NGHP Thanks Runners and Sponsors of Bill Gregory Healthcare Classic

Ten years ago this month, beloved Dalton native and physician Bill Gregory met an untimely death. Dr. Gregory was a beloved family man, an esteemed internist, and a devoted friend whose patients numbered into the thousands, and who, from what I’ve been told, each believed was his “special” patient. He was a man whose love for fitness and his passion …

NGHP recent programs considered a success

Tonia Davis, Staff Writer TDavis@CalhounTimes.com | Posted 2 weeks ago Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership, a non-profit organization based out of Whitfield County, has expanded its programs and services to the Gordon County community. It is extending the work of community health workers and providing additional health resources and education opportunities to all that it serves. The organization began in 2016 …

DCN: Autism clinic planned for Dalton

By Charles Oliver charlesoliver@daltoncitizen.com After his oldest son was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, Dalton resident Barry Blevins began looking for resources on the condition, which is an autism spectrum disorder. Unfortunately, he didn’t find much locally. “Families in this area, not just Dalton, but north Georgia generally often have to go to Chattanooga or Atlanta or even Nashville (Tenn.) for …

NGHP to host second “Senior Living Seminar” on January 22

Having a conversation about what we want our loved ones to do for us as we near the end of our lives is never easy. But it’s also extremely important. The facts demonstrate our reluctance to have this conversation. According to a recent survey administered by The Conversation Project, an organization that encourages people to talk to loved ones and …

Getting Fit

Some of you may recall that last year I made a challenging New Year’s resolution to give up all carbonated beverages. I was particularly fond of Diet Coke, and I was easily consuming six or more Diet Cokes per day. That’s a lot of Diet Coke. But the good news is that I’m now one year “carbonated soda” free, and …

Knowing Your Family History is Good for All

The holidays are here, or at least they’re about to be, and I can think of no better time to have conversations with family about family than when different generations are gathered together. Certainly there are many seasonal activities that may feel more rewarding: the traditional meal of family favorites and the annual exchanging of gifts spring immediately to mind. …

Changes in Breast Cancer Screening

One of our community members was recently handed devastating news from her doctor: “You have breast cancer.” Fortunately this middle-aged professional, we’ll call her “Susan,” was notified by her physician that the alert radiologist reviewing her mammogram suspected that the small lump might be cancerous and recommended further screening. She underwent a biopsy and was told that her cancer was …

NGHP to host first “Senior Living Seminar” on October 16

We’re fortunate to live in a time when life expectancy is high for most Americans, approaching the 80-year mark for both males and females. But it seems as if those golden years can creep up on us much faster than we often expect. And before we know it, we’re looking at a list of options for our retirement decades which …

NGHP Plans 2015 Bike Around Murray Event for October 3

It’s that time of year again – time to gear up for a fun day of scenic cycling – as the date of our second annual Bike Around Murray (BAM) event is fast approaching. This year, BAM will take place on October 3, a Saturday that we hope will provide perfect bike riding weather in which to spend a long …

NGHP Seeks Sponsors for Erwin Mitchell Community Health Fair

Last year, more than 1,000 people attended the Erwin Mitchell Community Health Fair, taking advantage of accessing health care services and gaining information on living a healthy lifestyle. Fortunately, many of those attendees were able to be diagnosed as a result of their attendance with existing conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol, which enabled them to begin treating …