• Shot for Your Heart

    by Delilah Newton | Nov 17, 2021
    Health experts advise almost everyone get an annual flu shot. But if you're wavering, here's another fact to consider: Doing so may protect your heart.
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  • IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC ON CANCER CARE

    by Delilah Newton | Nov 09, 2021
    Columbus Regional Health oncologist talks about COVID-19 and cancer care. Dr. Nadeem Ikhlaque, a medical oncologist and hematologist at Columbus Regional Health’s Cancer Center, spoke with The Republic about how the pandemic has impacted cancer care, the dangers that the latest surge in coronavirus cases poses for cancer patients and why he is encouraging his patients to get vaccinated.
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  • VIDEO: Karin's Story

    by Andrew Laker | Nov 02, 2021
    Karin Sharp had a persistent mild feeling in her chest and decided to have it checked out. Doctors discovered that three of her heart arteries were completely or almost closed.
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  • COVID-19 BOOSTER & THIRD DOSE VACCINE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    by Delilah Newton | Oct 22, 2021
    If you're six months, or more, past the second shot of your primary COVID-19 vaccine series, or you're two months, or more, past the single-dose shot, you're eligible for a booster. The CDC also recommends moderately to severely immunocompromised people consider receiving an additional (third) dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) at least 28 days after the completion of the initial two-dose series.
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  • Dementia: Missing Puzzle Pieces

    by Kelsey DeClue | Oct 01, 2021
    Dementia is a general term for loss of memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life.
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