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YourTown Health Opens Community Pharmacy in Palmetto

YourTown Health, a non-profit network of seven Community Health Centers, is opening the YourTown Health Pharmacy, officially known as the Pharmacy of Palmetto Health Council, at its flagship office in Palmetto on September 1, 2021. This fills a need after the recent closure of an area pharmacy. Patients will now be able to conveniently pick … Continue reading “YourTown Health Opens Community Pharmacy in Palmetto”

Dr. George W. Brown Receives Atlanta Magazine Top Doctors Honors

YourTown Health would like to congratulate Dr. George W. Brown for being recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and appearing on Atlanta’s Top Doctors list in Atlanta magazine’s July issue. Dr. Brown, who is affiliated with Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center, is being honored in the Family Medicine category. Additionally, he serves as a contractor … Continue reading “Dr. George W. Brown Receives Atlanta Magazine Top Doctors Honors”

Common COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

There’s a lot of talk out there these days regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. We know it can be challenging to keep up. Vaccinations are essential tools for preventative care. They protect against tetanus, measles, polio, and other communicable diseases. But they are particularly important when it comes to stopping the coronavirus pandemic. At YourTown Health, we … Continue reading “Common COVID-19 Vaccine Myths”

Can My Appointment Be Virtual?

Virtual visits or “Telehealth” have become a crucial part of our healthcare system. But how do you know if Telehealth is right for you? And when should you see your provider in person instead? We have created this basic guide that can help you decide if Telehealth is right for you or if you should … Continue reading “Can My Appointment Be Virtual?”

How Telehealth Is Fighting Against the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted our lives in ways we could never imagine. The same is true for the healthcare industry. One of the many challenges our industry has faced is continuing regular, in-person care for patients. Virtual visits or “Telehealth” have become a great solution for this. Although Telehealth services have been around for … Continue reading “How Telehealth Is Fighting Against the COVID-19 Pandemic”

How Telehealth Appointments Work

Telehealth is a great resource to use during the current COVID-19 pandemic and for appointments that might not require in-person examinations by your provider.  Now that telehealth is more popular than ever, it’s good to familiarize yourself with the process and understand what happens during these virtual visits. This can lead to a more successful … Continue reading “How Telehealth Appointments Work”

The Benefits of Telehealth

To keep healthcare visits convenient and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual appointments conducted over phone or video (also known as “telehealth” or “telemedicine”) have been an important tool for patients and physicians.  These virtual visits allow patients to receive important, often time-sensitive healthcare while minimizing exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Beyond its benefits during … Continue reading “The Benefits of Telehealth”

Understanding Major Heart Diseases

Cardiovascular diseases, medical issues related to the heart and blood vessels, are the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States. In fact, one person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from these conditions. While these statistics are alarming, heart disease is both treatable and often preventable. There … Continue reading “Understanding Major Heart Diseases”

HIV & AIDS: Erasing Stigma by Embracing Education

The HIV/AIDS epidemic is considered one of the worst in our global history. In fact, there were approximately 38 million people around the world living with HIV/AIDS in 2019. Despite its massive impacts, there are still large amounts of misinformation and many damaging stigmas about HIV/AIDS within our society today.  Debunking myths and sharing accurate … Continue reading “HIV & AIDS: Erasing Stigma by Embracing Education”

Health Resolutions You Should Commit to in 2021

For most, 2020 was an extremely challenging year. As we hope for a better year ahead, it’s also time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions! With the coronavirus pandemic still looming large, we encourage you to keep health and wellness at the forefront of your 2021. Here are health resolutions you should commit to … Continue reading “Health Resolutions You Should Commit to in 2021”