Health and Wellness


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MARY GANZEL: Five tips for healthy eating on the go

HEALTH AND FITNESS: A fast-paced life does not mean settling for waist-expanding fast food

With preparation and planning, a healthy food routine can be fit into a hectic lifestyle by following five easy tips.

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FTC asks for extension in Palmyra acquisition decision

FTC asks U.S. Middle District Judge Louis Sands for a 60-day extension for filing documents necessary for dismissing an order for preliminary injunction in Palmyra merger.

FTC asks for 60-day extension on Phoebe-Palmyra proposed acquisition agreement

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Cancer Coalition's RIDEforHOPE fundraiser fights cancer locally

Spinning enthusiasts ride for the battle against cancer

Indoor cyclists will support the fight against cancer while taking on personal challenges.

Key part of hospital provider fee still unresolved

Feds have not approved segment that helps hospitals

The currently approved provider fee raises money from hospitals, and the funds are then returned to the hospitals through reimbursements. Individual hospitals are reimbursed differing amounts, based on how much Medicaid business they do.

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Relay for Life celebrates 20th anniversary

Event for Dougherty, Lee counties will be conducted at fairgrounds

A luminaria ceremonys is planned at 9 p.m. on April 25.

Alzheimer's caregivers conference set Thursday

Two nationally-known authorities will speak at the Albany event

Two nationally-known authorities on caring for people who have dementia and memory loss will be in Albany on April 10 for the third annual Caregivers Conference and family and professional caregivers.

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KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: Spring into the outdoors

HEALTH & FITNESS: Warmer weather means it is time to enjoy outdoor activities

Turn off the TV, tablet and video games and turn on to some fresh air and sunshine.

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The Big 10 - March 21-28, 2014

Two Albany icons -- one a former restaurant, the other a world-famous restaurateur -- top this weeks list.

These are the 10 most-viewed articles on for the week of March 21-28, 2014.

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Phoebe and Georgia Regents University growing rural doctors

Finding doctors to practice in rural areas a growing concern being addressed by Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and Georgia Regents University

Phoebe Putney and Georgia Regents University are both working hard to grow new doctors to help serve in rural areas, especially southwest Georgia.

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PERRY BUCHANAN: Take care of your body after exercising

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Remember to take proper precautions when exercising

One of the most important components of a fitness program that is as important, but often gets less attention, is recovery.

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J.J. EDGE: Spring is time to make a splash ... safely

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Safety is critical when recreational activities include water

As the weather warms up, Southwest Georgians will be cooling down with water activities.

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MICHELE MOULTON: Just one degree makes a world of difference

HEALTH AND FITNESS: That extra push can separate great from good

A single degree of temperature or effort doesn’t sound like much, but it is the difference between winning and losing, and in reaching goals and just missing them.

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KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: Bake up some fun, healthy snacks

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.

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SOWEGA Council on Aging hosts luncheon on diabetes awareness

Luncheon educates on diabetes, Medicare coverage

Available statistics show that there were 44 deaths in Dougherty County in 2011 in relation to diabetes.

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Phoebe North focus for Phoebe Putney Health System in 2014

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.