crisis and Access Line where anyone can call (800) 715-4225 any day of the week, 24 hours a day, if they are in crisis and need assistance or have concerns about themselves or a loved one.
HEALTH FITNESS: Proper fueling and refueling are necesaary to get the most out of your workout
What you eat before and after you work out can go a long way toward determining how successful your exercise program will be.
North Albany Medical Center receives response from DCH
The attorney representing North Albany Medical Center said that North Albany has expressed interest in the property but would wait until the Federal Trade Commission makes its decision to decide what to do.
Phoebe physician Dr. James Sirleaf is looking to rebuild Liberia’s shattered medical infrastructure
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the HEARTT initiative championed by her physician son is one that spans the Atlantic Ocean, connecting the United States and Liberia.
The Health Care Cost Institute expects more insurers will join the pricing data push by UnitedHealthcare, Humana and Aetna
UnitedHealthcare’s parent company, along with Humana and Aetna, are leading an industry initiative to make medical price information available to consumers on the Internet. The independent nonprofit Health Care Cost Institute will create and administer this online portal, expected to be available in January.
Health and Wellness
- Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital reviews medical staff applicants
- PERRY BUCHANAN: Shoot for a sustainable workout program
- MARY GANZEL: End of summer vacations can be healthy ones
- MICHELE MOULTON: Don't let detours put a stop to fitness journey
- SOWEGA Suicide Prevention Coalition working to make a difference | VIDEO
- Southwest Georgia hospitals achieve high Hepatitis B vaccination rates among newborns
- KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: Make sure summer fun is safely done
- Insurance exchange rates for 2015 in Georgia encouraging
- Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County appeal Georgia Department of Community Health letter
- PERRY BUCHANAN: Sweating is healthy, but not an indication an weight loss