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Georgia lacks appropriate housing options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, according to a new study. “The current housing landscape is not working well for people … more
DALTON – Larry Shuster, MD, says he believes a good physician listens and provides personalized care that’s appropriate to the patient’s needs and values. Shuster is a … more
DALTON – Sergio Quijano, MD, says he chose to work in gastroenterology because it offers him the opportunity of doing hands-on procedures that can help prolong people’s lives and develop … more
ATLANTA – Georgia’s rural hospital tax credit program is in compliance with the state law that created it in 2017 and just needs to tighten up its reporting procedures, according to a new … more
U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock’s push to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs at $35 per month yielded pocketbook protection for seniors in last year’s Inflation Reduction Act. But he … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: What can you tell me about a prescription of 145 mcg of Linzess, and why a doctor would prescribe a pill over $500? What are the advantages to taking this? Surely, there must be … more
Jeffrey Kovacic, MD, of AdventHealth Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, has been recognized as one of Georgia Trend's 2023 Top Doctors for pediatric orthopedics. This distinction … more
Peeples Cancer Institute (PCI) at Hamilton Medical Center will host its next Freedom from Smoking program, an American Lung Association, eight-week smoking cessation program, starting Tuesday, June … more
Medicare coverage for at-home covid-19 tests ended last week, but the scams spawned by the temporary pandemic benefit could have lingering consequences for seniors. Medicare advocates around the … more
By Dr. Keith Roach --- DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm a 55-year-old perimenopausal woman who developed asthma a few years ago. My symptoms always start right before my menstrual cycle. My doctor ruled out … more
ATLANTA – When the state agency overseeing Georgia’s medical cannabis program issued the first dispensary licenses late last month, it gave the two licensees four months to get them up … more
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) recently hosted two meet and greets at the new second location of GNTC’s Practical Nursing program to provide an opportunity to tour the facilities … more
DALTON – Hamilton Medical Center, not-for-profit hospital and flagship of Hamilton Health Care System, announced plans today for a record-setting facility expansion, approximately 175,000 … more
DALTON – Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) recently hosted its eighth annual student symposium for nursing students across the region. Sixty RN and LPN students from Dalton State College attended. … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I so appreciated your recent column on arthritis, specifically osteoarthritis. I'm a big exerciser; however, I have always heard that this arthritis is caused or exacerbated by wear … more
ATLANTA – The commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health is leaving state government for a position in the private sector. Caylee Noggle will become president of the Georgia … more
NEW YORK --  Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world, but there is good news: It’s also the cancer you can see on your body. By learning to recognize the warning signs of the … more
AdventHealth Murray, together with team members, community members and local leaders, will celebrate the National Day of Prayer on Thursday at 11:30 am. The event, held in front of the entrance of … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I was diagnosed with a UTI on my yearly physical urinalysis, but I had no symptoms. I was prescribed Cipro. The five pages of warnings attached to the prescription scared me! So, I … more
ATLANTA – Georgia’s medical marijuana program is a step closer to providing low-THC cannabis oil to patients suffering from a range of diseases.The state agency in charge of the program … more
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