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CHATTANOOGA – Erlanger Health System announces the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute is participating in a clinical trial studying if blood thinners are more effective at preventing stroke in … more
Georgia’s two U.S. senators and a metro Atlanta congresswoman are pushing to include an expansion of Medicaid in the final version of a budget reconciliation bill now before … more
To aide our frontline team members, National Guard members have volunteered to assist AdventHealth Murray and AdventHealth Gordon in non-clinical roles during the current surge of the COVID-19 … more
ABINGDON – Company officials recently announced that Food City will once again be providing the flu vaccine this immunization season.“Food City’s immunizing pharmacists are … more
ATLANTA – The president of the Medical Association of Georgia said Wednesday this flu season could be worse than last year’s, and again stressed the importance of getting a COVID-19 … more
If you have been told you have dense breasts, this means you have a relatively high amount of fibrous (connective tissue) and glandular tissue (the tissue that produces milk). Women with dense … more
DALTON – For the first time in its nearly 50-year history, Blood Assurance will offer blood donors the opportunity to find out if they carry Sickle Cell Trait. The free and voluntary program, … more
DALTON – Adela Castro, MD, says her job is very rewarding.“You see patients with chronic and sometimes life-threatening conditions that you can help them control,” she says. … more
Violations are categorized according to their potential for creating a health risk to the consumer. Violations are divided into two categories: risk factors/public health interventions (RF/PHI) and … more
DALTON – Highland Rivers Community Service Board, d.b.a. Highland Rivers Health, has received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) … more
We need your help like never before. The pandemic—its current surge driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant—continues to spread throughout Northwest Georgia and is quickly … more
  Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in the community and for the safety of patients and health care workers, AdventHealth Murray has updated its visitor policy to include a "no visitation" … more
DALTON – The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Dalton-Murray County area residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: What is your opinion of the alkaline diet? I have several friends who have battled cancer, and they have adopted alkaline diets as adjuncts to their cancer treatments. Do alkaline … more
The drive-thru flu shot clinics, conducted by county health departments in the North Georgia Health District will allow residents to stay safely in their vehicles while health department staff wear … more
DALTON – D. Brian Kim, MD, at Professional Eye Associates, has been awarded #42 out of the top 150 on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Ophthalmologists 2021 and was awarded the #1 … more
Anna Shaw Children’s Institute (ASCI) will hold its next CHAMP (Classes to Help, Advise & Motivate Parents) webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at noon. Hannah Cannon, MS, CCC-SLP, speech language … more
CHATTANOOGA – Erlanger Health System announces changes to the visitation policy in an effort to curb community spread and protect staff, patients, and the community at large. Beginning today, … more
North Georgia Health District officials announced that public health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties will provide a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech … more
ATLANTA - Georgia’s health agency will more than double the number of temporary hospital staff to help cope with the current surge in COVID-19 patients, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Monday.The … more
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