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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Soggy Ducks

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Soggy Ducks

Even the ducks are sick of the rain!

Doraine says they're much happier today!

Share your "sick of the rain" photos with us by emailing whereyoulive@13wmaz.com 

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Soggy Ducks

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Soggy Ducks

Even the ducks are sick of the rain!

Doraine says they're much happier today!

Share your "sick of the rain" photos with us by emailing whereyoulive@13wmaz.com 

Medical Center of Central GA Holds Health Fair

Busy living could sometimes cause people to lose track of annual health exams.

The Medical Center of Central Georgia provided a way for hundreds of people to catch up on screenings. The Code Med health fair took place at the Anderson Conference Center in Macon.

50 community and health organizations provided screenings to the public.  Those screenings included blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar checks.

Health professionals also provided information on topics like heart disease, mental health, and cancer.

"It draws a lot of people in that maybe wouldn't normally just go see a doctor on their own, plus they can get a lot of different things checked at one time," said Dr. Colt Dunteman, a resident at the Family Health Center.

Bobby Temple, of Macon, attended the fair.

Macon Native Becomes CEO of Morehouse Medical School

(Atlanta) - When current Morehouse School of Medicine President John Maupin, Jr. announced Friday his planned retirement, he set the stage for a Maconite to make history.

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, a native of Macon, has been named Maupin's successor as president, according to a news release from the Morehouse School of Medicine.

She will assume the role next year and retain her position as dean.

In the process, she becomes the first African-American woman to lead a free-standing American medical school as its chief executive officer.

Montgomery-Rice is a Harvard-educated obstetrician and gynecologist, who was named executive vice president and dean at Morehouse in 2011.

Tips to Prevent Heat-related Illness

The Medical Center of Central Georgia is sharing tips to help keep you safeso that you won't suffer from a heat related illness.

Dr. Edward Clark, Medical Director of the Childrens Health Center at MCCG, said that if you're going to be outdoors it's important to stay cool, hydrated and to wearing light clothing.

This is especially important for kids at summer camp... like Trinity Woods Summer Day Camp in Macon. Campers play everything from hunger games to checkers. They also swim in the creek to stay cool.

Camp director Lee Hopf said they make sure parents send kids with water bottles and hearty food.

 

Erickson Details Wife's 'Courageous' Mastectomy Decision

Often the target of criticism, controversial central Georgia pundit Erick Erickson recently reversed the roles, explaining in the process why he considers his wife his hero.

Less than a month ago, the former Macon City Councilman drew fire over his comments about "breadwinner moms" during an appearance on Fox News.

Six Common Surgeries Often Done Unnecessarily

By Peter Eisler, USATODAY

Here are six common surgeries that carry significant risks of being done without medical necessity, according to federal data and independent studies.


Cardiac angioplasty, stents:


A 2011 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at angioplasty procedures, which often include insertion of stents. In cases where patients were not suffering acute heart attack symptoms, 12% of all angioplasty procedures were found to lack medical necessity.