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Christmas Desserts for Allergy Sufferers

During the holidays it can be hard to watch everyone enjoy multiple treats, while avoiding certain delectables due to a food allergies. To ease the holiday cravings, here is a list of treats fit for certain allergy sufferers. Take a look and enjoy! Banana No-Nut Bread (Dairy, Egg, Nut and Gluten Free) Click image for … Continue reading “Christmas Desserts for Allergy Sufferers”

YourTown Health Dentist To Lead Georgia Oral Health Council

YourTown Health is both proud and a bit sad to announce that Adam Barefoot, DMD, MPH, is leaving us after six years to become the Oral Health Director for the state of Georgia. In his capacity as a dentist at YTH, Dr. Barefoot helped hundreds of people in our community to realize healthier smiles. He … Continue reading “YourTown Health Dentist To Lead Georgia Oral Health Council”

Healthy Thanksgiving Activities for Family & Friends

Thanksgiving is a day associated with tables full of delicious food, family members and laughter, but why not start a tradition that includes a healthy activity for everyone? From physical to charitable activities, these are sure to get your family and friends out of the house and smiling.   Touch Football Get out in the … Continue reading “Healthy Thanksgiving Activities for Family & Friends”

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween can be a night of scary fun for kids. But for parents, it often turns into the worrying kind of scary. There’s good reason: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that Halloween is one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries. The CDC agrees that kids are four times as likely to … Continue reading “Halloween Safety Tips”

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be approximately 253,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed this year. A woman living in the U.S. has a 1-in-8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. The numbers still sound high but they show a marked improvement. Because of increased awareness, earlier detection … Continue reading “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month”

Your Guide to Beach & Ocean Safety

With multiple beaches near by, YourTown Health wants you to have the best beach experience possible by making safety your first priority. A little knowledge and respect for nature can go a long way to enhancing your day. Rip Currents Rip currents cause the majority of lifeguard rescues. They are subtle and strong. On the … Continue reading “Your Guide to Beach & Ocean Safety”

YourTown Health Offers Free Screenings at Community Health Fair

YourTown Health is proud to announce that it will take part in Congressman David Scott’s 13th annual health fair on Saturday, August 19th. Everyone is invited to the free event, which will be held at Mundy’s Mill High School, 9652 Fayetteville Road, Jonesboro, from 9am until 2pm. The YTH team will provide free dental screenings … Continue reading “YourTown Health Offers Free Screenings at Community Health Fair”

YourTown Health’s Dr. Joanne Williams Named One of Atlanta’s Top Docs

For the second year in a row, Joanne E. Williams, MD, of YourTown Health has been recognized as one of Atlanta magazine’s Top Doctors. What makes the list special is that, along with extensive research, the physicians are chosen by their peers as being the best and most trusted. In the July issue, Dr. Williams … Continue reading “YourTown Health’s Dr. Joanne Williams Named One of Atlanta’s Top Docs”

YourTown Health Sponsors Free Back-to-School Health Fair This Saturday

YourTown Health is proud to offer free health screenings for Meriwether County students this Saturday to help kids get ready to go back to school. The community is invited to attend the Champions of Children Back-to-School Bash this Saturday, August 5, from 10am to 1pm at the Manchester-Meriwether County Recreation Department, 124 Perry Street in … Continue reading “YourTown Health Sponsors Free Back-to-School Health Fair This Saturday”

#HotHappensFast: Let’s Prevent Hot Car Deaths

According to, a child dies from heat stroke in a car every 10 days on average. Fatalities have been reported in nearly all 50 states, and 11 months out of the year. That’s because even on a 70-degree day, temperatures inside your vehicle can quickly rise to 110 degrees. Animals, too, are very susceptible … Continue reading “#HotHappensFast: Let’s Prevent Hot Car Deaths”