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Great American Smokeout

The Great American Smokeout is Thursday, Nov. 18, according to the American Cancer Society website.

This year marks American Cancer Society's 35th Great American Smokeout and the organization uses the specified date as a day to make a plan to quit or plan in advance to plan on quitting on the Great American Smokeout day itself.

According to The American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout website, the event grew out of a 1971 event in Randolph, MA, when "Arthur P. Mullaney asked people to give up cigarettes for a day and donate the money they would have spent on cigarettes to a high school scholarship fund."

The first national Great American Smokeout was held in 1977.

12th Annual National Survivors of Suicide Day

The Oconee Suicide Prevention Coalition is sponsoring a Healing After Suicide program on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 12:15 p.m.

The program will include a presentation by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, as well as a discussion, questions and resources session.

Information on how to get involved in a Survivors of Suicide group will also be available.

This event will be held at the Museum Education Room at George College and State University on the corner of Montgomery and Clarke Streets in Milledgeville, Ga.

For more information, or to pre-register, contact Judith Keim at 478-456-2713. While walk-ins are welcome, pre-registering is preferred.

 

2nd Annual Central Georgia Regional Health Summit

Community Health Works (CHW) will be holding the 2nd Annual Central Georgia Regional Health Summit on Nov. 9 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds (Miller-Murphy-Howard Building) in Perry, GA. Register at www.cgrhs.org. This is an all-day event, beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m.

In October of 2009, CHW convened more than 100 community leaders representing the top minds in health care and health policy, local government, local school districts, faith-based and civic organizations from across 7 counties in central Georgia (Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, and Twiggs). 

The purpose of the summit is to discuss the impact that unhealthy behaviors have on our community with a primary focus on the prevalence of obesity and related chronic diseases, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. 

Medical Center of Central Georgia Announces Lung Cancer Disease Site Team

To better serve the residents of Central and South Georgia, The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) has created The Lung Cancer Disease Site Team. This multidisciplinary group of physicians is focused on assessing, planning, monitoring and coordinating the delivery of lung cancer care services to MCCG patients. Each physician involved in the team brings a unique body of knowledge and expertise to the process. The sharing of information and ideas results in a coordinated and comprehensive care plan for patients with input from all specialties. The multidisciplinary team includes lung cancer surgeons, general surgeons, pulmonologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, primary care physicians and other health care providers.