Get ready for plenty of green, tons of water and to dress up as some of your favorite super heroes, as Harbin Clinic and the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority team together to bring the 2016 Harbin Clinic Race Series to Rome.
Did you know there are 1,500 germs on each square centimeter of your hand? Viruses can live from a few hours to several days on surfaces, but some bacteria can live for several months outside the human body. One of the best defenses against germs that make you sick is simply to wash your hands! With cold and flu season in full swing, it is even more important to establish and practice good hand hygiene habits every day.
Knowing your family’s health records can be a great preventative tool for you and those you love. Letting doctors know about your family’s health history can help them predict disorders you may be at risk of getting, like heart disease and high cholesterol.
November is National Diabetes Month, an observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of the disease affecting over 30 million children and adults in the US. “Diabetes is one of the biggest cost of disabilities in the U.S. It’s the number one cause of blindness, kidney disease, strokes and heart disease. All of these are made worse by diabetes,” says Dr. Thomas Self.
Harbin Clinic has opened its new dialysis unti to the community. Located at 855 Curtis Parkway, this specialty unit allows patients to relax during their treatments while still receiving quality care. Harbin Clinic Dialysis Calhoun will host an open house event for the dialysis unit on October 20, from 10 AM to 2 PM.
October has been deemed official Flu Awareness & Prevention Month in several Northwest Georgia counties, and the physicians and staff at Harbin Clinic urge everyone to become flu fighters this fall. Flu season typically runs from October through March. In Georgia, five to 20 percent of the population gets the flu every season, and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized annually from flu-related complications.
Harbin Clinic is pleased to welcome Nurse Practitioner Angela Cunningham to Summerville Family Medicine to fulfill its commitment to care for all Northwest Georgia residents. With 22 years of nursing experience, Cunningham will be working with physician assistant Bruce Wynn to help care completely for families and individuals.
If you’re anything like the majority of the population, you probably spend most of your day sitting at a desk, in a car, or on a couch. However, studies are increasingly finding that having a sedentary lifestyle might be a bigger threat than most people think. The best way to fight this dangerous lifestyle is to get moving!