Category Archives: Health

Health: YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day returns Friday with free activities. Saturday’s Walk With a Doc also includes benefit for Freddie Giles.

Health: YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day returns Friday with free activities. Saturday’s Walk With a Doc also includes benefit for Freddie Giles.

  Healthy Kids Day returns; set for Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the YMCA at 810 Second Ave.: Free fun, games, snacks and information on how to stay active and healthy all summer long. Open to everyone in the community. Walk With a Doc takes on another cause Saturday: This from Saturday’s walk… Read more

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Child Abuse Prevention Month: The impact of Childhood Trauma — warning signs and how to help.

Child Abuse Prevention Month: The impact of Childhood Trauma — warning signs and how to help.

    By Kaitlyn Bailey Wilson, MSW School Social Worker, Floyd County Schools This is the third of four articles posting Mondays in April about Child Abuse Prevention Month authored by representatives from local child abuse prevention agencies. Also: Please join these representatives to discuss child abuse prevention at 7:40 a.m. Monday on Hometown Headlines… Read more

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Health: Three more influenza-associated deaths last week in Georgia; total now at 143 so far this season.

Health: Three more influenza-associated deaths last week in Georgia; total now at 143 so far this season.

Georgia Weekly Influenza Report for April 1-7 from the Georgia Department of Public Health: During week 14, there was LOW influenza-like illness intensity with LOCAL occurrences throughout Georgia. Metro hospitalizations: There were 3 hospitalizations due to influenza infection during week 14. There have been 2,991 hospitalizations due to influenza so far this season. Influenza Related… Read more

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Health: What’s the buzz at Redmond Regional? Probably an air ambulance landing with possibly more on the way.

Health: What’s the buzz at Redmond Regional? Probably an air ambulance landing with possibly more on the way.

It was something akin to watching the opening of the television show “M*AS*H.” Tuesday morning, around 9:15 a.m., you first heard an approaching air ambulance helicopter and then looked up to see it swinging from West Rome across the Harbin Clinic buildings toward the grassy area in front of Redmond Regional Medical Center.  Patient dropoff… Read more

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Child Abuse Prevention Month:  How you can ‘Take Action to create Great Childhoods!’ 

Child Abuse Prevention Month: How you can ‘Take Action to create Great Childhoods!’ 

  By Lindsey Howerton, Director Floyd County Department of Family and Children Services This is the second of four articles posting Mondays in April about Child Abuse Prevention Month authored by representatives from local child abuse prevention agencies. Also: Please, join representatives to discuss child abuse prevention on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7… Read more

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Health: 140 confirmed influenza-associated deaths this season in Georgia with two reported last week.

Health: 140 confirmed influenza-associated deaths this season in Georgia with two reported last week.

Georgia Weekly Influenza Report for March 25-31 from the Georgia Department of Public Health: During week 13, there was LOW influenza-like illness intensity with LOCAL occurrences throughout Georgia. Metro hospitalizations: There were 10 hospitalizations because of influenza infection during week 13. There have been 2,972 hospitalizations so far this season. Influenza Related Deaths: As of… Read more

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Health: 2018 edition of Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc series begins April 21; to be led by Pulmonologist Dr. Jennifer Barbieri.

Health: 2018 edition of Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc series begins April 21; to be led by Pulmonologist Dr. Jennifer Barbieri.

Media release: The first of the 2018 Harbin Clinic Walk With A Doc series is set for Saturday, April 21, at 9 a.m. at Bridgepoint Plaza in Downtown Rome. Harbin Clinic Pulmonologist Dr. Jennifer Barbieri is leading the event. Dr. Barbieri served as the official starter for the Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon two-mile health walk in… Read more

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Preventing child abuse: Looking at the cost and long-term impact of child abuse (first in a series)

Preventing child abuse: Looking at the cost and long-term impact of child abuse (first in a series)

By Tina Bartleson, Executive Director Exchange Club Family Resource Center This is the first of four articles posting each Monday in April about Child Abuse Prevention Month authored by representatives from local child abuse prevention agencies. Starting Tuesday, April 3 and then each Monday following during the month of April, join representatives to discuss child… Read more

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Health: Public Health officials confirm Polk County’s first 2018 animal rabies case in raccoon; residents urged to take precautions

Health: Public Health officials confirm Polk County’s first 2018 animal rabies case in raccoon; residents urged to take precautions

Media release: A raccoon found south of Cedartown in the Wilson Road area has tested positive for animal rabies. Public health officials are reminding Polk County residents about the potential dangers of rabies and emphasizing that animal rabies can be found throughout Polk County. “Rabies is regularly found in Polk County and is always circulating… Read more

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Politics: The scorecard on health care bills on the last day of Georgia General Assembly and a look at what Gov. Deal is expected to sign into law

Politics: The scorecard on health care bills on the last day of Georgia General Assembly and a look at what Gov. Deal is expected to sign into law

The Georgia General Assembly wrapped up their 40-day session late Thursday. Click here for a look at what bills Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign from the AJC. From Georgia Health News: During the frenetic last-day activity Thursday at the General Assembly, state lawmakers failed to agree on a way to curb surprise medical billing.… Read more

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Health: Harbin Clinic Family Medicine & Pediatrics Adairsville opens April 23 at 115 N. Central Ave.

Health: Harbin Clinic Family Medicine & Pediatrics Adairsville opens April 23 at 115 N. Central Ave.

Media release: Harbin Clinic Family Medicine & Pediatrics Adairsville at 115 N. Central Ave. opens on Monday, April 23. Dr. Sara Harbin Pickett of Harbin Clinic Pediatrics Adairsville says the new building is perfect for her ability to care for children. “It’s durable enough for rambunctious toddlers and cool enough for teens,” says Dr. Harbin Pickett.… Read more

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Health: Redmond Regional gets state OK for obstetrics service. Plan calls for $21.9 million to accommodate expanded offering.

Health: Redmond Regional gets state OK for obstetrics service. Plan calls for $21.9 million to accommodate expanded offering.

Redmond Regional Medical Center has been granted a certificate of need by state health officials to begin obstetric services. This statement from Redmond’s chief executive officer, John Quinlivan: “We are pleased with the State’s approval of our certificate of need application to add obstetric services. Redmond has a long history of providing high quality healthcare to… Read more

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Health: Harbin Clinic is closing Vitality Fitness center in late June.

Health: Harbin Clinic is closing Vitality Fitness center in late June.

Harbin Clinic is closing its Vitality Fitness center off Redmond Road by the end of June. Members on Monday were emailed an announcement from Kenna Stock, Harbin’s chief executive officer, about the decision. The clinic cites the need for more room for existing services as one of the factors behind the decision. A copy of… Read more

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Health: Polk Medical Center reaches agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield

Health: Polk Medical Center reaches agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield

Media release: An agreement reached by Polk Medical Center and Blue Cross Blue Shield will make it more affordable for Polk County residents to access all of the hospital’s services beginning May 1. “This is good news for those patients in our community who have Blue Cross Blue Shield,” said Matt Gorman, Polk Medical Center… Read more

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