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Alzheimer's Support Group to Watch Film, Answer Questionw

Alzheimer's Support Group to Watch Film, Answer Questionw

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Central Georgians Asked to Help With Cancer Study

The American Cancer Society is asking for your help to volunteer for a new, nationwide cancer study. Bibb County ranks significantly higher than the state's average in cancer cases, and the American Cancer Society estimates close to 4000 people will be diagnosed with cancer in the county this year.

Mayor Robert Reichert and several other officials from Macon and Warner Robins pledged their support for the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study 3.

The study is the third in their Cancer Prevention Series and will help researchers understand lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer.

Anyone between the ages of 30-65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer can participate. The study requires a one-time blood sample and a lifetime commitment, but American Cancer Society's, Molly Herrin says it's easier than it sounds.

OFTC to Break Ground on New Health Science and Business Development Center

OFTC to Break Ground on New Health Science and Business Development Center

SANDERSVILLE, GA. - Oconee Fall Line Technical College is pleased to announce that construction will begin at the start of 2012 for its new Health Science and Business Development Center at its North Campus in Sandersville.

The construction will begin on mid to late January, with an official ground-breaking ceremony to follow in February.

The building was designed by HKS, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia and Quillian Powell Construction Co. of Valdosta, Georgia will be the general contractors.

The building will encompass instructional and lab space for programs such as Practical Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician,Medical Assisting, and Paramedicine. The newly constructed building will also feature a state-of-the-art and expanded library to include a computer labs, private group study rooms and reading areas.

The facility will also include an Economic DevelopmentCenter for customized training in continuing education and mine safety training.

Where To Get a Flu Shot in Sandersville

Where To Get a Flu Shot in Sandersville

 

  • You can get a flu vaccine at the following locations in Sandersville, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: 206 SOUTH HARRIS STREET, SANDERSVILLE, GA, 31082(478) 552-0559M-F 8a-9p, Sa 9a-6p, Su 10a-6p
  •  1308 S Harris St, Sandersville, GA 31082-6913(877) 279-3588Daily 9-7

 

Medicare Open Enrollment Event

Medicare Open Enrollment Event

The Medicare Open Enrollment event takes place November 15 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Where To Go: National Pill Take-Back Day

Where To Go: National Pill Take-Back Day

On Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time, Americans will be able to drop off their expired, unused, and unwanted pills at sites across the country free of charge, no questions asked.  By doing so, they will be helping prevent drug abuse and theft.   

It's all part of the Third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a Drug Enforcement Administration news release says.

Here is where you can go locally to drop off your pills: