Healthcare (Blog)

Follow your heart

At this time of year, many of us have Valentine’s Day gifts and celebrations on our minds. However, along with a time for flowers and candy, February is American Heart Month. The month-long national recognition was established in 1963 to…

Helping patients remain healthy

Navicent Health in Macon and SynsorMed, a startup born at Navicent Health’s Center for Disruption and Innovation, have launched a mobile app to help patients who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) remain healthy and avoid hospitalization. The app is…

Saving a rural hospital

The University of Georgia (UGA) recently won a national award for helping to keep a local hospital open and improving healthcare services in the rural community. The National Award of Excellence was presented to UGA by the University Economic Development…

New wheels for kids

At Navicent Health’s Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital in Macon, young patients have a new way to navigate the halls. Kid-sized, remote-controlled autos – operated by staff who accompany the children – will simulate the driving experience and hopefully help…

Be sun-safe this summer

Summer’s here at last and that means getting outside to enjoy the warm days. It also means thinking about protecting your skin from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, which are the leading cause of skin cancer. To save your skin…

No-cost heart checkups in February

With Valentine’s Day approaching, the focus is on hearts. Piggybacking on this cultural phenomenon, MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic in many CVS stores, is offering “Know Your Numbers” heart health screenings at no cost. Every Wednesday in February, the 47…

A healthcare leader to know

For the fifth consecutive year, Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading source of business and legal news for hospital and health system decision-makers, has named Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders to its 130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know list.…

Georgia schools pilot 24/7 Kid Doc

For one Georgia school district, the days of on-site school nurses have evolved into high-tech, long-distance healthcare. Beginning in August, Montgomery County elementary and middle schools will pilot a complete telemedicine solution at no cost to the schools. 24/7 Kid…