Residents have opportunities to give blood ahead of busy holiday season
Earlier in the year, the American Red Cross was on the verge of an emergency shortage after there were roughly 80,000 fewer donations brought in over an 11 week period. The supply has since recovered, but officials with the American Red Cross remind people there is always a need for them to keep rolling up their sleeves.
Conference at Merry Acres this week catered to perinatal health care workers
Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, pediatric asthma, immunizations and unusual pediatric surgery cases are among the topics expected to be covered a perinatal health conference in Albany this week.
World powerlifting champion battles rare form of Muscular Dystrophy
Despite a disease that is causing his always prodigious muscles to deteriorate, Judd Biasiotto continues to give to others.
HEALTH & FITNESS: Options are available that teach the importance of giving to others
Letting your kids keep a few pieces from their trick-or-treating haul and donate the rest to the less fortunate or to U.S. military personnel overseas sends a good message to children.
Flu shot clinic on Tuesday in Sylvester to double as drill for pandemic event
The clinic is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Worth County Agricultural Pavilion located at the corner of Highway 313 and Rebecca Drive next to the Worth County Public Works Office. Only flu shots will be provided.
Dr. Michael Edwards has been with Phoebe since 1998
Dr. Michael Edwards, Maternal Fetal Medicine Department director at Phoebe, had the platform on Wednesday to educate the hospital’s board on himself and what it is he does for the high-risk expectant mothers and their unborn children who may ultimately need care outside of Phoebe.
The patient is an adult being treated in an isolation unit in Dallas
Health officials have confirmed the first case if Ebola to emerge in the United States.
Funds will expand ER Department, stroke center of the Atlanta hospital
“This incredibly generous gift brings the Marcus Foundation’s total investment in Grady to $50 million since 2009,” said Grady President and CEO John Haupert in a statement.
A patient visit produces five pages of notes
Nowadays, many doctors feel more like they’re data entry clerks.
Limited mobility no longer means moving out of home
You don’t have to be over 65 to want to age in place.
HEALTH & FITNESS: Fortunately, for these sins there also are healthy redemptions
Succumbing to the “7 Deadly Sins” of fitness will stall your progress.
Hospitals in Albany, Americus providing free breast cancer screenings to eligible women
The American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 40,000 women will lose their battle to the disease this year. At the same time, 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women, the ACS says.
Breat cancer is the No. 2 killer of women who die from some form of cancer
For the fifth year, The Herald, as well as www.albanyherald.com, is going pink to promote breast cancer awareness as well as help raise funds for the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia.
Drugs used in managing dementia patients
Georgia has reduced its use of antipsychotic medications on nursing home residents by 26 percent, one of the largest drops in the nation.
NAMI Walk to benefit Moultire chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness
The Moultrie chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will be hosting its first ever NAMI Walk to raise awareness of and raise funds for the organization’s mission to help those affected by mental illness.
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