Hawkinsville Missionary Baptist Hosts Men's Health Fair April 5

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the mortality rate among men are at an alarming rate. In 2012, number of deaths reported of all ages for men were 1,232,432 and the leading causes of death were Heart Disease, Cancer and Accidents (unintentional injuries).


Hawkinsville Missionary Baptist Church (HMBC) Men’s Ministry is sponsoring a program for all men, to provide helpful information on maintaining a “Healthy Temple”and not being a part of the aforementioned statistics. It will be Saturday, April 5, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church, located at 7463 Pinewood Dr. 


The keynote speaker is Dr. Curtis McKoy, Cardiologist. Other program presenters are Dr. Joy Conyers, Pharmacist, Mr. Dedric Maffett, Exercise Therapist and Min. Charles Kimbrough speaking on the subject of Affordable Healthcare Act. The objectives of this program are to:

·      *Increase knowledge of key numbers to monitor health, i.e. PSA, Weight, BMI, Blood pressure, Cholesterol, etc.

·      *Understand the “do’s and don’ts” of medication regimens

·      *Increase awareness of the role exercise and nutrition play in overall health

·      *Understand the benefits of the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Call 892-1924 or 304-1065 by this Friday for reservations.


Free Smoking Cessation Courses Begin In October

More than 16 million Americans live with a disease caused by smoking, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  It also reports one in four adults still use tobacco products, at least occasionally.  The American Lung Association lists smoking as the leading cause of preventable death.   CHI Memorial’s Rees Skillern Cancer Institute offers a ... (click for more)

BlueCross Plans Earn 4-Star Quality Rating For 2016

Two BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee plans each earned an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars for 2016 from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, an accrediting body for health insurance plans. "The star ratings, debuted by NCQA in 2015, are designed to help consumers understand how well a health insurance plan supports its members in getting recommended care. With ... (click for more)

Ironman World Champion Wins At Chattanooga

Marino Vanhoenacker, holder of the world record Ironman time, eclipsed the field of over 2,400 athletes on a "brutally hot" day in Chattanooga on Sunday. The 40-year-old Belgian who has won 15 Ironman titles was far ahead of the rest of the pack at the finish line on Riverfront Parkway at Ross's Landing. He was over seven minutes ahead of the field and at times had even a bigger ... (click for more)

Woodbury, Tn., Man Charged With Murdering His Brother

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Cannon County man for the murder of his brother.                                 ... (click for more)

Patrol Cars Donation To Kevin Muhammad's Nation Of Islam Sets A Dangerous Precedent

Re: City Police donating two patrol cars to Kevin Muhammad's Nation of Islam: While I know it's unpopular to mention the wisdom of separation of church and state, this sets a dangerous precedent and should meet with concern from everyone who values religious and secular freedom. What's next? Southern Baptists getting old city parking scooters to patrol church parking lots ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Thanks A Lot For Nothing

Somebody should have gotten an award last Tuesday when a 90-minute “education summit” involving our school leaders, politicians and media produced absolutely nothing. Zilch. Zero. Oh, there are a number of candidates we could give an award for “nothing,” both in our school district and on its fringes. Yet to find Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen brought her high-and-mighty ... (click for more)