Lung Cancer Facts

By Chirag Jani | Posted in Cancer Diagnostic Imaging Phoebe Blog Spot Phoebe Cancer Center Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital

November 20, 2014 11:06 am

cancerfactsLung cancer causes more deaths than colon, breast and pancreatic cancer combined. It is estimated that 159,260 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2014, accounting for approximately 27 percent of all cancer deaths. Don’t be one of those numbers.

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Year-end Charitable Giving and Tax Deductions

By Mandy Flynn | Posted in Foundation Phoebe Blog Spot Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital

October 29, 2014 10:25 am

 It is barely Halloween, but it’s not too early to be thinking about year-end giving opportunities. The next two months seem to be prime time for donation requests, and it makes most of us feel better to give back, especially during the holidays.

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Bariatric Surgery Restored My Life

By Guest Blogger | Posted in Bariatrics Phoebe Bariatrics Americus Phoebe Blog Spot Surgical Weight Loss Surgical Weight Loss & Wellness Weight Loss

October 7, 2014 3:06 pm

 I came to the realization that there's only one shot at this life. I can either enjoy the ride, live life to its fullest and to my highest potential or stay the way I am. I decided staying the way I am is not living to the fullest, so I chose to change with the gastric sleeve, best decision of my life!

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Welch Hospice Fund

By Mandy Flynn | Posted in Foundation Hospice

September 29, 2014 10:01 am

WelchFamilyDon and Cindy Welch had been married 30 years when he was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor. Having spent more than half of their lives as a couple, they were suddenly faced with the realization that they would have only a few more months together. Her best friend was being taken from her, Cindy recalls, and she could not handle it alone.

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Screening in Medicine

By Chirag Jani | Posted in Breast Cancer Cancer Diagnostic Imaging Phoebe Blog Spot Phoebe Cancer Center

September 23, 2014 12:05 pm

cancerelderymanScreening in medicine is a strategy used to identify an unrecognized disease in individuals without signs or symptoms. This can include individuals with pre-symptomatic or unrecognized symptomatic disease. As such, screening tests are somewhat unique in that they are performed on persons apparently in good health.

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Breast Milk: As Good As It Gets!

By Debra Knight | Posted in Children's Health Labor & Delivery Mother Baby Phoebe Blog Spot Women's Health

September 11, 2014 3:55 pm
Throughout history women breastfed their babies – natures perfect infant food. Breastfeeding offers excellent benefits for mom and baby. Babies are healthier, they have less ear infections, less respiratory infections and fewer gastrointestinal infections. Breastfed babies also are less likely to have childhood cancers, skin problems and SIDS .

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