Flu widespread in Georgia: Department of Public Health

STAFF REPORT ::: The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is reporting the flu is widespread throughout the state, with more than 200 hospitalizations and two flu-related deaths confirmed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention further estimates that there have been at least 2.6 million flu-related illnesses and 1,300 deaths from flu nationwide. Both […]

Why support Relay For Life?

ANGIE J. LEWIS ::: SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR TO THE GRIP I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. I left the doctor’s office in a stupor. I couldn’t even remember where I had parked. I sat in my truck and read the report over and over and over. The first person I called was my mother […]

Coping with cancer through chiropractic care

This editorial column by Dr. Bob Hayden was published in the previous print edition of The GRIP. I just realized how alliterative that title is. I assure you that was accidental, but, notice that I left it as is. Early this morning, a potential patient approached me for a consultation. This lady has a form […]

Take care of your knees so your knees can take care of you

This editorial column written by Dr. Bob Hayden was published in the most recent print edition of The GRIP. Your knees are marvelous living instruments for motion. They are designed to last you a lifetime, and they probably will with a little care. This comes up now because we have seen a number of knee […]

“As the twig is bent, so grows the tree”

This editorial column written by Dr. Bob Hayden was published in the most recent print edition of The GRIP. Someone once said, “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” Well, I think someone said that. If no one said it, consider it said now because it’s clever. It also has much to do […]

Will wonders never cease?

DR. BOB HAYDEN ::: First, to answer my question, I hope not. They have not yet. I see “wonders” almost every day in my practice. A “wonder” for me is when someone gets well, or perhaps better, against the odds. Seeing this firsthand in a health care environment is like having a toy for which […]

What to look for when choosing a protein bar

MICHELE MEMMO, RS RD ::: According to the Institute of Medicine, adults should eat a minimum of 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight daily. That’s about 58 grams for a 160-pound adult. Eating enough protein is essential when maintaining a healthy diet and helps your body burn fat and builds muscle. […]

Community rallies days after 11Alive declares Spalding “unhealthiest” metro county

Griffinites expressing sentiments ranging from outrage to disbelief, sadness to pessimism spread across social media on March 20 regarding an 11Alive news footage reporting that “one cannot find a less healthy county than Spalding.” The report used statistics and ranking complied by the University of Wisconsin (UW) and the Robert Wood Johson Foundation, highlighting a […]

Griffin officials, residents to ride and rally for improved bicycle conditions

Members of the community come out to ride in the monthly “SlowSpokes,” starting at Blue Moon Bicycles every second Sunday. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/griffinbicyclecoalition The Griffin/Spalding Bike/Ped Committee (BPC) and Griffin Bicycle Coalition (GBC) will on March 26 sponsor an inaugural Griffin Bikes to City Hall event to raise support for the development of […]