Healthcare (Blog)

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…

New partners in fight against cancer

Now patients with cancer in Southwest Georgia will be able to access the cutting-edge research and treatment of Emory's nationally recognized Winship Cancer Institute without leaving the area. A new collaboration has brought the Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center at Archbold…