Commissioner Frank Berry discusses impact of state hospital closures in Georgia
Behavioral health crisis centers in Albany, Thomasville and Valdosta are being established to help make up for the closure of Southwestern State Hospital in Thomasville at the end of the year.
Dougherty School System hosts an event for diabetes awareness
The American Diabetes Association estimates there were an estimated 25.8 million children and adults in the country living with diabetes as of 2011.
Medicaid patients make up the majority of ER visits in Georgia
Emergency medicine has grown in popularity among graduating medical students. Data from the Association of American Medical Colleges showed that the average of emergency medicine residency applications increased from 28 percent in 2010 to 31 percent in 2011. In 2012, the number increased to 35 percent.
Closing often cause struggling communities to weaken even further
Three rural hospitals have closed in Georgia this year, including hospitals in Arlington and Richland.
The inspiration for 'October baby' speaks at local event
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Lee County recently hosted its second annual banquet featuring a speech by Gianna Jessen, a noted speaker and inspiration for the 2012 film “October Baby.”
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Forgiveness not only conveys love, it is a healthy choice
There is evidence that having a forgiving nature with others leads to better health.
Numerous other costs will rise after a year of extremely high claims
No decisions have been made, but Rabun said it is likely there will be an increase in the monthly deduction for health coverage. Now, a Lee County employee pays $49 a pay period for coverage that includes just the employee, assuming he participates in an optional wellness program. The cost is $86 otherwise.
Impact of state hospital closures to be discussed at upcoming forum
Frank Berry, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Behavorial Health and Developmental Disabilities, will be the main speaker at a forum on Tuesday discussing behavorial health issues.
Bariatric surgeons from Americus to discuss weight loss options
Gastric banding and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy are expected to be among the procedures discussed at an upcoming seminar in Albany
HEALTH & FITNESS COLUMN: Push-ups improve upper body strength and require no equipment
Even if you have not done a push-up in years, the exercise can easily be incorporated into your fitness routine.
Emphasis is on driving discharge length of stay, improving registration process
Among the goals in the emergency department at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is to get patients in and out within 160 minutes.
Georgia's C grade is best in six years
Georgia lowered its preterm birth rate to 12.7 percent from 13.2 percent, according to the March of Dimes 2013 Premature Birth Report Card.
Pats Bicycle Shop is depicted on Easter Seals 2013 Albany Christmas ornament
Easter Seals Southern Georgia revealed its 2013 Albany Christmas ornament, which depicts a bicycle shop that operated in downtown Albany for 35 years.
Phoebe Putney announces a partnership with xG Health Solutions based in Maryland
Officials say a rapidly changing health care landscape is bringing with it profound changes in reimbursement methods, shifting significant financial risk from payers to care providers.
National agency looks favorably on Darton nursing program
The recommendation comes not long after the school graduated it’s first group of 17 students receiving Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees this past July.
Health and Wellness
- Southwest Georgia public health officials encouraging people to get their flu shots
- MICHELE MOULTON: Family is what matters most
- Georgia has highest maternal death rate in the country
- Jingle Bell Jog in Albany set for Saturday
- Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital approves audited financial statements
- Groups succeed in lowering hospital readmission rates
- KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: Have a healthy holiday season
- CARLTON FLETCHER: Series resurfaces memories of personal cancer battle
- Georgia has shortage of physician assistants
- Radiation Oncologist Chuck Mendenhall: Georgia governor out of touch