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Damien Scott, CEO of Emanuel Medical Center, named 2022 Hospital Leader of the Year by HomeTown Health, LLC

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HomeTown Health, LLC recognized Damien Scott, CEO of Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro, GA, at its 23 rd Annual Fall Conference, held October 19-21,2022 at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, …

EMC making changes to clinics

In an effort to better meet the needs of Emanuel County, Emanuel Medical Center is making some changes to some of their clinics.  Emanuel Healthcare Center, on the second floor of Emanuel …

Harriett Lawson details month-long COVID battle of 2020

Swainsboro resident Harriett Lawson had a long history with Emanuel Medical Center, just never as a patient. That changed in 2020 after she was admitted with COVID. Her recovery included a transfer …

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 …

Video - Frances Cross details her COVID battle of 2020

Midville resident Frances Cross spent 13 days at Emanuel Medical Center during her bout with COVID-19. Cross credits the work of many departments at EMC, nursing, respiratory and many more, with …

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 …

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" …

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 …

Video - Syvetta and Sara Young on their family's COVID battle

In August 2020, Syvetta Young and her children, Sara and Rosey, each dealt with COVID at the same time. Hear how they overcame such a trying time with faith, support from the community, and the team …

VIDEO - Teamwork has Emanuel Medical Center reaching new heights

The challenges we face, no matter how tough, can often bring out the best in us. This is true for the staff at Emanuel Medical Center after the trying times that COVID-19 brought. Those challenges …

EMC: Your Hometown Hospital

Emanuel Medical Center has a long history of achievement in both service and care. The professionals who work in the facility, many who are from Emanuel County, are deeply committed to their …

Emanuel Medical Center partners with Family Connections and Ferst Readers Program

Emanuel Medical Center hosted a Ferst Readers drive to educate and promote literacy to employees to serve children in Emanuel County. Ferst Readers' mission is "strengthening communities by providing …

Video - Treating Trauma in Rural areas

Emanuel Medical Center is designated as a Level IV Trauma center in Georgia, one of only 9 in the state. Caring for trauma patients in a rural area can present numerous challenges, and EMC has …

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, …

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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Boomers have a drug problem, but not the kind you might think
Baby boomers – that’s anyone born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964 – are 20% of the population, more than 70 million Americans. Decades ago, many in that generation experimented with drugs that were both recreational and illegal. …
New Prescription Topical for Common Skin Condition
(BPT) - Beyond the appearance and irritation of physical symptoms, seborrheic dermatitis is associated with a decrease in quality of life and may affect emotional well-being, self-esteem, and …
Navigating Childhood with Hemophilia A: Samuel’s Journey to Treatment
(BPT) - Article is sponsored and developed by Sanofi. Natalie and Samuel were compensated by Sanofi.When Natalie and her husband adopted four-year-old Samuel from China, they were excited to learn …
Stay Safe and Healthy During and After Emergencies
(Family Features) As you're making your emergency preparedness checklist, it's also important to protect your heart and overall health in the wake of a hurricane, tornado or other natural disaster.
Knowing the Signs of Stroke
(Family Features) Stroke can happen to anyone - it happens to more than 800,000 people every year in the United States. Knowing the signs of stroke and how to prevent it can help protect you or your loved ones from disabilities caused by stroke.
Health news for your family
Here’s sunny news: To enhance your immune system, improve your heart function, increase calcium absorption, and promote bone density you can take one dietary supplement with both the ”sunshine vitamin” D and its helper, vitamin K.
Better Health, Naturally
(NAPSI)—If you’re like most Americans, you take a dietary supplement every day, according to a report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).   Yet, adds the Cleveland Clinic, …
Fitness Enthusiast Unexpectedly Finds Cancer through New Screening Test
(BPT) - Putting Health FirstGym owner and avid fitness enthusiast, Rich, has always prioritized his health. He prides himself on being health conscious, taking steps to maintain his health and …
Ask your primary care provider about screening for signs of cognitive impairment
(BPT) - By Dorsey GriffithIn a cruel irony, one of the most significant health challenges facing older Americans is also one of the least diagnosed, especially in the early stages when steps can be …
Wildfire smoke is back – fires burning across Canada are already triggering US air quality alerts in the Midwest and Plains
Dozens of wildfires are burning across Canada in May 2024 and sending unhealthy smoke blowing into the northern U.S. again. At the same time, the southeastern U.S. is getting smoke from Mexico, where …
Difficulty swallowing? You may have eosinophilic esophagitis
(BPT) - Do you find it difficult to swallow food? Does food feel like it gets stuck in your throat when you eat? These are common symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a disease that affects an …

Journey to type 1 diabetes diagnosis, helping to reduce the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis

(BPT) - Sponsored by Sanofi At just 25 years old, Amy Hsieh began experiencing a series of health-related symptoms that ultimately changed her life. Hsieh explained: “I was extremely thirsty, …

Is your screen time tanking your sperm count? A urologist explains new study results

Hims reports that a new study suggests prolonged cell phone use might also be associated with reduced sperm count.
9 indicators of positive mental health in children
Northwell Health partnered with Stacker to identify signs of mental well-being in children.
Debunking 5 common supplement myths
Live It Up consulted various reputable sources like Johns Hopkins Medicine, Penn Medicine, and more to get the low-down on five common supplement myths.
Queer doulas make childbirth safer for Black, brown, and LGBTQ+ people, but barriers remain
Stacker explored the work that doulas and birth workers are doing to uplift their communities and make giving birth safer for everyone.
A little-understood sleep disorder affects millions and has clear links to dementia – 4 questions answered
A little-known and poorly understood sleep disorder that occurs during the rapid eye movement, or REM, stage of sleep has been garnering attention for its role in foreshadowing neurodegenerative brain diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. …
How does the brain think?
Have you ever wondered how your brain creates thoughts or why something randomly popped into your head? It may seem like magic – but actually the brain is like a supercomputer inside your head that helps you think, learn and make decisions.
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4 Trends Showing Mental Health is a Continued Challenge for Americans
(Family Features) People with outward appearances of success, productivity and happiness often still deal with internal struggles. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, consider these mental health trends.
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Self-Care and Mental Health Tips for Caregivers
Self-Care and Mental Health Tips for Caregivers
(NewsUSA) - Caregivers, especially parents, often spend so much time focused on the well-being of others, they neglect to take a break for their own mental health. According to KinderCare’s Parent …
Take a Rest from Stress
(Family Features) While everyone feels stress from time to time, when left untreated or unrecognized, it can begin to wreak havoc. Consider these strategies to combat stress.
5 Ways Heart Health Care Can Improve
(Family Features) While death rates from CVD have declined 60% since 1950 and the number of people in the U.S. dying from heart attack has dropped from 1 in 2 in the '50s to about 1 in 8 today, challenges still remain.
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Balancing Act: Blood Sugar Levels and Longevity

(BPT) - Glucose is fuel for all the cells in your body — when it's at normal levels; however, when levels are off it can lead to a host of irrevocable health problems. That’s why …

How this baseball All-Star steps up to the plate when it comes to pneumococcal pneumonia

(BPT) - Professional baseball player JD Martinez is at increased risk for pneumococcal pneumonia because he has asthma, and he doesn’t want to let it stop him from taking his shot on — or …

Sculpt and Tone with truBody by Cutera

(BPT) - Wouldn't it be great to hit the beach with a more toned and refined body without taking medications, yo-yo dieting, or constantly hitting the treadmill?Enter truBody® by Cutera, two …

Childhood Vaccination: Why It’s Important for Your Children and Community

(BPT) - Measles outbreaks continue to be reported throughout the United States. The increased risk of outbreaks can be largely attributed to the drop in pediatric vaccination rates from 2020 to 2022. …

Helping take down malaria by building up Africa’s healthcare network, bringing families Closer to Care

(BPT) - On a mission to help build up Africa’s healthcare network to aid in the fight against malaria, SC Johnson, makers of Raid®, in partnership with the Society for Family Health Rwanda …

New Clinical Trial Opening for People with Rare Ovarian Cancer

(BPT) - Connie Bell’s journey with low-grade serous ovarian cancer (LGSOC) began unexpectedly in her 30s. Residing in Madison, Wisconsin, Connie was 36 when she first noticed her unusual …

An All-Star Strategy: How A-Rod Keeps His Gum Disease in Check

(BPT) - World Series Champion and 3-time American League MVP Alex Rodriguez (aka A-Rod) knows how important it is to prioritize your oral health. That’s why, upon receiving a gum disease …

'It Takes 2' to Detect Kidney Disease – One Woman's Advice for Those with Type 2 Diabetes or High Blood Pressure

(BPT) - For Bronx native and current Indian Land, SC, resident Thelma, it took years to discover she had kidney disease, despite experiencing symptoms like fatigue and swelling, as the underlying …

Navy Veteran and Parkinson’s patient credits Medtronic DBS therapy for restoring independence

(BPT) - Andrew “Andy” Horn has always had an independent spirit.“I knew I was going to see the world.”The oldest of six kids, growing up in Chicago, his desire to travel was …