Health in Macon, GA

For six weeks in the summer, Mercer University students teach children self-empowerment and help them learn to read at Freedom School in Macon, Georgia.

Over the past decade, death rates from heart failure for adults between 35 and 64 years old have been increasing.

A new reusable device created by the Johns Hopkins University can help women with breast cancer in lower income countries by using carbon dioxide, a widely available and affordable gas, to power a cancer tissue-freezing probe instead of industry-standard argon.

There were more than 16.9 million Americans with a history of cancer on January 1, 2019, a number that is projected to reach more than 22.1 million by 2030 based on the growth and aging of the...

In every aspect of our lives we depend on the integrity of others, and others do the same with us. That’s why it’s such a big deal when we discover someone we trust hasn't been truthful or hasn't been playing by the rules.

MACON – Mercer sophomore Michelle Graham was recently awarded the prestigious Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Graham is the University’s second Hollings Scholar in as many years. The Hollings Scholarship Program is designed to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research and technology. Each year, it provides 120 undergraduate applicants with academic assistance up to $9,500…

MACON – Mercer University junior Nassim Ashford was recently selected to participate in this summer’s University of Michigan’s Future Public Health Leaders Program. In cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program, the University of Michigan School of Public Health offers the 10-week residential program, which combines enrichment and field experience to encourage college students to consider careers in public…

The NINDS conducts stroke research and clinical trials at its laboratories and clinics at the NIH, and through grants to major medical institutions across the country
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The NINDS developed the Know Stroke campaign to help educate the public about the symptoms of stroke and the importance of getting to the hospital quickly. The campaign includes outreach to consumers and health care…

This video gives you an overview about Venous Thrombosis, For more information visit our knowledge base www.thrombosisadviser.com/venous-thrombosis/ ...

Title: Chronic Pain Damages Your Brain. Summary: Chronic pain is front and center these days now that the opioid crisis - the wrong way to manage pain - has been exposed and opportunities to prevent and treat pain instead of medication...

What does it take for you to be a BOSS when fighting your biggest battles? Whether you're being a boss or recognizing one, tell the world today.

There are two general types of contact lenses: hard and soft. The hard lenses most commonly used today are rigid, gas-permeable lenses (RGP for short). They are made of plastics and other materials su

This spring may be extra irritating for allergy sufferers. After a long, wet and cold winter, spring’s pollen counts may be higher than usual. Unfortunately, more than 40 million Americans who struggl

Do you have celiac disease? View and complete our printable celiac disease symptoms checklist. Check all that apply to you or your child.

Perhaps something blows in your eye or a small child accidentally pokes you in the eye. Then, maybe right away or even hours later, you experience pain, the feeling that something is stuck in your eye

The Alzheimer's Assocation's 2019 annual report calls on primary care physicians and other frontline providers to give every senior a cognitive assesment at age 65 during a wellness exam.

Exercise programs using exercise balls are designed to help prevent further episodes of low back pain as part of a patient's low back rehabilitation program.

You may be wondering why first-year housing is the best. What makes it better than other housing options on campus? Well, let us explain. Your first year of college may be the most exciting and dyn…

Hi, future Bears! My name is Amisa Jiwani! I’m a first-year Mercer student from Peachtree City, GA, and I’m a nursing major. My roommate and I were introduced by my older sister who jus…

Hi, future Bears! My name is Micah Johnston and I’m a first-year Mercer student studying Journalism. My roommate has been my friend since the fifth grade, so we get along really well. Here ar…

Some people are at greater risk for developing glaucoma and should see their ophthalmologist on a regular basis, specifically for glaucoma testing.

Since the most common form of cervical cancer starts with pre-cancerous changes, there are 2 ways to stop this disease from developing.