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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and public health officials in the North Georgia Health District are reminding women that routine screening helps detect cancer at an early stage when it is … more
AdventHealth Murray has challenged the local community to light porches pink to spread awareness of breast cancer during October. One out of every eight women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis … more
The latest scam against seniors appears to have started the very day the new Covid omicron vaccine was announced as being approved by the Food and Drug Administration.The call I received promised to … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have had gastroparesis for many years. About two years ago, it led to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (which I once read about in your column). I worked with a dietician for … more
DALTON – Hamilton Health Care System will host a Pink Day event on Friday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Burr Park, 101 South Hamilton St. The theme is “More than a color, more than a … more
When you wake up in the morning, movement might not be your first priority, whether you find it easy to hop out of bed first thing in the morning or routinely struggle by hitting the snooze button. … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 80 years old, still work full-time and have generally good health, except for adult-onset asthma. Advair 250/50 was prescribed for me over 10 years ago, and I’ve been … more
Suicide is a difficult topic. Not only is there a great deal of misunderstanding about suicide but myths about why people choose suicide and who might be at risk are pervasive. September is Suicide … more
Throughout the month of October, AdventHealth Murray is challenging our community to light porches pink to spread awareness of breast cancer.We are shining a light on breast cancer, which affects one … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 55-year-old male in good health and was diagnosed with a slightly enlarged prostate several years ago. My primary care doctor said he wasn't concerned enough to prescribe any … more
ATLANTA – The state will funnel $130 million in federal COVID relief funds to Grady Memorial Hospital to help offset the impact of the looming closure of WellStar’s Atlanta Medical Center … more
DALTON – Peeples Cancer Institute at Hamilton Medical Center will host its next American Lung Association seven-week Freedom from Smoking Program beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 11:30 a.m. … more
DALTON – Hamilton Spine Health & Sport is inviting members of the community to “Golf Performance: Myth vs. Truth” on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. at 1225 Broadrick Drive (inside … more
DALTON – Hamilton Health Care System will hold a free, three-part Men’s Health and Urology event on Saturday, Sept. 24. Held at Bradley Wellness Center, the event will include … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband will be 83 in September and was recently diagnosed with an ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm measuring 4.8 cm. Five centimeters is when the doctors decide to do something. … more
Drive-thru flu shot clinics are rolling out again in North Georgia. Residents can take advantage of this safe, convenient, and protective option to arm themselves against the flu this September and … more
Each September, Highland Rivers Behavioral Health recognizes National Recovery Month – and we celebrate individuals everywhere who are working toward or living in recovery. We use this occasion … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: While reading one of your recent columns, I learned that all water, except for distilled, contains electrolytes. I wondered if there are differences in the amount of each electrolyte … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: Several months ago, I started adding 25 grams of whey protein to an afternoon smoothie each day. I was worried about muscle loss after reading an article. I have seen the sagging … more
Over the past several weeks Avian influenza cases have been appearing in poultry flocks in midwestern and northeastern states. While there have been no cases reported in Georgia yet, backyard … more
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