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 Guest Blogger | 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 Guest Blogger | 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 .

Keeping Infants and Children Safe When Temperatures Rise

By Barbara Lott | Posted in Children's Health Emergency Care Pediatrics Phoebe Blog Spot Trauma

August 18, 2014 8:30 am

Child LifeInfants and small children are very sensitive to effects of high temperatures and can quickly get stressed by heat. Do you know the signs of heat stress and what to do in infants and small children affected by the heat?

Infants and young children cannot always communicate everything they’re feeling. Knowing what to look for and how and when to get treatment can make the difference between life and death.

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