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.
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.
Military life is surrounded by the grey clouds of deployment, the sunny days of returns and little is mentioned of the rest.
ATLANTA - This holiday season, people can give the gift of a college education by contributing to a 529 college savings plan.
Welcome 2014 at a New Year's Eve Extravaganza at Club Stewart.
WASHINGTON - On Christmas Eve, tens of thousands of children around the globe will gather around their family telephones and computers to track the path of Santa Claus as he makes his rounds delivering gifts on his sleigh led by tiny reindeer.
The Liberty County community showed its appreciation for the sacrifices made by military members and their families Wednesday through a holiday-meal distribution hosted by Operation Homefront Southeast. Operation Homefront, its corporate sponsors and 100 volunteers provided bags of food to 300 Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield families at Connection Church in Hinesville.
Operation Homefront Southeast will host its annual holiday meal distribution for the military from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today at Connection Church, 116 Patriot Trail, in Hinesville.
The holiday lighting that has delighted families visiting Holbrook Pond Recreation Area off Highway 144 continues until Dec. 26. Visitors are invited to drive through, at no charge, from 6-9 nightly.
One-hundred and forty-seven of Santa's helpers wrapped and handed out toys to parents and guardians Saturday during this year's Toys for Tots toy distribution at the former Jordye Bacon Elementary School. The local program serves less-fortunate children in Liberty and Long counties.
A Colonial Christmas will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Fort Morris State Historic Site, 2559 Fort Morris Road near Midway
The Technical College System of Georgia has named Savannah Technical College its 2013 College of the Year. Savannah Tech leaders, supporters and employees celebrated the achievement Friday night at the Savannah Technical College Foundation's 10th annual Opportunity Award Gala.
Holiday lights will transform Holbrook Pond Recreation Area off Highway 144 into a holiday wonderland for family fun and hayrides Dec. 13-14. The hayrides begin at 6 each evening.
The Disabled Veterans of America, Chapter 46 marked the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor with a remembrance ceremony Saturday morning at the American Legion, Post 168.
The Georgia Department of Public Health is offering a free four-week supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy.
Members of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee on Wednesday discussed last month's inaugural Veterans Salute and how to draw a larger crowd to next year's event.
Nativity sets from around the world will be displayed from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 302 E. Gen. Stewart Way in Hinesville. Admission is free.