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DALTON – Beginning in June, Hamilton Health Care System will host paramedic certification training by the Emergency Education Coalition – Faithful Guardian Training Center (FGTC).Classes … more
CHATTANOOGA – Erlanger’s Life Force Air Medical crews are now carrying units of Type O whole blood on every flight. Life Force partnered with Blood Assurance to begin utilizing Type O … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: How are sleep apnea, sighing and heart failure related? Recently, I was told that I have severe sleep apnea and that I must use a CPAP machine. I have noticed that during the day I … more
Let me begin by saying I do not want to dwell on the event that prompted this article. Nor will I make any statements about politics or policy, laws or rights. Rather, I want to focus on what’s … more
As home canning season approaches, a University of Georgia food safety expert stressed the need for proper precautions to avoid foodborne illness.A recent death in Washington state was attributed to … more
Great employees make a great team By Melanie Dallas, LPC I know I have written many times about what great employees we have at Highland Rivers Behavioral Health. I not only have the privilege … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: My partner and I are in our 60s, exercise regularly (three to five times per week), eat a well-balanced diet and are of average weight. Recently, we went bowling for two games and … more
DALTON – Hamilton Physician Group (HPG) – Specialty Care recently relocated to 1107 Memorial Drive, suite 100. Providers and specialties at the practice include Angel Brown, MD, BSN, … more
By Melanie Dallas, LPC 
Mental health awareness has increased greatly as a result of the pandemic. Numerous research studies have found more people of all ages have experienced mental health … more
Testing for COVID-19 is still critical to continue reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, and now those tests are even more readily available. Free COVID-19 At-Home Test Kits are … more
ROME – The blood and platelet supply across Northwest Georgia is at a critical level, according to Blood Assurance. As of Thursday, the regional blood center had about a one-day’s supply … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I picked up a cough while traveling in Europe more than two years ago. No other symptoms have ever presented. Since that time, I have received every test imaginable, including … more
DALTON – Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) is encouraging community members to be aware about the dangers of stroke and steps to take to avoid stroke. May is National Stroke Awareness Month.A … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: What's the story with Prilosec? Doctors routinely tell people with GERD or acid stomach to take this forever. Yet it clearly describes only a 14-day treatment on the box. A physician … more
CHATTANOOGA – Erlanger Health System announces registration is now open for the Eighth Annual OBGYN Symposium for nurses and physicians. The annual event will be held on May 19 and 20 at the … more
AdventHealth Murray and AdventHealth Gordon are recognizing their team members for their years of service to AdventHealth. Team members are honored at five-year increments.“I am honored to work … more
AdventHealth Murray is celebrating National Nurses Week from May 6 to May 12 to show appreciation for our nurses and the invaluable contributions they make in health care every day. During the most … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 70-year-old woman, mostly healthy. Looking at me, people assume I am skinny, but I have a well-concealed huge belly along with my thin arms and legs. I look like an olive stuck … more
CHATTANOOGA – On Friday, April 29, 2022, the Georgia Department of Community Health announced its approval of CHI Memorial’s certificate of need (CON) application to build a new hospital … more
ATLANTA - Georgia's rural hospital tax credit program has received such a positive audit that the report doesn't recommend any improvements.The annual evaluation of the tax credit by the Georgia … more
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