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One night last month, a 9-year-old boy who had autism and talked about killing himself was among about 70 foster care children and youth under state supervision sleeping in hotels across … more
Mental Health Day at the Georgia State Capitol will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 31, to raise awareness of mental health issues and allow mental health advocates to share their insights … more
DALTON – Highland Rivers Behavioral Health is now partnering with Findhelp to make it easier for individuals served by the agency to connect with other local resources they may need. As one of … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: My mother and both of her sisters had breast cancer in their 30s, with my mother eventually passing after her third bout at age 43. They all grew up in the same house that I grew up … more
ATLANTA - Georgia’s long-delayed medical marijuana program is about to take off, despite a spate of unresolved lawsuits from companies that lost out in the bidding for licenses.The Georgia … more
ATLANTA – The mental health of Georgians, especially children, took center stage Tuesday during the first day of state budget hearings at the state Capitol.Leaders of Georgia’s main … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 86-year-old woman who was recently diagnosed with stage 3A follicular lymphoma. It was discovered on a CAT scan when I went to the ER for diverticulitis. I have no symptoms. … more
A Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) graduate who defeated breast cancer is now a mammography technician.Kim Raulerson grew up in Thomaston, but moved to Bartow County 28 years ago. She … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a healthy 46-year-old woman who exercises daily for health, strength, and stress relief. I also want to stay relatively lean. In order to maintain muscle mass and control fat, … more
If you were to browse any online news site or flip through the pages of most health and lifestyle magazines this time of year, you would very likely find an article about New Year’s … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I suffered a lower back injury in 2001, with crushed and bulging discs in the L2, L3, L4 and L5 vertebras. After over a year of physical therapy and drugs, my pain doctor tried an … more
ATLANTA – After failing to win federal approval to exit the federal insurance marketplace earlier this year, Georgia has established its own health-insurance portal directing people to private … more
It’s that time of year again! Champagne bottles have been popped, balls have dropped, and now your friends, family, and colleagues are asking, “What’s your New Year’s … more
ROME - As Blood Assurance marks the 53rd anniversary of National Blood Donor Month, the local blood bank has announced two new initiatives to encourage more donations in the new year. The year-long … more
DALTON – Staying away from the doctor is easy for individuals who feel well. But it isn’t the best strategy for long-term health, local providers say. Selecting a primary care provider … more
CHATTANOOGA, TN – After months of delay, CHI Memorial now has the certificate of need (CON) to build a new hospital in Ringgold, Ga.The Georgia Department of Community Health approved the CON … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 73-year-old male. This year, I had a colonoscopy. They found some small polyps and one larger polyp. All polyps tested negative for cancer. I have had two previous … more
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
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