July 14, 2018

Wrightsville, GA - UHRU went to Johnson County Community Health Center which is part of CHCS (Community Health Care Systems of Georgia) on May 30th 2018. We educated approximately 40 different physicians, nurses, MAs, nursing assistants, and quality improvement coordin...

May 1, 2018

What is cervical cancer?

  • The cervix is the opening of the uterus, and is located at the back of the vagina.  

  • Cells of the cervix can undergo malignant, or cancerous, transformation, potentially leading to cancer and death. 

Why should I care? 

  • Cervic...

April 25, 2018

Dr. Minesh Mehta kicked off the Georgia Colon Cancer Prevention Project on April 19, 2018 at East Georgia Healthcare Center (EGHC) in Swainsboro, Georgia. Over 30 EGHC staff members including providers from the Swainsboro, Mount Vernon, Vidalia, and Soperton clinics we...

March 13, 2018

Colon cancer is the 2nd most common cause of cancer related death. In the state of Georgia. Each year, there are 4,000 new cases of colorectal cancer and 1,400 colorectal cancer related deaths in the state. The death rate from colorectal cancer is highest in rural area...

March 5, 2018

What is colorectal cancer?

  • Tumor cells can grow from abnormal cells cancer cells in the large intestine and rectum

  • These cancer calls start as small growths and eventually get bigger and spread to the rest of the body

  • Early on, the growth can be taken out...

March 3, 2018

Malnutrition prevents normal development of infants and leads to early death.  All critical organ systems with in humans are negatively impacted by macro and micronutrient deficiencies. Malnourished infants unfortunately suffer from recurrent infections further stuntin...

February 22, 2018

Around the world, the health status of people in rural areas is generally worse than in urban areas. In South Africa, infant mortality rates in rural areas are 1.6 times that of urban areas. Rural children are 77% more likely to be underweight or under height for age;...

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