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What Can You Say to Help Someone with Cancer?

By   /  November 16, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Psychotherapist Therapist Shares Her Patients’ 4 Favorite Boosts This year alone, 238,000 men will be diagnosed with new cases of prostate cancer, the most common incidence of the disease. More than 234,580 men and women will learn they have breast cancer, the second most common today, according to the National Cancer Institute. All told, [...]

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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP STATEMENT ON TEMPORARY HEALTH ISSUE

By   /  October 11, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. – In order to keep citizens of the 2nd Congressional District fully informed, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding what is expected to be a temporary, yet serious, health issue: “During the summer, I noticed a small lump in my neck near my [...]

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Tobacco use hits us close to home

By   /  October 23, 2012  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet By Dr. Samir N. Khleif Director, Georgia Health Sciences University Cancer Center   AUGUSTA, Ga. – Smoking hits close to home for most Georgians. About one in five adults, one in four teens and one in nine tweens in the state are smokers.

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The Quit Smoking Express: Exhaustion Junction

By   /  September 18, 2012  /  Opinion, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off

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Tweet The train smoothly slides into late morning and the bright yellow sunshine makes us tired.  It makes you want to smoke…again.  It makes me want to intravenously insert caffeine into my veins.  Neither of these choices will add up to anything good in the future.   We currently could not care about this because it [...]

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Sabrina’s Joyful Dinner

By   /  March 27, 2012  /  Lon McNeil, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     If you belong to a Sunday school class, I hope it’s like mine. I can comfortably say it’s an imperfect but sincere group of men and women; very real. What’s makes it work is that we take that as a given, and move on from there. I’m a member of the ‘Journey’ [...]

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Fighting To Stop Cancer in Southwest Georgia

By   /  December 27, 2011  /  Health  /  Comments Off

Walter Johnson

Tweet     Written by Walter Johnson   As 2011 draws closer to its end, two organizations dedicated to fighting cancer in Albany and southwest Georgia are looking forward to 2012. Southwest Georgia Cancer Coalition President and CEO Diane Fletcher said she took her current job to help reduce cancer rates in the region. “I [...]

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Early detection boosts survival rates in women with breast cancer

By   /  October 26, 2011  /  Health, Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet By Carolyn Maschke   Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women – and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States – but mammography can detect it at its earliest, most treatable stage, says Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. “Mammography can detect breast cancer [...]

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