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Submitted by Georgia Department of Public Health Breast cancer, the second most common cancer among women after skin cancer, is when cells in the breast grow out of control. Finding breast cancer … more
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
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