Category Archives: Health

Health: ‘Loving Hearts More’, a community walk-cycle-paddle event, returns Feb. 17 as part of Heart of the Community Foundation’s day of celebration

Health: ‘Loving Hearts More’, a community walk-cycle-paddle event, returns Feb. 17 as part of Heart of the Community Foundation’s day of celebration

The Heart of the Community Foundation invites the public to participate in Loving Hearts Move, a community walk-cycle-paddle event held on Saturday, Feb. 17. The free event will start at 9:30 a.m. at the Town Green.  Participants may opt to participate by either walking, cycling or paddling. 2018 Heart of the Community award recipients along… Read more

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Cartersville’s Anheuser Busch plant, employees featured in upcoming Super Bowl commercial

Cartersville’s Anheuser Busch plant, employees featured in upcoming Super Bowl commercial

Talk about pulling at your heart-strings. Anheuser Busch just released is 2018 Budweiser Super Bowl commercial and it will make you proud of the Cartersville brewery. The commercial features the local plant along with General Manager Kevin Fahrenkrog and employees as they work to provide cans of clean drinking water in response to natural disasters. From… Read more

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Health: EMS of Georgia moving offices from Cartersville to Rome next week to better serve ‘hub’ of non-emergency calls.

Health: EMS of Georgia moving offices from Cartersville to Rome next week to better serve ‘hub’ of non-emergency calls.

Because Rome “is right in the middle of everything we do,” EMS of Georgia is moving its non-emergency medical transport office from Cartersville to just of Lombardy Drive effective Thursday, Feb. 1. Michael Patterson, the operations director of EMS, says the decision was an obvious one. “Rome is the hub of the medical community …… Read more

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Floyd’s Celebration of Service honors employees with 15 up to 40 years of service, plus award winners.

Floyd’s Celebration of Service honors employees with 15 up to 40 years of service, plus award winners.

Patty Burney, a licensed practical nurse at Floyd Medical Center, was recognized for 40 years of dedicated patient care during Floyd’s Celebration of Service held Thursday night at The Forum River Center. “As a nurse in Floyd’s anesthesia department, Patty Burney has been a consistent voice of wisdom and experience for her co-workers for 40… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Flu-related deaths double in Georgia climbing to 25 from 12 last week.

Georgia Health News: Flu-related deaths double in Georgia climbing to 25 from 12 last week.

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News The number of flu-related deaths in Georgia has more than doubled, climbing to 25 from 12, state health officials reported late Friday. The Department of Public Health also said there were 115 hospitalizations in the metro Atlanta area due to influenza infection during the week of Jan. 14 through Jan.… Read more

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Health: A year in the making, the Floyd Center for Advanced Spine Care takes approach of ‘less pain, quicker recovery.’

Health: A year in the making, the Floyd Center for Advanced Spine Care takes approach of ‘less pain, quicker recovery.’

Media release: The Floyd Center for Advanced Spine Care at Floyd Medical Center brings together an experienced care team that provides state-of-the art surgery to help patients recover quickly and remain active. “This is not your typical hospital program or hospital stay,” said Harbin Clinic neurosurgeon Dr. John Cowan, who was among the team of… Read more

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Health: What one local school system is doing to fight the flu and other viruses.

Health: What one local school system is doing to fight the flu and other viruses.

This update was posted Tuesday by the Bartow County School System: “The BCSS is not immune to the flu outbreak and other nasty illnesses. Here’s what we’re doing about it: In the last two weeks, 11 of our 20 schools reported a 10 percent decrease (or more) in attendance for at least two consecutive days.… Read more

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Statewide flu-related deaths rise to 12 as widespread outbreak continues here and across the country.

Statewide flu-related deaths rise to 12 as widespread outbreak continues here and across the country.

The number of flu-related deaths is climbing in Georgia as the outbreak remains widespread here and across the country. According to the latest figures from the  Georgia Department of Public Health, there has been a total of 12 flu-related deaths in the state so far this season, which is up from 5 reported last week… Read more

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Health: Redmond hosting heart disease awareness event Feb. 2 at Rome Dwarf House for National Wear Red Day.

Health: Redmond hosting heart disease awareness event Feb. 2 at Rome Dwarf House for National Wear Red Day.

From Redmond Regional Medical Center: Join Redmond for National Wear Red Day on Friday, Feb. 2. Wear you best RED for Heart Disease Awareness & Prevention and join us at the Chick-fil-A Dwarf House on Shorter Avenue from 7-9 a.m. To celebrate and raise awareness around heart disease, Redmond will be offering FREE heart health… Read more

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What we hear: Flu restrictions remain at Floyd, Polk hospitals. Cedartown’s Ideal Bakery adding coffee shop.

What we hear: Flu restrictions remain at Floyd, Polk hospitals. Cedartown’s Ideal Bakery adding coffee shop.

  Visitor restrictions at Floyd Medical Center and Polk Medical Center will remain in place until flu cases decrease. One of the reasons? “We continue to see a higher than normal volume of flu patients,” says spokesman Dan Bevels. No patients are being diverted, he added. All five area hospitals — including Redmond Regional Medical… Read more

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Today’s update: At least 300 hospitalized statewide because of the flu. Darlington reschedules weekend activities because of illnesses.

Today’s update: At least 300 hospitalized statewide because of the flu. Darlington reschedules weekend activities because of illnesses.

SUNDAY WSB TV reports more than 300 have been hospitalized with the flu statewide with five people have died from flu-related illnesses since the Georgia Department of Public Health began its 2017-2018 flu surveillance in the first week of October, according to department officials. The five people who died were all older and at least three… Read more

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Health: That didn’t take long. Cartersville Medical Center’s first baby of 2018 born at 1:02 a.m. Monday. Floyd’s first comes in at 4:25 a.m.

Health: That didn’t take long. Cartersville Medical Center’s first baby of 2018 born at 1:02 a.m. Monday. Floyd’s first comes in at 4:25 a.m.

  Layla Giselle Rosa, all of 8 pounds, 1.5 ounces and 20.5 inches long, was the first baby of the year born at Cartersville Medical Center in 2018. Parents Jessica and Elmer Rosa of Cartersville welcomed their healthy baby girl at 1:02 a.m. on Jan. 1. Dr. Malcolm Barfield of Cartersville OB/GYN Associates delivered the… Read more

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