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.
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.
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.
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.
Figures from previous fiscal year presented to hospital finance committee, full board
A summary on community benefits figures from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital shows there was $285 million spent by the hospital on that function during the last fiscal year, available balance sheets show.
Hospital readmissions are bad for everyone
They’re obviously bad for discharged patients. No one wants to leave the hospital, get worse instead of better and then have to be hospitalized again.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Make sure the holiday fun does not remove health and exercise from your to-do list
The busy holiday season can make it easy for exercise to get sidetracked.
OPINION: Tangibles, intangibles vital to one person's cancer survival
Promoting early detection is the goal that inspires cancer survivors to tell their stories.
The state has four training sites for PAs
The shortage of PAs “mimics the physician shortage,” said Jeff Chambers, a physician assistant who practices in Athens. “In Georgia, there are a lot of [PA] jobs available. It’s a real growth area.’’
CANCER CHRONICLES: Renowned cancer doctor decries state Medicaid policy
Dr. Chuck Mendenhall says he doesn’t receive a penny of payment from one-third of the cancer patients he currently treats.
CANCER CHRONICLES PART 5: Breast cancer survivor recently celebrated 5th anniversary of her cancer 'journey'
Associate broker Pat Tricquet is an advocate for self-examination after discovering a cancerous lump in her breast.
Cancer screening program based in Albany receives national recognition
Cancer Coalition of South Georgia was selected as one of the top three organizations to receive national recognition from the Mutual of America Foundation and a $25,000 grant.
Vice president of oncology services still has passion for Phoebe Cancer Center
Linda Van der Merwe makes sure the fight against cancer in Southwest Georgia reaches the administrative level as well.
Coalition screening program helps cut region's cost for cancer treatment
The Cancer Coalition of South Georgia has taken a local approach in its efforts to help with the fight against cancer.
Check presented to breast health center following Oct. 12 walk
Nearly $900 was raised from a walk conducted at Chehaw Park last month in support of breast cancer treatment and research.
Health and Wellness
- 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
- Medical College of Georgia dean visits Albany, gives update on institution