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Court: Part of 'Obamacare' invalid, more review needed

Court: Part of 'Obamacare' invalid, more review needed

a federal appeals court ruled that the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that Americans carry health insurance is unconstitutional. Jan. 17, 7:30 PM

Report slams Georgia spending against tobacco as inadequate

Report slams Georgia spending against tobacco as inadequate

A recent report ranks Georgia No. 49 among the states and the District of Columbia on preventing kids from using tobacco products. Jan. 17, 7:30 PM

Tobacco industry backs raising purchasing age

Tobacco industry backs raising purchasing age

"We know that waiting for the FDA is kind of like waiting for Godot. They don't do anything. They bark but never bite." Jan. 07, 5:38 PM

CTCA nurses receive prestigious DAISY Award

CTCA nurses receive prestigious DAISY Award

Three Newnan residents and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) nurses recently received The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses Dec. 31, 12:03 PM

Red icon warns consumers of nursing homes with abuse records

Red icon warns consumers of nursing homes with abuse records

Five Georgia nursing homes have a small red icon attached to their listing on a website that rates quality of care. Dec. 23, 2:51 PM

Flu activity is extremely high in Georgia

Flu activity is extremely high in Georgia

​The eighth week of reporting for the 2019-2020 flu season saw the highest number of flu instances so far this season, ranking a 10 on a scale of 1-10. Dec. 10, 4:58 PM

All in the family: Relatives serving vital role as caregivers

All in the family: Relatives serving vital role as caregivers

“You either give or receive care at some point in your life,” Adkins says, stating a truth that people blessed with good health may sometimes forget. Dec. 04, 3:32 PM

Georgia near the top in HIV risk, report shows

Georgia near the top in HIV risk, report shows

Georgia has the leading rate of new diagnoses among states, with 30 per 100,000 people. Only Washington, D.C., has a higher new diagnosis figure. Nov. 26, 5:11 PM

Georgia gets an ‘F’ grade in preventing preterm births

Georgia gets an ‘F’ grade in preventing preterm births

A recent report card on infant and maternal health gave Georgia a failing grade for its preterm birth rate. Nov. 15, 1:26 PM

Piedmont Newnan earns ‘A’ for hospital safety

Piedmont Newnan earns ‘A’ for hospital safety

For the 10th consecutive year Piedmont Newnan Hospital has earned an ‘A ’from The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. Nov. 20, 9:59 PM

Miracle Mom

Miracle Mom

Local mother delivers newborn baby on her own​​ Nov. 14, 9:23 PM

Georgia declines in health ranking for women and children

Georgia declines in health ranking for women and children

A recent report ranks Georgia 40th among US states on the health of women and children, down three spots from the state's 2018 ranking. Nov. 14, 9:23 PM

October honored as Nat’l Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

October honored as Nat’l Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

“Pregnancy and infant loss affects an estimated 1 in 4 women, and we want to ensure that no one in our community feels they are suffering alone." Nov. 06, 8:48 PM

Motherless Child Inc. tells story through film

Motherless Child Inc. tells story through film

Motherless Child Inc. tells story through film. Oct. 14, 3:06 PM

October marks the start of flu season

October marks the start of flu season

​Although many associate the flu with colder winter months, flu season officially begins at the start of October. Oct. 14, 3:06 PM

UGA to develop new flu vaccine

Should protect against multiple strains of influenza virus in a single dose Oct. 01, 9:10 PM

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. Oct. 02, 9:25 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



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Movers, Shakers, and History Makers: Mayor Keith Brady

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NPD: Handing out donations, not citations

NPD: Handing out donations, not citations

In several gestures of peace and goodwill this week, the Newnan Police Department focused on rewarding the law-abiding citizens of Coweta.

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