A fundraiser exceeds its goal in raising money to fight cancer in Southwest Georgia.
The Herald is working with the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia to raise awareness about screening for colorectal cancer.
In all, $111,000 in grants are given to various community agencies Monday to help address the area's health care needs.
The Flint River Chapter of the American Red Cross is interested in recruiting volunteers in the areas of disaster and office support.
Dozens of stationary bikers come together for a workout Thursday and to raise money for the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia.
Eight million people suffer from peripheral arterial disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
Health & Fitness column
I know it is hard to believe that it is that time of the year again; we are getting ready to turn our clocks ahead (next weekend) and spring break is just around the corner. That leaves us with the question: What to do for spring break that will not only keep the kids busy, but give them something fun and healthy to do?
Experts say that colorectal cancer accounts for 11 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States.
Col. Don Davis, commanding officer of Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany, will be the speaker.
All four defendants indicted in connection to a Blakely peanut processing facility that prosecutors contend sickened hundreds and killed nine people by spreading Salmonella bacteria entered not guilty pleas before a U.S. Magistrate Thursday.
Health & Fitness column
With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community.
The cost for a single Project Lifesaver tracking bracelet is $250, plus a $15 monthly maintenance fee.
Bed capacity for the NICU is expected to be at least 20 percent greater at Phoebe North than it is now at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
In all, roughly $60,000 has been invested to bring a telemedicine component to Centering Pregnancy, officials say.
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- Two area dancers win top prize
- Mental health month under way 1 comment
- Albany gathering documents for Justice investigation 4 comments
- Lee County woman given new lease on life 1 comment
- 'Anchor Open' benefit golf tournament nears