Health and Wellness


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The Hospital Authority of Ben Hill County files complaint against Phoebe Putney Health System

Fitzgerald hospital officials accuse Health System and Phoebe Dorminy Medical Center of breach of contract

The Hospital Authority of Ben Hill County filed a complaint against Phoebe Health System and Phoebe Dorminy the day before Health System officials announced Phoebe was ending an agreement to manage the Fitzgerald hospital.

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Dougherty County Medical Society makes Darton donation

The Dougherty County Medical Society donation will help fund health sciencces scholarships at Darton State College

The Dougherty County Medical Society raised the money in October at its annual Riverfront Run.

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Albany's Hasan Temple unveils new Shriners monument

Created from a 1970 photograph, the image of the “Silent Messenger” has long been a symbol used in association with Shriner’s hospitals.

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Phoebe limiting access to patient areas

Physicians report signs of substantial flu season

Phoebe officials are asking those not actively involved in caregiving to avoid visits to the hospital.

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Residents confront Dougherty County Commission over Hospital Board appointment

Group member questions Hospital Authority and commissioner's integrity

Four citizens, angered over the Dougherty County Commission’s rejection of Dr. Price Corr for the Hospital Authority, speak their mind.

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Former Dougherty County Health Department employee arrested, charged with forgery

Public health employee terminated, arrested for impersonating nurse

Robin Jones faces charges of forgery and prescribing dangerous medications after impersonating a nurse at the Dougherty County Health Department, police officials say.

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Phoebe Professional Affairs Committee reviews applicants, reappointments

Hospital committee reviews a number of reappointments

As the end of the year approaches, there were a number of physicians from multiple departments whose reappointments were received by the professional affairs committee on Monday.

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MARY GANZEL: Tips to help decrease holiday stress and depression

HEALTH & FITNESS: The holiday season can be a joyful time, but it can also be stressful and depressing at times

Planning and taking steps to relieve stress and depression can mae the Christmas holidays a more pleasant experience, times that you can enjoy with family and friends.

Phoebe Putney Health System to no longer manage Fitzgerald hospital

Management of Dorminy Medical Center to go to Hospital Authority of Ben Hill County

Phoebe Putney Health System is working to transition management of the hospital that has been known as Phoebe Dorminy Medical Center to officials in Ben Hill County.

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Athens attracting aspiring and practicing physicians

New medical school in Athens helping bring specialists to the community

The ability to attract a wider range of specialized physicians is a boon for Athens, which was something of an anomaly before the medical campus was created. There are two established hospitals and large group practices in several areas, including orthopedics, internal medicine and cardiology, but there were gaps.

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Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital hosts Lights of Love

Albany hospital hosts ceremony recognizing cancer fundraising campaign

This year, the Lights of Love campaign raised $54,000 to go toward renovation an area of the cancer center at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

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Southwest Georgia public health officials encouraging people to get their flu shots

Officials using National Influenza Vaccination Week to promote flu prevention

Since the holiday travel period gives an opportunity for disease to circulate, the public is being encouraged to get their flu shots before opening their gifts this Christmas.

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MICHELE MOULTON: Family is what matters most

HEALTH AND FITNESS: There are times when we need to sit back and enjoy family

Exercise and fitness are important, but so is spending and appreciating time with those you love.

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Georgia has highest maternal death rate in the country

There were an estimated 35 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2011

Maternal mortality, or “pregnancy-related death,” is defined by the CDC as the death of a woman while pregnant or within one year of pregnancy termination from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management.

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Jingle Bell Jog in Albany set for Saturday

Annual event to benefit Children's Miracle Network now in 26th year

A 5K and 10K run, a one-mile fun walk and a toddler trot are among the events taking place Saturday as part of the Jingle Bell Jog event in downtown Albany.