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DALTON – Hamilton Health Care System will host a Pink Day event on Friday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Burr Park, 101 South Hamilton St. The theme is “More than a color, more than a … more
When you wake up in the morning, movement might not be your first priority, whether you find it easy to hop out of bed first thing in the morning or routinely struggle by hitting the snooze button. … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 80 years old, still work full-time and have generally good health, except for adult-onset asthma. Advair 250/50 was prescribed for me over 10 years ago, and I’ve been … more
Suicide is a difficult topic. Not only is there a great deal of misunderstanding about suicide but myths about why people choose suicide and who might be at risk are pervasive. September is Suicide … more
Throughout the month of October, AdventHealth Murray is challenging our community to light porches pink to spread awareness of breast cancer.We are shining a light on breast cancer, which affects one … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 55-year-old male in good health and was diagnosed with a slightly enlarged prostate several years ago. My primary care doctor said he wasn't concerned enough to prescribe any … more
ATLANTA – The state will funnel $130 million in federal COVID relief funds to Grady Memorial Hospital to help offset the impact of the looming closure of WellStar’s Atlanta Medical Center … more
DALTON – Peeples Cancer Institute at Hamilton Medical Center will host its next American Lung Association seven-week Freedom from Smoking Program beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 11:30 a.m. … more
DALTON – Hamilton Spine Health & Sport is inviting members of the community to “Golf Performance: Myth vs. Truth” on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. at 1225 Broadrick Drive (inside … more
DALTON – Hamilton Health Care System will hold a free, three-part Men’s Health and Urology event on Saturday, Sept. 24. Held at Bradley Wellness Center, the event will include … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband will be 83 in September and was recently diagnosed with an ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm measuring 4.8 cm. Five centimeters is when the doctors decide to do something. … more
Drive-thru flu shot clinics are rolling out again in North Georgia. Residents can take advantage of this safe, convenient, and protective option to arm themselves against the flu this September and … more
Each September, Highland Rivers Behavioral Health recognizes National Recovery Month – and we celebrate individuals everywhere who are working toward or living in recovery. We use this occasion … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: While reading one of your recent columns, I learned that all water, except for distilled, contains electrolytes. I wondered if there are differences in the amount of each electrolyte … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: Several months ago, I started adding 25 grams of whey protein to an afternoon smoothie each day. I was worried about muscle loss after reading an article. I have seen the sagging … more
Over the past several weeks Avian influenza cases have been appearing in poultry flocks in midwestern and northeastern states. While there have been no cases reported in Georgia yet, backyard … more
CHATTANOOGA – Erlanger Health System announces registration is now open for the first ever Survivin’ & Thrivin’, a cancer survivorship symposium, to be held on Saturday, Sept. … more
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A recent decision concerning a rare disease will allow many additional Georgians to donate blood and save lives with Blood Assurance.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 60-year-old woman at the end of a five-year regimen of hormone therapy. My doctor has advised me to eventually stop the use of estrogen and progesterone by this summer, as she … more
An informal poll of senior friends makes one thing clear: We are anxious and stressed, and no, it isn't getting any better.Turn on the news and there's another tragedy. Buy groceries and there is … more
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