• Avoid Insect Bites


    Before you head outside, remember to guard yourself against insects.   “While most people have mild reactions to insect bites, some people have severe allergic reactions that require emergency treatment,” says Dr. Christopher Ratchford, a Habersham Medical Center emergency department physician.  “In addition, some insects carry disease, such as Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.” […]

  • Boost your energy: Get plenty of sleep


    Many of us are going about our days sluggish or groggy not only from the daily demands on our lives but from lack of sleep. According to Sue Miles, director of the Habersham Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center, located on Austin Drive in Demorest, “If you have trouble sleeping, you need to contact your doctor. […]

  • Summer health and safety


    School’s out and summer is here!  Finally a chance for children to spend leisurely time outside, but each year thousands of children nationwide are injured while playing outdoors.  Here are some tips from Habersham Medical Center to keep your children safe: Improper surfacing accounts for most of the incidents involving children who fall on playgrounds. […]

  • Don’t forget your sunscreen

    Memorial Day weekend is almost here. If you’re one of the lucky ones who don’t have to work, chances are you’ll be spending at least part of your holiday in the great outdoors. As you head out the door grab your sunscreen. Taking simple precautions to protect your skin now could save your life. Why […]

  • Stroke patient celebrates life


    As a certified nurse assistant and restorative aid for nursing home residents, Gail Burton, age 55 of Cleveland, never thought she might need care herself during her recovery from two strokes. On May 20, 2013, Gail was at work at The Oaks Assisted Living in Baldwin. She had a small headache that just wouldn’t go […]

  • Blood Drive tomorrow at SHMS


    The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at South Habersham Middle School on Tuesday May 12th from 1-6 p.m. There is an urgent need for blood as we head into the summer months and supplies are low due to cancelled drives due to inclement weather. Please register by emailing Ginger Armour at garmour@habershamschools.com […]

  • Prescriptions for Healthy Living: Allergy meds

        Lisa Nicholson is a native of North Georgia and graduate of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She’s been practicing for over 30 years in retail, home health and hospital pharmacy.      Spring is in the air. Those spring blossoms and Mountain Laurel blooms, however, are not welcomed by everyone. People […]

  • MedLink Georgia to open new community health center in White County


    MedLink Georgia is opening a new community health center in White County. The project has been in the planning stages for months. The company announced on May 6th that it has gotten the final go ahead to proceed. In making the announcement, MedLink CEO Dave Ward said, “I am pleased to announce that MedLink has received […]

  • Think it is a Stroke? Act F-A-S-T


    In recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month, Habersham Medical Center is helping to spread the word about the warning signs and symptoms of strokes. About 795,000 people in the United States will have a stroke this year. Yet most people cannot identify stroke warning signs or risk factors and some studies indicate that up to […]

  • Life saving vascular surgery now performed at HMC


    Demorest, GA — Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms take the lives of thousands of Americans every year.  The good news is, if detected early, these aneurysms can be safely treated with a minimally invasive vascular procedure now being performed at Habersham Medical Center. Michael Lebow MD, the founding medical director of Endovascular Surgery at Northeast Georgia […]


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