Will it lead to high insurance premiums?
Aetna’s $33 billion acquisition of Humana will get close regulatory scrutiny by state and federal officials over its effect on competition and prices.
Some insurance companies may cover the costs of acupuncture
Ann Gill Taylor, a professor at the University of Virginia’s School of Nursing, says she finds that “practitioners who use acupuncture view the human body as an ecosystem.”
Tips From Former Smokers is now running in the Southwest Public Health District
The Tips campaign features stories of former smokers living with smoking-related diseases and disabilities and the toll smoking-related illnesses have taken on them.
Air conditioners and plenty of water recommended
The National Weather Service in Tallahassee warns to drink plenty of water during the summer heat wave. Heat indexes are expected to be in the 105-110 degree range through Monday.
Funds will be used to purchase amenities for infant patients
The Marine Corps League’s local chapter of the Military Order of the Devil Dogs donated $500 Friday to the Phoebe Foundation in support of the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Medical marijuana program strictly regulated
Two-thirds of the Georgians newly registered for medical marijuana are under age 17. And the most prevalent diagnosis for the cannabis oil is seizure disorder, Donna Moore, state registrar overseeing the agency’s vital records section, told a Public Health board meeting.
Price per employee rising to $15,054 compared to $8,700 in 2011
Since 2011, Muggridge said the health care costs paid by the commission have gone from $1.7 million to $3.4 million. “That $1.7 million would pave a lot of roads, give a lot of raises, hire a lot of people and improve our county services,” he said.
Investigation into manner of death for Dr. Lisa Marie Riley is continuing
Representatives of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and GBI opened up an investigation into the death of Lisa Riley at 578 Northhampton Road in Lee County after deputies responded to the residence at around 8:30 a.m Friday after her husband reportedly found her dead.
Ohio findings may significantly impact Georgia
An Ohio program that gave insurance to thousands of low-income patients helped them improve on health measures and also produced unexpectedly low costs, according to a study published this week.
HEALTH & FITNESS: Add nutrition to a kids favorite
Kids will eat more nutritious food, as long as you sneak it in.
Two Cartersville doctors file suit claiming law is unconstitutional on state and federal grounds
The law requires health care providers to seek permission from DCH before expanding health care practices or buying certain equipment. Two doctors were recently denied permission to expand their outpatient surgery center by adding another operating room for scheduling flexibility, and allowing other surgeons to use the facility when it is not in use.
For 53 years, Joe Farris has taken gifts and contributions to St. Jude Hospital
Joe Farris will be recognized for the 10th years on Wednesday as Coffee County observes Joe Farris Day. Farris has made 104 trips to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, bring gifts to the young patients and donations to the medical center.
Health department officials say some vaccines available to qualified families at little to no cost
With visits to the public health department low at this time of year compared to others, parents can avoid the back-to-school rush by getting their children current in vaccinations that are required in order to attend Georgia secondary schools.
Jacqueline Jenkins serves as epidemiologist, health promotions manager for the Southwest Public Health District
The field of epidemiology involves not just looking at the disease a patient has, but where the patient has been and who they have been in contact with in order to get them treatment and prevent further spread.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: With work, old unhealthy dogs can learn new healthy tricks
Muscle memory allows the health-conscious to reverse certain bad habits.
Health and Wellness
- JERE BRANDS: Can you afford mental health treatment?
- Project One transition ongoing at Phoebe Putney Health System
- October events set for Cancer Coalition of South Georgia
- Anthony Jones, Albany-Dougherty leaders to host health fair/public safety event
- Community partners gather for women's health summit
- Phoebe Putney Hospital recognizes its Volunteer of the Year
- State can't confirm cancer cluster in Waycross area
- Project One at Phoebe Putney set for Thursday launch
- Family young cancer survivor working to 'Pay It ForWARD'
- Dance Dash 5K canceled due to low participation