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DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a daughter (almost 31 years) who is concerned about Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome. Her maternal grandmother has been diagnosed with that condition. She is interested in seeking … more
DALTON – As COVID numbers decline, Hamilton Medical Center is adjusting its visitation policy, beginning Monday, June 7.Visitation hours in the main hospital facility will increase to 7 a.m. … more
The Northwest Georgia Breast Cancer Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Peeples Cancer Institute conference room. If you have questions, please call 706-226-8966. more
DALTON – Hamilton Health Care System (HHCS) will hold a hiring event on Monday, June 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Anna Shaw Children’s Institute on the campus of Hamilton Medical Center. Please … more
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is approved for youths ages 12 to 17, and public health officials in North Georgia strongly recommend that they get their vaccine as soon as possible this summer to be fully … more
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE) have been honored by the Latin American Association (LAA) with the Pacesetter Award for … more
DALTON – Noah Jentzen, MD, says he was excited to join Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) because of HMC’s commitment to having a critical care department focused on practicing the highest … more
In Highland Rivers Health’s 2020 annual report, there is a profile of an individual named Deborah. She lives in one of the communities served by Highland Rivers and has received services from … more
Anna Shaw Children’s Institute (ASCI) will hold its next CHAMP (Classes to Help, Advise & Motivate Parents) webinar on Tuesday, June 1 at noon. Jessica Truelove, RN, and Jennifer Bray, BSW, … more
The flurry of Georgia hospital deals continued Thursday with AdventHealth announcing that it’s purchasing an HCA hospital in Rome.The acquisition of Redmond Regional Medical Center had been … more
DALTON – The Anna Shaw Children’s Institute (ASCI) will host the sixth annual North Georgia Autism Conference on Friday, Oct. 29 at the Dalton Convention Center. ASCI follows social … more
Hamilton Physician Group – Murray Campus, 800 G.I. Maddox Parkway, will provide COVID-19 vaccines, by appointment, on Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for those age 18 and up. Call 706-686-8050 … more
AdventHealth Murray is 1 of 455 hospitals nationwide to receive a 5-star rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2021. This is the highest possible achievement of CMS’s … more
AdventHealth Murray is celebrating National Nurses Week from May 6 to May 12 to show appreciation for AdventHealth Murray nurses and the invaluable contributions they make in health care every day. … more
Health departments in North Georgia continue to make it easier for Georgians 16 and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at public health clinics in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and … more
WASHINGTON – As the weather heats up, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reminding parents and caregivers of the dangers of heatstroke to children who are left … more
  DALTON – Walk in to the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at the Mack Gaston Community Center in Dalton this Saturday, May 1from 10 AM-2 PM. Georgians 16 and older are welcome! NO … more
    ATLANTA – Following a thorough safety review, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the CDC and ACIP have determined that the recommended pause regarding the use of the … more
Federal officials have approved Georgia’s plan to extend Medicaid coverage for low-income new mothers in the state, Gov. Brian Kemp’s office announced Wednesday.The plan will lengthen the … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a very healthy 74-year-old male. I am not on any medications and enjoy normal blood pressure and great stats from my regular bloodwork. I weigh 140 pounds and have been … more
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