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Local coach kicks cancer

Local coach kicks cancer

September is National Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month and Newnan resident and Coach Simone DuPree reflected on being in remission from endometrial cancer for three years. Sep. 18, 8:44 AM

Reviewer says Georgia not living up to mental health, disabilities pact

Reviewer says Georgia not living up to mental health, disabilities pact

Georgia is still failing to meet key parts of its agreement with the U.S. Justice Department on caring for people with mental illness and developmental disabilities, according to a recent independent reviewer’s report. Sep. 15, 5:59 AM

Paws and patients: Therapy dogs visit Piedmont Newnan

Paws and patients: Therapy dogs visit Piedmont Newnan

Every fourth Saturday of the month, Piedmont Newnan Hospital will receive visits from a few very special four-legged friends. Sep. 15, 5:58 AM

Local doctor receives Breast Feeding Friendly award

Local doctor receives Breast Feeding Friendly award

Dr. Kennenth Akey, a natural pediatrician in Newnan, has been awarded The Breastfeeding Friendly Physician Award for 2019. Aug. 29, 5:17 PM

Lung illnesses possibly linked to vaping amid national concern

Lung illnesses possibly linked to vaping amid national concern

Georgia has joined other states in investigating possible cases of severe respiratory illness that may be linked to vaping. Sep. 03, 5:02 PM

Specialist speaks to Parkinson’s patients on Deep Brain Stimulation

Specialist speaks to Parkinson’s patients on Deep Brain Stimulation

​Tim O’Brien, a clinical specialist with Abbott, spoke to the Newnan Parkinson’s Support Group on Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and the procedure’s ability to treat Parkinson’s Disease. Aug. 24, 3:06 PM

CTCA nurse recognized with DAISY Award

CTCA nurse recognized with DAISY Award

​Meredith Lawrimore, an RN at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, received eight DAISY Award nominations for the care she provides at the CTCA Inpatient Unit. Aug. 27, 10:34 PM

New review suggests Georgia has among highest hospital prices

New review suggests Georgia has among highest hospital prices

A recently published analysis of hospital prices shows Georgia in the top third among 25 states studied. Aug. 14, 12:43 PM

Handwashing important to prevent germs, according to experts

Handwashing important to prevent germs, according to experts

Coweta students officially returned to school Monday, reuniting students with friends to not only share summer stories, but also germs that may cause various illnesses. Aug. 06, 9:20 PM

CTCA donates 430 pounds of food to Bridging the Gap

CTCA donates 430 pounds of food to Bridging the Gap

Nurses and other members of Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Outpatient Clinic Unit-Based Council organized a food drive that brought in 430 pounds of food for Bridging the Gap. Aug. 22, 6:43 AM

Local teacher needs kidney donor

Local teacher needs kidney donor

Coweta native Amy Bartlett is trying to stay positive while fighting for her life and hoping for a miracle. Jul. 31, 10:28 AM

Validity of ACA at issue in appeal hearing

Validity of ACA at issue in appeal hearing

With health insurance availability, cost and coverage on the line for millions of Americans, a federal appeals court seemed inclined to rule that the core provision of former President Barack Obama's signature health care law is unconstitutional. Jul. 16, 4:55 PM

Piedmont Newnan adds new bassinets

Piedmont Newnan adds new bassinets

Piedmont Newnan Hospital is the first hospital in the Piedmont Healthcare System to have 30 new HALO bassinets. Jul. 29, 9:08 AM

Piedmont to charge 25 percent up front for non-emergencies

Piedmont to charge 25 percent up front for non-emergencies

Piedmont Healthcare is requiring patients who shoulder the entire cost of a non-emergency medical services to pay 25 percent of the bill before they get the care. Jul. 12, 8:58 AM

Other options besides the emergency room

Other options besides the emergency room

Piedmont Healthcare has other options besides the emergency room, according to its website. Jul. 02, 11:36 PM

Coweta County Fire Rescue available for vital checks

Coweta County Fire Rescue available for vital checks

Coweta County Fire Rescue is available 24/7, 365 days of the year for vital checks, according to CCFR Chief Pat Wilson. Jul. 05, 9:56 AM

Yeager Road Community Resource Center hosts inaugural family & health expo

Yeager Road Community Resource Center hosts inaugural family & health expo

Yeager Road Community Resource Center (YRCRC), the outreach arm of Newnan First Seventh-Day Adventist Church, recently hosted its inaugural Community Family & Health Expo. Jun. 25, 10:48 PM

Speech pathologist visits local Parkinson’s support group

Speech pathologist visits local Parkinson’s support group

​Cynthia Dubose, a speech pathologist, visited the Newnan Parkinson’s Support Group to discuss the effects of Parkinson’s Disease on the throat and mouth muscles. Jun. 19, 8:04 AM

Georgia “dangerously unconcerned” about skin cancer, according to dermatologists

Skin cancer rates are higher in Delaware, Vermont and Minnesota than in California, Florida and Texas. Jun. 11, 10:15 PM

Isakson, other senators: Americans need more sunscreen education

Isakson, other senators: Americans need more sunscreen education

As summer begins this month, Sen.Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., has asked the administration to help Americans better understand a recent report from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the safety and effectiveness of sunscreen products available in the United States. Jun. 11, 10:23 PM

CTCA celebrates cancer survivors

CTCA celebrates cancer survivors

In honor of Celebrate Life week, hundreds of patients will be honored at Cancer Treatment Center of Atlanta, recognizing cancer survivors who’ve marked five or more years since they began treatment at CTCA. Jun. 06, 4:12 PM

Opening up with Coweta Samaritan Clinic director

Opening up with Coweta Samaritan Clinic director

When Kevin Barbee arrived at Coweta Samaritan Clinic, he hit the ground running. Jun. 04, 5:31 PM

Insurance commissioner will receive pay while on suspension

Insurance commissioner will receive pay while on suspension

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim C. Beck has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering, but he will still receive his pay while on suspension. Jun. 05, 4:04 PM

Keris Kares assisting more families affected by pediatric cancer

Keris Kares assisting more families affected by pediatric cancer

More families than ever are in need of financial assistance as their children battle pediatric cancer, and a local nonprofit wants to help. May. 15, 10:30 PM

Green lights shine for Mental Health Awareness Month

Green lights shine for Mental Health Awareness Month

A local mental health service provider hopes to “shine a light” on mental health during May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month. May. 10, 8:42 PM



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NFD Station 4 nears completion

NFD Station 4 nears completion

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Movers, Shakers and History Makers: Dr. Joel Richardson

Movers, Shakers and History Makers: Dr. Joel Richardson

Dr. Joel Richardson talks about his career as a pastor, living in Newnan, and shares a few good Gandy stories too.

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