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Power load stretchers make big impact for Emanuel Medical's EMS unit

Emanuel Medical Center's EMS Director Nicky Drake details how the addition of power load stretchers have improved emergency response and effectiveness: [cqembed title="Untitled" …

Daniels brothers presents $25,000 check to Scott for Georgia HEART program

Pictured are Ed and Richard Daniels presenting a $25,000 check to Damien Scott, CEO of Emanuel Medical Center through the Georgia HEART rural hospital tax program. “As I stated in an earlier …

EMC Swing Bed Program offers patients transitional care

Emanuel Medical Center's Swing Bed Program offers patients in rehabilitation to be close to family and friends while making a transition between acute care and a return home. Margo Robertson, …

Citizens Bank gives Emanuel Medical Center $30,000 through Georgia HEART

Pictured is Milton B. Gray, Jr, President CEO of Citizens Bank of Swainsboro presenting a $30,000 check to Damien Scott, CEO of Emanuel Medical Center through the Georgia HEART rural hospital tax …

Taxes into Treatment: Emanuel Medical Center CEO Scott gives intel on HEART Program

A healthy workforce is essential to a healthy economy, which is why we should work hard to preserve and protect our local hospital. I am Damien Scott, CEO at Emanuel Medical Center,  and …

Do you need to be tested for COVID-19? 

The East Central Health District has set up a COVID-19 Testing Site in the parking lot of Emanuel County Auditorium, behind Dr. Prasad's office. The site is located off of of West Church street, …

Hometown Public Servants: EMC Covid-19 Testing Site

This week’s Hometown Public Servants, by nomination, is employees of Emanuel Medical Center’s Covid-19 Testing Site, located at 543 W. Church Street in Swainsboro. From an local from Emanuel …
EMC named Level IV Trauma Center

Emanuel Medical Center has been named a Level IV Trauma Center by following the guidelines of the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of EMS and Trauma and the American College of Surgeons …

EMC Opens Doors to the Public for normal operation with minimal restrictions to be expected

Effective Monday, October 11, Emanuel Medical Center re-opened its doors to visitors and the public with only minimal restrictions as follows: • Mask are required - Visitors will be required …

Hackle named this year’s recipient of EMC Auxiliary Group’s annual scholarship

The Emanuel Medical Center Auxiliary Group recently presented its annual Employee Tuition Scholarship for the 2021-22 school year to Katrina Hackle of Swainsboro. Sue Stockholm, Treasurer presented …

Twenty-three new first responders complete medical training

When emergency situations occur, it is essential for trained medical personnel to arrive on scene as soon as possible to provide medical care, reduce the extent of injuries and provide for scene …

Emanuel County Chamber Spotlight: Emanuel Medical Center

Owned by the County and governed by the Emanuel County Hospital Authority, Emanuel Medical Center (EMC) employs over 420 people and operates as a not-for-profit facility whose operations are …

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3 Tips to Live a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

(Family Features) Following a healthy diet, prioritizing exercise and limiting alcohol and tobacco intake can have a dramatic impact on your day-to-day life, especially if you have a heart condition such as atrial fibrillation (AFib).

Heart health: A focus on fish

(BPT) - When it comes to heart health, lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise make a huge impact. As one of the most important organs in the body, keeping your heart in tip-top shape is …
American Heart Association Issues Call to Live Fierce

(NewsUSA) - Despite the devastating toll of COVID-19, heart disease remains the no. 1 cause of death in the U.S and worldwide. The American Heart Association, the leading global volunteer …

Better Oral Health May Help Protect Your Heart

(Family Features) It's lesser known that your oral health and heart health risk may be connected. To help protect your oral and heart health, consider these tips.

(BPT) - If it were just one year earlier, Paul wouldn’t have had the guts to strike up a conversation with a woman in the lobby of their office building – an interaction that would lead …
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(BPT) - Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life but it can also be a period full of great uncertainty. Thanks to recent technological advancements, moms-to-be can opt …
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Uniformed Services Members: Help Protect Your Family With The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program

(NAPSI)—The prospect of needing long term care may be far from your mind today, but circumstances can change. A long term care event can happen at any age, and the potential financial and emotional …

Your Ophthalmologist Is Ready To See You

(NAPSI)—When ophthalmologist Ruth Williams, MD, opened her office after shutting down early in 2020 due to the pandemic, she was surprised to see how many people had developed serious eye problems …

COVID-19 And “Sandwich Generation” Caregivers

(NAPSI)—The Sandwich Generation, named for the population of Americans caring for both their school-aged children and an aging parent or other relative, has been uniquely affected by the COVID-19 …

A Tool To Save Lives

(NAPSI)—Heart disease is a leading cause of death for all Americans, but the death rate is higher for African American men and African American women of all ages than for whites. To help community …

Three Surprising Ways To Save

(NAPSI)—According to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), there are currently about 77 million people age 60 and older in the U.S. Another 61 million, the U.S. Centers for Disease …

Protect Your Financial Future: How To Secure Your Dream Retirement

(NAPSI)—Many pre-retirees spend their lives putting the needs of their loved ones first. While the support you provide to family and friends is invaluable, it’s important to also prioritize …

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GameStop levels up to help kids with critical illnesses

(BPT) - A child's diagnosis with a critical illness is devastating for their entire family. And for families now coping with a global health crisis, the challenges are even greater. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Make-A-Wish chapters nationwide have faced a record number of wishes still waiting to be granted . . .

Support Mental Health in Rural America

(Family Features) Mental health is an important component of overall health. However, in some instances, there remains a gap between understanding mental health and embracing solutions, particularly in rural areas.

Using Your Mouth as an Indicator of Whole-Body Health

(Family Features) Incorporating measures to help protect you from serious health conditions becomes increasingly important as you age. Consider these tips to fight the bad bacteria in your mouth.

Making Summer Fun Safe

(Family Features) Longer days and lighter schedules make summer perfect for relaxing, having fun outdoors and spending time with loved ones. As you and your family enjoy the warmth and sunshine this summer, remember these precautions.

Five Tips for Seniors When Choosing Online Workout Classes

(NewsUSA) - The first month of the New Year is galloping by and many folks are still sorting out their goals and resolutions for 2021. Hooray for you if you've already set your goals. For those …

Welcome to The Future of Diagnostic Tests

(NewsUSA) - If you have a chronic or recurring infection, getting accurate results of diagnostic tests can make a big difference in your quality of care and quality of life. Patients with infections …

Three Ways to Change Attitudes About Race

(NewsUSA) - Awareness of racism increased as Black Lives Matter protests spread across the country last summer. In response, psychoanalysts suggest three ways to change attitudes about race -- …

Living with narcolepsy: How Kristen found a name for her condition — and her path forward

(BPT) - Kristen had experienced extreme daytime sleepiness for as long as she could remember. She noticed it the most in the afternoons, especially when sitting in long meetings at work. Her extreme …

LGBTQIA+ Community Celebrates PRIDE Month, and Still in Need of Health Care Allies

(BPT) - June is PRIDE Month. It’s a time to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, reflect on how far society has come and look to the future on work to be done. PRIDE, which stands for "Personal …

Poems That Can Help With Healing In Hard Times

(NAPSI)—You may be able to bring some comfort to your friends and family members who have been grieving a loss in these difficult days.  Poetry And Emotion There’s a new book that …

(NAPSI)—A new book, A Way Out of No Way, is a timely new resource that builds on the Christian tradition of making a way out of no way. It offers a six-step approach to innovation, lessons and …
(NAPSI)—As many people make warm weather plans, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services encourages Americans to schedule another important appointment—a blood donation.  The U.S. …
(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is among the estimated 100,000 Americans with sickle cell disease, here’s information that could be important: One Man’s Story Chris Ruffin Jr. …
by Dr. Jay King (NAPSI)—In a recent poll of North American pet owners, 58 percent of respondents said their pets have terrible breath—some even compared it to smelly garbage and sweaty gym …
By We Can Do This COVID-19  Public Education Campaign (NAPSI)—After a few weeks without rain, most people don’t throw out their umbrella. Just because someone has driven thousands of …
(NewsUSA) - Does your pet race for the nearest corner, or hide under the bed when a thunderstorm strikes? Does he or she panic when it’s time to get in the car, or when  home alone for an extended …
(NewsUSA) - The ongoing pandemic has highlighted the importance of keeping your immune system strong and healthy, according to Leonard A. Farber, MD, a healthcare executive and expert in emerging …
(NewsUSA) - The ongoing pandemic has highlighted the importance of keeping your immune system strong and healthy, according to Leonard A. Farber, MD, a healthcare executive and expert in emerging …
(NewsUSA) - Colorectal cancer remains the third most common non-skin cancer in American adults, according to the American Cancer Society. Regular screening is essential to identifying colorectal …
(NewsUSA) - Many older adults would prefer to remain in their own homes as they age, but a lack of affordable options makes this plan a challenge for individuals and their families, according to …
(Family Features) The same risk factors that contribute to making heart disease the leading cause of death worldwide also impact the rising global prevalence of brain disease, including stroke, Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
(Family Features) To make the most of your summer, you'll need to take a few steps to enhance the experience and ensure you're ready for whatever the day may bring. When it's time to head outside, consider these tips to protect your body (and skin) from the elements this summer.
(Family Features) As you and your family enjoy the warmth and sunshine while swimming, biking, grilling, playing on the playground and more this summer, remember these precautions from the experts at the American Heart Association.