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    ATLANTA – Following a thorough safety review, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the CDC and ACIP have determined that the recommended pause regarding the use of the … more
Federal officials have approved Georgia’s plan to extend Medicaid coverage for low-income new mothers in the state, Gov. Brian Kemp’s office announced Wednesday.The plan will lengthen the … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a very healthy 74-year-old male. I am not on any medications and enjoy normal blood pressure and great stats from my regular bloodwork. I weigh 140 pounds and have been … more
DALTON – Mitch Frix, MD, and Nick Reed, MD, will present a free Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) joint pain webinar on Tuesday, April 27 at 4:30 p.m. The presentation focused on advancements in … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: Your recent article on statins/strokes piqued my interest since you mentioned that statins might cause hemorrhagic strokes. My husband had a hemorrhagic stroke in 2014, cause unknown. … more
DALTON – Hamilton Medical Center’s (HMC) Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) is using a new alternative therapy to help severely ill COVID-19 patients.The Hemolung Respiratory Assist … more
The Anna Shaw Children’s Institute (ASCI), 1201 Burleyson Road, will provide two six-week social skills workshops for children beginning in April. A group for children age 5 to 7 will meet on … more
Anna Shaw Children’s Institute (ASCI) will hold its next CHAMP (Classes to Help, Advise & Motivate Parents) webinar on Tuesday, April 6 at noon (new time). Emily Brandt, MD, board-certified … more
DALTON – Hamilton Health Care System (HHCS) will hold a hiring event on Thursday, April 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Anna Shaw Children’s Institute on the campus of Hamilton Medical Center. … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 70 years old. I seem to be getting more polyps (which are removed). In the past five years, I have gone from one diverticulum to extensive diverticulosis throughout my entire … more
Why such rrequent bathroom visits?DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm a 91-year-old male who makes frequent visits to the bathroom to urinate. I am in good health and I wonder what causes this. Where does all that … more
DALTON – Blood Assurance has received 2,410 donations since the beginning of their “Donor Madness” event that began on March 18. The event is to highlight the need for blood and to … more
Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and Governor Brian Kemp today announced the state will expand its COVID vaccine eligibility beginning March 25, 2021, to include all … more
DALTON – Effective Monday (March 22), the North Georgia Health District will transfer registration for COVID-19 vaccination appointments to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) online … more
CHATTANOOGA – Erlanger Center for Breast Health at Erlanger East Hospital and Erlanger Imaging Women’s Center in the Erlanger Medical Mall were recently reaccredited by the American … more
DALTON – Blood Assurance is hosting an event called “Donor Madness” that will take place March 18 through April 5. The event is to highlight the need for blood and to celebrate … more
Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and Governor Brian Kemp today announced the state will expand its vaccine eligibility March 15, 2021, to include adults aged 55 and … more
CHATTANOOGA – Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the United States, and the American Cancer Society (ACS) forecasts 104,270 new cases of colon cancer and … more
Though processes, services and visitation look and feel different, area residents can be confident that Hamilton Health Care System (HHCS) will continue to provide safe care. “We have seen more … more
Five more mass COVID-19 vaccine sites are set to open in Georgia later this month as teachers and school workers land on the eligibility list March 8, Gov. Brian Kemp said on Wednesday.The additional … more
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