Category: Health

The 2018 CURO Symposium is a two day event taking place at the Classic Center. This years symposium is the largest to date, hosting 575 undergraduate research students. If you missed today’s presentations, there will be more tomorrow starting at 9:30 AM.    

Piedmont Healthcare and BCBSGA Update

Piedmont healthcare’s previous contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGA) expired on March 31st. They were not able to come to an agreement so all physicians and hospitals that were previously in network with Piedmont Healthcare, are no longer covered since April 1. Prior to the contract expiration date, Blue Cross Blue Shield…

Transfit Athens Helps Women With Crisis Pregnancies

Transfit Athens is different than most gyms. It works to transform women not only physically but spiritually. The trainers incorporate Christian faith and worship into their personalized exercise programs. Transfit trainer, Shelley Tanner, started Hope 139 House to support pregnant women and new moms who need extra help. The organization is saving to purchase a…

Athens Regional Plans to Expand

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center recently filed documents to the Georgia Department of Community Health about launching a $171 million expansion project. The project would include demolishing the oldest portion of the hospital, constructing a seven-story tower and renovating existing nursing units. The hospital’s capacity would remain at 359 beds. The project would involve the…

7th Annual Ticket to Ride Event This Saturday

The Firefly Trail’s 7th annual “Ticket to Ride” event is this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The biking event is raising money for the development of the Firefly Trail. The trail is planned to be a 39-mile rail-trail from Athens to Union Point in Northeast Georgia. This will connect Athens-Clarke, Oglethorpe, and Greene…

Medical Marijuana Legal to Possess in Georgia but Not to Grow

Possessing medical marijuana in Georgia is legal with a registered medical card. However Georgian’s still cannot legally grow it, and if you go across state lines to legally purchase and bring it back, it’s considered a federal offense. House Bill 645 is the latest bill going through the general assembly. The bill allows for the growth…

Preventions for the Flu That Killed 5 in Georgia

Five people died this flu season according to a Georgia Department of Public Health report. The virus is now widespread in Georgia. The Center for Disease Control lists several ways to prevent getting the flu. The CDC’s site says what to look for when you’re wondering if you have the flu. The CDC clears up the…