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DALTON – During November, the National Association for Home Care (NAHC) encourages all communities to celebrate National Home Care and Hospice Month, honoring the millions of nurses, home care … more
Living in the south, we are at Ground Zero for heartworm disease. Why? Because we have mild weather. We also have a lot of heartworm positive dogs in our area, which increases the likelihood of … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: In my 40s, I developed lumps in the palm of my hands. I was diagnosed with Dupuytren's contracture and underwent hand surgery to correct the condition. I also noticed similar lumps in … more
DALTON – Nicole Hardeman, DO, says she chose to work in family medicine because she “loves getting to know people, hearing their stories and sharing ways they can optimize their health. I … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I was told by my doctor that I need a tetanus booster shot, but when I was 17, I cut my foot and needed stitches. I was told then that I was allergic to the tetanus shot, so they gave … more
WALESKA -- Reinhardt University announces the addition of a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a focus in Nursing Education. The program recently received approval from the Southern Association … more
ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp named former state Rep. Kevin Tanner Wednesday to head Georgia’s mental health agency.Tanner, a Republican from Dawsonville, will become commissioner of the state … more
DALTON – Seven internal medicine physicians recently completed their residencies at Hamilton Medical Center (HMC).They include: Hisham Abu Farsak, MD; Laith Al Dahabreh, MD; Eily Hayes, DO; … more
DALTON – Shaw Industries Group Inc. has been awarded the 2022 St. Jude Organizational Support Award, which recognizes a partner who has found innovative ways to support the lifesaving mission … more
Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) will offer a free workshop on Nov. 15 for Murray County residents to learn about affordable healthcare coverage options, helping four out of five customers … more
ATLANTA – Georgia’s flu activity is currently very high, state epidemiologist Dr. Cherie Drenzek said during the state Department of Public Health (DPH) board meeting Tuesday. Flu … more
AdventHealth Murray was recently recognized by the AdventHealth Quality and Safety Board with the 2022 Clinical Excellence Triumph Award. This award is given each year to AdventHealth hospitals who … more
SummaryThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is issuing this Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory about early, elevated respiratory disease incidence caused by multiple viruses … more
If you’ve ever read an organization’s annual report, you know they typically provide a summary of the previous year’s accomplishments, highlights from various programs and services, … more
ATLANTA – Mental health advocates urged Georgians Tuesday to “vote for mental health” at a press conference at the state Capitol. “Mental health is not a Democratic issue or a … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 66-year-old male who was diagnosed about 15 years ago with mild coronary artery disease, with some blockages in my peripheral arteries. I was taking the maximum recommended … more
ATLANTA – If you have not gotten a flu shot yet, do not wait any longer. Flu activity is already widespread in Georgia – earlier than we’ve seen in recent years.“Every … more
DALTON – In today’s busy world it’s easy to put off screening tests, like mammograms. But, it’s crucial to remember this: Breast cancer is typically easier to treat when found … more
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