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.
Lung cancer screening program in Albany finding cancers in curable stage
Lung cancer kills more people each year than breast, colon, pancreatic and prostrate cancers combined. It is also one of the most difficult to detect before it is too late, as it is typically not symptomatic until the disease has progressed significantly, making survival rates low once it is detected.
Albany Sertoma recognizes Phillip Hajek and his Fifth Friday Foundation
When local orthopedist Phillip Hajek made the decision a few years ago to “stop chasing money” and start giving to the community, he realized lifes’ rewards were so much greater.
Outbreak hits Atlanta homeless shelters
The number of TB cases this year involving Fulton County homeless shelters, meanwhile, has increased to 28, including two shelter volunteers.
Emory is one of four U.S. institutions with a specialized isolation unit for people with serious infectious diseases
The two patients being treated at Emory University Hospital are Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, medical missionaries who contracted Ebola in West Africa.
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