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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February 27, 2015
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.
November 4, 2014
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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.
October 1, 2013
Each year, more than 200,000 women receive a breast cancer diagnosis. However, over the past three decades, the death rate from breast cancer has dropped by about 30 percent, largely due to increased awareness, earlier detection, and treatment.
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August 26, 2013
Sweating in the hot sun is no fun. But perspiring is how your body cools itself in extreme temperatures. Certain factors, such as humidity, medication or dehydration, can throw off this cooling system. The result: a heat-related illness.
July 1, 2013
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Global Recognition Program Award Presented to Rockdale Medical Center's Lactation Services for Second Time
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March 25, 2013
Rockdale Medical Center was recently awarded the LifePoint Hospitals® 2012 Information Technology Leadership Award for technological improvements made to enhance patient safety and physician satisfaction. The award, which was presented at the annual LifePoint Leadership Conference, represents Rockdale Medical Center’s commitment to making long-lasting improvements in technology.
February 27, 2013
There were no fashion victims to be found on Rockdale Medical Center’s runway during their annual Red, Hot and Healthy Luncheon and Fashion Show Friday afternoon. However, there was a former heart attack victim, Becky Rutledge, who shared a first-hand account of her experience. The beloved event, a celebration of American Heart Month, never fails to inform and entertain.
February 22, 2013
Rockdale Medical Center presented the the Red, Hot & Healthy Luncheon, which was open to the public, to celebrate American Heart Month.