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Health: Big turnout Saturday for the 16th Annual Health Initiative for Men and Women.

Health: Big turnout Saturday for the 16th Annual Health Initiative for Men and Women.

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Health: How a Cartersville cardiologist switched from being a computer engineer to healthcare. Plus reminders: Health Initiative for Men & Women, Harbin’s Walk with a Doc both this morning.

Health: How a Cartersville cardiologist switched from being a computer engineer to healthcare. Plus reminders: Health Initiative for Men & Women, Harbin’s Walk with a Doc both this morning.

  Dr. Rajeeve Subbiah connects with Harbin Clinic Cardiology Cartersville: Dr. Rajeeve Subbiah was well on his way to a career in computer engineering when he realized something important was missing from his chosen profession. “I liked computer programming but it wasn’t very personal,” says Subbiah. “I wanted the sense of connection and fulfillment from helping people… Read more

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Health Initiative for Men and Women this Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon. Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc set for 9 a.m. Saturday. Great year for Berry nursing graduates.

Health Initiative for Men and Women this Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon. Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc set for 9 a.m. Saturday. Great year for Berry nursing graduates.

Hosted by the 100 Black Men of Rome-Northwest Georgia Inc. and the  Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition, the 16th Annual Health Initiative for Men and Women is set for Saturday at the Floyd County Health Department on East 12th Street. The hours are 8 a.m. until noon. What’s available: Free screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, prostate cancer, skin cancer, and… Read more

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Healthcare coalition assesses impact of a pandemic influenza outbreak. Dr. Clare Foss joins Harbin Clinic Dermatology Cartersville

Healthcare coalition assesses impact of a pandemic influenza outbreak. Dr. Clare Foss joins Harbin Clinic Dermatology Cartersville

    More than 115 members participated in the Region C Healthcare and Safety Preparedness Coalition tabletop exercise held Aug. 8 at West Georgia Technical College in Waco.  The exercise, a meeting to discuss a simulated emergency, was sponsored and conducted by the coalition and focused on county, community, and organizational preparedness and response to… Read more

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Health: Floyd Medical Center Auxiliary donates $130,000 to Floyd, Polk Medical centers. Luncheon on Aug. 22 signals start of Fourth NAMIWalks.

Health: Floyd Medical Center Auxiliary donates $130,000 to Floyd, Polk Medical centers. Luncheon on Aug. 22 signals start of Fourth NAMIWalks.

Media release: Floyd Medical Center Auxiliary President Betty Ford presented Floyd President and CEO Kurt Stuenkel with checks totaling $130,000 at the group’s annual meeting. The biannual gift, which will be used for programs implemented at Floyd and Polk Medical Center, represents money raised from the Auxiliary’s many fundraisers held throughout the year, including proceeds… Read more

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Health: The first round of winners from the Harbin Hero Challenge are . . .

Health: The first round of winners from the Harbin Hero Challenge are . . .

  Media release: The nominations have been counted and five local charities rose above the rest of the pack in the 2017 Harbin Hero Challenge. The five finalists in the contest are Living Proof Recovery, Summit Quest, Rome Floyd YMCA, Floyd County CASA and The Sweet Cocoon. All five charities receive a $500 donation from… Read more

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Health: Floyd County Health Department adds community drop-off site for safe disposal of needles, other sharps. 

Health: Floyd County Health Department adds community drop-off site for safe disposal of needles, other sharps. 

  Media release: The Floyd County Health Department has established a community drop-off location for safe disposal of needles and other sharps.  The drop-off location is at the front desk in the lobby inside the health department, 16 E. 12th St., and is available during regular health department business hours.  There is no fee. People… Read more

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Updated: With the deadline at 10 tonight, here are the leaders in the 2017 Harbin Hero Challenge (as of 10 a.m.)

Updated: With the deadline at 10 tonight, here are the leaders in the 2017 Harbin Hero Challenge (as of 10 a.m.)

With the deadline set for 10 tonight, here are the top five charities nominated so far in the 2017 edition of the #HarbinHeroChallenge brought to you by Harbin Clinic. As of 10 a.m. Friday: Summit Quest 27% Floyd County Casa 20% Sweet Cocoon 14% Rome YMCA 12% Digs 11% Nominations close at 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug.… Read more

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Health: Sen. Chuck Hufstetler on renewed bid to raise state cigarette taxes. Dr. Sathiyakumar joins Harbin Clinic Spine & Pain Management.

Health: Sen. Chuck Hufstetler on renewed bid to raise state cigarette taxes. Dr. Sathiyakumar joins Harbin Clinic Spine & Pain Management.

  A story in Monday’s AJC about the American Cancer Society’s push for Georgia to raise its cigarette tax (among the lowest in the nation) included comments by state Sen. Chuck Hufstetler, R-Rome, who advocated a similar push in 2015. Hufstetler joined us on Tuesday’s Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM to talk… Read more

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Health: Vendor updates for the Health Initiative for Men & Women on Aug. 19.  Dr. Frank Stegall Jr. joins Harbin Clinic. Brian McDaniel named executive director of Blood Assurance’s Georgia operations. 

Health: Vendor updates for the Health Initiative for Men & Women on Aug. 19. Dr. Frank Stegall Jr. joins Harbin Clinic. Brian McDaniel named executive director of Blood Assurance’s Georgia operations. 

Vendor updates from the Health Initiative for Men and Women on Aug. 19 (8 a.m.-noon) at the Floyd County Health Department: What you need to know:  Vendor set up 3-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18. Health fair coordinators will be on hand to help you find your location. Each vendor will be provided with one table. Cloths… Read more

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Georgia Health News: 82 state hospitals face readmission fines; how our local hospitals performed.

Georgia Health News: 82 state hospitals face readmission fines; how our local hospitals performed.

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News Four out of five Georgia hospitals are set to receive Medicare penalties for having too many patients returning within a month of their discharge. The readmission penalties, levied under the Affordable Care Act, are meant to encourage hospitals to pay closer attention to what happens to patients after discharge.… Read more

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Are you up to date on your shots? National Immunization Awareness Month is a good time to find out.

Are you up to date on your shots? National Immunization Awareness Month is a good time to find out.

  Media release: When was the last time you checked to make sure your vaccinations were current? The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District wants to remind Georgians that August is National Immunization Awareness Month. When you think of your back to school check list, make sure to add vaccinations to the list.  … Read more

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Back to School: 17 Floyd nurses at Rome, Floyd schools, treating everything from a ‘stomach ache to administering an EpiPen in situations where a student had an allergic reaction.’

Back to School: 17 Floyd nurses at Rome, Floyd schools, treating everything from a ‘stomach ache to administering an EpiPen in situations where a student had an allergic reaction.’

Media release: As Rome and Floyd County students return to class, a special group of people are tasked to help meet their health needs during the school day. Floyd Corporate Health, part of the Floyd health care system, provides school nurses to both the Floyd and Rome school systems. Chris Butler, Director of Floyd Corporate… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Health care questions, ideas grow at state, federal levels; Hufstetler among those commenting.

Georgia Health News: Health care questions, ideas grow at state, federal levels; Hufstetler among those commenting.

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News: The roller coaster of uncertainty over federal health care legislation may have halted, at least for now. Last week’s defeat of Senate health legislation, though, has led to another round of instability, expected to rattle the health care industry over the next few months. While Republicans’ efforts to scrap… Read more

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