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ATLANTA – Mental health advocates urged Georgians Tuesday to “vote for mental health” at a press conference at the state Capitol. “Mental health is not a Democratic issue or a … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 66-year-old male who was diagnosed about 15 years ago with mild coronary artery disease, with some blockages in my peripheral arteries. I was taking the maximum recommended … more
ATLANTA – If you have not gotten a flu shot yet, do not wait any longer. Flu activity is already widespread in Georgia – earlier than we’ve seen in recent years. “Every … more
DALTON – In today’s busy world it’s easy to put off screening tests, like mammograms. But, it’s crucial to remember this: Breast cancer is typically easier to treat when found … more
The first week of October, this year the 2nd through 8th, is recognized as Mental Illness Awareness Week. And even though that may have already passed, it is still a good opportunity to talk about … more
ATLANTA - Cases of COVID-19 and monkeypox are continuing to decline in Georgia, officials with the state Department of Public Health reported Tuesday. COVID cases in Georgia are down about 80% since … more
AdventHealth Murray has been designated as a Remote Treatment Stroke Center by the Georgia Department of Public Health Office of EMS and Trauma. AdventHealth Murray is now listed on the Specialty … more
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 … 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
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