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.
Former Hope Ball has new sponsor, name
A formal fundraiser that formerly benefitted the American Cancer Society will now benefit the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia.
Phone call can be a calling to make a connection and build an everlasting bond
About 1 in 12 Americans have asthma, and the numbers are increasing every year. Asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening chronic disease that causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing.
Team Lean is a 12-week weight-loss competition that launches Wednesday
The Albany Area YMCA is conducting late registration for its Annual Team Lean today until Tuesday. Team Lean 2014 is a 12-week weight-loss competition where team camaraderie and cash prizes inspire participants to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. The competition will kick off with the first weigh-in on Wednesday.
Personal improvements on minds of Southwest Georgians as 2014 begins
Losing weight, eating better, exercising and Bible study are top choices for improving lives for those surveyed.
The alliance formed last summer now has 29 member hospitals
Stratus Healthcare is a loose alliance of independent hospitals that may find their partnership bonds grow stronger in the future.
Patients now served by service centers in Southwest Georgia
The behavorial service center in Albany is located at 601 W. 11th Ave.
Only 1,390 Georgians sign up in the first month of the Affordable Care Act
The closing of Calhoun Memorial Hospital in Arlington along with two other rural hospitals was the No. 2 for the year, while the settlement between the FTC and Phoebe Putney ranked No. 6.
Weight loss goals in 2014 expected to impact Albany facilities
An overindulgence during the holidays often results in spikes in gym memberships and increased dieting going into the new year.
Ultrasound technology helping to improve cancers, gallbladder disorders
A combination of upper endoscopy and ultrasound examination makes for a recent development in technology in gathering information about various parts of the digestive tract.
Health and Wellness
- J.J. EDGE: Spring is time to make a splash ... safely
- MICHELE MOULTON: Just one degree makes a world of difference
- KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: Bake up some fun, healthy snacks
- SOWEGA Council on Aging hosts luncheon on diabetes awareness
- Phoebe North focus for Phoebe Putney Health System in 2014
- PERRY BUCHANAN: Forget setbacks, and stick to your goals
- In Southwest Georgia, the Affordable Care Act is having trouble living up to its name
- KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: Another celebration day is just around the corner
- PERRY BUCHANAN: Some old school still good in new year
- Lights of Love surpasses fundraising goal