Liberty County encourages its government employees to make healthy lifestyle choices and rewards them for doing so. The county's grant-funded L.I.V.E. Well program combines healthy eating, exercise and education while stressing the importance of volunteering and regular health screenings. Employees who participate rack up "points" they can exchange for prizes.
It's taken a lot of goading to get me out of bed during the past couple weeks.
Hinesville kindergartener R.J. Freeman, 6, loves to play outside with his sister Mary, 3.
SAVANNAH - Authorities in Chatham County say a rabid cat has bitten or scratched 9 people and two dogs.
ATLANTA - Georgia health officials say they've seen significant increases in flu activity statewide and are encouraging people to get a flu shot.
NEW YORK (AP) - Flu season in the U.S. is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade - and it could be a bad one.
ATLANTA - Georgia will not create the health-insurance exchanges required under President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul and will leave that to federal authorities, Gov. Nathan Deal said.
NEW YORK - Americans get too many calories from soda. But what about alcohol? It turns out adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft drinks, a government study found.
ATLANTA - Georgia will not create the health insurance exchanges required under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and will leave that task to federal authorities, Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday.
We are all breathing easier these days thanks to state, county and city laws enacted to protect the public from secondhand smoke.
I like to ask my diabetic patients an open-ended question during checkups or nail-care visits: "As a diabetic, what do you do to care for your feet?"
Two hours, 28 minutes and eight seconds. That's my official finish time in the Savannah Rock & Roll Half-Marathon on Nov. 3.
I love the holidays. They are often special times with family and friends. Family meals, although stressful and often expensive to put on, usually are special occasions with cherished holiday dishes.
Liberty Countians have a new friend at the pharmacy counter. It is a free Coast2CoastRx card that qualifies the carrier for discounts on medications at area pharmacies and other health services.
The nation's diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued Thursday.
Keeping the Sabbath isn't optional, at least not in God's book. But observing the day of rest prescribed in the 10 Commandments can ...
New research shows why we feel groggy while traveling even if we're in the same time zone. It's because our brains refuse to ...
Struggling to forget “those things which are behind” is perhaps one of the most tragic things that unites the human race.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Mirna Valerio, a Georgia teacher and coach, is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs — to the best of her knowledge — between 245-250 pounds.
Suicide is on the rise in America, and two groups in particular show a significant spike: middle-aged whites and adolescent girls.
Twin brothers Mark and Mike Patey, both dyslexic, both diagnosed with ADHD and both inclined to get into trouble at school, were determined to prove ...
Do you wish the old wives’ tale of eating for two while pregnant was actually true? Why is it that you feel famished so often ...
It looks beautiful even in winter, repels insects and never needs mowing, but artificial turf used on sports fields is beginning to raise questions about ...
To be healthier, you can exercise vigorously for an hour five times a week, banish sugar from the pantry and consume alarming quantities of kale ...
Sitting in a reclined adirondack chair, facing west, I found myself taking deeper-than-normal breaths, breathing in the salty, humid air. My skin was warm from ...
Recent news that obesity is now a bigger problem than malnutrition has a troubling corollary: Diabetes is surging dangerously, too.
Although football gets all the bad press, it's not the cause of most concussions in the United States. Horseback riding is.