Health and Wellness


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Groups succeed in lowering hospital readmission rates

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.

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KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: Have a healthy holiday season

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.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Series resurfaces memories of personal cancer battle

OPINION: Tangibles, intangibles vital to one person's cancer survival

Promoting early detection is the goal that inspires cancer survivors to tell their stories.

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Georgia has shortage of physician assistants

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.’’

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Radiation Oncologist Chuck Mendenhall: Georgia governor out of touch

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.

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Survivor Pat Tricquet: Cancer's given more than it's taken

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.

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Cancer Coalition of South Georgia receives Mutual of America award

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.

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Linda Van der Merwe important part of cancer battle

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.

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Cancer Coalition of South Georgia battles cancer on local level

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.

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Walk at Chehaw Park raises funds for breast 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.

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Dr. Chirag Jani: Advancement in cancer treatment offers hope

CANCER CHRONICLES: Albany oncologist says no cancer diagnosis is hopeless

Dr. Chirag Jani is one of the most respected young oncologists in America, and he says more patients are winning their battles against cancer.

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Cancer survivor Patsy Martin sings praises of Albany treatment center

CANCER CHRONICLES PART 3: Carlton Breast Center deemed a jewel by cancer survivor

Realtor Patsy Martin, 74, is back at work with the energy of someone half her age after undergoing a bilateral mastectomy just over a year ago.

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Survivor Lane Rosen says cancer changed him for better

CANCER CHRONICLES PART 2: An entrepreneur's cancer is in remission after head, neck treatment

An Albany businessman has a new outlook on life after battling an aggressive form of cancer.

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Surgical Oncology Director Troy Kimsey balances art, science of medicine

CANCER CHRONICLES: Troy Kimsey says God gave him a heart for medicine

Phoebe Cancer Center Director of Surgical Oncology Dr. Troy Kimsey says he chose medicine over the ministry after a bit of divine intervention.

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Grady Hospital's mental health program at risk

Top hospital facing nearly $100 million in funding cuts

Ellyn Jeager of Mental Health America of Georgia said closing the Grady program “would be devastating.’’