New Cardiac Stent Technology Available at SGHS

Larger hospitals across the United States have had access to the newest in dissolvable stent technology for some time; however it has not been...

Health department offers free hereditary breast-and-ovarian cancer screening

Women visiting the Walker County Health Department for health services ranging from family planning to routine gynecological exams can now also receive free hereditary...

Health department offers free hereditary breast-and-ovarian cancer screening

Women visiting the Chattooga County Health Department for health services ranging from family planning to routine gynecological exams can now also receive free hereditary...

Health department offers free hereditary breast-and-ovarian cancer screening

Women visiting the Chattooga County Health Department for health services ranging from family planning to routine gynecological exams can now also receive free hereditary...

Will council curb smokin’ in the boy’s room?

    It was a novelty song, more spoken than sung. People called it western swing though it had a dash of boogie-woogie. But to Solie...

New health director to lead Northwest Health District

Unini Odama, M.D., MPH, has been named health director for the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District headquartered in Rome. Dr. Odama, a nephrologist and hypertension specialist, succeeds C. Wade Sellers, M.D., MPH, who retired August 2016, after 23 years as health director for the ten-county public health district.

Blood Drive at Wayne Memorial on March 14

Wayne Memorial Hospital will be hosting a blood drive on March 14, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Camden on Georgia DPH’s County-by-County Zika List

The Georgia Department of Public Health recently updated their confirmed Zika cases on the state agency website. Since January of 2016, 114 cases of Zika...

Flu Update from Dept of Health

Flu is currently widespread in Georgia, and the Georgia Department of Public Health recently confirmed the season’s first flu-related death.  “Flu season is here,”...

Floyd County Health Department offering free flu shots

To encourage those who haven’t already received a flu shot this season to do so, the Floyd County Health Department is offering free flu shots to anyone six month of age and older during regular business hours while inventory lasts. “Flu season is here,” says Floyd County Health Department Nurse Manager Alison Watson, “but it’s not too late to protect yourself and your family by getting a flu shot.