Benefits of Recreational Facilities

In about two weeks, residents of Whitfield County will have the opportunity to vote on a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or SPLOST. Currently, Whitfield County is one of only seven counties in the state of Georgia that does not have a SPLOST in place. Among the many projects to be supported if this proposed SPLOST is passed are …

Bill Gregory Healthcare Classic

I didn’t have the privilege of knowing Dr. Bill Gregory, the Dalton physician for whom the Healthcare Classic is named, but I understand that he was a man who believed that being physically fit and eating right were essential to good health. And I have it from good authorities, chiefly from his family and friends, that he “practiced what he …

Time to “Rethink the Drink”

I’m four weeks in, and so far, my New Year’s resolution is going pretty well. This year I decided to give up carbonated beverages, in particular Diet Coke. While that may seem like a pretty simple task, it was a bit of a challenge based on the number of those drinks I was consuming daily. I was easily drinking six …

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

The new year is a great time to take stock of one’s health and to become an advocate for healthy lifestyle practices throughout the calendar year. It seems that almost every month of the year is associated with one or another health concern, and January is no different. Among awareness campaigns for both Glaucoma and Thyroid disease and prevention campaigns …