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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
DEAR DR. ROACH: Your recent article on electrolytes reminded me of my mother's experience. At 89, she was dizzy, fainting and falling. I took her to her doctor. Her blood tests showed dangerously low … more
Hamilton Health Care System will host a coffee and donuts hiring event on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Dalton Convention Center, 2211 Tony Ingle Parkway. The event will include … more
The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) welcomes new executive director D’Arcy Robb after a thorough search. Robb comes to GCDD with several years of experience working in the … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm a 74-year-old female who smoked a pack a day for 40-plus years, having quit smoking about 18 years ago. As a precaution, I asked my primary doctor to order a screening CT scan, … more
DALTON – T. Sean Dunn II, MD, says, “There’s nothing more gratifying than performing a procedure and having my patient return home the same day feeling better.”Dunn, a cardiac … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently had an EKG that showed first degree heart block and "inferior infarct, age undetermined." What does that mean? What should I do to make sure it doesn't get worse? I will be … more
ATLANTA – Georgia’s Medicaid program will now cover gender-affirming surgery as a result of a new settlement in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). … more
  The Northwest Georgia Center for Independent Living will have a Zoom telecast on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. The topic will be a spotlight on Murray County, offering information about free … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 80-year-old female in good health except for a diagnosis of osteopenia. My primary care doctor has prescribed medication for my osteopenia. I have periodontal disease and have … more
The Power of (Food) Preparation Have you ever heard someone say, “It’s too expensive to eat healthy” or “It takes too long to prepare healthy food?” Many people … more
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has begun receiving limited doses of monkeypox vaccine. To date, Georgia has received approximately 3,000 doses of JYNNEOS vaccine … more
ROME – Northwest Georgia’s blood supply is in dire need of replenishment, according to Blood Assurance.On Wednesday, the nonprofit had just 19 units of the universal blood type, … more
If you're a family caregiver, or if you're a veteran receiving family care services, heads up: The Department of Veterans Affairs is suspending the annual reassessments for those in the Program of … more
DALTON – Hamilton Health Care System (HHCS) will host the Friday, July 22, concert for the Off the Rails Summer Music Series downtown.The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Burr Performing Arts … more
Throughout his life, Gerald Sneed took care of others. As the water plant superintendent for Chatsworth Water Works Commission, he made sure drinking water was clean and safe for consumption. After … more
DALTON – Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2022. HMC is one of only 81 … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 74-year-old female who smoked a pack a day for 40-plus years, having quit smoking about 18 years ago. As a precaution, I asked my primary doctor to order a screening CT … more
AdventHealth Murray is 1 of 330 hospitals nationwide to receive a 5-star rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2022. This is the highest possible achievement of CMS’s … more
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