CHICAGO (AP) - New research gives clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes, and doctors say the operation should be offered sooner to more people with the disease - not just as a last resort.
ATLANTA (AP) - Nearly half of first marriages break up within 20 years, a new government study finds. With those odds, you might wonder: Would we be better off living together first?
Feet are kind of a funny thing. Your feet affect your whole body. If my feet hurt, I feel terrible all over. If my feet feel good, I can do just about anything. Can you remember as a kid what it was like to run around barefoot in the soft spring grass? That was a great feeling!
I remember when a few days away from my husband almost were impossible to get through. After basic training, raider focus, NTC and a year-long deployment, a few days is usually no problem. Of course, I miss him when he's not around, but I no longer stop functioning or sink into a deep depression.
CHICAGO - Morphine and similar powerful painkillers are sometimes prescribed to recent war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress along with physical pain, and the consequences can be tragic, a government study suggests.
Test scores for Liberty County School System students with disabilities increased considerably in the 2010-11 school year, according to data released last week.
He won everything but first place and the door prizes, and he's still a teenager. With a name fitting his fishing skill, Austin Bass, 15, took second place overall at the Fort Stewart Bass Tournament Saturday at Pineview Lake. He also caught the largest fish and won the youth category. Allen Murray, a retiree with the Army Corps of Engineers, took first place overall with a five-fish weight total of 7.98 lbs. Bass came in ...
SAVANNAH - Did you know that honey bees are responsible for pollinating one-third of the food we consume? Think of a world without such things as apples, almonds and strawberries.
Georgia manages 63 state parks and historic sites, but only four lodges. One of those is George T. Bagby State Park and Lodge, a 700-acre lakeside getaway on the eastern banks of Lake Eufaula near the Alabama border.
The Fort Stewart School Liaison Office and Liberty County School System will present a Living in the New Normal workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 15 and 16 in the Liberty County Schools Transportation Building, 100 Techwood Drive off Airport Road in Hinesville.
Part of 'being green' is understanding the facts that affect our environment. Let's get real here. The following phenomenons, from www.epa.gov/enviroed, actually are caused by the everyday choices we make. So get the facts - and then do something about them.
The Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging is offering a free workshop focused on chronic disease management.
LILBURN - The South's iconic groundhog, Gen. Beauregard Lee, waddled out of his "Weathering Heights" mansion and failed to see his shadow on the Georgia red dirt.
WASHINGTON - When a stroke hits at 52, like what happened to Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, the reaction is an astonished, "But he's so young."
MIAMI - In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every application: States did not do enough to ensure schools would be held accountable for the performance of all students.
STATESBORO - Ticket distribution will begin next week at Georgia Southern University for former first lady Laura Bush's speaking engagement at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at Hanner Fieldhouse.
SAVANNAH - The 66th annual Junior League of Savannah thrift sale will from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct 4 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct 5 at the Savannah Civic Center.
More than 40 veterans representing the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 46, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 789, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6602, and American Legion Post 168 on Friday took soldiers from Fort Stewart's Wounded Warriors Battalion fishing at Pineview Lake.
Singers from Stewart and Hunter are invited to compete in Operation Rising Star, the Army's version of "American Idol."
Navy Seaman Recruit Jeremy D. Bange, son of Jennifer L. Futch of Ludowici, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
About 30 runners competed in a 10-mile race Saturday at Donovan's Track to qualify for a position on the Fort Stewart team slated to represent the installation Oct. 20 at the 29th annual Army 10-miler race in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2013 - Committed to preserving quality-of-life offerings despite ever-tighter budgets, military morale, welfare and recreation officials are scaling back in some areas as they introduce innovative approaches to delivering services and programs.
Starting this week, law enforcement personnel will be riding school buses at various times to help nab motorists who don't obey bus stop signs.
Guardians in Action Inc. celebrated its first anniversary over the weekend at Club Stewart. More than 100 guests attended a banquet, where Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas, Smiley Elementary Principal David Edwards, Warrior Transition Unit Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Rosemarie Deck and Long County Family Connection Executive Director William Miller spoke to the crowd, and Capt. Lyde Andrews offered an invocation.
Most of Beate Wickham's handcrafted artwork is seen only by friends and family members of those who've asked her to create something they can treasure as a memory of their military service or a memorial of their soldier.
Cadet 1st Sgt. Jacob M. Deem, a Fort Stewart resident, participated in the American Legion Georgia Boys State program in June and the Boys Nation program in Washington, D.C., on July 19-26. He was one of only two peer-elected state senators who represented Georgia at Boys Nation.
Donnie Pulliam of Liberty County was among 48 state winners at the 71st annual State 4-H Congress in Atlanta this summer. During the event, each 4-H member gave a 10-minute oral presentation, using visual aids, about any topic before a panel of judges.
STATESBORO - U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., will host a veterans and military job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Drive.