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.
Enrollment in health insurances exchanges below projections
Cathy Bowden of the Georgia Association for Primary Health Care said the state’s community health centers had seen a spurt in consumers looking for coverage over the past week. The health centers, she said, “are swamped for the next two weeks with consumer appointments.”
Albany hospital hosting blood drive immediately after Christmas
The blood drive also comes at a time in which blood products are traditionally in shorter supply due to holiday festivities and fewer drives taking place.
Health behaviors cited as areas needed for improvement in recent report
A recent report showed that things such as childhood poverty and obesity are the things that still need to be improved on to help the overall state of health in Georgia.
HEALTH & FITNESS: Exercise-induced asthma can be a wintertime problem for some
While the cooler weather can make excerise more invigorating, those who suffer from exercise-induced asthma may need to take their workout program indoors.
Next week will mark the 103rd trip in 56 years for The St. Jude Santa
Joe Farris is ready to make his 103rd trip in 56 years to deliver Chistmas cheer to young patients of St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Health and Wellness
- MARY GANZEL: Five tips for healthy eating on the go
- FTC asks for extension in Palmyra acquisition decision
- Cancer Coalition's RIDEforHOPE fundraiser fights cancer locally
- Key part of hospital provider fee still unresolved
- Relay for Life celebrates 20th anniversary
- Alzheimer's caregivers conference set Thursday
- KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: Spring into the outdoors
- The Big 10 - March 21-28, 2014
- Phoebe and Georgia Regents University growing rural doctors
- PERRY BUCHANAN: Take care of your body after exercising