A pharmacist finds his niche at a service-oriented site
Revelations can happen anywhere. Georgia pharmacist Garrett Strawn’s flash of awareness came in a fairly mundane setting. He was in a glassed-in pharmacy at the rear of a big chain store in Rome. He was flanked by shelves loaded with pills and tablets, creams and ointments, injectables and inhalers... Read more
Health assessment stirs questions . . . even before it’s released (video)
Two Athens hospitals are sitting on a federally mandated report they commissioned early this year, and people who run safety net clinics and social service agencies are anxiously awaiting the results. Ten months have passed since St. Mary’s Health Care System and Athens Regional Medical Center commissioned the Community... Read more
Perfect match: Med students who need practice, patients who can’t pay
    Annie Robinson was working a Wednesday evening shift at Mercy Health Center in Athens when a familiar patient came in for a prescription refill. Robinson checked the woman’s blood pressure and other vital signs and authorized refills for medicines she could pick up immediately from the health... Read more
Health officials in Athens go whole hog to collect data
On a recent Saturday, hundreds of Athens residents streamed through the gates of the West Broad Farmers Market. The lure was roast pig and sides. The price of admission: A 10-minute survey. The event’s purpose was to discover more about the health of the families who came to enjoy food, music and a good... Read more
Barbara Ellington, a health care volunteer, is helping her Athens neighbors live healthier lives. She gives them sound advice on how to take care of themselves and when to seek medical treatment. Ellington received special training from nurses and health educators in Athens as part of the Community Health... Read more

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