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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 …

Gvoke HypoPen (glucagon injection) is premixed and ready-to-use for low blood sugar emergencies

(BPT) - Michelle Trites, her husband and their 3-year-old daughter all have Type 1 diabetes. Diabetes is an ever-present part of their lives and ensuring that they have tools in their tool kits to …

Breathe Easy

(Family Features) Improving your home's air quality begins with recognizing what contributes to poor indoor air quality, the potentially harmful effects and how to address these problems.

5 Steps for Women to Reduce Their Risk of COPD

(Family Features) Women tend to develop COPD earlier in life than men and are more likely to have severe symptoms and be hospitalized with the disease. However, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk for COPD.

Contribute to a Greater Good This Halloween

(Family Features) Halloween is usually about costume parties, candy, scary movies and fun pranks, but this year, there is a philanthropic way to celebrate this spooky holiday and make a difference for children in need across the world.

A Leading Cause of Vision Loss is Flying Under the Radar

(Family Features) While Age-related Macular Degeneration, a progressive eye condition that impacts central vision, can lead to blindness and does not yet have a cure, there are steps patients can take to reduce their risk of progression.

8 Tips to Rethink Clean at Home and On the Go

(Family Features) If people have learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, it's just because something looks clean doesn't mean it actually is. Consider these tips to help ensure you feel at ease both at home and in public spaces.

Join National Stair Climb to Honor Fallen Firefighters, Support Their Families

(NewsUSA) - Joe Minogue knows the meaning of service. The retired lieutenant from the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) began his firefighting career in 1998. But on September 11, 2001, his …

Medicare Cuts Could Limit Access to Critical Lab Tests

(NewsUSA) - Medical tests done by clinical laboratories are an essential part of health care. However, repeated Medicare reimbursement cuts to clinical laboratory services could threaten …

5 Questions to Ask Before Picking a Lawyer for Your Camp Lejeune Lawsuit

(NewsUSA) - Seen one of those Camp Lejeune lawsuit ads lately?  Of course you have.  Lawyers seeking to represent victims sickened by the water at the North Carolina Marine Corps base have …

PAD Awareness Month: Know the Signs of Leg Pain You Should Never Ignore

(NewsUSA) - Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common condition affecting more than 12 million people in the U.S.  However, symptom recognition is low: 50% of PAD patients have unrecognized …

Novel Plasma Disinfection Improves Buildings’ Air Quality

(NewsUSA) - The climate impact of large buildings and facilities, especially data centers and microchip plants, has been under scrutiny and has made recent headlines after New York Attorney …
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Understanding Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC): What Every Woman Should Know

(BPT) - We often talk about breast cancer as if it is one disease. “Yeah, she had breast cancer,” or “she had a lump removed.” Even, “she has breast cancer. She’s …

A Breast Cancer Diagnosis at Age 36 Inspired this Survivor to Support Others, Advance Research

(BPT) - Sponsored by G1 Therapeutics, Inc. Diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer? You Have OptionsRegina Jones has twice heard the life-changing words, “It’s cancer.” The …
Monkeypox

Debunking common monkeypox myths

Stacker compiled a list of myths about monkeypox and investigated their viability using news, scientific, and government reports.

Monkeypox vaccine in the US: What public health experts know so far—and what they don't

Stacker compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the currently available monkeypox vaccine from governments, scientific sources, and health experts.   

Reports of hate crimes are rising—here are how protections vary by state

Stacker has collected information to help readers understand the varying hate crime laws across the U.S.

The Truth about Living with Plaque Psoriasis

(BPT) - For millions of people around the world, hitting the snooze button in the morning offers a few more minutes of relaxation — a little quiet time before the day starts or some time to …

Breakthroughs in cancer testing could impact lives

(BPT) - Jim Ford felt completely healthy. He didn’t have any symptoms and kept up with recommended cancer screenings. When his doctor suggested he participate in a clinical trial for a new …

How to clean, freshen and whiten teeth without harsh bleaches [Video]

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Overcoming addiction: What to expect when you go through inpatient rehab

(BPT) - Addiction is a disease that can be mentally and physically debilitating. If you or a loved one struggle with addiction, you know how dark it can be. Taking the next step and exploring rehab …

Managing Mental Health and Tardive Dyskinesia (TD): One Woman Shares her Story

(BPT) - This article was sponsored and developed by Neurocrine Biosciences.Each year, millions of Americans are impacted by mental health conditions. Recognized during the first week of October, …

The Importance of Regular Immunizations for Heart Health

(Family Features) Adults, especially those with a history of heart disease or stroke, should take steps to stay up-to-date on preventive vaccines, particularly for the flu and COVID-19.

Understanding AFib: Living with and treating a common condition

(Family Features) A diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AFib) may be scary, but it doesn't have to hold you back from enjoying life. Learning more about the condition and treatment options can significantly affect your prognosis and quality of living.

4 Trends Showing People are Heading Back to the Dentist

(Family Features) In the wake of the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are becoming more comfortable getting back in the dental exam chair.

5 Steps to Properly Manage Blood Pressure

(Family Features) Nearly half of all American adults have high blood pressure, or hypertension. Of those, about 75% don't have it under control. These simple steps can help control your levels and manage risks.

Help Discover the Next Breakthrough Medical Treatment

(Family Features) Clinical trials examine the safety and effectiveness of new treatments in people, and this research plays a key role in developing ways to prevent, detect and treat diseases.

Nearly 1 in 4 nurses said they're likely to leave nursing due to COVID-19—here's why

Study.com delved into reasons nurses are leaving or looking to leave the occupation.

How "monkeypox" and other disease names have caused controversy

Stacker investigated how "monkeypox" and other disease names have caused controversy, using a collection of news, scientific, and government sources.