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Anti-abortion bill clears Georgia Senate committee

Anti-abortion bill clears Georgia Senate committee

The Senate Science and Technology Committee approved the bill on a party-line vote of 3 to 2, according to The Associated Press. The legislation, backed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, has passed the House and now could go quickly to the floor of the GOP-controlled Senate. Mar. 19, 4:33 PM

Bill would protect tenants facing unhealthy living conditions

Bill would protect tenants facing unhealthy living conditions

The state Legislature is considering a bill that would protect tenants from retaliation by a landlord after they file a complaint about unhealthy conditions. Mar. 12, 9:53 PM

Newnan Chapel UMC collect pill bottles for third world countries

Newnan Chapel UMC collect pill bottles for third world countries

For several months, the United Methodist Women at Newnan Chapel have been collecting pill bottles to donate to third world countries. Mar. 06, 6:58 AM

Flu-like illnesses still high in Georgia

Flu-like illnesses still high in Georgia

The most recent data from Georgia’s Department of Public health shows the occurrence of flu-like illness in Georgia remains high – 10 on a scale of 1-10 in mid February. Mar. 06, 12:09 AM

CON law change may allow CTCA to see more Georgia patients

CON law change may allow CTCA to see more Georgia patients

A house committee has approved House Bill 198, which will make significant changes to the state’s “certificate of need,” process, which may allow more Georgia residents to be treated at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Mar. 06, 7:08 AM

CTCA nurses win prestigious awards

CTCA nurses win prestigious awards

Two Cancer Treatment Centers of America nurses, Kelley Mitchell and Sara Wallace, are recipients of the prestigious DAISY award. Feb. 27, 11:30 AM

Piedmont Healthcare’s Community Benefit Program donates to Coweta

Piedmont Healthcare’s Community Benefit Program donates to Coweta

Piedmont Healthcare’s community benefit program has donated $45,000 to Coweta organizations that serve the community. Feb. 20, 11:22 PM

Obesity linked to 12 types of cancer

Obesity linked to 12 types of cancer

The prevalence of obesity in Coweta County’s population sits at 26.3 percent, according to data from U.S. News and World Report. Feb. 13, 9:29 AM

Senoia Area Blood Drive will be held Feb. 4

Senoia Area Blood Drive will be held Feb. 4

On Monday, Feb. 4, there will be an opportunity to give blood in the fellowship hall at the Senoia United Methodist Church from 1-6 p.m. Jan. 31, 8:14 PM

‘Octopals’ help comfort local preemies

‘Octopals’ help comfort local preemies

According to Carolyn Harrison, president of the NICU parent club at Piedmont Newnan, the crocheted cephalopods can actually help smaller babies grow and thrive. Feb. 12, 7:17 AM

Music therapy now offered at Piedmont Newnan

Music therapy now offered at Piedmont Newnan

“If you enjoy music or it’s been influential in your life, then music therapy can be useful for you.” Jan. 29, 3:40 PM

January is National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month

The new year is a good time to test for radon, as January is National Radon Action month. Jan. 23, 9:09 AM

 Georgia up slightly in state health rankings

Georgia up slightly in state health rankings

Georgia improved two spots in a national ranking of the healthiest states, ranking 39th in the latest evaluation by the United Health Foundation. Jan. 24, 7:12 AM

CDC: Georgia has highest level of flu activity in U.S.

CDC: Georgia has highest level of flu activity in U.S.

The most recent CDC national data shows Georgia has the highest level of flu activity in the United States. Jan. 16, 7:08 AM

 Golf Life Ladies donate $20,000 to Coweta Samaritan Clinic

Golf Life Ladies donate $20,000 to Coweta Samaritan Clinic

Golf Life Ladies recently donated $20,000 to the Coweta Samaritan Clinic, a local nonprofit that serves the uninsured and medically underserved in Coweta. Jan. 01, 11:09 PM

Piedmont Newnan expands: Holland M. Ware and Faye Hendrix-Ware Advanced Care 18-bed unit now open

Piedmont Newnan expands: Holland M. Ware and Faye Hendrix-Ware Advanced Care 18-bed unit now open

The Holland M. Ware and Faye Hendrix-Ware Advanced Care Unit at Piedmont Newnan Hospital opened Dec. 20, welcoming the first patients to the new unit the same morning. Jan. 09, 11:37 AM

 Federal judge rules Obamacare invalid

Federal judge rules Obamacare invalid

A federal judge has ruled the Obama health law as unconstitutional, which includes protections for pre-existing medical conditions and Medicaid for more low-income people. Dec. 26, 9:35 AM

Local dentist helps nearly 750 Guatemalan kids

Local dentist helps nearly 750 Guatemalan kids

Dr. Moataz Elkasrawy, who owns an Aspen Dental practice in Newnan, recently came back from a humanitarian trip to Guatemala where nearly 750 school children received free dental care. Dec. 19, 7:40 AM

Fourth Georgia case of mysterious illness confirmed

Fourth Georgia case of mysterious illness confirmed

A fourth case of a rare polio-like illness has been confirmed in Georgia, with two more cases considered probable, public health officials say. Dec. 11, 7:47 AM

​Waivers may be part of Kemp's health agenda​

​Waivers may be part of Kemp's health agenda​

Brian Kemp’s election as governor likely means that full-fledged Medicaid expansion will remain off the table in Georgia, at least for a while. Dec. 12, 12:27 PM

Pancreatic Cancer fourth leading cause of cancer deaths annually

Pancreatic Cancer fourth leading cause of cancer deaths annually

Many families in Coweta and across the country are still demanding better in the fight against pancreatic cancer. Dec. 07, 9:24 AM

‘I’m going to fight and stay positive’

‘I’m going to fight and stay positive’

Newnan woman recounts her battle during Lung Cancer Awareness Month Nov. 27, 5:48 PM

More lessons about lung cancer

More lessons about lung cancer

Symptoms of lung cancer include a cough, often times with bloody sputum, shortness of breath, chest pain and hoarseness. Nov. 20, 8:54 PM

CDC: South leads US in new HIV infections

CDC: South leads US in new HIV infections

More than half of the new HIV diagnoses in 2016 – about 20,000 cases – were in the South, CDC officials said. Nov. 20, 8:41 PM

Piedmont Newnan earns top grade for patient safety

Piedmont Newnan earns top grade for patient safety

Piedmont Newnan is at the top of its class when it comes to patient safety, according to The Leapfrog Group. Nov. 13, 6:03 PM




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Movers, Shakers, & History Makers: Episode 4

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