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IUDs, implants urged for teen girls' birth control

CHICAGO (AP) - Teenage girls may prefer the pill, the patch or even wishful thinking, but their doctors should be recommending IUDs or hormonal implants - long-lasting and more effective birth control that you don't have to remember to use every time, the nation's leading gynecologists group said Thursday.

September 24, 2012 | By Lindsey Tanner AP | Family+Health

Studies more firmly tie sugary drinks to obesity

New research powerfully strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic.

September 24, 2012 | By Marilynn Marchione AP | Family+Health

Job fairs planned for Stewart, Hunter

Army Community Service will host job fairs at the two area military bases next month.

September 24, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health

Liberty BoE votes to close JBE

The Liberty County Board of Education on Tuesday voted to consolidate Jordye Bacon Elementary School and rezone its students to the seven other elementary schools in the district.

September 12, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Family+Health

Boys, Girls Club Days on post this weekend

Saturday is a special day for some very special people - Stewart and Hunter kids.

September 11, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health

Surprising methods heal wounded troops

This story is the latest installment in a joint initiative by The Associated Press and Associated Press Media Editors taking a closer look at this latest generation of war veterans as they return to civilian life, and the effect this is having on them, their families and American society.

September 10, 2012 | By Marilynn Marchione AP | Family+Health

Tybee announces new sweepstakes

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – Tybee Island, Ga., known as "Georgia's Favorite Beach," is pleased to announce an exciting new fall vacation giveaway offer.

September 07, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health

Georgia's 'rolling state park' blends history, fun

"Georgia's Rolling State Park" follows a 40-mile stretch of railroad track between Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park near Cordele and the tiny community of Archery just west of Plains.

September 05, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Family+Health

Showcase, travel shows next week

The Community Showcase and Travel Shows will be from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Hunter Club and from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Club Stewart ballroom.

September 04, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health

Bike tours at Harris Neck Refuge

Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge will host free bike tours Sept. 1 and 8 as part of its new Conservation Cycle program.

August 31, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health

USDA eyes whether tainted beef entered food supply

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Federal regulators who shut down a Central California slaughterhouse after receiving an animal welfare video were investigating Tuesday whether beef from sick cows reached the human food supply.

August 22, 2012 | AP | Family+Health

Adventures in Museumland

Entertaining children is not my strong suit.

August 22, 2012 | By Jessica Leigh Lebos Connect Savannah | Family+Health

Bill would expand fertility coverage for veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The roadside bomb that exploded outside Andrew Robinson's Humvee in Iraq six years ago broke the Marine staff sergeant's neck and left him without use of his legs. It also cast doubt on his ability to father a child, a gnawing emotional wound for a then-23-year-old who had planned to start a family with his wife of less than two years.

August 20, 2012 | Eric Tucker AP | Family+Health

Free day in the parks

Put away your wallet and pull out your fishing pole. Visitors to Georgia's State Parks & Historic Sites will not pay for parking or admission on Saturday, Sept. 29 as part of "Your State Parks Day." Sponsored by the Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, the celebration brings attention to ways that parks enrich communities, plus the importance of local volunteerism. Parking is normally $5 at state parks, and admission ranges from $2.50 to $10 at state historic sites.

August 20, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health

Australian court OKs logo ban on cigarette packs

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia's highest court upheld the world's toughest law on cigarette promotion Wednesday, prohibiting tobacco company logos on cigarette packs that will instead show cancer-riddled mouths, blinded eyeballs and sickly children.

August 15, 2012 | AP | Family+Health

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