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Exercise focus of health talk

By   /  September 24, 2011  /  Health  /   Comments

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Tweet A nationally renowned speaker is visiting Albany to answer a critical call to action to focus on encouraging primary care physicians and other health care providers to include exercise when designing treatment plans for patients. The initiative, “Exercise is Medicine,” is committed to the believe that exercise and physical activity are integral in preventing [...]

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Exercise focus of health talk

By   /  September 21, 2011  /  Health, Lifestyle and Entertainment, Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet             A nationally renowned speaker is visiting Albany to answer a critical call to action to focus on encouraging primary care physicians and other health care providers to include exercise when designing treatment plans for patients. The initiative, “Exercise is Medicine,” is committed to the believe that exercise and physical activity are integral in [...]

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Southwest Health District Oral Health program Offering children’s fluoride at Dougherty County Health Department

By   /  July 31, 2011  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet Beginning in August, fluoride varnish treatment for children is being offered on Tuesdays at the Child Health Clinic located in the Dougherty County Health Department. The service, which is covered by Medicaid, is being provided by the Southwest Health District’s Oral Health program. “The State of Georgia has implemented the Fluoride Varnish Program because [...]

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West Nile virus typically peaks in August; take precautions against mosquitoes

By   /  July 30, 2011  /  Health  /   Comments

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Tweet So far, no cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Southwest Health District this season, and public health officials would like to keep it that way. “West Nile virus is a potentially dangerous mosquito-borne illness for which we have no vaccine,” said Jackie Jenkins, the director of epidemiology and surveillance for Southwest [...]

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Attorney General Approves Lease Agreement between Hospital Authority and Phoebe Dorminy Medical Center

By   /  July 18, 2011  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet NEWS RELEASE 7/18/11 FITZGERALD, Ga. – The office of the Georgia Attorney General has given its blessing to the proposed lease agreement between the Hospital Authority of Ben Hill County and Phoebe Dorminy Medical Center, which will make the Fitzgerald hospital a part of Phoebe Putney Health System. The Authority and Dorminy Medical Center [...]

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Health Department to give tips on “Living Injury Free” at July 8 Lunch & Learn Health Department to give tips on “Living Injury Free” at July 8 Lunch & Learn

By   /  July 3, 2011  /  Health  /   Comments

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Tweet Preventable injuries rank among the top 10 causes of death for people of all ages – yet simple steps can make homes, schools and workplaces safer and healthier. “Each year, nearly 150,000 Americans die from injuries, and another 30 million are hurt seriously enough to go to the emergency room,” said Dougherty County Health [...]

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Phoebe focuses on men’s health

By   /  June 14, 2011  /  Health  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal   More men in Georgia are living beyond age 60, but on average live five years less than women and have lower average life expectancy then men living in many other states in the U.S. This is one of many statistics that have caught national and state attention and have [...]

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Public Health: Make sure infants are fully protected against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases

By   /  April 27, 2011  /  Health  /   Comments

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Tweet Last year’s cases of whooping cough in Southwest Health District were a reminder that children are at risk of serious and life-threatening diseases and continue to need the protection provided by vaccines, says Southwest District Health Immunization Coordinator Sue Dale. “The annual observance of National Infant Immunization Week highlights the importance of protecting infants [...]

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Phoebe, MCG partnership to strengthen pediatric care

By   /  March 18, 2011  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Staff reports At least twice in recent years, critically ill pediatric patients in the Albany area have died en route to more specialized care in other areas of Georgia. In either case, the patient may have lived if health care wasn’t being sought elsewhere, said Dr. Bruce Smith, an Albany pediatrician. Under a new [...]

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Raising awareness of signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke a top priority in May

By   /  April 28, 2010  /  Community, Health  /   Comments

Tweet Learning the signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke – and calling 911 immediately when they occur – can help reduce death and long-term disability significantly, says Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. “Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Georgia, including Southwest Health District’s 14 counties,” Grant said. [...]

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