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.
Young adults targeted by this year's flu strain
Nine in the state have died from flu and another 400 have been hospitalized.
Albany bank makes donation of more than $4,500 to cancer fighting efforts
Flint Community Bank customers were offered a number of ways to support the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia, including a tree of ribbons in the bank’s lobby.
Roughly one in five Georgia adults are smokers
The states will collect $25 billion in revenue from the tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes in fiscal 2014, but will spend only 1.9 percent of it –– $481.2 million –– on tobacco prevention programs.
State's shortage of doctors particularly significant in rural areas
Studies show a rural physician can generate up to 23 jobs in the local economy.
Health and Wellness
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- The Big 10 - March 21-28, 2014
- Phoebe and Georgia Regents University growing rural doctors
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