August 31, 2017
For many of us, September is a time for getting back into routines and looking forward to the cooler weather just around the corner. Unfortunately, September also means that flu season is right around the corner.
August 31, 2017
Suicide is a real problem, and every year, it claims the life of 41,000 people. At Rockdale Medical Center, we want to help. We want to raise awareness of the dangers of mental illness and help erase the stigma. And it starts with talking about the signs and who’s at risk.
August 31, 2017
Officials at Piedmont Healthcare have signed an asset purchase agreement with LifePoint Health, the owner of Rockdale Medical Center, to make Rockdale the eighth hospital to join Piedmont’s Atlanta-based health system.
July 29, 2017
At The Birth Place, we support healthy behaviors for new moms and babies and encourage awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding from August 1 – 7 during World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). Launched in 1991 by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), WBW aims to “protect, promote and support breastfeeding.” This year, the organization is placing particular emphasis on working together for the common good.
July 29, 2017
Nothing screams “back to school” like taking your kids for an annual physical or routine vaccinations. While many kids may be required to get an annual physical for athletic programs or extracurricular activities, this is a habit parents should help form for every child. Yearly check-ups are essential.
June 26, 2017
While summer can be a wonderful time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, Rockdale Medical Center is proud to share some key safety tips to keep your summer fun and free of injury and stress.
June 7, 2017
It’s probably no secret to anyone that, on average, women take a more proactive approach to their health than men do. That historic imbalance reveals its sobering effects in the facts. According to studies noted by the Men’s Health Network, men die an average of almost five years earlier than women, and at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death.
June 5, 2017
Rockdale Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll.
May 9, 2017
From May 7 – 13, during National Hospital Week, Rockdale Medical Center honors the men and women whose hard work and commitment are at the heart of our vision to create places where people choose to come for healthcare.
May 3, 2017
Wash your hands. How many times have we heard that oft-repeated refrain over our lifetimes? Since we were children, we’ve been encouraged to wash our hands after playing outside, before eating, after using the restroom and any one of a number of other occasions.
April 24, 2017
April 24 – 28 marks Patient Experience Week, an annual event that gives us the chance to celebrate the extraordinary efforts of all of our physicians, nurses and staff at Rockdale Medical Center.
April 4, 2017
In recent years, there has been continued debate about the risks and benefits of vaccination, but despite the noise, one thing remains clear: vaccines help prevent infectious diseases and save lives.
March 21, 2017
Georgia has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country. Every week three infants in Georgia die due to sleep-related causes, many of which are preventable. Last year, the Georgia Department of Public Health asked Rockdale Medical Center to sign a pledge of intent to participate in the Safe to Sleep initiative, along with all birthing hospitals in the state, to help end the trend.
March 2, 2017
Food can mean a number of things to us. It can be a source of delight, a means to gather friends and loved ones around a common table, even an instrument of comfort at the end of a long day. But most importantly, food is fuel.
February 13, 2017
Rockdale Medical Center announced today a $750,000 renovation to its inpatient radiology department. The project will focus on upgrading one of three CT-computed tomography- scanner, as well as an interior renovation. All CT services will remain open during this project, which is estimated to be completed in March 2017.
February 2, 2017
You probably already know that heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S., and that it’s important to play smart with your heart. There are a couple of simple, practical things you can do to stay on top of your heart game.
January 4, 2017
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. And seasonal obstacles like busy holiday schedules, blood drives canceled due to inclement winter weather, and illnesses like the flu sidelining potential donors...
January 4, 2017
It’s the New Year and you know what that means – resolutions! But this year, there’s an easy resolution you can make that will have a significant impact on your health for the upcoming year – visit the Health Insurance Marketplace and enroll...
November 22, 2016
From the turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving to the delicious desserts, treats for Santa and eggnog at Christmas, the holidays are one of the hardest times of year to eat healthy. In fact, studies show...
November 8, 2016
Here’s some good news: When it comes to health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, millions of Americans benefit from federal financial assistance each year, and you may...
October 4, 2016
August 1, 2016
The dog days of summer are coming to a close. As we countdown to the start of the new school year, Rockdale Medical Center wants to offer five quick tips to help keep your family healthy and happy.
July 1, 2016
The summer season is in full swing, and that means camps, outdoor workouts and athletic practices, trips to parks or local waterways, and dozens of other fun outdoor activities...
June 20, 2016
From urgent care centers to walk-in clinics, trips to the family doctor or emergency room visits – there are more healthcare options to choose from than ever before.
May 23, 2016
During the month of May, the spring season is in full bloom, and summer is just around the corner. This time of year, many people begin to spend more time outside, enjoying longer daylight hours
May 9, 2016
For one week every year, the nation’s healthcare leaders pause to celebrate and recognize the millions of healthcare professionals – from dieticians to physicians, administrative support to engineers – who make safe, high quality, compassionate healthcare available
May 6, 2016
Across the country, there are millions of nurses united by a deep desire to care for others in their greatest times of need. They are the compassionate faces at the bedside and the healing hands that work tirelessly to ensure that each patient receives safe, quality care.
April 12, 2016
You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers. But they also bring pollen, ragweed and a slew of other wheeze-, sneeze-, and sniffle-inducing allergens. At Rockdale Medical Center...
February 15, 2016
Written by Nancy Kersey. Nancy Kersey began her work day at Rockdale Medical Center's Outpatient Mammography department, when she began to feel a dull pain that started in her left ear, traveled down her jaw line and soon became extreme pressure in her chest.
February 10, 2016
By: David Cooper, Founder and President of Premier Platforms, Inc. - American Heart Month, celebrated each February, is upon us. Until recently, I never thought I would be the person raising awareness of heart disease – or the dangers associated with it. I’m 58-years-old, I’m physically fit, I’m not a smoker, and I eat a mostly healthy diet – with a few exceptions for butter and red meat.
February 1, 2016
When a heart attack strikes, every minute matters. In fact, the first few minutes are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient. According to the National Institutes of Health, of the people who die from heart attacks, about half will die within an hour of their first symptoms.
December 21, 2015
Rockdale Medical Center recently released a statement saying they appreciated the hard work and dedication of the entire medical team and hospital staff during the care and treatment of an internationally known celebrity.
December 8, 2015
From the stunning lights displays and festive outings, to the delicious meals and much-needed time with family and friends, the holidays are a favorite time of year for many. For others who may be juggling too many invitations, desperately trying to find the perfect gift, or dealing with the loss of a loved one, it can be a stressful and emotionally trying time of year.
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According to 2014 cancer statistics, 1 in 3 women and 1 and 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Colon cancer is the third deadliest cancer, for both men and women, in the United States.
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The concept of preventing disease before it produces illness has become an important part of medical practice today. We must examine patients in ways to find disease they do not know is present.
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Here are some healthy tips you probably know: You should eat right, shed extra pounds, exercise at least 30 minutes per day, and get regular checkups. But do you know why? There is proof that a healthy lifestyle helps add years to your life.
December 19, 2013
More than 25 million Americans currently have diabetes. This number is on the rise, and more than one in three American adults suffers from prediabetes, which occurs when blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be considered diabetes.
November 6, 2013
In 2012, an estimated 800,000 people in the United States suffered a stroke. On average, every 40 seconds someone suffers a stroke; however, reports show that only 1 in 6 people know the signs of a stroke.