Fayette County Extension Agent Kim Toal had advised Fayette residents with backyard poultry to be aware of a report of an avian flu pathogen in a north Georgia poultry operation. Toal said a presumptive low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) was confirmed on March 27 at a commercial poultry operation in Chattooga County. Officials are testing and […]
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New Humana contract will ensure patients’ continued in-network access to all Piedmont Healthcare facilities into 2021.
Piedmont Healthcare and Humana have finalized a new contract, which will ensure patients’ continued in-network access to all Piedmont Healthcare facilities into 2021. The new contract will be effective March 1, 2017. The agreement ensures that plan participants enrolled in Humana employer-sponsored and individual plans, including Medicare Advantage, will have in-network access to the 1,600 […]
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is confirming the first flu-related death in the state this year. The individual was an elderly adult. Flu activity is increasing statewide, along with the number of hospitalizations due to flu-related illness. “Every healthy individual over the age of six months should get a flu vaccine,” said Brenda […]
A breast cancer support group will meet Tuesday, Jan. 17, 5:30-7 p.m. at Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1267 Building (West Entrance), Third Floor, 1267 Highway 54 West in Fayetteville. The group is open to women of all ages who are currently fighting or have survived breast cancer. For more […]
With a severe winter blood shortage, this month the American Red Cross issued an emergency call for blood donations. “Blood and platelet donations are critically needed in the coming days so that patients can continue to receive the lifesaving treatments they are counting on,” said Alyson Barraza of the Connecticut Red Cross Blood Services Region. […]
Pumping Basics, a one-hour class discussing planning and preparing to pump and returning to work while breastfeeding/pumping, will be offered Sunday, Jan. 15. Recommended after delivery. Mothers and babies welcome. Register online at piedmont.org or call 877-527-3712.
Baby Basics, open to expectant mothers and their spouses or partners, provides information and guidance related to the care of the newborn. Topics discussed include bathing, diapering, burping, feeding, calming techniques for a fussy baby, car safety seats, immunizations, circumcisions, signs of illness and when to call the pediatrician. The class is led by Jan […]
Breastfeeding Basics provides information to expectant couples on the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby, correct positioning and latch, milk volume expectations and breast pumps. It will also cover what to expect during the early breastfeeding days as well as later returning to work. The next class is Saturday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m.-noon, led […]
Baby Dayz is a free monthly informational group led by Piedmont Fayette Hospital Lactation Consultant Jan Mannion, RN, that offers support to mothers of infants up to one year old. The class meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Fayette County Library Community Room, 1821 Heritage Parkway in […]