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DALTON, Ga. (October 1, 2021) – Many people have been affected by breast cancer, whether the diagnosis is for themselves, a family member or a friend. Breast cancer is the most common cancer … more
DALTON – Chelsea Forrester, DO, says she enjoys building long-term relationships with her patients. She emphasizes preventative medicine to help them reach their health goals.“I have a … more
AdventHealth Medical Group is pleased to announce that Kirasten Brasfield, MD, has joined AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at Chatsworth.Dr. Brasfield joins Christine Danforth, MD, and … more
The CDC recommends that certain populations receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine at least 6 months after completion of their 2-dose Pfizer vaccine series. These shots, … more
Georgia House lawmakers heard testimony Monday from state health officials urging more resources for rural and minority communities to combat the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “Nationwide, … more
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
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